Today at the end of the Persona Super Live 2019 concert a new trailer was shown off for upcoming enhanced edition of Persona 5 simply titled Persona 5 The Royal. While we first learned of the game’s existence not too long ago today was the first chance we got for details on new and added features.

The first big point of speculation that was cleared up is the new character with the ponytail, Kasumi Yoshizawa, is an additional Phantom Thief and will not be a female version of the playable character. She is a gymnast and while we don’t get to see her Persona we did get a chance to take a look at her Thief outfit.

p5r new thief

Insert obligatory superhero landing here

As the trailer continues we meet Takuto Maruki a new confidant to work with as the game progresses. Maruki is a counselor that joins the staff at Shujin Academy after the events of the first palace, for reasons that are obvious in the wake of them.

An added emphasis on working together is shown with a variety of characters teaming up in combo attacks. Screenshots even show a Co-op assist option appearing when walking around as the protagonist during the day.

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You can request help from fellow Phantom Thieves when out and about?

The trailer also shows that there is a new palace and that Yoshizawa has some kind of connection to a new area of Momentos. There will be a third semester added to the game allowing events to be spaced out further and you’ll be able to travel to Kichijoji. You’ll have access to new year events, new locations to invite friends, and new date spots. Screenshots have even revealed that the twins will be able to join you more in the real world.

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This might mean there’s more than one way to build up their social link

The trailer ends with a Halloween release date for the Japan release but a video posted shortly after on Atlus’ US YouTube channel revealed that it will be coming to the west in 2020. The official website confirms that the game will be available only on PlayStation 4 and will come with PS4 Pro enhancements. The official website also lists other information and screenshots but if you go looking be warned that there might be a spoiler or two for characters.

More information on Persona 5 The Royal will be shown on May 9th but tomorrow we’ll finally learn what P5S is.

What do you think of the enhancements you’ve heard about so far? Were you hoping for anything more? Are you going to get The Royal?

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Andrew Stretch

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.


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