Grab your bat and zip up your superhero costume: the Persona 5 Royal release date has reportedly been revealed.
If you happen to be unfamiliar with the Persona franchise, it's an intriguing Japanese role-playing game spinoff franchise of Shin Megami Tensei that mixes school life along with battling terrifying monsters. Players will befriend their classmates and enjoy various minigames in the real world and typically transition to some sort of dangerous alternate world packed with deadly monsters.
Key to the protagonist's fighting prowess are "Personas", spiritual allies that help them fight in battle. They're kind of like Stands in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure but if they came from Harajuku. Personas can get pretty wild, with the third game in the franchise summoning them by having a high-schooler shoot themselves in the head with a gun. (How they got away with that one, I'll never know.)
The series is beloved by fans around the world, and now we have a pretty good idea of when we can expect to see it launched in the West.
When is the Persona 5 Royal Release Date?
We already knew that Persona 5R was coming sometime next year, but now we've probably got it narrowed down to a specific month.
@Persona_Central — a Twitter account dedicated to talking about Atlus and Persona news — has stated in a tweet that the November 2019 issue of Game Informer lists the Western launch date for Persona 5 Royal. According to their screenshot of the article, we can expect to get our hands on the game sometime in March 2020.
The information about the game's release date comes from an interview with the franchise's character designer Shigenori Soejima. His work primarily focused on the Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, and Catherine franchises.
While Persona Central has generally been pretty reliable, this is still a piece of information that we can't yet independently confirm — take it with a grain of salt. We may very well be seeing Persona 5 Royal in the West in March 2020 if they're right.
Do you think the Persona 5 Royal release date is accurate? Will you get this game when it launches or would you prefer to wait a while? Let us know in the comments below!