Persona 5 Royal UK release date confirmed for March 2020

Atlus has confirmed that Persona 5 Royal will be out next spring in the UK, and there’ll be a Phantom Thieves Edition that costs £80.

The new special edition of acclaimed Japanese role-player Persona 5 will be out on 31 March next year, as Sony confirms Persona 5 Royal will have only a five month delay from its Japanese release.

Royal is an enhanced and expanded version of the original game, in the vein of Persona 3 Golden and Person 4 FES, and will feature two new main characters, an extra third school term, new battle and conversation animations, and other assorted extras.

The Launch Edition of the game comes with a SteelBook and a special PlayStation theme, but there’ll also be a Phantom Thieves Edition which will contain the SteelBook, theme, a soundtrack CD, a Joker mask, and an artbook. It’ll cost £79.99.

There are also two digital editions, as described below, but the PlayStation Blog hasn’t confirmed any UK prices for them yet. However, direct conversions come out as £85 and £60, respectively.

Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition (€99.99)
Includes the game and all DLC bundles plus 6 additional costume packs

Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition (€69.99)
Includes the game and the Persona 5 Royal Kasumi Costume Bundle

The Persona 5 Royal DLC bundles will also be available separately, although again the prices below are not confirmed for the UK:

Kasumi Costume Bundle – $14.99 (£13)
Battle Bundle – $9.99 (£8.50)
Persona Bundle – $9.99 (£8.50)
DLC Bundle – $59.99 (£51)

Although Persona 5 has always been a PlayStation exclusive, many expected that Persona 5 Royal would see it released on the Switch as well – given that lead protagonist Joker was the first DLC character announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

That never happened though, and the prominence given to the game by Nintendo is still unexplained. Although there was spin-off Persona Q2 on the 3DS and the upcoming Dynasty Warriors style game Persona 5 Scramble.

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