Persona 5 Royal’s Third Semester Will Be Unexpectedly Voluminous, Adds QoL Improvements

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We recently reported that Daiki Itoh, who was previously the lead Confidant planner of Persona 5, will take the role of director for Persona 5 Royal, and he shared more details with producer Kazuhisa Wada in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]


Here are some highlights from the interview with director Daiki Itoh and producer Kazuhisa Wada:


  • The “Royal” part of the title was made to show their enthusiasm in making the title.


  • The developers aren’t simply adding new elements to Persona 5 Royal, but they’re also improving on the game’s tempo by making it easier to earn experience points and such.


  • The Play Assist feature is a function that’ll further implemented everyone’s voices. It basically shows a destination while considering character parameters and Confidants, then lets you travel with the press of a button.


  • The volume of the third semester in Persona 5 Royal is being prepared to go beyond expectations of those who played through the volume of Persona 4 Golden.


  • Kasumi adds to the perspective and flavor of the story as a character who digs deeper into the characters you already know.


  • Things are being adjusted so that it feels more natural to have her thrown into the story.


  • As you advance through the game, you’ll begin seeing a different side of her from what was shown in the teaser trailer.


  • Kasumi is also a Confidant.


  • Maruki (New Confidant) is said to be an exceptionally nice adult character.


  • If the developers had to answer between yes or no on whether there are more Confidants other than Kasumi and Maruki, their answer is yes. More info on that will be revealed later.


  • While you won’t be able to use your Persona 5 save data for playing Persona 5 Royal, there will be some sort of bonus for having its save data


  • There are about 20 new music tracks.


  • There’s a mysterious new handsome male character (The one that is assumed to be the “human Morgana”) who has a scene in bed with the protagonist.


Persona 5 The Royal releases in Japan on October 31, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and in the West in 2020. In case you missed it, check our previous report for a look at the recently released English-translated official e-book.

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