Persona 5 Royal Western Release Window Revealed

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Atlus has announced that Persona 5 Royal, an updated version of the critically acclaimed RPG, will be available for the PS4 in western territories from Spring 2020. The announcement was made during the Atlus Art Show in LA, where Shigenori Soejima appeared on a panel to discuss his work as an artist on the Persona series and Catherine.

A short trailer shown after the panel ended with the confirmation of the release window. As of yet, it's quite a broad window, but fans of the game eager to check out the new content being added for the Royal update will no doubt appreciate the news nonetheless.

Persona 5 Royal launches in Japan on October 31, 2019. For more on P5R, be sure to read (or watch) our analysis of the first full reveal trailer, breakdown of all the new information that followed, or details on the new playable character Kasumi Yoshizawa.

Atlus has also been rolling out teaser trailers in the lead-up to the release of Persona 5 Royal, the definitive version of the acclaimed RPG. It's going to include a ton of content and significant overhauls to the story, much of which has been shown off in trailers and the "Morgana Report." The latest teaser revealed new events around Ann Takamaki, and showcases how this new version is putting more emphasis on its cast.

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I can't wait! This may end up being even better than Persona 4 Golden.

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PC version please.

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release this on the switch, and i'll pay that $60 tag

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If you have not played Persona 5 yet, I guess get this new version. But I liked Persona 5. I beat it, it took 100+ hours probably, I loved it, but I did feel it was overly long, and I am done with it. If they do a Persona 6 maybe. But they just added maybe 10-20 hours of new content to the base Persona 5 game, and I now they expect me to replay the entire game again to see it? I don't have another 100+ hours in me, to do relatively the same stuff again.

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@dannymalt: Same for me. I am 75 hours in that game and don't see myself doing it again once I'm done with it. I like 5 a lot but I would rather wait for P6. There are too many other games to play and not enough time for replaying a 100+ hour game twice. They should put that game on the switch since I think a lot of sells would come from people wanting to play on the go...like on the train if you lucky enough to get a seat ;)

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Great, what about Persona 4 on Ps4?

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@JEF8484: Or better; Persona 3

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@adsparky: Both, as a collection, lol.

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I honestly don’t even care if I have to pay $60 again. There isn’t another game I can say that about. I loved Persona 5. It’s funny... RPGs have always been my favorite genre, and somehow, I had never heard of Persona until my sister told me about this one. I spent way too much damn time on this game, and I’m more than happy to go back.

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Buy again for the low low price of only $59.99, and you too can replay the same dungeons one more time!

Oh, and don't forget to re-re-buy for a third time when it arrives on PS5!

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Yahoooooooooooooooo!!!!

I think its a scam at $60 but I bought every version of persona game that existed so why stop now. Yahooooo

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@sakaixx: Just hope there is some bonus for having completed P5, I like the persona games but grinding knowledge etc to max more than once is demoralising. I will get it but I dread the thought of doing it all over again.

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@gamingdevil800: If you're smart about it this game actually made it very easy to max out all stats and s.links in your first playthrough. All it takes is a guide for the best answer during s.link events, which I'd use anyway since that stuff's completely random otherwise.

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@gamingdevil800: in Persona 3 the compendium and social stat (intelligence, charm etc) is able to be transfered. We will find out soon as the game is coming out in japan in 2 months.

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@sakaixx: One can only hope.

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Oh well, glad I have Witcher 3 complete and Dragon Quest 11 on switch.

You could have had my cash Persona 5.

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I don't know man. Why wait so long for us is so dumb on their part honestly. We many games in those months so it will so buried or just plain forgotten. I'm not spending jack, If this came out December or March latest than sure.They always can Japan the special treatment which i get but don't give forget about us and force us to wait more than it should. So narrow minded. We have Cyberpunk 2077 in April and that game will be so long.

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I don't mind paying a full price. The original game is SO long I feel they really deliver on content. But I was wondering; in the Japanese version, is the text in Japanese but the voice acting in English? it appeared like that in the video.

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@dmblum1799: because text is always the last thing that’s gets translated or/and

implemented because of the sheer number

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Broad window? lol i mean its literally 3 months April,May,June. I really hope its May or June since cyberpunk 2077 comes out April

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@zackgrutza: Spring is March, April, May.

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Full priced and not even the decency for a worldwide release. Classy. Keep your game. I already gave you my money for the first.

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Will we be able to buy this expansion as a dlc add-on for the main game?

I don't want to pay $79.99+15% tax again.

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@neurogia: you can use your old save btw.

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@neurogia: This is literally a WHOLE new game.. this isnt just some little add on they added to the game like the 3 semesters. No this is like a reworking of the dungeons since in the JP versions of trailers you can see they added new bosses to Komashida palace and even added a new boss thing for the art boss

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@zackgrutza: thats great, except most of us already played it for 100 plus hours. How about Persona 4 on Ps4? Or, crazy thought here, Persona 6?

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@zackgrutza: It is not a whole new game at all.

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@zackgrutza: that would be like calling P4 Golden or P3 PES a whole new game

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@zackgrutza: "whole new game" hell no, it's not. At best it'll have some solid new content, re-mixed dungeons and a few more months at school, and a new character.

A large portion of the game will be doing the exact same things over again.

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@neurogia: As far as I know, it’s considered a whole new game so yea, you have to pay full price again...

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is the game good?

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@TJDMHEM: Yes. One of the best turn-based RPGs ever made.

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@TJDMHEM: The game is AMAZING!! I don't really care for jrpgs usually. I would recommend at least reading some reviews.

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@TJDMHEM: It's okay, but remembering to buy special orange juice at the drink shop on Sundays for bonus stats makes you realize how dumb it is at times.

Also, it's really disgusting symbolism where you use a guillotine to chop off character's heads in order to merge them from the blood that spews out.

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@neurogia:"disgusting symbolism" damn you are one uncultured person.

The entire premise of the shin megami tensei series rests upon classical german philosophy, namely idealism, where everyone's ideas make their world.

The imagery of death giving rise to birth of a new persona is also an old adage in many philosophies. This imagery was used in previous persona games as well.

By the way, the game is unparalleled. It's fair to say it's a contender for the best turn based RPG ever made. It's not just "okay."