I agree that it could be published by Nintendo. But about the extra content point you raised with DQ XI as an example, (aside from the 3DS gameplay) that was probably done because the Switch version comes out over 2 years after the original PS4 release in Japan.
The enhanced version of Persona 5 should release on all systems fairly simultaneously, if it's a multi platform title. If they differ from each other in any significant way, I don't think it would be that one version has more meaningful extra content than the other.
Well yeah, I was just giving a scenario to relate to more than anything. It could be with or without extra content, the same way DQXI has and DQB2 doesn't. They could have just as easily released the vanilla DQXI on Switch. The Switch version of P5 would also release many years after the PS3 and PS4 versions. But like you said, I also don't think the content would be super meaningful. Maybe cross over costumes or something along those lines. Maybe something that ties in with Smash or something. I don't think it'll be anything along P5R.
Yeah, but since the Switch version would still release simultaneously with the second PS4 release, they'd be asking fans to buy a game (and many for the second time) where they've deliberately removed significant extra content from the PS4 version. And that wouldn't go over well with fans, because there would be no proper reason for that.
The reason and excuse for extra content added to late ports is usually the passing of time. That content didn't exist last year when the original game was released, so that's why it wasn't there. Like Resident Evil 4 for PS2, which added Ada Wong's Story mode, which wasn't on the original Gamecube version.
Dragon Quest XI is also a bit of a special case since they've had Nintendo owners wait since the announcement in 2016 that it would be coming to Switch, while they saw it release on PS4 in early 2017. And they're still waiting. So the extra functions, in particular the 3DS mode which is something that would be unique for the Switch version regardless, can be seen as both an incentive for people to double dip, and as a bit of an apology for the long wait.
When Persona 5 was delayed in the west, they gave us dual audio for free, as an apology.
There could very well be some Nintendo themed differences for the Switch version, like costumes. Or some connectivity to Joker in Smash. But I wouldn't expect much outside of that to the point where it warrants a different name than the PS4 version.
Last edited by Hiku - on 03 April 2019
But Nintendo could be publishing it for those, or several other reasons.