The release target for Persona 5 Royal appears to have been inadvertently revealed.
In the November 2019 issue of Game Informer, currently on sale, the magazine interviewed Persona series character designer Shigenori Soejima.
As part of the magazine’s introduction to the interview, it lists Persona 5 Royal as a March 2020 release. This detail was spotted by @Persona_Central, who shared a screenshot of the interview on Twitter.
Persona 5 Royal was announced for the West back in June as a spring 2020 game, so this is certainly new information.
The Game Informer November 2019 issue includes an interview with Persona series character designer Shigenori Soejima. The introduction of that interview lists Persona 5 Royal for a March 2020 release date in English. #P5R pic.twitter.com/cpMnUUwpOM
— Persona Central (@Persona_Central) October 1, 2019
Assuming Game Informer didn’t simply make a mistake, this would narrow down the release date considerably, which is great news given that the game is out in Japan at the end of the month.
Persona 5 Royal adds new characters and expands the story of the original release. The game supports 4K on PS4 Pro, and has only been announced for PS4.