We’ve seen plenty on Persona 5 Royal’s new character Kasumi Yoshizawa, new Confidant Takuto Maruki, and other new features, but Atlus shared a little more with a Q&A to answer common questions from fans.
Q: Are there any carry-over data elements from Persona 5?
A: Persona 5 Royal uses Persona 5’s game system as a base, and has numerous additional elements from the game’s beginning, to new characters and events. Since the original Persona 5’s play experience is different, it will not support carryover save data for things such as parameters, Persona Compendium, and so on.
However, if you do have a save data of Persona 5, then you can receive a bonus that will help out during your play in the early parts of the game.
Q: Will it release on any platforms other than PlayStation 4?
A: There are currently no plans for it.
Q: Will there be a digital version?
A: Yes. Pre-orders are currently available on the PS Store.
Q: Are there any retailer-exclusive bonuses?
A: Currently under preparation. When we’re ready, we plan to reveal all the retailer bonuses on the shopping guide page.
Q: What happens to the DLC purchased for Persona 5?
A: Due to commercial law they’ll require a repurchase of “10 yen a piece” in order to carryover.
*The DLC can be repurchased in this way regardless of whether it was for the PS4 or PS3 version.
With that said, those with Japanese PSN accounts will be able to repurchase the same DLC they got for Persona 5 for 10 yen each, which is about 9 cents in USD. However, keep in mind that this Q&A was made for Japan, where Atlus did the same for bringing Persona 4: Dancing All Night DLC from PS Vita to the PS4 version, so it’ll likely be different for the other regions.
Persona 5 Royal releases in Japan on October 31, 2019 for PlayStation 4. The game releases in the West in 2020. Check our previous report for details on the Straight Flush Edition for Japan.