An Atlus re-release typically means new characters, storylines, and features. In the case of Persona 5: The Royal, we already know the developers have added a new phantom thief and that the game will ease up on forcing you to go to sleep early, in addition to including an entire new semester of gameplay. But there’s more — way more.
According to a recent translation obtained by Siliconera, the new game will also allow you to stream up a little more of the narrative on websites like Twitch. Previously, Persona 5 made headlines after Atlus threatened streamers and YouTubers who showcased gameplay past the in-game date of November, but apparently that restriction has shifted to somewhere midway through December.
The repackaged game will also now allow players to gift items to male confidants in exchange for deeper relationships. Previously, this mechanic was limited to women, as the gesture was coded as romantic. It’s unclear if this means you’ll be able to romance male characters in Royal, or if the game will unilaterally treat gifts as advances, but it’s a nice touch regardless.
The Royal will also expand the phone call system — where before the mechanic was primarily there to confirm future plans, it now seems that calls will be real conversations on their own that can deeper your relationships.
【 #P5R 10/31発売！】その日共に過ごしたコープの相手から、夜に電話がかかってくることも。会話次第では、さらに絆を深めることができるぞ。 https://t.co/x3vyNLnFwS pic.twitter.com/3i4KXz28Pp— モルガナ_ペルソナ広報 (@p_kouhou) October 20, 2019
The game will also now allow you to keep a personal palace that you can decorate and do things like enjoy the soundtrack.
【 #P5R 10/31発売！】みんなの思い出が形になった場所「マイパレス」では、ゲーム中のイベントシーンやアニメ、BGMやイラストを鑑賞することができるだけでなく、マイパレス内を自分好みに飾りつけたり、ミニゲームで遊べたりといろんな楽しみ方があるぜ！ https://t.co/x3vyNLnFwS pic.twitter.com/5oEL9M2u0g— モルガナ_ペルソナ広報 (@p_kouhou) October 22, 2019
There will also be new locales where players can do things like go to a Jazz club, or play darts.
In short: Atlus is giving players plenty of reasons to go through an extremely long game once again.