Today, during the Persona Super Live 2019 concert, Atlus dropped everything we need to know about Persona 5 The Royal.
The game is essentially a ‘soft reboot’ of Persona 5, featuring new characters, new locations, new features, and more. You can watch the Japanese trailer below.
The trailer shows off several new features, including what looks like a group date at a darts bar, Yusuke at an aquarium, and Makoto leading a gym session at school.
Local reliable leaker and Persona expert MysticDistance was hard at work translating everything from Japanese.
The mysterious girl from the trailer’s name is Kasumi Yoshizawa and, according to Mystic, she’s an ‘entirely new member’ of the Phantom Thieves. She’s also a transfer student just like Joker.
There’s also a new confidant in the form of The Consultant, who appears to be a particularly attractive school doctor or grief counsellor of some kind. There’s also new outfit, an entirely new part of the school year, overhauled graphics, a brand new area, and a whole bunch of other new characters. Check out the mysterious guy with blue eyes in Mystic’s tweet below.
Persona 5 The Royal will feature new outfits, an entirely new part of the year, updated graphics, new areas and an entire new set of characters. UI updates have also been made. pic.twitter.com/HILYlQvLks
One of the new game elements includes your fellow Phantom Thieves being able to send selfies in group chats. Mystic provided a particularly cute example of lovable rogue Ryuji sending a photo of him at a buffet with Ann and Joker.
Game elements have now been completely upgraded. Selfies can now be sent by other members in group chats, for example. In this case, take a look at Ryuji after enjoying the formative buffet for the Phantom Thieves. #P5R pic.twitter.com/c6EbB5O3vU
Mystic also confirmed that Atlus will provide more information on Persona 5 The Royal on May 9th, which isn’t too far away.
The Persona 5 The Royal Japanese website is officially live. The end of the trailer shows that the game will be out in Japan on October 31st and, apparently, it’s a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Atlus USA tweeted out a trailer saying that Persona 5 The Royal will be coming to ‘the west and Asia’ in 2020.
— Atlus U.S.A., Inc. (@AtlusUSA) April 24, 2019
We’ll keep you updated with more information.