Persona 5: The Phantom X characters use a "Persona II" power
Atlus, Sega, and Perfect World Games revealed more about Persona 5: The Phantom X, a free-to-play spin-off of Persona 5. The latest reveal for the game showed off three new characters who fight alongside the player's main party using a power called "Persona II". The previews didn't detail why the power is called that.
The new characters are called "TAs", and are characterized as having a notable public profile. They help the Phantom Thieves and fight alongside the party, with a new power called "Persona II". Three characters, their code names, and their Personas were revealed and profiled by Persona Central
- "Seiji" is Seiji Shiratori, who wields the power of the Persona Leucothea
- "Mont" is Kotone Montagne, who wields Terpsichore
- "Yuki" is Yukimi Fujikawa, who wields the power of Styx
Persona 5: The Phantom X was first teased by Perfect World Games back in 2021, under the alias Code Name X. It is being developed by Black Wings Game Studio, with involvement from Atlus and Sega both. Its official name was confirmed in mid-March 2023 after official web presences for the game were opened in China. It will be a free-to-play game supported by in-app purchases. At the moment, the game is only scheduled for a Chinese release on mobile platforms. A closed "Sneak Test" beta will kick off from March 29 to March 31, 2023, on Android and PC (though official support for the PC isn't confirmed).
Check out the first concept trailer for Persona 5: The Phantom X below, courtesy of Gematsu.
Here's the first gameplay trailer, which shows off in-game graphics, as well as what looks to be the Velvet Room.
The trailers mostly star the main cast. The protagonist's code name is "Wonder", with the initial Persona of Jánošík. Wonder is accompanied by the owl-like Luffy, whose code name is "Cattle", and Motoha Arai, code named "Closer". Luffy's Persona is Rob Roy, while Motoha's persona is Awilda.
They also reveal replications of both daily life gameplay as well as exploration in the Metaverse. Persona 5: The Phantom X will also feature familiar locations from Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, as well as appearances from the original Persona 5 Phantom Thieves.
Persona 5: The Phantom X is in development for mobile platforms in China. It currently does not have an announced international release.