Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers -- the upcoming action role-playing game from Koei Tecmo and Omega Force -- isn't just some Dynasty Warriors-style spin-off. As evidenced by the title's most recent livestream blowout, Scramble is actually an in-depth sequel to Persona 5. Be sure to catch the latest gameplay trailer, which we've embedded above.

It takes place six months after the events of Persona 5, with the story focusing on the development and growth of the Phantom Thieves as characters. For example, Makoto and Haru have both moved on to university. The plot itself revolves around the gang going on a road trip across Japan, but of course, things don't go quite as planned (thanks Persona Central for the translated information).

Koei Tecmo has also revealed that the game is around 90 per cent complete, meaning that it's in the "refinement" phase of development. Scramble already has a release date in Japan -- it's due out on the 20th February, 2020 -- but it's nice to know that it's basically finished.

As for a Western date, we probably won't be getting one until Persona 5 Royal is locked down. Still, it's looking like 2020 is going to be a big year for fans of the Phantom Thieves.

[via personacentral.com]