Persona 5 The Phantom X is an upcoming free-to-play gacha RPG with turn-based combat. It takes place in the Persona 5 universe, featuring similar UI, setting, gameplay mechanics, music, and even characters.
This upcoming Persona 5 spinoff is currently in development at the Black Wings Game Studio and was first announced in 2021 as Code Name X. Fast forward to 2023, and new juicy details have surfaced that should interest any Persona and Shin Megami Tensei fan out there. As such, here's everything you need to know about Persona 5: The Phantom X.
Update on 11 August 2023: We've updated this article with the latest info on Persona 5 The Phantom X. New gameplay with subtitles below!
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Persona 5: The Phantom Latest News
Persona 5: The Phantom X Second Beta Test Announced
Perfect World Games has announced a second beta test for Persona 5: The Phantom X. The "Awakening Test" begins on 18 August 2023. There's also a new two-mins long trailer beta trailer featuring familiar and new characters. You can register for the beta until 18 August. More details are available on the game's official website.
Do note that the beta will only be available in China. Unfortunately, there's still no word on a global or Japanese release date.
Persona 5: The Phantom X Release Date Speculation & Platforms
Persona 5: The Phantom X will be released on PC and mobile devices (Android and iOS). As of this writing, there's no concrete release date for the game.
Persona 5: The Phantom X Beta and Early Testing Dates
Early testing for Persona 5: The Phantom X began on 29th March 2023. However, this testing is limited to China. As of this writing, we do not know if there are any plans to bring this early testing or beta to the west.
While this is unfortunate, the good news is that several notable Persona content creators have access to the game, and they are sharing snippets of The Phantom X gameplay on social media platforms and Youtube.
Persona 5: The Phantom X Story, Explained
Not much is known about The Phantom X's story except for the fact that it take place in modern-day Tokyo where people's corrupted desires have manifested their own realities in the form of dungeons called Palaces. Furthermore, every person's desires collectively form the Mementos, also a fully explorable dungeon filled with enemy encounters and treasures.
The main story is about targeting these corrupted individuals with Palaces, defeating them, and cleansing society for the better. One of the first Palaces we know from the trailers is of a person named Kiuchi.
Persona 5: The Phantom X Characters
Persona 5: The Phantom X features a new cast of characters. The protagonist is a red-hair boy in his 2nd-year of high school at Kokatsu Academy. Another playable character we know from the trailers is Suwa Arai, a cheerful and popular girl who's also a student at Kokatsu. The third and final main playable character is Luffy, the Morgana equivalent of the original P5. He looks like an Owl though we don't know much about his origin and whereabouts.
Since it's a gacha game, you can acquire or purchase new characters. One of the first gacha characters you can get is Yuki, a four-star female you can pull for free during the game's tutorial.
Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal characters like Ren, Ryuji, Morgana, Ann, Makoto, Haru, and Akechi are also gacha characters. From Faz's Twitter, we know that Goro Akechi is a five-star character. Sadly, we don't have any details on other characters, but we will update this article once more info is available.
And that's everything you need to know about Persona 5: The Phantom X.