Persona 5 and Nier are further proof the Switch is a perfect RPG machine

An illustration of characters from Persona 5 Royal.
Persona 5 Royal is just as good as you might have hoped on Nintendo Switch. | Image: Atlus

The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic machine for role-playing games; it’s something Nintendo has been aware of from the very start. The hybrid nature of the Switch makes it easy to settle in for hours-long sessions on your TV or, when you have just 15 minutes to spare on the bus, tackle a mission or battle in handheld mode.

More than five and a half years in, the Switch has a robust library of RPGs, both new and old. But this month, two modern classics join that collection — including Persona 5 Royal, which is just as good as you might have hoped.

I first played through Royal in 2020 on the PS4, and to me, the Switch version feels nearly exactly the same. Everything that made Persona 5…

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Author: Jay Peters