Persona 5:The Royal Announced with Problable New Character; More Details Coming in April

Persona 5: The Royal

Today Atlus finally revealed the title of its mysterious project that was previously code-named Persona 5 R. The title is “Persona 5: The Royal”

Interestingly, the title was revealed with a new trailer that didn’t really show much but hinted to a new character and to a further reveal on April 24. That’s the first day of the upcoming Persona Super Live concert (of which you can also see a trailer at the bottom of the post). Like with the previous tease made at the end of last year, the trailer included only a PlayStation logo.

Interestingly, the new female character appears to be a student at Shujin academy like the majority of the Phantom Thieves. The pin on the lapel of her uniform indicates that she is a first-year student. Nothing else is known for now.

Update: we posted a translation of the trailer, which provides interesting hints about the nature of the new character.

The announcement clarifies that the game is an RPG and the only announced platform is PS4.

The reveal was made after the final episode of the anime series dedicated of the game, titled Stars and Ours.

If you’re unfamiliar with Persona 5, it was released in Japan on Sept. 15, 2016, but western fans had to wait until April 4, 2017, to be able to finally play the game in English. Its launch was welcomed with widespread acclaim from fans and critics.

You can read our review of the original game and our wiki guide to find out plenty of help with every aspect of it

The original game is currently available for PS4 and PS3.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.