Persona 5 The Royal Revealed

Atlus has recently released a new trailer for Persona 5 The Royal, which first debuted during Persona Super Live 2019. For those who are unaware, Persona 5 The Royal is an enhanced version of the original Persona 5 game, which was initially released for the Playstation 3 and 4 in Japan in 2016 and exclusively for the Playstation 4 worldwide in 2017.

Shoji Meguro, the sound composer for Persona 5: The Animation, will be working on the soundtrack for the game. Lyn will return to sing the vocals for the songs in the game.

The game will feature a brand new semester as well as various new characters.

The first revealed character is Kasumi Yoshizawa, who will be a new Persona user in the game. She will voiced by Sora Amamiya.

Kasumi is a “beautiful girl” who attends Shujin Academy during the same spring semester that the protagonist transfers in. She is known to be a well renowned rhythmic gymnast since she was in middle school and Shujin Academy has high respect for her. While she has some interested in the protagonist, she resents the Phantom Thieves. Her true allegiance is a mystery.

The second new character revealed is Takuto Maruki who will be voiced by Satoshi Hino.

Takuto is a new part time school counselor who will be hired after the April incident at the school. Due to his good listening and advice skills, students at the school respect him.

Most of the game’s new content will revolve around the newly added “third semester.” Within the “third semester” the protagonist and his friends will experience new events suchs as “Hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year)” and will encounter various new npcs. Additionally, a new area will be open to players. Players will be able to enter “Kichijoji,” which is another locale in Tokyo. It has also been reported that the twins of the Velvet Room will also have more interaction with the player more frequently since they will be able to go out more physically.

Lastly, it has been revealed that both the Palaces and Mementos will be receiving new features. While nothing has been specifically shown, they will both feature new events and new stronger enemies will appear within them.

Persona 5 The Royal will be released for the Playstation 4 on October 31 and two versions will be available in Japan. The standard edition will be priced at 8,800 Yen while the limited edition will be priced at 13,800 Yen. Currently it is unknown what the limited edition will include.

The game will be launching for the Playstation 4 worldwide sometime in 2020. 

Source: Persona Central, Atlus, Famitsu, Official Website

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