This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine will include an 8-page feature on Persona 5 Royal, focused around the new personas of Ryuji, Ann, and Yusuke, as well as the new location Kichijoji.
Following the preview for it, the key details from the magazine have leaked.
Many of these details were previously included in the Morgana’s Report #3 video released last week.
- Ryuji’s new persona is called “William,” Captain Kidd’s real name.
- Ann’s new persona is called “Celestine,” the original actress for Carmen.
- Yusuke’s new persona is called “Gorochiki,” which is a younger name of Ishikawa Goemon’s. [Update: sokuho@hokanko writes it as “Gorokichi”]
- Playing billiards benefits technical attacks and other effects in battle.
- Playing darts enhances Baton Touch abilities, ranking them up with specific characters.
- Non-alcoholic drinks at the Jazz Club enhance persona abilities.
- Meditating at the temple increases the maximum capacity for SP.
- Players can sell gear found in Mementos at the used clothes shop to gain points, which can be exchanged for prizes.
- There are other mysterious stores and food shops.
- Is Shiho making a return?
- Ryuji has landed a recommendation at a university for track-and-field.
- An exhibition of Yusuke’s works.
- Baton Touch ranks have been introduced.
- Leveling ranks increases the offensive and beneficial effects of the Baton Touch.
- Make full use of skills that cannot be inherently learned by equipping accessories that grant the use of skills.
- Characteristics have been added to each persona with attributes such as SP consumption for skills decreased, skill damage increased, etc.
- A new cooperative technique called “Show Time” has been introduced.
- “Show Time” is a special performance where teammates combine their strength. As their bonds deepen, they will begin to produce new techniques.
- Makoto Niijima and Haru Okumura’s “Show Time” is a cooperation skill based around female professional wrestling.
Weekly Famitsu magazine #1598—or the August 1, 2019 issue—will be released on July 18, 2019.
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.