Persona 5: The Phantom X Mobile is set to launch its first beta test on March 29, 2023. The phantom X mobile is a mobile adaptation of Atlus’s popular RPG franchise Persona 5. The players will have to participate in a quiz: “Sneak Test”, about Persona 5 to get their hands on the beta. Here is everything you need to know about Persona 5’s mobile adaptation.
What is Persona 5: The Phantom X Mobile?
The Phantom X Mobile is a free-to-play mobile RPG primed for its beta test in China. Information about its development first surfaced in 2021, and recently an official Chinese account on Weibo has been spotted with the name: Persona 5: The Phantom X Mobile.
It is based on the core gameplay of one of the most acclaimed RPG franchises of all time: Persona 5. It is expected to be a Gacha-based game with in-game purchases. According to the information available on its official website, the mobile game will be set in Tokyo, Japan; it will emulate the gameplay of the original Persona 5 with fresh content and a new protagonist. You can check out the game from the Taptap app.
Gameplay of Persona 5: The Phantom X
Persona 5: The Phantom X will focus on the central theme of “desire” with the main character codenamed: Wonder, a high school student at Kiba Academy. He lives a double life, school in the day and a metaverse traveler at night. Every character lives his usual life during the day and summons their alternate personas at night.
Other returning characters in Persona 5: The Phantom X include: Doctor Tae Takemi and the owner of an airsoft business, Munehisa Iwai. Joker, the protagonist of Persona 5, makes an appearance in the final teaser, which is encouraging for the fans; this game will probably provide a service similar to the original series, but there are doubts about the role of Phantom Thieves in the storyline.
Persona 5: The Phantom X seems to be one of the most awaited RPG adaptations for mobile. There are a lot of doubts still lingering regarding its gameplay and release date but they are likely to be cleared after the beta test in China. It will be intriguing to see if Sega and Atlus are able to successfully translate the exquisite quality of visual storytelling and melodious background score of the original Persona 5 franchise into this mobile rendition.