It’s been a busy and productive year for Persona fans so far:
Persona 4 Golden made its way to PC along with a budding Mod community, and Persona parent franchise Shin Megami Tensei will be releasing the fifth title SMTV exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2021, along with an HD Remaster of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, also on the Switch, in Spring 2021. But now, a crossover spinoff of a spinoff of the parent franchise will be arriving in Western markets as plans to bring an English version of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers have emerged.
The hack-n-slash RPG crossover combines elements of Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors and Atlus’s Persona franchises for a story set a few months after the events of Persona 5. In it, P5 protagonist Joker and the high school group Phantom Thieves of Hearts investigate a series of mysteries across Japan. And it’s from Koei Tecmo that today’s news arrives.
Persona Central has the details (hat tip to IGN), courtesy of a translation of Koei Tecmo’s first-quarter earnings report. The financial rundown included the first mention of the release of the developers’ new crossover title for the European / American regions. The “packaged games” category highlighted Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, which was listed for a PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch release in “the West,” explicitly referring to North America and Europe.
The title was previously released for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020 in Japan, followed by a June 18th release in Asia and South Korea. Stay tuned to find out just when the English localized version of the crossover will arrive in “The West.”
The Persona 5 Royal Player Survey includes a question asking users how interested they would be in buying Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers if it were released in the West. #P5S pic.twitter.com/CKq5gyWzku
— Persona Central (@Persona_Central) March 30, 2020
For a primer, this Persona 5 Scramble: Phantom Strikers trailer should hold you over until the English version arrives: