After a near two-week long countdown, Atlus USA has revealed new details on the upcoming Persona 5 Royal, including its release date.
P5R sets its sights in March 2020
In the brand new trailer, Persona 5 Royal was announced to be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on March 31, 2020 for North America and Europe. The new version of the critically acclaimed game comes packed with new characters, locations, side events, and more.
One of the biggest additions to the game is Kasumi Yoshizawa, a high school student who joins the Phantom Thieves, who was not present in the original game. Gamespot has an elaborate breakdown of what’s being added to Persona 5 Royal. P5R follows in the rerelease trend of its predecessors Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 FES.
Taking your heart and your money
Atlus also unveiled numerous editions to preorder, which are live right now:
- Royal Launch Edition: Includes limited edition steelbook case, a code for a dynamic P5R PS4 theme – $60
- Phantom Thieves Edition: Includes the contents from the Launch Edition plus an official Joker mask with a stand, an artbook, and a CD soundtrack in a collector’s edition box – $90
For those going digital,
- Deluxe Edition: The base game plus Kasumi Costume bundle DLC – $70
- Ultimate Edition: The base game plus the Persona 5 Royal DLC Pack found in the Kasumi Costume, Battle and Persona DLC bundles as well the dynamic theme – $100
Persona 5 Royal initially released in October in Japan. The localized version will finally make its way to the West on PS4 on March 31, 2020.
The Lord’s Word: Just days before the official announcement, February 20th was the rumored release date. The official launch date seems a lot better considering Final Fantasy VII Remake releases earlier on March 3rd. Now, fans of both games can comfortably play each and leave the undoubtedly longer game for last.