Persona 5 Strikers, the Persona 5 spin-off with more of a musou-style gameplay, is finally getting an English release. The trailer for the upcoming game was leaked a few days ago which somewhat ruined the surprise a little bit, but now it appears that Atlus is ready to reveal more information about it.
Persona 5 Strikers takes place more or less six months after the events of the mainline Persona 5 game. What makes this title different, however, is the fact that it deviates from the usual RPG format and instead, follows a more Warriors-like gameplay.
In other words, hordes of enemies will be present on the map and it will be up to the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to strike them all down. Thanks to the leaked trailer, excited players now know that Persona 5 Strikers is scheduled to release in February 2021.
In addition, the game will be available on multiple platforms upon release as well, namely the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and even PC, much to the fans’ surprise. However, the trailer doesn’t really reveal a lot about the game asides from the fact that it will feature English voice acting.
Our communications have been intercepted by the Phantom Thieves.
— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) December 4, 2020
We don’t have to remain in the dark for long though, as Atlus has announced in a recent tweet that “all will be revealed December 8.” Included in the tweet is a link to what appears to be the game’s official website.
That being said, the only thing on the game’s site at the moment is a simple teaser image that says “The Phantom Thieves of Hearts Will Return” but this will most likely change on December 8 once Atlus reveals more information.
We’re not exactly sure what the developer will be revealing, but we’re guessing that more details about Persona 5 Strikers’ gameplay, characters, and plot will be part of it. Even though dedicated Persona fans probably already know the general gist of Persona 5 Strikers, it’s still very exciting that an official English translation is heading our way.
Persona 5 fans were kept in the dark for quite a while regarding this game, wondering if Atlus was ever going to release an official English version. Even though there were leaks claiming that a translation for Persona 5 Strikers was in the works, there were no official announcements by Atlus until now.
Some fans in the Persona community were quite doubtful that Persona 5 Strikers was going to get an English release, but given how especially successful the franchise has been as of late, there was likely no need to be worried.
After all, Persona 5’s expanded version entitled Persona 5 Royal was nominated for The Game Awards 2020. Not only that, but the title was also extremely well-received both in and out of Japan. Besides, it has been proven by Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s success that gamers all over the world are more than willing to play musou games.
In other news, 2021 is looking to be a big year for the Persona community. It was recently confirmed that Atlus has “exciting plans” for the franchise’s 25th anniversary next year, so that’s definitely something to look forward to.