Upcoming Spy x Family game looks like a great riff on the Persona series

Spy x Family: Operation Memories
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Spy x Family is getting its own video game adaptation, and it looks like a cracking riff on the Persona games.

Revealed earlier today on September 14 during the Nintendo Direct, Spy x Anya: Operation Memories is coming to the Nintendo Switch at some point next year. You'll be playing as Anya for this game, figuring out what to do with your time as you adventure around school and your home.

That's sort of why we're getting a distinct Persona vibe from Operation Memories - you seem to be in charge of your time as Anya, and it's up to you how you spend that time. We see footage of Anya working out with Yor in the new trailer, as well as playing cards with Damien at school.

You can bet there'll be a big focus on the school throughout Operation Memories. If we're seeing the events of Spy x Family from Anya's point of view, then the school is where Anya is throughout most of the latter half of the anime's debut season, so it makes sense that Anya wouldn't spend most of her time thwarting terrorist plots in the new game.

Right now, this is pretty much the only information we have to go on surrounding Spy x Anya: Operation Memories. We don't know when the game will be releasing next year, how much it'll cost at launch, or if it'll be coming to other platforms outside the Nintendo Switch. For what it's worth, we'd be pretty surprised if Nintendo had managed to bag Operation Memories as a console exclusive.

Check out our upcoming Switch games guide for a look at everything else on the schedule for Nintendo's console.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.