Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a sizable spread on the upcoming Persona 5 Royal, with plenty of new gameplay screenshots.
First of all, we take a look at the new character Kasumi and her Persona named Cendrillon, which comes with powerful attacks of holy and physical attribute.
Interestingly, Kasumi herself has a rather stoic personality, but she has a weak spot for food, so she fights consistently against the temptation. That’s one of the aspects that we’ll notice when going out with her, alongside other details on her personality.
We also get to see the ability to customize weapons at and the “Ishi” treasures that we’ll find in dungeons. Gathering them all within a palace can yield a rare accessory which grants an ability that cannot be learned in any other way.
The new Wire ability of the hero is a traversal skill that lets you reach distant places and high platforms. It’s also useful for collecting items remotely and avoiding contact with enemies.
Another ability named Chaînés Wire can be learned by progressing in the relationship with Kasumi. It lets you perform sudden surprise attacks on distant enemies. If you’re wondering, “Chaînés” is a technical term used in ballet and gymnastics.
You can see the screenshots below, and also check out two recent videos focusing on similar elements.
If you want to see more about the upcoming game, you ccan enjoy a recent trailer in English, a batch of gameplay screenshots, the trailer focusing on new character Kasumi, new gameplay featuring the Hatsumode visit to the shrine on New Year, quite a few screenshots of the game, a few more gameplay videos, and another batch.
If you’re interested in Persona 5, you should also check out our interview with Good Smile Company on how Ann Takamaki was turned into an adorable Nendoroid. You’ll probably also enjoy the teaser video of the Valentine’s Day special episode of the anime, especially if you love Ann or Makoto.
[Source: Weekly Famitsu]