Atlus Announces Action RPG Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers For Early 2020

Atlus Announces Action RPG Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers For Early 2020
Credit: Atlus via Youtube

Atlus and Koei Tecmo previously announced a collaboration on a Persona 5 title. Gamers thought the upcoming title would be a spin-off, but Atlus revealed it is a sequel to the 2016 game.

Atlus has finally released more information on the upcoming title Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers on the new official website and Twitter. The first promotional video was uploaded on their official social media and YouTube accounts, giving gamers a glimpse at some of the action to come.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is a direct sequel from the numbered title. It is not the standard Persona RPG, as this game was developed by Omega Force, the team behind musou-style action games like Dynasty Warriors.

Persona 5 Scramble occurs six months after the end of Persona 5. The team rests easy to enjoy their Summer break, but strange events begin to unfold. This time, the events are occurring all over Japan. The team is forced to abandon their plans for Summer fun to save the entire country.

Gamers won’t have to only focus on Joker’s talents. Players can control all of the Phantom Thieves members, depending on their skills for that battle.

The game will utilize the button-smashing musou-action-packed gameplay similar to Omega Force’s other games. Gamers can expect to take on large crowds at once with a few high-powered bosses to face.

Atlus also announced a special physical edition of the game that will come with the original soundtrack on two discs, bag, Morgana towel, and Blu-ray disc with behind the scenes footage regarding the creation of the theme song all inside a special box.

The first release of the game comes with bonus soundtrack DLC with music from all four previous Persona games. These songs can be used to replace the background music from Persona 5 Strikers. Gamers can relive their past favorite Persona games while playing the newest title.

The announcement comes soon after more information was released regarding Persona 5 Royal, an expanded version of the original title. Persona 5 Royal adds additional story content, a new character, and more.

Atlus plans to reveal more information in a livestream on November 4, 8:00 PM JST.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be released on both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on February 20, 2020, in Japan. Release dates for audiences outside of Japan are unknown.