While much attention in recent months has gone to the upcoming Japanese and Western releases of Persona 5 Royal on the PlayStation 4, an enhanced remake of the 2016 RPG, video game publisher ATLUS have shared a new look at Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers and a Japanese release date. Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is a co-development between ATLUS and Koei Tecmo, and is due to have gameplay reminiscent of the Omega Force studio’s Warriors games, rather than the turn-based RPG mechanics of the main instalments.
ATLUS has recently confirmed that Persona 5 Scramble will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan from 20 February 2020. A western release date has not been confirmed at this time, but will likely have a 2020/2021 release window given previous spin-off Persona releases.
In new information revealed about the game’s story, it will be set approximately half a year after the conclusion of Persona 5. The Phantom Thieves reunite for Summer vacation, however soon begin encountering new Palaces – requiring the use of their powers once again. It has also been confirmed that a new character (pictured below) will be joining the cast in some capacity.
Pre-order and Limited Edition bonuses for Persona 5 Scramble have been confirmed. Those who pre-order the game in Japan (while stocks permit) are eligible to receive a complementary Persona Series Battle BGM Set which grants additional battle music from each previous numbered instalment in the Persona series:
- Persona 1 – Standard Battle
- Persona Portable – A Lone Prayer
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin – Standard Battle
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment – Standard Battle
- Persona 3 – Mass Destruction
- Persona 3 Portable – Wiping All Out
- Persona 4 – Reach Out to the Truth
- Persona 4 Golden – Time to Make History
These songs will be available for purchase at a later date as part of four DLC song sets – “Persona 1 Sound Set”, “Persona 2 Sound Set”, “Persona 3 Sound Set” and “Persona 4 Sound Set”, each of which will be purchasable for 300 yen.
While you can spend 8,800 yen on a standard edition of Persona 5 Scramble, spending 13,800 yen will net you (while stocks last) a Treasure Box edition. This set includes:
- A copy of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers on the PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch
- Persona 5 Scramble Art Book (48 Pages)
- Persona 5 Scramble Original Soundtrack (45 Songs)
- Making of Blu-ray for the Theme Song You are Stronger performed by Lotus Juice / Lyn
- Morganna Themed Towel (Design Pending)
- Persona Team designed Sacoche Bag