Persona 5 Royal's New Character Trailer Shows Off Kasumi In Battle, Awakening, And A New Palace

A new trailer for Persona 5 Royal has been released by Atlus and it focuses on the new character and party member Kasumi Yoshizawa (see below). In all her style and swagger, it highlighted some of her social events with the main protagonist and pivotal moments in the story. We also got another look at her in battle, this time using her persona and finishing a fight with an all-out attack.

Kasumi appears to have a friendly, playful friendship with Joker as seen in her time spent with him at the batting cages, being silly with him at a shop during the school’s Hawaii trip, and eating at the diner in Shibuya. What’s even more striking is that we get a glimpse of her persona awakening–the first time a persona-user realizes they posses the power in a fit of rage in the Metaverse. During this moment, the only party members present are Joker and Morgana. She then pulls off her mask and transitions to her Metaverse outfit with her persona “Cendrillon” by her side. Furthermore, the events seen during Kasumi’s awakening and battle appear to take place in a new area of the Metaverse, perhaps a new palace.

In combat, it appears that Kasumi and Cendrillon cast a powerful fire-type spell–it leads into an all-out attack in which you can see her dancing around with a ribbon-wand just before her super-stylish battle-finishing title card artwork pops up. It’s all thematically fitting with Kasumi’s background as a rhythmic gymnast, which is also represented by her outfit and persona–Cendrillon is a four-part fairy tale opera and also an alternate spelling of Cinderella.

Since this is a Japanese trailer, many elements have been translated, to which we credit Twitter user @MysticDistance. Additional details, such as the conversation that takes place for the Hawaii trip and a previous screenshot in which Kasumi introduces herself early in the school year have also been sussed out by Mystic.

Persona 5 Royal launches exclusively for PlayStation 4 in Japan on October 31, 2019 while the West will have to wait until sometime in 2020. For more on the game, check out our in-depth breakdown of the full Persona 5 Royal trailer that was revealed earlier this year.

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