Persona 5 Scramble trailer Japan

Atlus has debuted a new trailer for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, providing a glimpse at several new elements being introduced in this sequel.

At over three minutes long, the video offers an extended look at the game’s story and mechanics, though non-Japanese speakers will likely struggle to follow. However, the underlying premise of a Tokyo overtaken by a supernatural force is plain to see.

All viewers will be able to recognize some of the action-oriented new features, derived from the cross-over with Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise. Notably, the trailer includes several scenes of musou action, as well as exploration. Despite new additions, brief glances at the social-sim elements of the Persona series do make an appearance, as spied in the past.

Development of this new addition to the series has been shared between Atlus’s internal P-Studio and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force, the latter of which has previously been responsible for Nintendo cross-overs Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. Unlike those games, Persona 5 Scramble appears to be a direct sequel, taking place six months after its predecessor, with that relationship hinted at by the appearance of the number 2 during the logo presentation in the above trailer.

Persona 5 Scramble is a separate project from Persona 5 Royal, an expanded version of the 2017 game that is set to launch worldwide for PlayStation 4 on March 31. Persona 5 Scramble currently has no Western release date but will launch in Japan on February 20 for the Switch and PS4.

Damien Lawardorn
Damien Lawardorn has been writing about games for almost a decade. His particular interests lie in how different media forms tell stories.

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