Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Game's Videos Reveal New Characters, Gameplay
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Atlus began streaming on Monday several new videos 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.
The story video reveals the new characters Sophia (voiced by Misaki Kuno) and Zenkichi Hasegawa (voiced by Shinichiro Miki. Sophia, whose codename is Sophie, is a mysterious girl who has lost her memories. She wields a yo-yo and a blaster, and she controls Pithos, who is like a Persona. Zenkichi is a police officer.
The following video reveals the character Alice Hiiragi (voiced by Ayane Sakura) and shows gameplay in Shibuya.
The next video shows battle gameplay. Players can fight as the characters of the Phantom Thieves, summon Personas, and activate "Show time."
The final video is the full "Morgana's Report":
The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan on February 20.
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 in September 2016. The game shipped in North America in April 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.
The Persona 5 Royal (Persona 5 The Royale in Japan) role-playing game launched for PS4 in Japan on October 31. The game will then launch in the Americas, Europe, and Asia in 2020.