Persona 5 Royal has turned out to be one of the best in the series. Atlus really raised the bar with the release of Persona 5. Just when we thought they could not raise it any higher, they have done it again with the release of Persona 5 Royal, which included so many new things including a whole new semester, which is almost 30-40 hours of content depending on how you play and explore it.
Persona 5 Royal may take up to 100+ hours to complete the game, which seems like a lot of time to invest in a game. However, the game is so fun and amazingly paced that you lose the track of time when you begin playing it.
Selling millions of copies worldwide, and even more with the release of it on more platforms such as PC, Xbox and Nintendo consoles, fans of the game including you should get ready to explore all the game has to offer. This also includes some nifty things, like the Thieves Den.
Persona 5 Royal has a new feature called The Thieves Den, also known as My Palace. This place is Joker’s private place, almost like a visualization of his mind. You can go explore the location to look through your past memories and thoughts. You can also unlock decorative items depending on the progress you have made in the game. This is unlike any of the other palaces in the game. The only thing you do is chill here, by looking at artwork, decorating the place, watching previous memories and more!
In this guide, we will go through how you can unlock the Thieves Den, what it has available inside it, and how and if it is useful. If you want information on all that, make sure to keep on reading!
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What Is The Thieves Den In Persona 5 Royal?
As of the release of Persona 5 Royal, there is so much new content to explore. The content includes an all new third semester, a new true ending, a new confidant that compliments the third semester, and many more features. Due to the sheer amount of content there is in the game now, many players end up missing on The Thieves Den.
There are many amazing boss battles, combat situations and moments in Persona 5 Royal, which makes you overwhelmed with all the new stuff. However, you can always chill at The Thieves Den. This is a niche palace that is available to you to just go to, chill, enjoy some lovely content and play the card minigame!
Masny players also end up wanting to revisit or relive the past cutscenes or memories. This was not possible in Persona 5 before, and you would have to go to online sites like YouTube or any forums to rewatch the moments. However, all of this can be easily done in-game now with the help of The Thieves Den!
Thieves Den, also known as the “My Palace” feature, serves as a valuable place for you to relive past moments and chill. This collectible hub has everything to offer, including the following things:
- Game Artwork
- Card Minigame
- Persona OST Streaming
By visiting the Thieves Den, you can also keep track of any new achievements you obtain. Thieves Den has so many features that it would be a big letdown and mis-out for you to ignore it.
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How To Unlock The Thieves Den in Persona 5 Royal?
If you want to visit the Thieves Den in Persona 5 Royal, it is very easy to do so! The Thieves Den will be accessible on day 6/5 of the game. You must have cleared Kamoshida Palace and established the organization. That is all we can mention without spoiling the major parts of the story.
After doing all that and returning the Leblanc, you will receive notification that the Thieves Den has been unlocked and is now fully accessible to you. After getting that notification, you can just go visit the Thieves Den and check out all the cool unlockables, art, cutscenes, achievements and more!
What Does The Thieves Den Include In Persona 5 Royal?
The Thieves Den in Persona 5 Royal is a special place. It includes many items from your journey in it, along with a special minigame as well (which is based on the members of the Phantom Thieves). We go into details about all of the things present in the Thieves Den below.
One of the most major things offered by the Thieves Den is the Achievements. The Thieves Den offers you 52 achievements to unlock. All of the achievements are divided into 4 categories. Following are the categories:
- School Life
In addition to offering the achievements, you also receive a reward everytime you finish an achievement. You receive a P-Medal on finishing an achievement offered in the Thieves Den. This is sort of a currency that can be used in the Thieves Den only, which allows you to purchase special items, such as artwork, cutscenes, and more.
The number of P-Medals you earn by doing an achievement is calculated by how difficult the achievement was to overcome. The maximum P-Medals you can earn from one achievement is 70.
Palace Maker Machine
In every game, customization is always a popular thing among the players of the game. Players love to customize the things their own way and show it off or just look at it being their style. Persona 5 Royal now also offers you customization options with the all new Palace Maker Machine in the Thieves Den. It allows you to decorate your palaces with unique decor and any collectible items you earn during your gameplay.
Collectibles are trophies which you can get to place in the Thieves Den. They are an element of your hard work throughout the game and they include the statues of all the palaces you visit, their bosses and Personas. You can also put them in the Thieves Den to show off your cool journey!
Defeating the reaper is one of the hardest things to do in the game, especially because how much health it takes away and how hard it it to actively try to defeat him in battle while he is sucking your life out. Thieves Den also offers a cool trophy/collectible if you manage to do that. You will obtain a statue of the Death Reaper which you can show off as decor.
If there is any confidants you have raised your romance relationship or friendship with, they can also appear in the Thieves Den. This will allow you to get additional dialogues out of them. Note that these confidants will only appear in the Palace Maker. You can also listen over their conversations with other confidants and learn more about minor things and characters.
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The Thieves Den also offers you a gallery. The gallery does just what it is supposed to do. It allows you to revisit your past memories, cutscenes and many more things! Following are the things you can view and do:
- Change background music.
- View artwork.
- Animated Cutscenes.
- Concept Art.
- Locations and their descriptions.
By visiting the music station, you can put up any background music you like. There are many selections to make, and you can choose any OST from the Persona 5 Royal’s amazing soundtrack.
Many media can also be viewed. However, you first need to purchase it using the P-Medals we mentioned above. When you earn them by completing the achievements, you can spend them here to get a thing of your choice. It can be anything including artwork, anime cutscenes, music, and more.
You can also view overviews of many of the locations you have visited throughout your journey in Persona 5 Royal. It will provide you with pictures of the location, and a detailed overview which can give you some insight about the location.
However, all of this can be done only after you have experienced the part in the main story. For example, if you have not yet experienced a cutscene, it will be locked in the Thieves Den. It will remain locked until you experience it in-game, after which it will be available to be bought for P-Medals.
Tycoon Card Mini-game:
One of the most notable things that the Thieves Den brought with it is the Tycoon minigame. This minigame is a card minigame which is based on all the Phantom Thieves members. It also reminds you a lot of Gwent from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. While it may take some time for you to get used to it, it is a really fun minigame and you can enjoy it even if you are not a card game fan!
In this mini-game, players will compete in three rounds to get rid of as many cards from their hand as possible. When a turn is played and a card is put on the deck, the next player in turn MUST place a higher value card. Only this would allow them to progress, otherwise they will have to pass their turn if they do not have any higher value card.
The highest value of a card in this game is 8. If this card is played, a set must be broken unless you have four of the same cards. This minigame is offered in 3 difficulties, and of course, raising the difficulty will net you with better rewards. This is also one of the sources to earn the P-Medals, which as we mentioned before, are a way to unlock/purchase the items in the Thieves Den.
This card minigame has no important significance on the story, and provides no insight on the characters. It is just there purely for fun. All of this extra stuff that is available in Persona 5 Royal really communicates how great and well-made the game is. Atlus has really set a new bar for the JRPGs.
What Is The Significance Of Thieves Den In Persona 5 Royal?
You might be wondering why this place The Thieves Den in Persona 5 Royal only exists for fun. It does not add any significance or point to the main plot or story. You can play mini-games, watch old story cutscenes, look at achievements, enjoy some extra customization etc. It is all there for fun and adds even more to the fun of the world of Persona 5 Royal.
Though, if you are not interested in any of this, you can choose to easily skip it as it does not offer any extra thing to the main plot or story. It is entirely optional! But hey, who does not like to play the card game with their favorite members from the Phantom Thieves?
That is all you need to know about the Thieves Den in Persona 5 Royal! Overall, it is a very fun and lively addition to the game and only adds even more to the lively world of Persona 5 Royal. You definitely need to check the Thieves Den by yourself to enjoy it to the fullest, and see what it is all about!