US Retailer Apparently Reveals ‘Persona 5’, ‘Metroid Prime Trilogy’ Switch Listings
We've thought for some time now that Persona 5 would be arriving for Switch, in some form or other, after Atlus announced the existence of a project called 'P5S', and its lead protagonist, Joker, was confirmed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC.
No release date, there. But according to a few sources, the SKU and UPC numbers shown check out: this is a Best Buy listing, albeit likely a placeholder, with the price not guaranteed. And why create a placeholder at all if you're not certain of the product in question coming in?
Nintendo Life has pictures, too, of listings for Metroid Prime Trilogy - which we did briefly think was coming in February, and has apparently been "long done" for a while anyway - and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. (See the listings below.) And that Zelda title's a curious one, isn't it?
One of the Super Nintendo's finest games, ALTTP was readily available on Virtual Console across the 3DS and Wii U, but is yet to land on Switch. But just a few weeks ago, there was a rumour circulating that another 2D Zelda game - alongside the forthcoming remake of Game Boy classic Link's Awakening - would be out in 2019, via the digital eShop.
Now, that 2D title might be the since-confirmed dance 'em up Cadence of Hyrule; but equally, it'd make a lot of sense for ALTTP to come out on Switch, given its all-timer status. (And if it does, could further SNES games follow?)
Maybe - and this is a big maybe, the biggest maybe going - Nintendo will put A Link to the Past and a few more SNES essentials on the Switch as part of the Switch Online service and/or to buy for keeps; and then remake the 1991 title for release in 2021, for its 30th anniversary. Aye? Nay? I dunno about anyone else, but I'd be well up for playing that belter in the style of the new Link's Awakening - or even a fully 3D revision, using similar visuals to Breath of the Wild. Cor, just imagine.
Of these three, Metroid Prime Trilogy feels like a banker - Prime 4 is a long way off, so porting the previous three games is a no-brainer of a sweetener for fans of Samus Aran's adventures. The other two? We're expecting SNES titles to come to Switch eventually, surely; and there's such a swell of enthusiasm for Persona 5 to ditch its PlayStation exclusivity (and Persona 4 Golden was such a hit for Atlus as a handheld game, on Vita) that it shouldn't be ruled out. I'd definitely be more likely to finish the darn thing, given the option of portability.
Featured Image Credit: Atlus