Check Out the Latest Action-Packed Persona 5 Scramble Trailer

Joker has a new form, and Shadows abound, but you can take a snowboarding break if you really want to.

Atlus released yet more new Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers footage ahead of the game's February 20 launch in Japan. This time, it's an epic story trailer set against Persona 5's "Rivers in the Desert."

Anyone concerned this musou-style sequel would be too Dynasty Warriors should leave their fears at the door. From possessed classmates and the legions of darkness, to a new maybe-Shadow look for Joker (golden eyes, and all that), drama, Persona fusions, and, of course, a romantic Ferris Wheel scene, there's a huge variety of action in the trailer. And it's all very much Persona.

The trailer mostly focuses on areas we've seen already, but we do get a glimpse of some areas outside Shibuya and Sendai and lots of action. There's what looks like an underground factory of some kind, reminiscent of a similar area in Persona 3, plus an ice-themed region complete with a snow queen Shadow boss. Story specifics are still unknown, but it seems like the stakes are even higher this time around — but there's always time for a snowboarding break.

It seems at least one of the new NPCs outside the prominent NPCs we reported on previously, government agent Zenkichi Hasegawa, will play a fairly prominent role throughout P5 Scramble. Lavenza gets at least some additional screentime outside the five seconds the story allowed her in the original Persona 5.

If that Ferris wheel scene is anything to go by, we'll probably be getting the usual Confidant/Social Link options as well, which is particularly interesting to see given how the characters have all moved on from the first game.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will launch in the West at some point on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. We just don't know when, though Persona 5: Royal releases in March. Keep it here on GameSkinny for more Persona 5 Scramble news as Atlus rolls back the darkness.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 10th 2020

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