Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Introduces New Character Sophia

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Introduces New Character Sophia
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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is the newest game coming to the Persona 5 family. Persona 5 Royals contains new content, but Scramble is a continuation of the base game.

Continuing six months after the original game, the Phantom Thieves think they can finally relax after all their hard work. Unfortunately, their vacation doesn’t last long when they once again must fight supernatural enemies.

Recently, Atlus announced a new character is joining the cast. Teased in the first promotional trailer, Sophia (code name “Sophie”) has bright red hair with heart-shaped twin tails. She wears a white spacesuit and is clearly out-of-this-world.

Sophia specializes in healing abilities and has the Persona partner Pithos. Joker meets her after opening a box. Sophia claims that she wants to be a friend to humanity, but as fans in the Persona series know, not everyone can be trusted.

Little else is known about the character so far. In the new trailer, Sophia fights opponents using a yo-yo.

Sophia’s Japanese voice actress is Misaki Kuno. Kuno previously provided Japanese voice acting in Mighty No. 9, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fate/Grand Order, and more.

The new trailer comes days after the release of Joker’s official Persona 5 Scramble trailer. The trailer shows off the protagonist’s skills, along with giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come.

Fans can expect to see videos for each Phantom Thieves member in the months leading up to the game’s release.

Along with Sophia, another newcomer to the series is a police officer named Zenkichi Hasegawa. He’s an older man with chin-length hair and wears a suit and tie. Atlus announced he’d have a significant role in Scramble, but little is known about him at the moment.

Hasegawa’s Japanese voice actor is Shinichiro Miki, who has had extensive experience in gaming. He’s provided voice work in Nioh, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dead or Alive 5, and more.

Persona 5 Scramble strays from the game’s RPG real-time action gameplay by going with a hack-and-slash approach. Omega Force and P-Studio developed the game together.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be released in Japan on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020. Special collectors editions are already available for pre-order. There is currently no information regarding the game’s release outside of Japan.