Persona 5 The Royal Trailer Breakdown

An official trailer for Persona 5 The Royal was released during the Persona live event in Japan. The trailer showcases many new features in the updated version including a 3rd semester of school, a new classmate/party member, updated combat and dungeons, and more. Persona 5 The Royal will release in Japan on October 31st and worldwide in 2020.

Persona 5: The Royal

Another semester of school is significant because, in the original title, the game ends in December. In Persona 3 and 4, the game lasted until May while starting around the same month as Persona 5. What the 3rd semester includes remains to be seen but from the trailer, it involves the casts hanging out more which is something I wanted more of. They may spread the dungeons times further apart. An unknown young man will appear during the 3rd semester whose name has not been revealed.

Persona 5: The Royal
Could this be Morgana?

The new party member is Kasumi Yoshizawa. She is a new transfer student that comes to Shujin Academy at the same time as the protagonist. Unlike him, she has outstanding achievements as a rhythmic gymnast since middle school and people think highly of her. She admires the protagonist but dislikes the Phantom Thieves. Persona 5: The Royal

Persona 5: The Royal

Persona 5: The Royal

There is also a new confidant known as the “Le Consultant.” Takuto Maruki is a part-time student counselor hired after the events in April regarding a certain teacher. With his good looks and listening skills, he is popular among the students. I have suspicions that he is secretly a villain.

Persona 5: The Royal
Sexy; but evil?

Student life is also expanded. You can hang out together and play darts which will unlock new skills for your party member similar to Bike Rides in Persona 4 Golden. There are new dating spots, you can hang out with twins outside of the Velvet room, and a new spot in Kichijouji. The new spot has many conflicting cultures and personalities which leads to many clashes between men and women of all ages.Persona 5: The Royal

Persona 5: The Royal
Dating  hanging out with the Twins

Combat and dungeons have slight changes. There are more special moves from the party members. Futaba also seems to have a special attack! There are duo attacks but it hasn’t been shown in detail yet. Dungeons have also been expanded. There are new puzzles and treasures to find! There are also new strong enemies called Kyouma which glow with evil purple energy.

Persona 5: The Royal
Kyouma in Persona 5 The Royal
Persona 5: The Royal
Dual Attacks

There is a lot more but I am excited for Persona 5 The Royal. Hopefully Persona 5 S will be shown tomorrow.

Persona Super Live Countdown Begins!

The live concert for the Persona series will start in Japan on April 24 – 25. The concert is called “Persona Super Live P-Sound Street 2019: Welcome to No. Q Theater!
It will be live streamed at 19:30 JST (3:30 AM PST) on Niconico (Japan Streaming Service). It will also be streamed on the Persona Twitter account for users unfamiliar with Niconico.

There will be performances from Lyn (Persona 5), Yumi Kawamura, Lotus Juice (Persona 3), Shihoko Hirata (Persona 4). The composer for the Persona series composer, Shoji Meguro, will also be present.

The live stream links are as follows:

Besides the concert performance, Atlus will be more information on Persona 5: The Royal for April 24th while Persona 5 S will be on April 25th.

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Persona 5 R News release date announced

In December, Atlus stated they were working on a new title called Persona 5 RNews was expected to be announced in March and Atlus has confirmed it will be announced after Persona 5 the Animation: Stars and Ours which airs on 8:00pm JST on March 23rd. 

SEGA Fes (Event dedicated to Sega Games) will be occurring on March 30 – 31st. So more news is to be expected.




Persona 5 News

Atlus Japan has registered several new websites as reported by Persona Central. They were registered by Ryu Office, a marketing company that has close ties with Atlus. They registered the sites dedicated to Persona 3 Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight. Below are the following domains.

  • Persona5R.JP
  • P5S.JP
  • Persona5S.JP
  • Persona5M.JP
  • P5M.JP
  • P5B.JP
  • Persona5B.JP

Most likely they are spin-off titles for the Persona 5 series. Persona 4 had two fighting game spin-offs, a dancing game, two animes, and an updated version for the title which released exclusively on the PlayStation Vita. Rumors believe that Persona 5 or it’s updated version will release on the Nintendo Switch following the announcement of Joker from Persona 5 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC. I will report on it if it’s confirmed.

There was an announcement for a Persona 5 anime special: Dark Sun. It will expand on the conclusion of the anime that aired in 2018.