Persona 5 Scramble introduces new characters Sophia, Zenkichi, and Alice
Atlus has today delivered more new information for Persona 5 Scramble in the first live stream held in Japan. The first extended direct gameplay footage was shown here, which confirms that this action RPG spinoff will adopt many features from the original Persona 5, such as moving around hidden spots to launch sneak attacks to guarantee critical attacks and summoning Personas with different elemental attacks.
More new characters were also revealed today. The first character introduced is the mysterious red-haired girl Sophia, who will be voiced in Japanese by Misaki Kuno. She has lost almost all of her memories except for her name and the desire to befriend people. The Phantom Thieves will meet her in the alternate world and she will eventually join the party with the codename Sophie. As a playable character, she will use a pair of yo-yos as her melee weapon and a laser blaster as a ranged weapon.
The stream also introduced the long-haired man with glasses who appeared in the previous trailer as Zenkichi Hasegawa, a detective from the public security police who is investigating the mysterious cases that occur all around Japan. He is voiced by Shinichiro Miki and will also be a key character in P5S's story. The first Morgana Report trailer for P5S also revealed another new character Alice Hiiragi (voiced by Ayane Sakura) who will play a major role in the Shibuya arc of the story.
At the end of this stream, it is also revealed that P5S will have a Persona 5 Sound Set unlocked by having a save data of Persona 5 or Persona 5 Royal on PS4; as for the Switch, it will instead ask for a play history of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This will make the original Last Surprise from P5 and the new P5R sneak battle song Take Over selectable as battle themes in P5S, as the game will have rock-arranged versions of the P5 soundtrack including Last Surprise by default.
Live Stream Recording
Persona 5 Scramble Morgana Report 1
Persona 5 Scramble will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch first in Japan on February 20, 2020. An English localization has yet to be announced.