After Nintendo’s recent Direct event confirmed that Atlus and Persona 5’s Joker will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate very soon, a datamine seemingly leaked that the arena for The Phantom Thieves’ leader will be Mementos. Following this, there has also been hints that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have a female Joker, which would presumably tie into the mysterious Persona 5 R.
The string dumps are publicly available here: https://t.co/SeaIzdzOIV. Thanks to @jam1garner for helping with dumping the strings, ThatNintendoNerd for providing files from versions I didn't have, and @ThatOneMart1ni for doing file-sorting.— Dr. HyperCake (@DrHyperCake) February 21, 2019
There is another reference to "Jack" that I feel should be mentioned: "/Jack6_C06_v01_070925.mb_Jane1_pony_hairSystemShape2.mchp"". @jam1garner was the first to notice it in the string dump. I've seen some interesting theories about what "Jane" could refer to relative to Joker.— Dr. HyperCake (@DrHyperCake) February 22, 2019
As you can see in the tweet above, there is a reference to “Jack” (Joker’s codename for Super Smash Bros.) that is very interesting. The string of code in Super Smash Bros.' files includes “Jane” and “pony_hairSystem”, which could imply there’s a female Joker with a ponytail.
If Persona 5 R is an extension similar to Persona 4: Golden, a female variant would be a welcome addition. Persona 3 Portable included the option to play as a girl, so a female protagonist isn’t something that would be alien to the franchise.
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