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Old 01-28-2020, 12:07 AM   #1
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Persona 5 Scramble was initially going to be more of a Persona Warriors-type game

It's a wise choice, most people got sick of the Warrior type hack and slack games already.


Persona 5 Scramble was initially going to be more of a Persona Warriors-type game

Omega Force’s specialty is the Musou genre. The developer is known for its franchises such as Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. That hack-and-slash gameplay has also extended into other IPs like Zelda with Hyrule Warriors, One Piece with One Piece: Pirate Warriors, and more.

Omega Force’s latest project is Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, but it’s not the same kind of Musou gameplay we’re used to seeing. It’s more of an action-RPG rather than pure hack-and-slash with a focus on story.

Koei Tecmo director Kazutoshi Sekiguchi explained how the project evolved during development, telling Dengeki PlayStation:

“Our company has many Persona fans, at first they proposed a ‘Persona Musou (Warriors)’. However, in the story-filling stage, we decided to make it into something that delves deeper into the characters of Persona 5. After some twists-and-turns, it ended up becoming an action-RPG that told a continuation of Persona 5.”

Sekiguchi also said that development “started on the same month Persona 5 released,” which would put it around September 2016.

Finally, here are some comments from Atlus:
“The scale of it all was so large that it took a while to get things moving after we began talking. … The entire story was put together by the Persona Team. The very first plan was proposed by Koei Tecmo. And after several meetings, we’ve made it into a story that delivers a Persona-like theme and message.” – Atlus director Daisuke Kaneda

“In any case, we wanted to make a fun story. The previous game, Persona 5, was more serious and we didn’t get to see many instances of the Phantom Thieves having fun. We wanted to give a different taste where the Phantom Thieves solve cases while having fun.” – Atlus’ Mumon Usuda


Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers ‘Morgana’s Travel Report #5’ – Kyoto, Osaka, and Zenkichi Hasegawa; demo launches February 6 in Japan

Another new playable character joins the Phantom Thieves.

Atlus has released the fifth “Morgana’s Travel Report” for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, which introduces Kyoto, Osaka, and new playable character Zenkichi Hasegawa.

The company also announced that a downloadable demo for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will launch via the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop on February 6 in Japan. A launch live stream ahead of the game’s February 20 release was also confirmed, with details to be announced at a later date.

Get the details below.

Kyoto, The Historic Former Capital City

With its valuable cultural heritage such as temples and shrines, Kyoto is one of Japan’s leading tourist cities. Under the proposal of public safety police officer Zenkichi, who is going along with them, the Phantom Thieves stop by Kyoto.

Zenkichi’s home is in Kyoto, which is where his daughter Akane Hasegawa (voiced by Naomi Ohzora) lives. She seems to be a big fan of everything related to the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

However, even in Kyoto there is a Jail that awaits the Phantom Thieves. They decide to challenge the Kyoto Jail, which has the appearance of a large shrine. Inside are countless torii gates, which warp you to a completely different location when passed through. If you try to move forward recklessly, you will never reach your destination. The Jail must be cleared with utmost caution.

But something happens to Zenkichi’s body in the Kyoto Jail…

Osaka, The City of Food and Humanity

Osaka is the largest city in western Japan. Dubbed “the city where you eat till you drop,” it is a place filled with food and humanity. It is also where the headquarters of the global IT company Madicce is located, which appears to be deeply involved in the current “Conversion Incidents.”

Akira Konoe (voiced by Tooru Oogawa) is the president of Madicce. He is a go-getter president who has caught the hearts of many with his innovative services and charismatic nature.

And awaiting the Phantom Thieves in Osaka is the Osaka Jail, which has the appearance of a futuristic city. It is an impregnable Jail with security robots on patrol and surveillance cameras installed throughout. With powerful and tough enemies to face, it is a Jail you will have to brace yourself to clear.

Code Name: Wolf

Zenkichi Hasegawa awakens to Persona abilities and fights against evil alongside the Phantom Thieves.

He wields a large sword with good reach and twin pistols. He fights using “Absorption” to steal HP from enemies, and “Berserk,” which reduces his HP, but increases his attack power.

His Persona is Valjean. In addition to Almighty and Gun attribute skills, he also specializes in skills that strengthen his allies.

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Old 01-28-2020, 01:32 AM   #2
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Ohhh, okay. I’ve just become somewhat interested in this game.
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