Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
After buying the Persona 5 special edition and putting around 150 hours into the game (that’s short by some of your standards), I thought I’d be waiting for Persona 6 (or Shin Megami Tensei on another platform). Persona 5 Royal Edition would like to say hello. It’s the same game you remember with even more content.
The new content isn’t just a few costumes. It’s a lot more. There is a whole new semester at Shujin Academy for you to experience. There are new characters with new stories. There is a new story arc. There is even a new area of Tokyo for you to explore. It’s time to get the band back together and change some hearts.
We all knew this was coming, so the next thing I tell you won’t be a surprise either. There are a couple of special editions to tempt us both. There is the Launch Edition priced at the regular $59.99 USD that will come with a lovely Steelbook case decorated in stylish Persona 5 Royal art. There will also be an included code for a dynamic theme.
Brace yourself, because the physical edition you really want is a touch more pricey. For $89.99, you can grab the most physical goodies in The Phantom Thieves Edition. It comes with the game and Steelbook case, an art book, the soundtrack, the dynamic theme, and an official Joker mask with a stand. I have a picture of this one at the bottom, and it’s looking mighty fine.
If you like your massive JRPGs digital, there are a couple of flavors here too. The Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition is $69.99 USD and gives you the game and the Persona 5 Royal Kasumi Costume Bundle. The Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition contains the game, all DLC, and six costume packs for $99.99. If you pre-order the game digitally, you will receive the Persona 5 Royal theme and all the Persona 5 DLC free.
That’s not to say they won’t have new DLC for you to buy separately. I’m just going to paste that info from the PlayStation Blog. I’m going to wait for more details on what these bundles contain before passing judgment, but the game has so much content I won’t miss buying it if it doesn’t excite me.
- Kasumi Costume Bundle – $14.99
- Battle Bundle – $9.99
- Persona Bundle – $9.99
- DLC Bundle – $59.99
While DLC may not get my blood pumping, another bite of the Persona apple does. Persona 5 Royal seems like it’s packing enough new content to warrant another playthrough (and maybe another special edition on my shelf). It was a sweet and stylish ride the first time, and I look forward to seeing how some of my decisions will change on another playthrough.
If you love all things Persona, I will be writing about it as often as I can. Please check back frequently for more info, and we can bond on our love of this fantastic game. Until then, check out the screenshots of the special edition and some screenshots from the game.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.