There have been rumblings that the next Persona role-playing game, Persona 5, will be a PS3 game. The Australian Classification Board seems to have confirmed that. Or did it?
Earlier this week, the Classification Board's website listed Shin Megami Tensei: Persona and "(PS3)". The date of classification is May 24, 2010.
But is this Persona 5?
In March, Persona producer Katsura Hashino told Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation, "We are preparing to start work on the next Persona."
So...they're already finished, huh. That was fast! And Atlus USA is now submitting the game to the Australian Classification Board for certification. But wait.
On July 6, 2010, Atlus USA will be releasing enhanced Persona 3 remake Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable on the PSP. The game hasn't been declared for Australia just yet, but perhaps the Classification Board has leaked that and not Persona 5's platform status.
Kotaku is following up with both Atlus and the Classification Board to clarify the issue.