Persona 5 Royal Set to Release October 31 in Japan, Western Release Aimed for 2020; New Information About the Game Releases

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Atlus has announced today a couple of new snippets of information about their upcoming re-release of Persona 5, P5 Royal.

The upcoming re-release is set to release in Japan later this year for the PS4 on October 31. However, if you’re a Western gamer, Atlus has detailed that the game will be aiming for a 2020 release instead. Despite the sad news, we did get a new look at the game including a new trailer, character reveal, and much more!

As many fans expected, Persona 5 Royal is an expanded version of the original game. A new third trimester has been added, a new character by the name of Kasumi Yoshizawa has been revealed, and much more!

Check out the new teaser trailer down below:

Thanks to Gematsu for translating, a bunch of news and information has been detailed for the western side of the world. If you want to know more about the upcoming game, make sure to check it out in full down below:

Persona 5, which has sold more than 2.7 million units worldwide, is reborn with countless new additional elements. The student life is further enhanced with the previously untold third school semester. A new character that is the key to approaching the depths appears. And new strong enemies as well…

Persona 5: The Royal

■ New Character: Kasumi Yoshizawa (voiced by Sora Amamiya)

A beautiful girl who transfers to Shujin Academy the same year the protagonist moves to Tokyo. She has made outstanding achievements as a rhythmic gymnast since middle school, and Shujin Academy has great expectations for her future. She seems to admire the protagonist, but rejects the Phantom Thieves…? Whether she is an enemy or ally remains to be seen.

■ New Confidant: Takuto Maruki (voiced by Satoshi Hino)

A new confidant of the Phantom Thieves. A part-time school counselor hired at the concern of the students followed by the case of a certain teacher that occurred in April at Shujin Academy. With his good listening skills and detailed advice, he is popular among the students. His arcana is “Le Consultant.”

■ The Untold Third Semester

The third school semester that was left untold in Persona 5 will finally be revealed.

■ A Reborn Persona 5 Experience

School Life

The student life is further enhanced with new city areas, a “Darts Live” collaboration, and more.

—Kichijouji

A popular spot in Tokyo, Kichijouji is a new area players can visit. With a mix of new and old, various cultures and personalities clash in this area that attracts men and women of all ages.

—Darts Live Collaboration

Darts Live’s latest darts machine DARTSLIVE3 will be fully reproduced in-game. Invite friends after school. There may even be unexpected gains for the Phantom Thieves.

■ Phantom Life

New strategies are required for battle. Experience an even more exciting double life as a Phantom Thief.

—New Strong Enemies: Kyouma

—Something strange happens in the jail cell…

—Mysterious treasure have appeared in the palace?

■ Spec-Up

Play even more comfortably with additional elements.

—Status Assist

With the “Status Assist” feature, you can get various school life suggestions. The ease of play has been remarkably improved.

—Countless New Songs

From sound composer Shoji Meguro comes countless new songs. The vocals for the opening, ending, battle music, and more are of course sung Lyn.

—PlayStation 4 Pro Support

The graphics have also been enhanced. With PlayStation 4 Pro you can experience an even more beautiful Persona 5 with greater detail and higher resolution for maximum realism.


Persona 5 Royal is set to release in Japan on October 31st, while Western users will have to wait until 2020. More news about the upcoming re-release is set to be shared on May 9th, so make sure you stay tuned to Gameranx for the latest news!

Source: YouTube,Gematsu