Perfect World Games showed off some of the party members who will be in Persona 5: The Phantom X. Previously, it revealed three of the main characters, as well as your Velvet Room assistant, Merope. The new party members are people who have some sort of notable public-facing identity and use the power of Persona II to fight against Shadows. [Thanks, Persona Central!]
The new characters are:
- Mont Kotone (Terpsichore)
- Seiji Shirajima (Leucothea)
- Yuki Fujikawa (Styx)
Like Persona 3, these characters’ Personae draw inspiration from Greek mythology. This is in contrast to the three that Perfect World had previously appeared. For reference, the other ones are Jánošík (a Slovakian Robin Hood figure), Rob Roy (Scottish outlaw and folk hero), and Awilda (female pirate). It is unclear what “Persona II” is and how it’s different from normal Personae.
Soejima, who designed the characters for the original Persona 5 games, is the designer for this one as well. Persona 5: The Phantom X appears to be a mobile spin-off of Persona 5, featuring a new cast and development studio. Old V, who is the producer of the game, stated that Perfect World created P5X in order to bring the charm of Persona 5 to more players through a mobile platform.
Persona 5: The Phantom X is in development for mobile devices. A closed beta will take place from March 29-31, 2023.