Starting well before the game’s official announcement when we all interpreted its P5S codename to mean something else entirely, the public response to Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has been a bit of a roller coaster. Many of us were originally hyped beyond measure at the prospect of P5S being the heavily requested (but fervently denied) Persona 5 Switch port, only for those hopes to be immediately yanked back to reality by the reveal of a Persona-themed Musou game. That was originally disappointing for a whole bunch of fans, but subsequent gameplay reveals have landed the game right back on our radars. Even more gameplay and behind-the-scenes footage is available as of yesterday. Four new uploads on the Persona Central YouTube channel show off Fox in action, daily life in Sendai, combat in Shibuya Jail, and a look at how the Persona 5 Scramble theme song was made. If you’ve got time to kill and hype to build, check ’em out below.
What do you think? Persona 5 Scramble is high on my wishlist–it looks to be a fantastic, true-to-form follow-up to one of the best JRPGs ever made. What do you think of the game? Are you planning on picking it up? Would you have rather had a straight-up Persona 5 port? Let us know in the comments.