Persona 5 Scramble Details New Game Plus, Reaper Boss Fight, and Highest Difficulty
The New Game Plus mode in Persona 5 Scramble has an interesting unlock condition that needs to be fulfilled besides clearing the game.
Atlus and Koei Tecmo revealed new details on Persona 5 Scramble through this week’s Famitsu magazine, detailing how New Game Plus works.
What’s interesting here is how Persona 5 Scramble has a special condition required to unlock New Game Plus mode, where you’ll keep your level, items, equipment, and more. To unlock it, besides clearing the game, you first need to defeat The Reaper, who is one of the usual optional bosses of the Persona series since its renewal with Persona 3.
Besides the usual type of sidequests which we’ve already heard about, the game has specific sidequests where the Phantom Thieves are tasked to defeat a certain powerful enemy. The battle against The Reaper happens through one of these sidequests. Defeating powerful personas through these sidequests will also unlock them for fusion.
In New Game Plus mode, you’ll also be able to use Wolf, Zenkichi Hasegawa, from the start, and you’ll be able to fuse new personas. Starting New Game Plus, players will also be able to play Persona 5 Scramble’s highest difficulty. It’s titled Risky, at least in Japanese and the name will probably change in the localization for whatever reason. Playing in Risky makes the game much harder, but also ups the drop rates of items which permanently increase a character’s stats.
Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers launches on February 20 in Japan. A demo will launch on February 6 on the Japanese PlayStation Store and Nintendo Eshop. We’ll be publishing a playthrough of the demo so stay tuned.
Note that this is information coming from the usual Famitsu magazine leaks, and we might update this article when Famitsu Magazine is available in a few hours, assuming more interesting details are still included there.
We learned about how New Game Plus works today, but you can read more details on Persona 5 Scramble and its game systems here, here, here and here. The final Morgana Travel Guide video also shared details on Zenkichi, his daughter Akane, and his Phantom Thieves self codenamed Wolf. Lastly, you can also check out the the first trailer, the second trailer, and the opening anime sequence of the game.