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Persona 5 Royal Event to Return to Identity V in August 2024

NetEase has released a new promotional image for the upcoming Persona 5 Royal crossover event in Identity V. The first Essence will re-run on August 2, 2024.

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The image shows Identity V versions of Joker, Mona, Skull, Panther, and Fox from Persona 5 Royal. These were the characters who appeared in the first Essence, though Mona is a pet that travels with you rather than a Survivor skin. Like the previous Death Note and The Promised Neverland collaboration events, these are skins that you can put on existing Survivors rather than a separate character.

The skins that’ll be in the first Essence are:

  • Fox/Yusuke Kitagawa: Embalmer
  • Joker/Ren Amamiya: Acrobat
  • Panther/Ann Takamaki: Female Dancer
  • Skull/Ryuji Sakamoto: Forward

There are two versions of each skin. One is the character in their school uniform and the other is them in their Phantom Thief outfit. In order to Awaken the outfit into the Phantom Thief skin, you’ll need Souls of Resistance, which you could get via gacha. The second half of the crossover, which ran in 2019 soon after the first part, will feature Oracle (Mechanic), Queen (Coordinator), Noir (Gardener), and Crow (First Officer). This will be a Royal crossover, so it’s unknown if Crow’s Black Mask outfit or Yoshizawa will appear in the gacha at a later date.

Identity V is readily available on mobile devices and Windows PC. The Persona 5 Royal crossover event will re-run in Identity V from August 2, 2024.

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