Koei Co-Founder Kou Shibusawa on Persona 5 Scramble

Koei Tecmo's Kou Shibusawa shared his thoughts on Persona 5 Scramble, coming to PS4 and Switch, the Persona series, and the Megaten series.

Atlus and Koei Tecmo published a video interview with Koei co-founder Kou Shibusawa chatting about the Persona series and Persona 5 Scramble. He was supposedly interviewed by Morgana, who infiltrated Koei Tecmo’s headquarters. This is very similar to the video interview with Masahiro Sakurai we translated back when Joker was announced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Kou Shibusawa mentioned the Persona game he played the most is Persona 4 Golden on PlayStation Vita, with over 200 hours of playtime over 3 or 4 runs. In Persona 5 games, his most favorite character is Anne because of how cool she is. His favorite male character is Ryuji because he’s the person Joker gets along the most with.

Next, Shibusawa chatted about the Persona series in general, and how it’s one of the RPGs series whose games are always fun from start to finish, with great battles systems and balancing, and how the stories are always surprising. He’s been playing the (Shin) Megami Tensei series since the nineties and he was really hyped when Persona 5 Scramble‘s project was decided.

Lastly, we got to see some gameplay from the first chapter of Persona 5 Scramble, with the Phantom Thieves trying to change the heart of Alice Hiiragi:

You can check out our previous coverage on Persona 5 Scramble here: P5S first trailer, P5S second trailer, trailers for Joker, Sophia/Sophie, RyujiMorgana, Anne, YusukeMakoto, Haru, and Zenkichi. Futaba video where she’s explaining the game. Next, we’ve got details on Shibuya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Osaka, Sendai, Okinawa, the New Game +. commercials, artworks, BGMs unlocked via save link with P5R on PS4 and Smash Ultimate on Switch.  Lastly, you can check out the opening animation sequence, a compilation of the Show Time attacks, and the final trailer.

Persona 5 Royal, coming out on March 31 in the west, also got a collaboration with Sword Art Online games. Atlus is wondering which games you’d like to see on Switch as well.

Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers launches on February 20 on PS4 and Switch in Japan. It wasn’t announced in the west yet. A demo is also available on the Japanese PSN and Nintendo Eshop. A release commemoration stream (YouTube) will also be held on February 19, at 19:30 JST (Click here for time conversions).

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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