Persona Card Game Releasing Later This Year Will Feature Fusions and Summons

The Persona VS card game, which will feature Persona summoning and fusion, will be released in December. In the past, the Persona games were a niche series, a spin-off of the Megami Tensei franchise.

However, the 2016 release of Persona 5 arguably introduced the series to a much larger audience. Persona 5’s critical acclaim and massive success prompted a re-release with new content in Persona 5: Royal and two spin-off titles.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Persona franchise, and developer Atlus has previously stated that several announcements will be made until the end of the year. At the same time, the majority of Atlus’ announcements have been aimed at the Japanese market, such as the streaming availability of previous Persona anime and the live stage adaptations of Persona 5, two live Persona-themed performances, and the release of new merch. Fans of the Persona series are looking forward to more announcements about the series’ 25th anniversary.

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Persona VS, a cross-over physical card game featuring characters and Personas from three of the series’ most recent titles, has been announced by Japanese physical game company Banso in collaboration with Atlus.

Personas 3, 4, and 5 are specifically mentioned. The card game will be available in a box set in Japan in December 2021, is designed for two players, and has a playtime of 15 minutes. The two players will begin the game by selecting one of the three protagonists from the three Persona titles featured. Persona or partner character cards can then be summoned, each with their own set of abilities.

The Persona VS box set will include three pre-built decks based on the three Persona games. It is currently available for preorder on the Banso web store at an SRP of 2,970 Yen (approximately $27). Still, those who preorder the set by October 19, 2021, will receive a 10% discount, bringing the price down to just 2,673 Yen (approximately $24). It’s unclear whether the game will be translated into English and released in the future.

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Suppose Persona VS does eventually make its way outside of Japan. In that case, it could be another way for those who have only played Persona 5 and its spin-offs to become interested in the series’ previous games. If that is the case, those individuals have already had the opportunity to play Persona 4 Golden, the expanded version of the original game, which was remastered and released on PC last year. Persona 4 Golden’s success on PC may even prompt Atlus to do the same for Persona 3, the third featured title in Persona VS.

Many people expected Atlus to announce a physical card game as part of the Persona franchise’s 25th-anniversary celebrations. Persona VS, on the other hand, is still a fun game. Hopefully, it will be localized for English audiences as well as released outside of Japan. However, there is still hope for a new Persona video game, as Atlus has several announcements planned for the remainder of the year.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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