Persona 5 Royal Reveals New Screenshots and Artwork for the Phantom Thieves

Here’s a closer look at the Phantom Thieves’ new personas and the new areas and activities of Persona 5 Royal.

Atlus published new Persona 5 Royal screenshots and artwork. They show the Phantom Thieves, their new personas, and some of the game’s new activities. These are technically not brand new but are the same screenshots and artwork found in Famitsu a few weeks ago. Atlus finally released direct-feed versions of all of them.

Moreover, Atlus also published character profiles for Joker, Ryuji, Ann, and Yusuke. They basically say everything we already know about them, and it’s nothing particularly interesting so I won’t be spending time translating them.

In the original Persona 5, most of the Phantom Thieves’ personas evolutions had disappointing designs in my opinion, but the new ones they revealed so far look particularly cool. I’m looking forward to unlocking these.

It’s also interesting to think about what will happen to the Darts game in the non-Japanese versions of Persona 5 Royal. It’s based on the real-life Darts game Darts Live 3. Depending on how Sega struck the deal, maybe the Darts game’s name and appearance will be replaced outside Japan. At least we’re in 2019 now. In the past, most localizations would simply completely remove the Darts game.

The new gameplay additions seen in the screenshots were already explained during the Morgana’s Report gameplay videos. Here’s the first one, the second one, and the third one.

Most of the Persona 5 Royal main cast main got their own specific introduction trailer now: KasumiRyuji, Ann, Yusuke, Makoto. Futaba, Haru, and Morgana. The one with Morgana also shows his new persona, Diego.

Persona 5 Royal is also getting its first live stream on August 2. We’ll provide a full summary of it so stay tuned. Atlus will probably reveal a new full-length trailer for Persona 5 Royal during the stream. It’s highly possible we’ll see another new confident character as well.

PS4 exclusive Persona 5 Royal launches on October 31 in Japan and sometime in 2020 in the west.

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