Persona 5 is one of the most acclaimed JRPGS and, with the addition of Persona 5 Royal, is now available on almost everyone platform. Those able to play the game for the first time or those who played Persona 5 may wonder if the two are the same or if there are any differences between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.
Are Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal the same?
While Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal are the same game, there are some enhanced features in Persona 5 Royal. The story remains largely the same, but new time-saving and quality improvements make Persona 5 Royal the superior version. Here are all the new features in Persona 5 Royal compared to Persona 5.
New Features in Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal is an enhanced version of Persona 5. There have been numerous quality-of-life upgrades for exploring, combat, graphics, settings, and more. If you have to choose between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal as a first-time player, we recommend going with Persona 5 Royal for the best experience. Additionally, those who have already played Persona 5 can enjoy a second playthrough, as the numerous changes and additions easily warrant a second playthrough.
- Dash into weak enemies to auto-defeat them.
- New character Kasumi Yoshizawa (Violet)
- A new epilogue chapter.
- Overhaul of Akechi's social feature.
- New location Kichijoji.
- New school semester.
- New Thieves Den.
- New confidants.
- Additional confidant social scenes.
- New palace game.
- New "True" ending.
- New story events.
- New cutscenes.
- New mini-games.
- New Personas and third forms.
- New events (holiday and character scenes).
- New enemies.
- New weapons.
- New armor.
- New accessories.
- New items.