Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers launches February 20, 2020 in Japan; debut trailer, details, and screenshots

Veil lifted on Omega Force-developed action RPG.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch on February 20, 2020 in Japan for 8,800 yen, Atlus announced. A 13,800 yen “Treasure Box” edition will also be available.

Here are the latest details on the game, via its newly launched official website:

An Action RPG Featuring a Completely New Story

Persona 5, which has sold more than 2 .7 million copies worldwide, makes its long-awaited action RPG debut on PlayStation 4 and Switch!

This is a completely new story set after the events of Persona 5.

The game is a collaborative effort between the Persona Team and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force.

The Phantom Thieves’ Journey Throughout Japan Begins

Half-a-year after the ending of Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts get together for summer vacation, but get wrapped up in a new incident. Mystery cases are occurring all over Japan. Palaces, the cognitive worlds of warped adults, have returned? Donning their disguises once again, the Phantom Theives set out to resolve this new incident…

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Scramble Action

Joker is not the only protagonist of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers—you can directly control all members of the Phantom Thieves other than the navigator. Switch up characters to fight as the situation calls for it. Run through the cities full of Shadows with dynamic, Persona-summoning action.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

First-Print Purchase Bonus DLC: Persona Series Battle BGM Set

Use battle music from previous Persona series titles as the standard background music for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers via this downloadable content. It includes the following background music:

  • Revelations: Persona (PS1) – “Standard Battle (Refine Version)”
  • Persona (PSP) – “A Lone Prayer”
  • Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP) – “Standard Battle Music”
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSP) – “Standard Battle Music”
  • Persona 3 – “Mass Destruction”
  • Persona 3 Portable – “Wiping All Out”
  • Persona 4 – “Reach Out to the Truth”
  • Persona Golden – “Time to Make History”

Standard Edition (8,800 yen)

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

Treasure Box (13,800 yen)

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

  • A copy of the game
  • Newly-illustrated special box
  • Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers art book (48 pages)
  • Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers original soundtrack (45 tracks)
  • Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers theme song “You Are Stronger” (lyrics by Lotus Juice, vocals by Lyn) making-of Blu-ray disc
  • Morgana towel (350mm x 900mm)
  • Persona Team original design sacoche

Atlus also announced it will host the first official live stream for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers featuring live gameplay on November 4 at 20:00 JST. You will be able to watch it on YouTube and Twitter. Presenters include Chiaki Matsuzawa (MC), Mafia Kajita, Nobumichi Kumabe (Koei Tecmo Games director), and Daisuke Kaneda (Atlus producer).

Watch a new trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.