Alongside the initial reveal of Persona 5 Royal, Atlus had shown two new characters with the rhythmic gymnast Kasumi Yoshizawa and the counselor and Confidant Takuto Maruki. Recently, Atlus has also revealed a third major character: the resident of the Mementos dungeon, Jose.
English subtitles for Jose’s introduction in the Morgana’s Report #4 video:
The details given for Jose desribe him as a mysterious boy who resides in Mementos, the collective unconscious of the masses given form. There, he studies humans with the help of flowers he collects around Mementos, which he can also seemingly transform. Using stamps found within Mementos, he can also change its cognition to help the Phantom Thieves.
He has a childlike appearance. Despite not wearing the familiar blue outfit, his eyes and hair color resemble that of the Velvet Room residents, who aid the protagonists in the Persona series. Like Elizabeth, Margaret, or Caroline & Justine, he’s only known by a first name, and a Western inspired one at that.
In some ways, Jose is also reminiscent of the new character teased at the end of the Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers announcement trailer. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Persona 5 Royal had certain ties to the story that will be featured in the action RPG spin-off which will follow.
So the question is, what role do you think Jose will have in the overall Persona 5 Royal story? What is the origin behind his mysterious identity? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!