This doesn’t look like “just” a spinoff.
Persona 5 Scramble’s announcement was sort of overshadowed by the announcement of Persona 5 Royal, while many also dismissed the former as yet another musou spinoff from a major franchise. However, in the months since then, everything that we’ve seen and heard of Persona 5 S have been very impressive, to the extent that it’s almost looking like a full-fledged sequel- something that the game’s most recent trailer hints at quite heavily.
Recently, YouTube channel Amari Odorokanai Gacchiman wa Horror Game Bakari Yatteiru livestreamed over two hours of Persona 5 S gameplay (via Gematsu), and the game is continuing to look as impressive as ever. There’s plenty of footage of combat, exploration, dialogue, and more in there, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Take a look below.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is due out for the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch on February 20 in Japan. It does not currently have a western release date. You can check out even more gameplay footage of the game (over 40 minutes of it) through here.