Persona 5 Scramble Introduces Sidequests, Cooking, and Hacking Battles

Persona 5 Scramble introduces Okinawa and new game systems, including a Joker's Kitchen cooking system, the Request system, and hacking battles.

Atlus and Koei Tecmo released a brand new Morgana Travel Guide video for Persona 5 Scramble the Phantom Strikers, this time introducing Okinawa and many new game systems. The official site was updated with new screenshots as well.

During this part of the story, the Phantom Thieves will be staying at a resort in an Okinawa island named Fukojima, which as far as I know, is a fictional island. This is where the beach-themed events of Persona 5 Scramble will happen.

Overall Fukojima is a nice island with a lot of tourist shops. Fukojima’s inhabitants seem nice at first, but it seems like they’re hiding some kind of a big secret.

As the Phantom Thieves investigate, they’ll reach the Okinawa Jail, which is an abandoned laboratory. This Jail is horror movie levels of creepy, and there are Shadows lurking in the shadows to ambush the Phantom Thieves. Players can break certain elements like fragilized glass using the teleportation-like Phantom Move, and make use of the Jail’s gimmicks like hook rails to move around and attack the enemies by surprise.

Moreover, we learned that when exploring the Okinawa Jail, players can end up having their progression blocked by locked doors. Using her skills as Navi, Futaba will need to hack these doors open, triggering a Hacking Battle. These are escort missions where you need to protect Futaba from incoming Shadows until she’s done with the hacking.

Next up, we’ve got more details on the Joker’s Kitchen, allowing players to cook HP recovery items, SP recovery items, and temporary stats boost items. You’ll need to buy ingredients first in places like supermarkets. You’ll also need to get new recipes through events or by buying them at various shops.

Lastly, among its game systems, Persona 5 Scramble includes Requests: sidequests given to Joker by various characters, the other Phantom Thieves included. You’ll unlock more of these as you progress through the story. Clearing these Requests will net you nice rewards. Moreover, Lavenza will also ask you to show her specific personas with a specific skill, following the Velvet Room quests patterns from other Persona games.

The new Morgana Travel Guide video is included below. Atlus also announced the fifth and last Morgana Travel Guide video will be released in late January, and will introduce Osaka. Atlus also announced the Persona 5 Scramble anime opening sequence will be revealed on January 12. Of course, we’ll cover both of these on DualShockers.

Action RPG 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 obviously come over.  You can read more P5S details thanks to our past coverage. We’ve got the first trailer which revealed P5S is a sequel to the original Persona 5 and not to Persona 5 Royal, some commercials, comments from the staff, more staff comments through Famitsu, details on the difficulty levels, some gameplay and all the new artworks for the game, and the second trailer, which reveals some kind of Shadow Joker and hints that new character Zenkichi becomes a playable persona user.

The previous Morgana Travel Guide videos each introduced other locations the Phantom Thieves will visit during their road trip around Japan along with new gameplay, game systems details, characters details, and story details: Shibuya and profiles for Sophia, Zenkichi and Alice, Sendai and an explanation of the Jails and the Band System, Sapporo and an explanation of the Velvet Room,

We also have character-focused trailers: Joker, Sophia/Sophie, Ryuji, Morgana, Anne, Yusuke, Makoto, and Haru

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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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