Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Rated CERO B in Japan, ESRB M in North America, Pegi 16 in Europe [Update]


Update (2019-12-03): Following the announcement of the Persona 5 Royal release date in the West, official ratings have been given for the game in North America and Europe.

In North America, the game will be rated M for Mature (17+) just like Persona 5. The reasons are Blood, Drug Reference, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence.

In Europe, just like with the original game, Persona 5 Royal will be rated Pegi 16.


Last week, alongside the character trailer for Morgana, the official website for the upcoming Atlus and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force team action RPG Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers was updated with the game’s Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (CERO) rating of “B” in Japan, or for ages 12 and up.

Historically, every Persona game has received a rating of CERO B (ages 12 and up), with the exception of Persona 4 Golden due to its added sexual content from Persona 4Persona 5 (Royal) for depictions of crime and drugs, and both the PS4 versions of Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight for their virtual reality compatibility.

Content descriptions for Persona 5 Scramble have not been released as of yet.

Series Rating Information

Ratings via the official CERO website.

TitlePlatformCERO RatingContent
Persona 2: Innocent SinPSPBSexuality, Violence, Crime, Drugs
Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentPSPBSexuality, Violence, Crime
Persona 3PS2BSexuality
Persona 3 FESPS2BSexuality, Violence, Language
Persona 3 PortablePSPBSexuality, Violence, Language
Persona 4PS2BSexuality, Violence
Persona 4 GoldenPS VitaCSexuality
Persona 4 ArenaPS3, Xbox 360BViolence
Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3BSexuality, Violence, Crime
Persona 4: Dancing All NightPS VitaBSexuality, Language
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth3DSBRomance, Sexuality, Violence, Fright
Persona 5PS3, PS4CCrime, Drugs
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight & Persona 5: Dancing in StarlightPS VitaBSexuality
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight & Persona 5: Dancing in StarlightPS4CSexuality
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth3DSBSexuality, Crime
Persona 5 RoyalPS4CCrime, Drugs, Sexuality, Violence

CERO Content Descriptions

General series CERO content descriptions via IGN as a reference (these are not for Persona 5 Scramble, as the game has not had a description to match its rating yet):


Contains expressions of romance or love. (Possibly includes kissing, hugging, dating, and other expressions of romantic desire or relations.)


Contains expressions of sexual relations and/or sexual activity. (Possibly includes swimwear or suggestive outfits, exposure of underwear, nudity, suggestive behavior, immoral thoughts, prostitution, sexual contact and/or activities, and other sexual content.)


Contains frightful or horror elements. (Possibly includes traditional horror characters such as ghosts, zombies, vampires, or other elements of the occult, as well as moments designed to frighten. Usually used to designate games that may scare children, the Fright icon might not be found on frightening games outside of lower age ratings, even in games that fall into the Horror genre.)


Contains criminal activity, either by depiction or in interactive form. (Possibly includes illegal activity, dangerous and unlawful behavior, abusive behavior, prostitution, rape, organized crime, and other criminal acts.)


Contains depiction or references to the use of drugs and illegal narcotics.


Contains profane, derogatory or bigoted language.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be released for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020 in Japan.