Persona 5 Royal New Gameplay Shows the Phantom Thieves Hanging Out On New Years

Persona 5 Royal New Gameplay Shows the Phantom Thieves Hanging Out On New Years

Atlus showed us more gameplay from the new January to April playable part of Persona 5 Royal.

Atlus published on Twitter a new gameplay video for Persona 5 Royal. It’s an excerpt of the scene where the Phantom Thieves are doing the traditional Japanese first shrine visit of the year on January 1. The same scene is shown in the first trailer and previous screenshots, but it’s the first time we see direct footage of it.

The scene starts with Haru noting how coincidences pile up with each other. Futaba greets everyone saying it’s been forever since they saw each other, but Ann notes that they met just the day before. All of them ended up coincidentally meeting at the shrine. They weren’t planning to meet at all. The scene ends when Yusuke starts rambling about how he got to see pure Japanese beauty, as in the girls in kimono. You can find the video at the end of the article.

The following paragraph contains spoilers for Persona 5‘s ending, be warned.

Atlus is showing this scene taking place on January 1 on purpose, to show how the end of the story has changed. Or seemingly changed, as I’m still convinced most of the new playable January to April part will be some kind of trippy dream sequence. I’m expecting something similar to Persona 4 Golden as both games share the same director as well. Ann notes that they all met on December 31, but in the original game’s story, Joker wasn’t with the others at that point.

In related news, today May 17 was the staff only wrap up party for the Persona 5 anime. Some of the seiyuu were there and put pics on Twitter. Tae’s seiyuu Yuka Saito tweeted a cute pic of herself with Morgana.

More information on Persona 5 Royal will be revealed through Morgana Reports videos. We’ve translated the first one. We also covered the new details in a recent Famitsu interview, which had most notably comments on Kasumi.

Persona 5 Royal is coming to steal the heart of PS4 owners, again, on October 31 in Japan and in 2020 in the west. One of the Persona 5 artbooks was recently released officially in English.