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Which edition of Persona 5 Royal should you buy?

The hit JRPG gets a huge update

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Persona 5 Royale’s new characterKasumi Yoshizawa and her persona Cendrillion P-Studio/Atlus

Persona 5, the hit 2016 JRPG about a team of disaffected teens who use their supernatural abilities to change the hearts of evildoers, is getting a major update. Persona 5 Royal, a re-released version of the game with new mechanics, new characters, and new locations to explore. Originally available only in Japan, Persona 5 Royal is getting a worldwide release on March 31.

Whether you’ve already played through Persona 5 at least once or are new to the franchise entirely, according to Polygon’s impressions of Persona 5 Royal, “it’s a great starting point for new players, but those of us who’ve been around the block a few times have plenty to discover as well.”

Persona 5 Royal will be available exclusively for PlayStation 4. Publisher Atlus is releasing several editions of the game, with major differences between the physical and digital versions. Below, we break down what’s available in each edition.

A product shot of the Persona 5 Royal launch edition Image: Atlus

Persona 5 Royal pre-order bonuses

Atlus is offering a few retailer-specific pre-order bonuses. Best Buy will send out $10 digital gift cards to those who pre-order Persona 5 Royal, even if they’re not subscribed to the My Best Buy rewards program. GameStop, on the other hand, is including a Joker mask enamel pin with physical pre-orders.

Persona 5 Royal Launch Edition

The physical “Launch Edition” costs $59.99. In addition to the base game and a dynamic PS4 theme, it comes with a limited-edition SteelBook case.

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal here: Amazon | Best Buy | GameStop | Walmart | Target

A product shot of the Persona 5 Royal launch edition Image: Atlus

Persona 5 Royal Phantom Thieves Edition

The “Phantom Thieves Edition” comes with several collectibles: an art book, soundtrack CD, and a Joker mask with a stand, as well as the SteelBook and PS4 theme that come with the Launch Edition. It costs $89.99, but it’s sold out at most retailers. If you’re hoping to get your hands on the Persona 5 Royal Phantom Thieves Edition, you can sign up to get notified if and when it comes back in stock at Amazon.

New hero Kasumi dons her mask against a red background next to the words Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition Image: Atlus
Joker removes his mask on a red background, next to the words “Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition” Image: Atlus

Persona 5 Royal Digital Editions

Along with the standard digital edition at $59.99, Atlus is offering a few Persona 5 Royal digital bundles with extra downloadable content.

The Deluxe Edition costs $69.99 and includes a bundle of alternate costume sets for the new Phantom Thief, Kasumi.

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition: PlayStation Store

The Ultimate Edition is the most expensive version of the game at $99.99. For that price, you get all available DLC packs, as well as six additional costume packs.

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition: PlayStation Store

The DLC bundles will also be available to purchase separately.

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