Persona 5 got a huge success both in Japan and global, and now Persona 5 Royal release date US has been announce. Since Persona 5 Scramble hasn’t got any update about English adaptation, you can play Persona 5 Royal first.
If you haven’t familiar yet with Persona franchise, this royal version is an expansion pack from the original Persona 5. Just like Persona 3 FES from Persona 3 and Persona 4 Golden from Persona 4.
So you don’t need to play the previous title in order to understand this game storyline. But if you’ve played the original Persona 5, there’ll be a lot of new things you can experience.
Persona 5 Royal English Release Schedule
Atlus has officially announced that Persona 5 Royal will be released on March 31st 2020 for western adaptation. Because the Japanese version has been release much earlier on October 31st 2019.
Persona 5 Royal also becomes one of the last Katsura Hashino works on Persona series. Actually, Katsura Hashino, as the director, producer and script writer of Persona franchise, announce that he is hand off for Persona franchise after Persona 5 success on worldwide. He said that he want to give other creative people a chance to developing the same franchise.
So, maybe there some differences from how the story written, how the script made, and how the character development. But maybe there won’t be much, since the first 100 in game hours will be kinda same with the previous Persona 5.
What’s New in P5R
As said before, Persona 5 Royal an expansion packs from the previous original title. So, there’ll be some new content but not the whole new game.
First thing first, there’ll be a new character and persona user named Kasumi Yoshizawa aka Violet. She’ll be joining Phantom Thieves. I won’t spoiler so much, but Kasumi will be an important character in this game.
Atlus also added the Third Semester in this game and that’s lead to the real “True Ending”. That’s also mean this game will take longer hours to complete. If Persona 5 took about 100 hours gameplay, the Royal version will be about 120 or 150 hours.
Not only Kasumi, there’ll also a new confidant or social link character. His name is Takuto Maruki who is a guidance counselor in school. That also means there’ll be new arcana with more playable persona.
Another important new thing in Persona 5 royal is an expansion in Akechi Goro story. Again, I won’t reveal much spoiler, but Akechi also has an important role both in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.
As for the minor new content there is like, you can hangouts with the twin warden, Justice and Caroline, new costume, new outfit, new palace, new visit able place, and many more.
Persona 5 Royal Price
Persona 5 Royal will release in 4 main editions. Those are Phantom Thieves Edition for $89.99, Launch Edition for $59.99, Deluxe Edition for $69.99, and Ultimate Edition for $99.99.
And that is all we have for Persona 5 Royal release date US information. If you like the previous Persona game, it’s likely you’ll also love the Royal one. But if you haven’t played any Persona game, Persona 5 Royal still suitable to start Persona series.