Atlus has finally revealed what the enigmatic P5S is and it might be even better than the Switch port that many had expected: it’s a musou!
Officially titled Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, it’s a musou developed by none other than Koei Tecmo studio Omega Force that’s set to come out for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at an unknown date.
The announcement didn’t leave much for us to go by, only offering a teaser trailer with sparse amounts of gameplay where we see Joker, alongside Arsene, fighting a crowd of shadows. That said, we can clearly see an indicator saying “weak” above a few shadows after Joker uses Eiha (or whatever variant) on them, suggesting that an elemental affinity system is at play. And if that’s the case, then we can probably expect it to borrow some tactical elements from Omega Force’s previous musou spin-off, Fire Emblem Warriors.
Unfortunately, neither the trailer nor website makes any indicator as to who will be joining the roster, but we can safely guess that the Phantom Thieves (along with the recently-revealed Kasumi and probably Goro Akechi) will be making the cut. That makes for 10 characters, so maybe the rest will come from other entries? So long as the roster isn’t filled with clones then we’re set.
This announcement comes just a day after a bunch of new information for Persona 5: The Royal arrived, and between that, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona Q2 (along with a long-rumored Persona 5 fighting game), it’s clear Persona 5 will be with us for sometime to come.
For now, let’s just hope the next bit of news for Persona 5 Scramble comes sooner, rather than later.
Check out the teaser trailer below: