Persona 5 Royal Releasing in Japan in October, Coming West in 2020
Atlus held the first day of its two-day Persona Super Live 2019 concert event today, at the end of which it provided a new reveal for Persona 5: The Royal. The game will be an enhanced version of Persona 5, similar in vein to Persona 4 Golden with new story content, characters, and other additions.
Persona 5: The Royal will continue the game into the third semester of the school year in Japan, which runs from January to April. It will also add in two new major characters. The first is Kasumi Yoshizawa, a transfer student who appeared in the previous teaser. She is a gymnast with new screenshots and the trailer, viewable below, indicating that she will be a Persona user. The second new character is Takuto Maruki, who is a part-time school counselor and forms the new Consultant Confidant for the protagonist.
The Royal version will also include new locations, including the district of Kichijoji as well as a collaboration with Dartslive where players can play darts with other characters as well as many other new events. There will also be new potential combat strategies, as well as an option that suggests activities to do for that in-game day similar to Persona 4 Golden. It will include new music tracks from composer Shoji Meguro as well as graphical enhancements on PlayStation 4 Pro.
Persona 5: The Royal will be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 on October 31, 2019. Atlus has already confirmed that the game will be released in the west as Persona 5 Royal in 2020. More details about the game will be released on May 9, 2019. In addition, Atlus is set to use the second day of the Persona Super Live 2019 event to unveil the project currently known only as P5S.