Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers releases in Japan on Feb. 20, and it promises to be a full-fledged sequel to the original Atlus Persona 5, except adopting Koei Tecmo and Omega Force’s trademark Dynasty Warriors-style combat. In anticipation of the big drop, Atlus YouTube has revealed the opening cinematic and theme of Persona 5 Scramble, showing off the extreme style and elegance that the series is known for. (Thanks for the find, Japanese Nintendo.)
This opening cinematic has a lot more action in it than was seen in the cinematic for the original game, likely a conscious decision to reflect this game’s new action gameplay focus. Yet at the same time, the new theme song actually feels a bit more relaxed than “Wake Up, Get Up, Out There,” which felt foreboding and ready to burst with frustration in its chorus. That too would make sense, seeing how the gang already saved the world from utter destruction once.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers continues to have no international release plans, though it’s practically guaranteed to occur at some point if Atlus, Koei Tecmo, and Omega Force haven’t lost their minds. Meanwhile, Persona 5 Royal releases for PlayStation 4 internationally on March 31, 2020, which is better than nothing.