Atlus has moved the name servers of its P5R.jp domain name first registered back in April 2017 from its registrar’s servers to its own servers. Now, instead of returning a landing page with a notification that the domain is registered through Japanese domain registrar Onamae as it did before, it returns an HTTP 403 Forbidden error.
Previous Atlus game reveals have followed a similar pattern. For example:
- Persona Q2: New Shadow Labyrinth‘s website domain PQ2.jp was registered on April 18, 2017, and its name servers were moved to Atlus servers on July 27, 2017, six days ahead of its official announcement.
- Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight‘s website domain Persona-Dance.jp was registered on April 18, 2017, and its name servers were moved to Atlus servers on July 28, five days ahead of its official announcement.
- Catherine: Full Body‘s website domain FullBody.jp was registered on October 31, 2017, and its name servers were moved to Atlus servers on December 11, eight days ahead of its official announcement.
The Persona 5 the Animation: Dark Sun… special will air on December 30. The official Persona Twitter account has already confirmed that new information about recently announced Persona Super Live 2019 concert will be shared during a commercial that airs during the program. And with the P5R.jp domain updated today, it is very possible Atlus will share more than just concert information.
Thanks, Persona Central.