Atlus have released an accolades trailer for Persona 5 Royal, prior to the game’s launch.
An expanded version of Persona 5, the JRPG expands upon the adventures of the Phantom Thieves, While diving into the subconscious of corrupt adults to steal their “treasure” and make them change their ways, Joker and the gang will have more threats to come up against.
You can find the accolades trailer below.
In addition, the press release also details the game’s special editions. You can find that below.
“Join the Phantom Thieves with the Persona 5 Royal Launch Edition:
Launch Edition – $59.99
- Limited edition SteelBook® case
- Dynamic PS4™ theme code
Or, add even more style to the Phantom Thieves with these digital bundles:
Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition $99.99
- Includes the game and all DLC bundles plus 6 additional costume packs
Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition $69.99
- Includes the game and the “Persona 5 Royal Kasumi Costume Bundle”
Persona 5 Royal DLC Bundles will be available for purchase, separately:
- Kasumi Costume Bundle – $14.99
- Battle Bundle – $9.99
- Persona Bundle – $9.99
- DLC Bundle – $59.99“
The press release also states “Persona 5 DLC will be free for all Persona 5 Royal players.”
For those who missed our prior coverage, Atlus US stated they would be altering scenes for the western version of Persona 5 Royal.
Two stereotypical gay NPCs pursued both Ryuji and the protagonist for comic relief. The scene was change so as not to portray the characters in a “negative light“.
Even though Atlus USA cited feedback from fans of the original game, it seems users of gaming forum ResetEra may have- at least in part- contributed to the complaints toward the scene. Some were motivated by a deep loathing of the Game Director Katsura Hashino, others were unimpressed with the game’s LGBT representation.
How these scenes would be altered was later revealed, making the two characters mistakenly believe Ryuji is into cross-dressing, and forcibly attempting to make him wear women’s clothes and make-up.
You can find the rundown on the game (via PlayStation) below.
Wear the mask. Reveal your truth. Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona®5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona®!
Changing the world takes heart
Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways!
Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more!
Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack.
Persona 5 Royal is out now in Japan, and launches March 31st in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4.