Persona 5: The Phantom X is a new game based on the world of Persona 5. Set in Tokyo, it follows an original story surrounding a new band of Phantom Thieves. The announcement goes on to say that Persona 5: The Phantom X will follow the aesthetic of original IP with changes made to the playstyle and interface for mobile.
The game is focused on the theme of “desire,” and tells the story of students who have awakened to their “Personas,” facing difficulties together in an era of “low desire.” A mysterious old man with a long nose, a strange underwater room, an owl that can speak human language, and another world separate from reality—these seemingly unrelated things are all somehow connected.
Players will take on the role of a student, attending classes during the day and participating in activities such as baseball or watching movies with friends during their free time. After school, they can infiltrate the other world, which appears in the form of palaces with different themes, and use their Personas to engage in high-octane battles against enemies.
As of now, Persona 5: The Phantom X doesn’t have a confirmed release date or Western release. It will be a free to play game with in app purchases and a playtest is planned for March 29 in China. Sign-ups for the “Infiltration Test” playtest are available now at the official website, and the playtest itself will begin on March 29 in China.