The Persona franchise is one that has been growing quite large in popularity in recent years. The original 4 games (and their spinoffs) were very much niche RPGs that satisfied a certain kind of gamer. But then, with Persona 5, the franchise was launched to new heights, including getting Game of the Year nominations for its style, gameplay, and depth. But for some, they couldn’t play it as it was a PS5 exclusive, to which Atlus then announced Persona 5 Scramble.
The difference between the two games is that while one is an RPG with various elements, Persona 5 Scramble is made by Omega Force and is a fusion of Persona and Dynasty Warriors. The game is also set to be focused on a story 6 months after the events of the main game according to reports. The reason this distinction is important is that it won’t be a PS5 exclusive, it’ll also be coming to the Nintendo Switch among others. However, for a long time it was unclear if the game would arrive in the West. But a new report from Koei Tecmo states that the game is indeed set to come to “The West” according to their latest financials.
This is both good news and bad news depending on your take on the game. Many, including numerous Nintendo Switch owners, want a pure port of Persona 5 to the Switch, which many thought they would get after Joker was brought into Super Smash Bros Ultimate as the first DLC character. Yet that doesn’t appear to be the case at all.
Furthermore, while the Dynasty Warrior fusions have been notable in various ways, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s not a pure Persona experience, and thus sales likely won’t match what the original game did.
No release date for the Scramble game has been given as of yet.