A Persona 5 Royal tabletop card game will be released next year.
Atlus and board game publisher Pandasaurus Games jointly Announced (opens in a new tab) today’s game. The cooperative card game appears to have the same name as Persona 5 Royal, and is expected to arrive on October 21, 2023.
Designer Emerson Matsuuchi, known for tabletop titles like Century: Eastern Wonders and Foundations of Rome, explained that “players will take on the roles of their favorite Phantom Thieves and fight to change the world,” echoing the JRPG’s themes.
Pandasaurus co-owner Nathan McNair said he “can’t wait to bring the palaces, velvet room, and world of Persona 5 Royal® to tabletops everywhere in 2023,” apparently hinting that the card game’s setting will adapt some environments and challenges from the video. play.
This adaptation comes as something of a surprise, though Atlus seems determined to brings Persona 5 to all platforms and half possible, but as a turn-based game with lots of moving parts, Persona 5 Royal is a decent choice for a card game. Of course, with the game just revealed and still over a year away, there’s a lot we don’t know about how the game is played.
A big question is how many people will be able to play this cooperative game at the same time. Century: Eastern Wonders is designed for two to four players, while Foundations of Rome is billed for two to five, so given Matsuuchi’s story and the four-person party system this project is based on, we can assume It’s reasonable to believe that the card in play is somewhere around that range, but that’s just a guess.
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