Japan will receive a Persona 5 Royal special edition, but will Atlus treat the west to the same goodies?
Atlus has just released a new Persona 5 The Royal trailer revealing Kasumi Yoshizawa’s persona, and the Japanese developer has also announced a special limited edition for the soft remake.
Persona 5 Royal launches October 31 for Japan, but we only know the extended cut will arrive in the west sometime in 2020.
There are a plethora of reasons to be excited about the Persona 5 update as it includes extra Confidants, unique areas to explore in Tokyo, and a new co-op assist feature. And the game’s Straight Flush Limited Edition is an item that fans will want to look out for.
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Will Atlus release a special edition for Persona 5 Royal in the west?
Atlus’ Straight Flush Limited Edition for Persona 5 Royal is a Japanese exclusive, and it boasts a ton of goodies.
In addition to Persona 5 The Royal soundtrack and a hardcover art book with 48 pages, the Straight Flush Limited Edition will also feature a luxury special box with gorgeous illustrations by Shigenori Soejima.
There’ll also be an L-sized premium t-shirt designed by P-studio, along with Velvet Room and Featherman-themed costumes for the Phantom Thieves to don when exploring Mementos and Palaces.
Releasing simultaneously with the standard version on October 31, the Persona 5 Royal Straight Flush edition will cost 13,800 yen (roughly £100). The DLC costumes and BGM will be sold separately at a later date, but fans will probably still want to buy the bundle for the rare t-shirt, soundtrack, and illustrated box.
There’s currently no news about a special edition arriving in the west, but it’s bound to happen seeing as the UK and U.S. both received collector’s editions for Persona 5.
It’s possible that there will be differences between the Japanese and western Persona 5 Royal special editions as there were variations between the collector’s editions for the base game.
While the Japanese collector’s edition for Persona 5 featured an “all-time best album” to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary, the collector’s edition for the UK boasted a bag and Morgana plushy.
In other Atlus news, the Japanese developer has teased a “surprise” Catherine: Full Body announcement for their E3 2019 afterparty, and they have also removed “transphobic” content from the mature title.
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