On June 10, Atlus started streaming a new trailer for upcoming PlayStation 4 game Persona 5 Royal. The three-minute teaser previews the game’s English dub, including new characters Kasumi Yoshizawa and Takuto Maruki. The promo also offers a brief preview of new story elements that will be introduced in the release.
In addition, Atlus revealed two new cast members. The title will add the following:
- Kasumi Yoshizawa: Laura Post
- Takuto Maruki: Billy Kametz
The entire English dub cast from Persona 5 will reprise their roles in Persona 5 Royal when it hits western stores in 2020.
Persona 5 was originally released on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles in September 2016. Atlus released the title outside of Japan in April 2017. Since its release, the title has sold through more than 2.7 million copies, making it the best-selling game in the franchise.
The title received a 55-minute animated prologue, titled Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, on September 3, 2016. Takaharu Ozaki directed the project at A-1 Pictures, with Shinichi Inotsume (Garo: Crimson Moon, Hayate the Combat Butler) writing the script. The team of Keita Matsumoto (Sands of Destruction, Shining Hearts) and Toshiyuki Yahagi (Joker Game) provided character designs.
An anime TV series, titled Persona 5 The Animation, which began airing in Spring 2018, adapted the main storyline of the Persona 5 video game. Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Garakowa -Restore the World-) was tapped to direct Persona 5 the Animation at A-1 Pictures, with Satomi Ishikawa (Convenience Store Boy Friends) providing character designs. Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta., Hayate the Combat Butler) was in charge of series composition, while Persona 5 composer Shoji Meguro (Persona 3, Persona 4) scored the soundtrack.
Aniplex of America holds the rights to the show in North America, and describes it as:
Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends they form the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to reform hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires.
Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another…
Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours.
Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!
Source: Atlus (Email Communication)