Western Persona fans will be Scrambling to finally get their hands on more content!
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers was officially unveiled to the world over a year ago now. Unfortunately for Western Persona fans, there’s been no word of when, or even solid confirmation if, the game was heading to their shores. That’s now been cleared up however by a report on website Persona Central that suggests the game is definitely getting a Western release.
Koei Tecmo, who are developing the game based off Atlus’ Persona property, recently released their financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year. These results held some telling information. The statements showed a list of Koei Tecmo’s upcoming releases, which just so happened to list Persona 5 Scramble as getting a Western Release on both Nintendo Switch and PS4.
Unfortunately, this information had no confirmation on when the game is due for release in Europe or America. Many people, including myself, thought that last week’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase offered the perfect platform for the game’s Western announcement but that, unfortunately, didn’t happen – however the fact Nintendo has told us to expect more Partner Showcases, and two games from Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series were revealed in this recent video, meaning it’s definitely a possibility that the official reveal could come in this format.
Atlus recently tested the water in a survey, asking fans how they would feel about a Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Western release and it looks like now we’ve got the answer. The game is a full-on sequel to the smash-hit Persona 5 and will feature a combination of exploration-based gameplay with Musou style combat. The game in itself isn’t a Musou game and is in line with traditional action JRPGs.
The game, which introduces a handful of new Phantom Thieves, was unsurprisingly incredibly successful in Japan, and with Persona fever sweeping European and American shores, it wouldn’t be too unwise to think it will do just as well over here. Especially with Switch fans starved of any Persona content. That said, if you haven’t already beaten Persona 5: Royal and the newly-added content, there’s never been a better time. You can grab the game physically on Amazon to help support DualShockers.
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