Following on from yesterdays new details about the upcoming Persona 5 The Royal fans of the franchise finally learned the true name of the long-teased P5S. In a trailer released at the end of the second day of the Persona Super Concert, the name was revealed as Persona 5 Scramble – The Phantom Strikers.

While many were hypothesizing that P5S would be a straight Nintendo Switch port for Persona 5 the game that was revealed is an action RPG title. Omega Force is producing the game with P Studio as a joint Koei Tecmo and Atlus product. In the trailer, we see Joker where we start Persona 5 but instead of falling and getting captured by the police instead he takes the fight to them engaging is musou fighting using Persona abilities and his weapon. Since most of Persona 5 takes place in the lead up to that moment, this means the game largely takes place in the latter segments after the Phantom Thieves are all established but before final arc takes place.

At the moment the official website hasn’t added much information, instead playing the role of a teaser site hosting the trailer as well as mentioning the collaboration and the fact it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. A tweet sent out shortly after the announcement it’s confirmed that this will be the first Action RPG in the Persona series and that there will be more information revealed on it at a later date. At this time, Atlus USA has yet to confirm a western release for Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers.

For those looking for a more traditional Persona experience, Persona 5 The Royale was given a lot more information yesterday, and it follows in the tradition of titles like Persona 3 FES and Persona 4 Golden of adding more to the game in an enhanced re-release for PlayStation 4.

What do you think of Persona 5 Scramble? Was this what you were expecting or were you hoping for a full Persona 5 experience for Switch? Do you think a Persona 5 Switch port is still likely? Let us know in the comments below.


Andrew Stretch

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.



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