Persona 5 Royal Famitsu Feature Preview, Director and Producer Confirmed


This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine will include the latest information on Persona 5 Royal in a 10-page feature.

As a reborn version of the highly popular RPG Persona 5, the latest game Persona 5 Royal (releasing on October 31, 2019 for the PS4) will be approached on a deeper level not discussed until now.

The feature will include a summary of the already released information, similar to the Persona Super Live 2019 bonus issue. It will also include the first developer interview for P5R, introducing the highlights of the game. Many new elements, such as new characters and the third semester are discussed.

Weekly Famitsu magazine #1588—or the May 23, 2019 issue—will be released on May 9, 2019. Atlus also previously teased follow-up information on Persona 5 Royal for May 9th.

P5R Developers

The Famitsu article confirms some of the head developers responsible for Persona 5 Royal, who are also the interviewees.

Producer: Kazuhisa Wada

The producer of the game is Kazuhisa Wada. According to staff credits, Wada was not involved in any significant capacity with the original Persona 5.

Recently, he has worked as a producer and director on the Persona 4 Arena and Persona Dancing games. He has worked as a chief designer on older titles, such as Persona 4 Golden and Catherine.

Persona 5‘s original creative producer was Katsura Hashino.

Director: Daiki Ito

The director of the game is Daiki Ito. He was a lead confidant planner for Persona 5.

He has worked on previous Atlus games as a planner in the past. Notably, he was the director for Persona 4 Golden, assuming the role from Katsura Hashino who was the original director for Persona 4.

Persona 5‘s original director was Katsura Hashino.

Character Designer: Shigenori Soejima

The character designer of the game is Shigenori Soejima. He was also the character designer for Persona 5.

As Katsura Hashino confirmed in May 2017 after starting the new team Studio Zero—who was responsible for Catherine: Full Body and is developing Project Re Fantasy—he will be leaving the development of further Persona titles to his successors. He had been the director and producer for Persona 3Persona 4, and Persona 5.

Persona 5 Royal will be released on The PS4 in Japan on October 31, 2019. It will be released in the West and Asia in 2020.