Persona 5 Royal Gets a New Director and Producer

Persona 5 Royal Gets a New Director and Producer

Katsura Hashino won't be returning as director.

Last month in April, Persona 5 Royal was revealed for the first time. Despite what some fans expected, Persona 5 Royal is a re-release in the style of Persona 4 Golden, which adds in some new characters, scenes, and story beats, and today, we learned some new details about what to expect with the new version.

Thanks to Famitsu (translated by Persona Central), we have a few more details on Persona 5 Royal. Firstly, Katsuna Hashino won't be returning as director, which we actually knew already when Hashino announced in 2017 that he would be leaving the Persona series, after Persona 5 had shipped.

The new director for Persona 5 Royal is Daiki Ito. Oddly enough, history repeats itself here, as Ito took over as director from Hashino when working on Persona 4 Golden, after Persona 4 had originally shipped.

Finally, Kazuhisa Wada returns as producer for Persona 5 Royal. Wada had aboslutely no involvement with the original Persona 5 at all, but previously worked as chief designer on Persona 4 Golden, and as producer on Persona 4 Arena.

Meet Kasumi Yoshizawa. | Atlus

Persona 5 Royal is slated for release on October 31, 2019 in Japan, and at some point in 2020 for the west. It'll add a third school term to the game, as well as one new Confidant, and one new major character by the name of Kasumi Yoshizawa. For everything else you need to know about the re-release, head over to our Persona 5 Royal guide.

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