As grateful as we are that Atlus decided to release Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers on the Nintendo Switch, we can't help but wonder how new players will cope with the story in this upcoming action-RPG spin-off if they've never played the mainline entry before.
Fortunately, it shouldn't be a problem. Speaking to the Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream recently, the game's producer Daisuke Kaneda said users didn't need to play Persona 5 or 'P5R' on the PlayStation 4 to understand what was going on – further explaining how the anime and manga provided enough backstory (thanks for the translation, Nintendo Everything):
Yes, I think those who have not played ‘P5’ or ‘P5R’ will be able to enjoy the story. ‘P5’ has expanded into anime and manga and such, so it’s not just limited to the game. If players have a general understanding of the story through those mediums, I think they’ll be able to enjoy this sequel even more.
Persona 5 Scramble launches on the Switch later this month in Japan. Right now, there's no word on a western release. Earlier this week we also got a flashy new trailer for the game and there'll be a demo made available on the Japanese Switch eShop next week, on 6th February.
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