I never thought I’d say going to the hospital-stenched school library to study for my maths exam would be a luxury, but in Persona 5 Royal, in the year of our lord 2020, it is a luxury by definition. With terrific style, addictive gameplay, and an engaging, thought-provoking story". A Blu-ray Disc containing an exclusive trailer for the game was bundled with first print copies of Persona 4: Dancing All Night in Japan on June 25, 2015. [46] According to Soejima, he was working on prospective designs for the game while Persona 4 was still in development, with his designs evolving as the story for Persona 5 came together. [5][11] In the Velvet Room, Personas can be fused with "Guillotine" fusion processes, with the resultant Persona inheriting skills and stats from its parents. [80] In Europe and Australia, the game was published by Deep Silver. Dungeon layout was split into three distinct types: the Tokyo overworld environments, "institutions" such as Joker's high school, and dungeon environments. [77] An additional difficulty setting known as "Merciless" was also released as free DLC. A recurring musical element he included was described as a "do-la" syllable: the opening used "so la re mi" on strings as a hook, which then led into the "do-la" syllable for other tracks, including the normal battle theme. Futaba's room also has the feathermen figures featured to the left. ? © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. On the day he is due to return home, Joker escapes tailing government agents with help from both the Phantom Thieves and a reformed Maruki, who is now a taxi driver. [153], Outside of Japan, it was the biggest debut for any Persona game to date, with packaged sales five times better than Persona 4. Persona 4 Spoiler. @taylorsparks294 I'm picking up my copy up tomorrow morning. [166] Royal had sold over 1.4 million copies by July 2020, bringing the total sales of Persona 5 and Royal to over 4.6 million. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers, I know that’s painfully clichéd — months feel like years, who said that! [185] Ray Porreca of Destructoid named it his 5th best game of 2017. Due to these difficulties, Joker was given multiple designs in a trial and error process to find the best one. [84], Upon the game's worldwide release, Atlus published a set of guidelines for streaming footage of the game, noting that streamers who shared footage past a certain in-game date "[did] so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension". Its styling presentation was an unintentional reflection on the hurdles the team needed to overcome during development.