If you’re wondering how to unlock the true ending of Persona 5, you’ve come to the right place. The game is more than 100 hours long and offers many ways to fail, but the good news is that there is only one possible true ending. However, before you get started, you should know that the information in this guide contains major spoilers.
False or bad endings
When you’re playing Persona 5, you can choose between a False and a Good Ending. The good ending is the most common. However, there are also some bad endings. In one variation, Nanako and Namatame remain alive, while in another, Teddie leaves Inaba covered in fog, and the murderer Tohru Adachi remains unpunished.
While the game has a great deal of good endings, there are a few “bad” or false endings, and in some cases, players will have to choose between them to get the true ending. Some of these endings can be found in Persona 5 Scramble, a sequel to the game. Regardless of the ending, players will have to make the right choices and not compromise with their friends.
Unlike the other Palaces, the Phantom Thieves’ ending has two distinctly different outcomes. While they don’t have the same reversal of the game’s plotline, the Phantom Thieves’ ending is arguably the best, with the protagonist achieving the ultimate victory against Yaldabaoth. But even if this isn’t the best ending for the protagonist, it still isn’t bad.
Some players will get a bad ending by refusing to accept the contract offered by Igor. To unlock this ending, the player must refuse to accept the contract and return to the main menu. Other bad endings are unlocked by failing to finish all the palaces by the deadline and selling out Phantom Thieves.
Other endings in Persona 5 can include the protagonist reincarnating in human form, or the protagonist dying after failing the heist. Both of these scenarios are completely different, however, and the protagonist isn’t the real Akechi. Morgana, the protagonist’s deceased parents, and character trauma have all been resolved in strange ways.
In addition to these, there are other game endings that are not entirely good. In Persona 5 Royal, the protagonist must visit both Kasumi and Sumire Yoshizawa’s twin sister. The twins were born a year apart, and Kasumi was a better gymnast than her twin sister, while Sumire’s twin sister lagged behind.
You can unlock the true ending in Persona 5 by reaching the ninth Confidant rank and getting married to Goro Akechi. The first step is to find Kasumi. She can be found during lunch time or after school. The availability of Kasumi varies based on the month. For example, during June and September, you can only find her on Wednesdays. However, you can also occasionally find her on Thursday or Sunday.
The next step is to increase your Confidant ranks. You need to achieve the rank of nine by 11/17. This will enable you to progress towards the True (Royal) Ending. You’ll encounter the God of Control and Sae and will have to answer a series of questions. The second and third questions are important for the story. After that, you’ll receive an offer from the God of Control. If you refuse to accept the deal, you will fail to unlock the true ending.
When you reach rank eight, you’ll receive a bonus cutscene after the true ending. There are 8 palaces in all. You’ll find Maruki in the Royal area, so it’s easier than it might sound. You can also find Goro Akechi in Penguin Sniper darts and billiards places.
If you want to unlock the true ending in Persona 5 Royal, you’ll need to interact with other characters. To unlock these characters, you’ll need to unlock certain Confidant ranks and arcana levels. Once you’ve completed those two steps, you can start unlocking the true ending in Persona 5.
The third semester also adds new content to Persona 5. You’ll have more time to level up and get more equipment. You’ll also have access to a new Palace, which means more opportunities for leveling and purchasing equipment. Additionally, you’ll have access to the third form of your party members.
The final step to unlock the true ending in Persona 5 is to get the second version of the game’s original ending and its two variant endings. To do this, you’ll need to get to the top Confidant rank and get all the additional scenes. It’s important to reach this rank by November 17th to avoid further progress.
Persona 5 has a number of deadlines for players to complete in order to unlock the true ending. If you want to see the true ending, you need to be at least Rank 5 as Kasumi before November 24th. Once you reach rank five, you can then work on ranking up to rank eight in the game. If you are not able to meet the deadline, there are still ways to unlock the true ending.
Depending on the circumstances, you can also unlock a bad ending in Persona 5. If you fail to reach the deadline for a Palace, for example, the Mysterious Man will shoot the protagonist, and this will send you back to the main menu. The other deadlines will require you to play the game for another week, but they will not lock the ending permanently.
Another deadline that is very important is for the player to complete all palaces. It is best to take these palaces seriously, as failing to meet the deadline will cause the game to give a bad ending. Also, it is important to keep in mind that if you fail to do these tasks, you can lose your companions.
Getting a higher rank in the Justice Arcana is important for unlocking the true ending. In order to get rank eight in this, your character needs to have a rank of 8 confidant, which is possible to do in the game. The rank of your confidant will naturally increase with game progress. As you play, you will get events that push him to 9 or even ten.
Getting two of your confidants to a certain rank is another requirement. You must obtain the Rank 9 position before November 18th. You must also have a high enough rank with both in order to unlock the true ending. If you don’t reach Rank nine, you may not be able to access the third semester of the game. Additionally, you have to level up Kasumi Yoshizawa’s Confidant before December 18th.
Getting the true ending in Persona 5 is not an easy task. You need to carefully plan your actions and meet deadlines. The game will reward you with a new Palace, an extra semester, and more time with friends. You’ll also have to fight tough final bosses. However, if you can achieve all the milestones before the deadline, you can get the true ending. Just remember to keep multiple save files.
New character Kasumi Yoshizawa
Kasumi Yoshizawa is the new character that the protagonist can speak to in Persona 5. She has a different personality than Maruki, and after the 2nd of January, her name changes to Sumire Yoshizawa. She later takes on the Catherine costume and changes into Rin. This new character is an added bonus in the re-release of Persona 5. Rin is also known for hiding her true identity. She is voiced by Sora Amamiya, who also portrayed Rika Ryuzouji in Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2.
Besides Kasumi Yoshizawa, Persona 5 Royal introduces three new characters. These include Kasumi Yoshizawa, a first-year transfer student, and Takuto Maruki, a student counselor at Shujin Academy. Another new character in Persona 5 Royal is Jose, a mysterious being who wanders the world of Mementos in search of special flowers. Although Jose is not a Confidant, he does play a role in the overall setting.
Another new character, Kasumi Yoshizawa, can also be used as a way to unlock the true ending of the game. This girl, who appears depressed, has been promised to travel to an international gymnastics tournament with her sister, but she was tragically killed in a car accident. Yoshizawa tries to surprise the protagonist when he meets her on a trip to Hawaii. She even brings a lucky charm with her so he can use it in the tournament.
If you want to use Kasumi Yoshizawa as a Confidant, you need to unlock her in Persona 5’s definitive edition. To get Kasumi, you will need to defeat Takuto Maruki, the final boss in the game. After defeating Takuto Maruki, Kasumi will join your party. You must then choose the correct option to unlock Kasumi, and you’ll unlock a new true ending in the game.
While Kasumi Yoshizawa is only available during certain times of the week, you can also access her during school. Generally, she’s available during school time, and she will sometimes appear on Thursdays and Sundays.