New Persona 5 Scramble Trailer: The Phantom Thieves Go to "Jail"

Joker and the gang head leave Tokyo and find trouble in Sendai with new Persona 5 Scramble trailer.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers just got another new information drop. It comes after a recent in-depth livestream and character trailers.

The new info is in the form of another Morgana video journal, like Atlus did for Persona 5: The Royal. This time around, the diary is split into two parts. The first is above and covers the new location, and the second focuses on the character system.

This time around, we're introduced to another new location the Phantom Thieves will visit. Sendai is located on Honshu Island northeast of Tokyo.

The crew follows clues related to the reappearance of Palaces in Shibuya, and while in Sendai, they will meet up with at least two new faces.

The first is author Ango Natsume, known for his light novels. The second is the mysterious beef-tongue enthusiast Kuon Ichinose. It's unclear how these two relate to Sendai's Palace, located in a parallel world called "Jail." However, the Jail takes on the form of a medieval castle, complete with mythical figures guarding key locations.

P5 Scramble is also introducing the BAND system, where you earn BAND points for defeating enemies. You can use these to level up your characters and develop their attributes. Each character has a variety of abilities, including specific ones called Master Arts, that develop as you use a character.

Finally, Sophia — the enigmatic phone girl — acts as shopkeeper for the group and offers different items in each location.

Persona 5 Scramble is Persona 5's direct sequel and will launch on February 20, 2020, for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan.

Persona 5 Scramble is set for a Western release at some point as well, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more P5: S news as it develops.


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 Nov. 27th 2019

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