Meet the Phans — and Phoes? — in Latest Persona 5 Scramble Trailer

The Phantom Thieves see the sights in Kyoto and Osaka, meeting up with some new folks along the way.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers launches next month for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. We've already seen a lot of what the game has to offer, but the latest round of footage from Morgana's travel diaries still has plenty of new material — and characters — to show us. Translation is courtesy of Persona Central.

This time, the focus is on Kyoto and Osaka. The Phantom Thieves meet up with government agent Zenkichi Hasegawa in Kyoto and meet his daugther Akane, who happens to be a devoted fan of the Phantom Thieves.

Naturally, there's trouble brewing in Kyoto, and the group discovers the city has its own Jail materializing for some reason because of course, it does. It's a direct sequel to Persona 5 after all.

There's no dominatrix Alice in Wonderland here, though. The Kyoto Jail takes the form of a shrine, and every time our heroes pass through a gate, they're transported to a completely different area.

At some point in the Jail, Zenkichi undergoes his own awakening, and his sword-and-pistol wielding Persona Valjean manifests. Yes, that's Valjean as in Jean Valjean for all you Victor Hugo fans out there.

Next up on the best summer road trip ever is Osaka. Despite the city being known for its massive selection of food, it's IT getting the attention here. Madicce is a global IT company headed by Akira Konoe, who himself has apparently captured quite a few hearts thanks to his charisma.

Finally, the Osaka Jail is a futuristic city. Akira Konoe heads an IT company and has charisma — a telltale sign of villainy in many JRPGs. Chances are, all is not what it seems with the suave company president, but we'll just have to wait to find out.

When will we find out? There's no telling yet, but as some consolation, Persona 5 Royal launches at the end of March. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Persona 5 Scramble news as it breaks.

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Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Jan. 28th 2020

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