Following the special event dedicated to Persona 5: The Animation, developer Atlus also revealed just a tiny bit more of the mysterious game Persona 5R. A trailer, which you can watch below, confirmed that the PS4 title is actually called Persona 5 The Royale.
While further details on what the game is weren’t provided, Atlus has teased that more will be revealed on April 24. Based on previous Persona releases, and the trailer, we suspect Persona 5 The Royale will be a kind of Game of the Year edition that features some additional content.
The trailer for Persona 5 The Royale is focused on a new female character who is a student at Shujin Academy, the school where the main cast are also enrolled. At the start of the trailer she’s asked what she thinks about the Phantom Thieves, the vigilante group the player controls in the game. She indicates that she doesn’t entirely approve of them.
It is likely that this new character will be the focus of the new content. Atlus likes to throw in something new for its re-releases and, as previously seen with Persona 3 FES and Persona 4 Golden, it’s usually quite substantial. We‘ve got our fingers crossed for a new Palace as well the character and accompanying storyline.
In GameSpot’s Persona 5 review, Lucy James awarded it a 9/10. “Within Persona 5 is a complex set of interconnected gameplay mechanics, and in almost every aspect Atlus has executed on its vision exceptionally, barring the pacing issues towards the end,” she said.
”At every turn, it presents something to marvel at, whether it’s the fluid combat, vibrant world, or the many memorable characters. It’s a game I could talk about for hours; I haven’t mentioned the ability to connect to the Thieves Guild, which lets you see how other players spent their day or ask them for help answering questions at school. Or the thumping acid-jazz-infused soundtrack that I’ve not been able to get out of my head. Or even just the joy of seeing how it stylishly transitions between menus.
But that encapsulates why Persona 5 is a game that shouldn’t be missed. It’s stuffed to bursting point with gameplay ideas and presentation flourishes—there’s an overwhelming level of artistry in every part of Persona 5, making it a truly standout entry in the series. It’s a refined, effortlessly stylish RPG that will be talked about for years to come.”