Persona 5 Strikers - New Game Plus Features and Guide


Overview and guide about New Game+ feature in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S), including a list carry over elements and new features unlocked.

Persona 5 Strikers - New Game Plus Guide

New Game+ Features in Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers - New Game Plus Clear Save File

New features will take effect after clearing the main story and Post-Game of Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). Finishing the main story requires defeating the final boss, Demiurge, for the first time. Clearing the Post-Game requires finishing additional Requests and defeating the secret boss, Reaper. After that, you will gain access to the game’s New Game+ mode.

Post-Game Features and Guide

How to Unlock New Game+

Persona 5 Strikers - Post Game Clear Save File

After clearing all the Requests, both from the main story and Post-Game, defeat the final boss, Demiurge, again. Then, save the Post-Game clear save file to another slot. Load the Post-Game clear save file and wait for the cutscene in the Velvet Room to end.

P5S Post-Game Walkthrough

Persona 5 Strikers - All Missions Cleared

Check your list of Requests and see if there is none left. Return to the Velvet Room again to acquire the New Game+ save file. The New Game+ of the Persona 5 Strikers covers both carry over elements and new features.

Carry Over Elements

Here is a breakdown of carry over elements in Persona 5 Strikers’ New Game+:

Character Levels and Joker’s Persona Stock

Persona 5 Strikers - New Game Plus Risky or Merciless Gameplay

The level of each Phantom Thief member will be carried over to New Game+. It is advisable to have all party members start at level 70 in order to unlock a trophy as well as a good starting level for the new Risky or Merciless Difficulty Mode. Similarly, Joker’s Persona stock in the the Post-Game is also carried over.

Best Personas to Fuse

Pandora Already Unlocked

Persona 5 Strikers - Pandora Already Unlocked

Sophie’s (Sophia’s) “true form” persona, Pandora, is already usable in New Game+. All the stats and skills from the Post-Game are carried over as soon as she joins your party.

Sophie Character Guide

Wolf Already Available

Persona 5 Strikers - New Game Plus Wolf Zenkichi Hasegawa

In addition, Wolf (Zenkichi Hasegawa) is already playable in New Game+ after clearing the main story. He can be played in the first jail and call out his persona, Valjean, immediately although the story is still the same. This is different from Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal where all characters must still be unlocked by progressing through the story even on subsequent playthroughs.

Wolf Character Guide

Character Equipment

In addition to the character levels, equipment acquired or purchased from the previous clear will become accessible in New Game+. This is similar Persona 5 or Persona 5 Royal where you can use again the best weapons available for each playable character.

All Best Weapons

Persona Compendium (Unlock Lucifer)

Persona 5 Strikers - New Game Plus Persona Compendium

All of the personas the player registered and fused in the Velvet Room will be also retained. This is the same with Persona 5 or Persona 5 Royal so that you can fuse higher level personas, including the Lucifer. Lucifer is a Post-Game exclusive persona fusion. You’ll need to have accomplished many of Velvet Room’s fusion Requests to acquire most of the fusion materials to obtain Lucifer.

Persona Compendium

New Elements

Here is a breakdown of new elements in Persona 5 Strikers’ New Game+:

Merciless or Risky Difficulty Unlocked

Persona 5 Strikers - Risky or Merciless Difficulty

The hardest difficulty setting called “Merciless” is unlocked after clearing the game on Normal or Hard. This mode features extremely powerful enemies for players who seek a challenge.

Difficulty Modes

The number of Incense acquired on Merciless difficulty is also increased. The item is used for increasing a specific stat of your persona, allowing you to battle strong foes more competently.

Note that once you start New Game+ on Merciless difficulty, you will not be able to change it afterwards.

Permanent Events

Takeover Feature Unlocked

After defeating the Reaper from the Post-Game, take Takeover Feature will be unlocked. Take note that the Reaper differs from regular shadows due to their lack of weaknesses. (We’ll check this part on the English version of the game.)

Reaper Secret Boss Guide

In order to find the secret boss you will need to clear all the Post-Game Strong Shadows Requests and Painful Past Requests which are fairly similar to Persona 5’s mementos Requests.

Stronger Jail Monarch Bosses

Requests such as “Painful Memory” will now pair you against enhanced variants of the Jail bosses with improved stats. Since the bosses are tough to beat, we recommend skipping them for another playthrough or two to help you grasp the combat system more thoroughly. If you manage to accomplish such feat, you can unlock even better weapons for your characters.

All Boss Guides

Dire Shadows will Respawn

In addition of stronger Monarchs, Dire Shadows, will respawn after defeating them. This only applies when you play the game in Merciless or Risky mode.

All Dire Shadows

New Items in Sophia’s Shop

Sophia’s Shop will begin to sell various types of incense when you start New Game+.

Sophia’s Shop Guide

Other Strategy Guides

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  1. Merciless is NO BUENO. Start the game on it just long enough to acquire the trophy, then start another New Game+ on whatever other difficulty you want.