Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 681 Cover Featuring Persona 5 Royal, Developer Interview Excerpts


As announced previously, the cover of Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 681 features Persona 5 Royal, and it has leaked ahead of the magazine’s release on October 28, 2019.

The magazine will include a launch feature for Persona 5 Royal with a developer interview with producer Kazuhisa Wada and director Daiki Ito, as well as P5R being highlighted on the cover.

See this previous post to view a compilation of all Atlus related Dengeki PlayStation magazine covers over the years.

Excerpts from the developer interview:

  • Akechi’s Confidant rank-up is now optional. Because you were forced to raise it during specific events, you couldn’t dig deep into his character. The developers want you to know more aspects of him. His popularity is high, but he didn’t impress everyone. P5R might change your impression a litte.
  • It will take more time than in Persona 5 to experience all the new elements, but the total play time is expected to be slightly longer or similar to the original.
  • Optimization has been done to reduce load times. The time it takes to go through a battle or to clear pre-existing Palaces has been shortened. This will compensate for new elements.
  • The change in Ryuji’s Confidant ability (so that lower level enemies are no longer automatically defeated) is an example of looking at the opinions of players and staff.

An additional leaked scan from the magazine:Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 681 (or the December 2019 issue) will be released on October 28, 2019. It will also include a postcard featuring the Persona 5 Royal Hero.

Persona 5 Royal will be released on The PS4 in Japan on October 31, 2019. It will be released in the West in Spring 2020, with a Traditional Chinese and Korean release on February 20, 2020.

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