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Persona 5 The Royal details and release dates revealed

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Everybody’s favorite School Dating Waifu sim finally gets a facelift. Persona 5 Royal, an expanded re-release of Persona 5, will launch later this year in Japan, with a Western release due in 2020.

The game is essentially a ‘soft reboot’ of Persona 5, featuring new characters, new locations, new features, and more. You can watch the Japanese trailer below. This new version, announced by developer Atlus today, features a substantial set of new additions that expand on a variety of Persona 5’s features.

The announcement was conducted in Japanese, but local reliable leaker and Persona expert MysticDistance was hard at work translating everything from Japanese.

The mysterious girl from the trailer’s name is Kasumi Yoshizawa and, according to Mystic, she’s an ‘entirely new member’ of the Phantom Thieves. She’s also a transfer student just like Joker.

There’s also a new confidant in the form of The Consultant, who appears to be a particularly attractive school doctor or grief counselor of some kind. There’s also a new outfit, an entirely new part of the school year, overhauled graphics, a brand new area, and a whole bunch of other new characters.

The game has been overhauled for PS4 Pro, with graphics upgraded to 4K resolution. There are also UI enhancements and quality of life changes, including a new menu dedicated to confidants and stats.

Persona 5 The Royal Japanese website is officially live. The end of the trailer shows that the game will be out in Japan on October 31st and, apparently, it’s a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Atlus USA tweeted out a trailer saying that Persona 5 The Royal will be coming to ‘the west and Asia’ in 2020. So while the release date and pricing for India is not confirmed, we are sure to share any more Persona 5 news in the interim. Meanwhile, you can check out what a first time player of Persona thought of Persona 5.

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