Persona 5 Scramble Reintroduces Haru and Makoto with Trailers, One Hour of New Gameplay
Haru and Makoto are now university students in Persona 5 Scramble, meaning they would become unemployed and in debt if Persona was realistic.
Atlus is still regularly releasing new trailers for Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers, the action RPG developed by Omega Force, coming to PS4 and Switch. We have one trailer focusing on Haru, another one focusing on Makoto, and a lot of new gameplay footage.
The first trailer we have focuses on Haru Okumura aka Noir, voiced by Haruka Tomatsu. Haru introduces herself to new character Sophia and chats about how she’s now in university and helping with her family’s business. We can also hear Haru and Makoto explain to Sophia how the Phantom Thieves aren’t actually killing people by stealing their hearts, only reforming them. The final scene of the trailer is comedic as always, with new character Zenkichi being astonished by how Haru doesn’t feel that embarrassed to use “Beautiful Thief” as a nickname. Though she is indeed beautiful. I still remember the days back when the fourth Persona 5 trailer revealed Haru and some were nicknaming her “Adieu”, not realizing it means goodbye in french and it wasn’t her signature.
We detailed new characters Zenkichi and Sophia in a past article.
The second trailer we have focuses on Makoto Niijima aka Queen, voiced by Rina Sato. We see part of the same scene as in Haru’s trailer, with Makoto introducing herself to Sophia. Futaba teases Makoto about how she’d use her Fist of Justice while fighting enemies back in the days, but Makoto says she’s over it now. But then she does say it at the end of the trailer when using her Showtime attack. We also hear Makoto worrying about eating too much during the road trip, with Ryuji mentioning she should gain weight to make her punches stronger. Makoto retorts she should test it out on him. The final scene has the Phantom Thieves in a dark, scary place, triggering Makoto’s fear of the supernatural, and mimicking that one scene when they first met Futaba.
Atlus also published another short Persona 5 Scramble gameplay sequence on Twitter, with Haru and Makoto chatting about their respective lives as university students. Haru is explaining how she’s studying both in the department of management and the department of agriculture.
— モルガナ_ペルソナ広報 (@p_kouhou) December 19, 2019
Persona 5 Scramble was also featured in a recent Dengeki Online stream, with one hour of gameplay showing the Shibuya Jail and the Sendai Jail. Haru and Makoto aren’t featured though as the gameplay sequences focus on playing as Joker, Ryuji, Morgana, and Yusuke. You can find the video below.
Besides Haru and Makoto, the other following playable characters of Persona 5 Scramble got some gameplay intro trailers too: Joker, Sophia/Sophie, Ryuji, Morgana, Anne, and Yusuke. The latest Morgana stream also included an explanation of how the Velvet Room works in Persona 5 Scramble. We also covered an interview with the game’s staff from Famitsu.
Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers launches in Japan on February 20, on PS4 and Switch. The game wasn’t announced in the west yet but will definitely come over.