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Apr 242019

After having been teased previously, Persona 5 Royal has now been officially revealed.

(Persona 5: The Royal appears to be the Japanese name, but Persona 5 Royal is the title used on the English site.)

It is an upgraded version of Persona 5 that will have a lot of new features, as detailed on the website.

First up is the new female character shown in the teaser. She isn’t an alternate protagonist, like most people expected, but a new character and most likely party member named Kasumi Yoshizawa.

There is another new confidant as well, a counselor named Takuto Maruki who comes to the school.

Persona 5 Royal will have new activities, new locations, photographs, and a third semester, which sounds like it should mean a ton of new content. I believe this third semester will take place during the time skip in the original, although let me know if I’m wrong about that.

(The website also shows a character who appears to be a human Morgana.)

I’m conflicted about this. On one hand, it sounds like there’s going to be a lot of new stuff, I’m interested in it, and I loved Persona 5. On the other hand, this is a massive game to replay.

Persona 5 Royal will be out on October 31 in Japan and 2020 in the west. Meanwhile, Persona 5 S is set to be revealed tomorrow.

(I was hoping Persona 5 S would be a Switch version with additional content and Persona 5 Royal would be a completely new sequel, so with that possibility out of the picture, I just hope Persona 5 S isn’t just the base Persona 5 without the Royal content.)

How do you feel about Persona 5 Royal? Will you be picking it up? If you already played the original, do you think the new content will be worth playing through it again?

In unrelated news, Critical Mode was added to Kingdom Hearts III yesterday as free DLC, so if you thought the base game didn’t offer enough of a challenge, check that out!

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  6 Responses to “Persona 5 Royal Officially Revealed”

  1. Missed opportunity regarding not being on the Switch.

    Unless there are…bigger plans.

  2. How long did it take you to beat? I put a fair amount of time into the original but still never got around to beating it.

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