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.  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.  In the Velvet Room, Personas can be fused with "Guillotine" fusion processes, with the resultant Persona inheriting skills and stats from its parents.  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.  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. , 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.  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!  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. , 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.