Another Persona game means there’s another game for Atlus to restrict streaming. With Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers releasing this week in Japan, the streaming restrictions for the title have been revealed, but it’s surprisingly not as strict as you might expect.
For one thing, you’re allowed to stream most of Persona 5 Scramble–with a caveat. If you’re uploading screenshots or videos of it from the PS4 or Switch, you must use the consoles’ own capture and share functions. Atlus will not allow screenshots or videos captured via personal capture cards. You should also only upload videos to sites supported by the sharing features on Switch and PS4.
If you are showing event scenes or story scenes, Atlus wants players to mention clearly in the description or Tweet that there are spoilers, so you won’t accidentally spoil players who want to enjoy the game fresh. The footage/screenshots should also show: ©ATLUS ©SEGA/ ©KOEI TECMO GAMES All rights reserved. (If you capture gameplay via PS4 or Switch, this will be added for you.)
Other points of note include:
- Please do not use the gameplay footage for any other purposes other than showing gameplay.
- Please do not only upload the BGM/music data, or use gameplay footage for the main purpose of listening to the music.
- Uploading gameplay to sites that require subscription services or payment to browse will be counted as using gameplay for monetary purposes. (Excluding NicoNico Premium)
- Do not use the gameplay footage to slander other people.
- No matter the reason, if Atlus requests you to remove the video, please remove the video. Videos that Atlus deem are unacceptable will be deleted or taken off from viewing. Furthermore, queries into this matter may or may not be answered by Atlus, so please understand.
- If the streaming or uploading of gameplay leads to monetary loss, Atlus does not hold any responsibility, nor will they pay any monetary compensation.
According to Lavenza, players are not allowed to share anything about the game’s endgame or anything afterwards. Those who dare break this taboo will be cursed to only hear “Let’s go to sleep already” when talking to other people. Another cruel and unusual punishment will be that you’ll be stuck in Alice Hiiragi’s Jail, forced to endure her ‘punishments’ forever.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will release for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on February 20, 2020. A demo is currently available in Japan for PS4 and Switch. Check out its latest trailer here.