Atlus has announced that Persona 5 Royal is getting a co-op card game next year, developed in partnership with Pandasaurus Games. Century: Eastern Wonders and Foundations of Rome designer Emerson Matsuuchi will create the card game, though details on it are still scarce other than the fact that we’ll be able to play as the Phantom Thieves.
The Persona 5 Royal cooperative card game is targeting a Q4 2023 release, which could put it anywhere between October and December next year. However, the announcement post clearly states that it’s launching on 21 October, exactly one year after the remastered Persona 5 Royal video game releases on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.
“Players will take on the roles of their favourite Phantom Thieves and fight to change the world in this cooperative card-based strategy game,” said Matsuuchi. According to the brief description, it will let players explore and interact with various locations from the game, including the Palaces, Velvet Room and more of Persona 5‘s world which might include the metropolis areas too.
“As a diehard fan of Persona 5 Royal, I cannot wait to bring the Palaces, Velvet Room, and world of Persona 5 Royal onto tabletops everywhere in 2023,” said Nathan McNair, the co-owner of Pandasaurus Games.
In related news, Atlus recently announced that the enhanced versions of both Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will release on 19 January 2023 for PS4, Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch (as well as PC). Persona 3 previously topped a fan survey from Atlus asking players which games from the series’ past they’d like to see get a remake.
Persona 5 Royal, on the other hand, is expected to arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S (via Xbox Game Pass) on 21 October 2022. Unfortunately, there’s no upgrade path available for PS4 owners and no way to transfer your save data either.
Source: Pandasaurus Games