By Kathleen Townsend
I had a good feeling when I put on my fancy Persona 5 T-shirt today, and boy did it pay off! Buckle up, musou fans.
ATLUS has officially announced the Western release of Persona 5 Strikers, long-anticipated by fans of the series. The reveal trailer confirmed a release date of February 23, 2021, for the game on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Over the past months there have been plenty of teases and hints that a localization of the game was coming, so it’s exciting to finally have confirmation. The ATLUS, KOEI TECMO and Omega Force collaboration musou game released in February 2020 in Japan as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.
Persona 5 Strikers is set half a year after the conclusion of Persona 5, with the main characters on summer vacation. However, a new incident quickly arises that encompasses the entirety of Japan! A new character named Sophia, code-named “Sophie,” also joins the scene, wielding a yo-yo and a blaster. She controls Pithos, who’s similar to a Persona.
The original Persona 5 game released for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in September 2016 in Japan. After a delay, a North American release followed in April 2017. A 26-episode anime adaptation and two special episodes aired in September 2018, with the English dub of the series streaming exclusively on Funimation.
An enhanced version of the game, titled Persona 5 Royal, released in March 2020 for PlayStation 4.