A member of Japan’s Diet sounds like the latest target for the Phantom Thieves, but in Toshiro Kasukabe’s case, he’s part of the crew! Atlus has unloaded a lot of new information regarding the upcoming Persona 5 Tactica, including on the aforementioned Toshiro along with Ann Takamaki and Ryuji Sakamoto.
Check out the new video detailing Persona 5 Tactica‘s story and gameplay:
A New Realm, Called the “Kingdom”
The Phantom Thieves of Hearts are thrown into a mysterious realm, where they are attacked by group called the Legionnaires. Despite trying to put up a fight, their leader “Marie” showed up, and brainwashed the entire team except for Joker and Morgana.
Saving the two from impending doom was “Erina,” the leader of the revolutionary army. They learn that this world they have been thrown into is called the “Kingdom.”
With the help of Erina, they were able to escape from Marie’s grasps to the revolutionary army’s hideout. But for some reason, it looks exactly like the Leblanc!
This isn’t the Palace. So what is this new realm called the Kingdom? Why is the Leblanc here? Rescue the brainwashed Phantom Thieves, and solve the mysteries of the Kingdom!
“Marie Kingdom”: The Goal is… A Wedding!?
Marie Kingdom, a place where the tyrant Marie and the military group Legionnaires rule. The reason Marie, who is so strangely fixated on power, abuses the citizens is… a ginormous wedding!?
Making a deal to help the “Revolution,” Joker and Morgana decide to first rescue the rest of the Phantom Thieves. However, locked in the prison was a man named “Toshiro Kasukabe.”
Toshiro Kasukabe is a politician from the real world, but has no recollection of how he came to this realm and why he is being imprisoned. Initially suspicious, Joker decides to just wait and see for the time being, when all of a sudden news comes in that Marie has found her spouse!
Ryuji Sakamoto (voiced by Mamoru Miyano)
A boy who became a notorious troublemaker after physical education teachers purposely failed him. He awakened his Persona when he wandered into the strange realm with the main character. He became friends with the main character, who sympathized with him through his own similar circumstances, and together they founded the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, fighting against adults with desires. He’s quick to put up his fists, but is also filled with compassion. When he sees a friend in need or someone who is oppressed, he and his sense of justice and bravery is willing to stand up to any opponent. His Persona is Captain Kid.
Ann Takamaki (voiced by Nana Mizuki)
An outstandingly good-looking girl who is a quarter American. In the past, those very looks had isolated her, and she made many sacrifices to protect her only friend who understood her. However, when she started to hang out with the main character, she decided to take revenge against evil adults. She becomes a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts after she awakened her Persona. Her kindness does not allow her to ignore a weak person, and her strong will fears no evil. She lived overseas before, so she can speak English well. However, she is in a race to the bottom with Ryuji regarding her grades for all other subjects. Her Persona is Carmen.
Toshiro Kasukabe (voiced by Tomoake Maeno)
A young member of the Diet rumored to be the next Prime Minister. He was imprisoned after wandering into the alternate realm. The Phantom Thieves freed him, and so now he joins the group and works with them. He is very logic his thinking, and very resourceful. He can look at a situation from a higher perspective, and commander type of person. Despite this, he is deathly afraid of fighting and getting hurt, and so he is always looking for the safest route.
Show Off Your Combat Skills With the New Battle System!
The Epitome of a Phantom Thief! Use “Cover” to Hide in the Walls!
During battles, it is important to utilize “Cover,” which will allow you to hide in the walls much like a phantom thief will do. When you end your turn while Covering, you will be in Guard Mode. You can lessen the amount of damage taken by enemies, or even completely block their attack!
On the contrary, if you receive damage when you are not in Guard Mode, the enemy will activate 1MORE and perform another attack. Be mindful of your surroundings and constantly perform actions near walls!
Check out Gematsu for more details on Persona 5 Tactica‘s combat system.
Persona 5 Tactica launches for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on November 17th. The game is a spin-off of the critically acclaimed Persona 5, for which you can read our review of the Persona 5 Royal Switch port to understand why we’re excited about anything from this series. Royal is the enhanced version of the original game.
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