This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1626 includes a feature on Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, with new information on the upcoming action RPG. The notable details from the feature have been leaked, via ryokutya2089.
Many of the details in this issue of Famitsu were highlighted in the latest edition of the “Travelling Morgana Newsletter #5” video.
Update (2020-01-29): Some information updated with the release of the magazine.
Zenkichi Hasegawa’s Persona Awakening
- Zenkichi Hasegawa’s persona is “Valjean.”
- He awakens to his persona ability after a certain occurrence.
- His code name is “Wolf” and he becomes a member of the Phantom Thieves.
- He has an easygoing personality but he has a goal, and for the sake of it he uses cool-headed means.
- He fights by chipping away at his own stamina by using “Berserk,” and by sapping the stamina of his enemies by using “Absorption.”
Akane Hasegawa (Voiced by Naomi Ohzora)
- Zenkichi’s daughter. She’s an enthusiastic fan of the Phantom Thieves. Her relationship with her father is cold.
Akira Konoe (Voiced by Tōru Ōkawa)
- The president of the Madicce IT company.
Strong Enemy Request
- Requests made to challenge powerful enemies. Upon defeating these enemies, you will be able to create them through fusion.
New Game Plus
- If you defeat the Reaper (described below), you can unlock a special second playthrough where you can bring over your level and equipment.
- A certain persona will be available through fusion at the start of the game, and Wolf will be available for use at the beginning as well.
- If you wait before fighting enemies in a request, the well-known powerful enemy in the series, the Reaper, will appear and you can challenge him.
- This difficulty is available only at the beginning of a second playthrough. It is extremely difficult. However, the rewards are also high with an increase in the rate of collecting items which increase your parameters.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be released for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020 in Japan.