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Persona 5: The Royal officially announced for PlayStation 4

Published: 14:18, 23 March 2019
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Persona 5: The Royal

Atlus have finally revealed their mysterious, new RPG Persona 5: The Royal. In a short reveal trailer, the developers only teased a female character and confirmed that more details will be shared on Persona Concert on 24 April 2019.

After many teases and details that suggested the existence of a new Persona game, the developer Atlus have finally, officially confirmed that Persona 5: The Royal is in development and it's coming only to PlayStation 4, as expected.

During the special event dedicated to Persona 5: The Animation, the developer revealed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming game. The trailer, which you can watch above, reveals a new female character but other than that, Atlus didn't share further details about their new RPG.

However, they did promise that a lot more details will be shared on the Persona Super Live concert that is scheduled for 24 April 2019. So, in just one month we may even get some gameplay footage and additional details on new features.

As leaks and details previously suggested, Persona 5: The Royal will be an enhanced version of the original, released as Game of the Year Edition with some bonus content just like some previous games in the franchise.

As for the short trailer and what can be seen in the shots, the new female character is a student at Shujin Academy. At the start of the trailer, she's asked what is her opinion of the Phantom Thieves who are a player-controlled group in Persona 5.

She answers that helping people is a great thing but that ultimately she doesn't approve the Phantom Thieves and that what they do, isn't actually helping people. In the end, the female character concludes by saying "I feel that I have to be myself".

Of course, it's unknown what could this mean for the new story parts but it looks like the story may be focused around the Phantom Thieves group.

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For those who are unfamiliar with the original game, it's an RPG game set in modern-day Tokyo and it follows the protagonist named Joker during his probation for an assault of which he's been falsely accused.

Screenshots and concept art from Atlus' RPG Persona 5

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