This actually looks a lot more like the traditional Persona 5 than I expected.
Looks like we'll be visiting Osaka, Kyoto (?) and Okinawa.
DLC for classic Persona music.
Comes out February 20, 2020.
P5S takes place half a year after the end of P5.— Spooklander💀 (@Highlander_YT) October 24, 2019
Atlus is actually making this the official sequel of P5.
This is actually hella smart. https://t.co/cXwezjK3ok#P5S #Persona5 #Persona5Scramble pic.twitter.com/JNNnQCWtJl
I expected that from the story at least, since they did that with the Presona 4 Arena games as well, which had a surprisingly large amount of story in them.
But if this game has a lot of the original gameplay, like exploration and social links, then it feels a lot more like an actual sequel.
That it has a brand new combat system instead makes it more interesting in a way, and makes it less likely for me to get burned out on the series.
I am really looking forward to this game now. The actual Persona dev team is in on the development as well, so this really is shaping up to be a true sequel. It looks like the only thing that is changing is the combat style while in palaces, which can be a good or bad thing. If they put a decent spin on the musou style to make it feel unique and deepen it a bit, this could really turn into something special.
In any case, my hype has been raised a good bit by this trailer!