Atlus has released a new trailer for Persona 5 Royal which shows additional scenes and features related to Ryuji Sakamoto.
In this new trailer, both Ryuji and the protagonist can be seen hanging out together at a new amusement park location.
Additionally, third tier Personas are now back, just like in Persona 4 Golden. However, instead of Ryuji’s second tier Persona, Seiten Taisai, evolving, it now combines with Ryuji’s initial Persona, Captain Kidd, to form William. William is based off William Kidd, a Scottish pirate and privateer in the 17th century.
The trailer also shows a new cooperative attack between Ryuji and his teammate, Yusuke Kitagawa. Ryuji enters a restaurant where Yusuke serves him a bowl of noodles, and Yusuke pretends to snap pictures while Ryuji is eating. Then, a Shadow enemy interrupts Ryuji, sending him into anger. Both Ryuji and Yusuke pour bullets into the Shadow and ends the cooperative attack with Ryuji tossing a grenade.
At the end of the trailer, a conversation can be overheard involving Ryuji interacting with the school’s track team. In Persona 5, Ryuji was kicked off the team and this new scenario hints at him possibly rejoining in Persona 5 Royal.
Persona 5 Royal launches on October 31st, 2019 in Japan and 2020 in the west.