In 2019, ATLUS announced that one of the first home video game console spin-off games developed around Persona 5 would be Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. This was to be a co-development between themselves and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force studio, and be very much a Persona-themed ‘Warriors’ game in a similar vein to The Legend of Zelda’s Hyrule Warriors. Having released in Japan a few months back, it was more a matter of when rather than if Atlus West would be bringing the game to international audiences. And in recent days, we received confirmation.
Atlus West has announced that the game, under the localised title Persona 5 Strikers, will be available on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC from 23 February 2021. Taking the Phantom Thieves away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Persona 5 Strikers takes the gang on a road trip, where they find themselves once again striking back against the corruption overwhelming cities across Japan. What was a summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges – as they are made to reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis!
Developed by ATLUS and Omega Force, Persona 5 Strikers is a 1-player only action adventure RPG involving the cast of Persona 5 (There are no crossover characters, unlike the Persona 4 spin-off games). The game will feature English and Japanese voice overs, with an array of subtitle options for console (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German) and PC (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese Subtitles).
Promoted features of Persona 5 Strikers are listed below:
New story and sights
Persona 5 Strikers features a deep story campaign and thrilling combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Visit 6 different cities across Japan, cook tantalizing regional recipes, and lend a helping hand to those in need; then fight against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons. Jump into the story whether you are a newcomer to the series or a longtime fan!
Fight with Style
Attack enemies in the hybrid battle system that fuses explosive action-combat with pause-and-plan sequences to decide your next strategic move. Gain an advantage over your enemies by ambushing them, striking their elemental weaknesses to knock them down, and deal the finishing blow with an All-Out Attack!
Harness the Phantom Thieves’ full strength
All Phantom Thieves are fully playable, so utilize each character’s specific skills and summon their Personas for smooth, elegant combat! Strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with your own style. Each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes. Have you ever wanted to fight as a giant cat bus? Well, look no further. Persona 5 Strikers is purrfect for you.