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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Game's Video Reveals February 20 Launch

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
PS4, Switch game is franchise's 1st action RPG

The official website for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers ⁠— the new action role-playing game in the Persona franchise by Atlus, Koei Tecmo Games, and Omega Force ⁠— began streaming a promotional video for the game on Thursday. The video reveals the game's February 20 launch date in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Switch, and also reveals the game's "treasure box" edition.

The game's story is set half a year after the original Persona 5 game' story, with the game's main characters going on summer vacation, but becoming involved in a new incident that spans the whole of Japan. The original game's main characters will be playable.

First-print limited editions of the game will include a DLC code to add music from other games in the Persona series to the game. The game's "treasure box" edition will cost 13,800 yen (about US$127), and will include art book, original soundtrack, a "making-of" Blu-ray Disc for the game's theme song "You Are Stronger" by Lotus Juice and Lyn, and a sacoche.

Persona 5 shipped for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on September 15, 2016. The game shipped in North America on April 4, 2017 after a delay. The game features animation sequences from the Production I.G studio.

The 26-episode television anime series based on the game premiered in April 2018 and aired through September. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll and Hulu as it aired.

A special, PERSONA 5 the Animation: Dark Sun, aired in December. Crunchyroll is streaming the first special. The show's second special, PERSONA 5 the Animation: Stars and Ours, aired in March. The anime's 11th home video release, which shipped on May 29 in Japan, included both PERSONA 5 the Animation: Dark Sun and an unaired episode.

The Persona 5 Royal (Persona 5 The Royale in Japan) role-playing game will launch for PS4 in Japan on October 31. The game will then launch in the Americas, Europe, and Asia in 2020.

Sources: Persona 5 Scramble website, Anime! Anime! (Chappurin)

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