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New Persona 5 Royal Voice Actors Announced, Western Launch In 2020

Gaming article by Joseph Allen on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:45
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Developer
Atlus
Release Date
April 4, 2017
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Persona 5 Royal will launch in the West sometime in 2020, Atlus has announced. The company has also revealed the English voice talent behind two of Persona 5 Royal's central characters.

Laura Post will voice new playable character Kasumi Yoshizawa. Post's previous work includes voicing Ahri in League of Legends, Harley Quinn in Batman: The Enemy Within, and Laura Victoriano in The Evil Within. Meanwhile, new confidant and Shujin Academy counselor Takuto Maruki will be voiced by Billy Kametz. If you're familiar with the dubbed version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, you'll know Kametz as the voice of Josuke Higashikata. News of these two voice actors' involvement was accompanied by a new trailer showcasing Persona 5 Royal. You can check out that trailer here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzGoNlmLxDE

This trailer shows off some of the new story beats and features in Persona 5 Royal. Both Takuto Maruki and Kasumi Yoshizawa are visible in the trailer, as are some of the new activities and conversations you can expect. Protagonist Joker can be seen playing pool, hanging out in the game's new aquarium area, and playing darts on the new DARTSLIVE3 machine. There's also a sneak peek of the new Kichijoji area, which promises to mix new and old culture in classic Persona style.

 

If you're hankering for more news about Persona 5 Royal, you shouldn't have to wait too long. Atlus is promising to share new information between now and the game's expected 2020 release date. Unfortunately, we don't have a specific window of time yet. We could be getting the game in March or November for all we know. We'll bring you more info about Persona 5 Royal as and when we get it. Until then, you can check out TechRaptor's review of the original game. Looking cool, Joker!

Are you looking forward to Persona 5 Royal? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.