Persona 5 Scramble Gameplay Details the New Jail Metaverse
Persona 5 Scramble introduced Kuon Ichinose voiced by Yoko Hikasa. Explanations for the Band and Master Arts systems used to strengthen the Phantom Thieves.
Atlus revealed the second Morgana VTuber video for Persona 5 Scramble. While Morgana didn’t reveal how many villas he can buy with his royalties from voicing Pikachu, he unveiled some more story concepts, new characters appearing in the game and introduced Sendai.
Morgana shared more about P5S new character Zenkichi, a police investigator who contacts the Phantom Thieves. Zenkichi meets with the group at Leblanc and they strike a deal. Zenkichi could arrest them as they’re the prime suspects behind the new heart-stealing incidents. However, he won’t do it if they gather and share information on the real culprit.
We also learn that the new otherworld in Persona 5 Scramble isn’t named Palace but Jail. After entering and dispelling the Jail in Shibuya by defeating its master, the Phantom Thieves learn that similar incidents are happening all over Japan, conducted by a mysterious individual called King. This is how their road trip begins.
Here are the new characters introduced. We first have Ango Natsume, voiced by Daisuke Kishio. Ango is an extremely popular light novel author the Phantom Thieves meet in Sendai, during one of his autograph sessions.
The other character we were introduced to is Kuon Ichinose, voiced by Yoko Hikasa. The Phantom Thieves meet her while eating at a Gyutan restaurant in Sendai. It seems like she’s a meat otaku, as she keeps chatting about the Gyutan in Sendai.
Next, we were introduced to the Jail in Sendai, which is a western fantasy-styled castle. The pHantom thieves also meet a seemingly completly random dude there, who names himself one of the “heavenly kings”, which triggers funnny remark from Futaba.
Next, Morgana explained some of the game systems in Persona 5 Scramble. We get EXP and level up when defeating enemies. And there’s a system called the Band system which can permanently strengthen all the party members with things like stat boosts. Bands can be bought with Band Points obtained when defeating enemies or progressing through the story.
We were also introduced to the Master Arts system. Master Arts are basically character-specific actions each character will unlock as you play with them. It encompasses gun-related attacks, and persona-using attacks different from actual SP-consuming Skills.
Lastly, you can buy items, weapons, and equipment through Sophia by shopping with her app. Each location in the game also has its own specific shops you can visit.
The previous Persona 5 Scramble trailers focused on Joker and the Velvet Room, on Sophia/Sophie, on Ryuji, and on Morgana. You can read more story details here and here’s some live gameplay. We also covered an interview with the game’s staff from Famitsu.
In related news, another Sega game, Project Sakura Wars, has characters designed by many different character designers. The final character revealed, Hakushu Murasame, is designed by Persona‘s Shigenori Soejima. He shared some comments about his works for the occasion.
Persona 5 Scramble is coming to PS4 and Switch and launches on February 20 in Japan. The game will definitly come over even if it didn’t get a western announcement yet. We’ll learn more about the game via a stream on November 29. Demo events for the game will also be held in Japan on December 7.