Persona 5 Royal Western Release Date Revealed

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.

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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.

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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. 

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