Persona 5 was released back in 2017 in the west and "set the benchmark for modern Japanese RPGs" according to our 10/10 review of the game. In 2020 Atlus released an updated version of the game with brand new content called Persona 5 Royal, and according to our review "The Best JRPG on PS4 Just Got Even Better".
In this guide, we'll give you some useful hints, tips, and tricks to get you through both games. But if you're new to the series you'll probably have a few questions about the different versions of the game and which one is right for you, so let's get those out of the way first.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Is Persona 5 Royal? Is Persona 5 Royal a New Game?
Persona 5 Royal is not an entirely new game, it's an "expanded" version of Persona 5 with new content. This includes characters, new confidants, and new locations to explore. A huge number of smaller gameplay additions and adjustments are also included, making it, in our opinion, the definitive version of Persona 5.
Is Persona 5 Royal Worth It? / Should I Buy Persona 5 Royal?
That depends. If you've already played the original game you'll need to ask yourself how much you want the new content. If you loved Persona 5, chances are you'll enjoy the new content in Persona 5 Royal. If you're totally new to Persona, we recommend getting Persona 5 Royal rather than the original game. If you're not sure then perhaps give our Persona 5 Royal review a read and decide for yourself.
Is Persona 5 Coming to Switch?
No, not at the moment. Atlus keeps teasing fans, asking them to "let us know" what players want, but at this point the game is still exclusive to PS4.
Do you need to play Persona 4 before Persona 5?
No. All of the Persona games have their own self-contained story and cast. There are some recurring characters and themes, but you can easily jump into any Persona title with no prior knowledge of the series.
What's the difference between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal?
That's a simple question, but not a simple answer. Fortunately, we've put together a complete guide to All Differences Compared to Persona 5.
Persona 5 Royal: Hints, Tips, and Guides
Help with Crosswords & Exam Answers:
- Persona 5 Royal: Crossword Answers - All Crossword Puzzles Solved
- Persona 5 Royal: Exam Answers - All School and Test Questions Answered
Romance Options and Confidant Guides:
- Persona 5 Royal: Romance Options - All Possible Girlfriends and Where to Find Them
- Persona 5 Royal: Confidants Guide - Where to Find All Confidants and How to Rank Up Fast
New Game +, True Ending and New Endgame:
- Persona 5 Royal: True Ending - How to Get the Best Ending
- Persona 5 Royal: New Game + - What Carries Over and How to Start New Game +
- Persona 5 Royal: New Semester - How To Unlock Persona 5 Royal's New Endgame
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- Persona 5 Royal: Save Data - Does Your Persona 5 Save Carry Over to Persona 5 Royal?
- Persona 5 Royal: PS4 Share Button - Can You Take Screenshots and Videos in Persona 5 Royal?
- Persona 5 Royal: Will Seed Locations - Where to Find All Will Seeds
Persona 5: Hints, Tips, and Guides
We also created some guides for the original game which you can find here:
- Persona 5: Best Ending Walkthrough - Good, Bad, and Other Endings
- Persona 5: Confidants Guide - Where to Find All Confidants and How to Rank Up Fast
- Persona 5: Difficulty Settings - What Does the Difficulty Level Change?
- Persona 5: Exam Answers - All School and Test Questions Answered
- Persona 5: Tips and Tricks For Phantom Thieves of All Skill Levels
That concludes our guide to Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, we hope you enjoyed our coverage. If you have any suggestions for other useful articles just let us know in the comments.