Check Out Shibuya, Sendai Jails in New Persona 5 Scramble Trailer

The latest P5S gameplay footage gives us an extended look at the game's combat system and two of the games' Jails.

In case you haven't had enough Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers gameplay and story details recently, Atlus has kindly provided even more info in another recent livestream.

Giving lengthy demonstrations of the battle system, the stream introduces us to the Shibuya and Sendai Jails (if you don't know what those are, head over here to check it out). The Shibuya Jail is the Alice in Wonderland-themed area, while the Sendai Jail is the posh-looking neighborhood.

You can see these new areas in the above video. The Shibuya Jail footage starts at around 1:16:00 and the Sendai footage begins around 1:40:00

Unlike Palaces, which are expansive but limited to one spot, it seems like Jails encompass a wide area, such as an entire city or neighborhood. 

Since jails unsurprisingly have guards, P5S seems to offer the same kind of exploration and stealth mechanics as the original Persona 5, though you do get the added benefit of using the Morgana bus to run down mobs.

When you aren't meow-ing down enemies with your cat bus, the combat system in P5S is as fast and frenetic as you'd expect from any Warriors-style game. However, it seems to blend well with traditional Persona mechanics as well.

Trash mobs are exactly that, but tackling bigger Shadows is different. It requires a balance between offense, defense, and the usual conserving of SP, while exploiting enemy weaknesses before they wear you down.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers launches on February 20, 2020, for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. Though there's no word yet on when the West can expect a release, Persona 5: Royal is releasing at the end of March, so that's something at least.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Persona 5 Scramble and Persona 5 Royal news as Atlus unmasks it.


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 Dec. 12th 2019

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