The Stakes are High in Latest Persona 5 Scramble Trailer
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers launches next week for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Ahead of that, Atlus Japan released the game's final trailer, an action-packed three minutes showing off some of the Scramble's wilder fights, environments, and plot moments.
First up, we see a massive robot and a smaller android-looking robot that looks like it stepped straight out of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. It seems the government is going all out trying to stop the Phantom Thieves, as the larger robot puts every one of the team's skills to the test in a huge boss fight where no space is safe.
The action is fast and frenzied in a good portion of the rest of the trailer. The game's opening segments, playable in demo form, are just a bit slow and easy, so if the latest trailer is any indication, it ramps up just fine later on.
We also get to see a mix of the social, laid-back side of Persona and the more dramatic elements. The tradition of re-visiting sites from previous games continues, as the Persona 3 sauna scene in Kyoto makes a return. That makes sense given P5 S is a giant road trip, and we suspect Makoto is presumably taking on the role of Mitsuru the Punisher.
There's also a festival scene, complete with traditional garb and fireworks — and Sophia looking on from the phone. The trailer shows the mysterious being acting as her Persona gets some kind of transformation, but apparently it's not enough for Sophie to hang out with her friends in the real world.
Finally, we see Zenkichi Hasegawa's Awakening scene amid a crescendo of action shots leading up to a massive explosion affecting all of Shibuya and originating with Sophia. No Shadow-Joker this time around, though.
Unfortunately, we still don't know when Persona 5 Scramble will make it to Western shores, though it will at some point. For now, we'll just have to be content with Persona 5 Royal next month and the hope that Atlus brings its older titles to the Switch as well.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers news as it sneaks our way.