Western release, PC port of Persona 5 Strikers mistakenly revealed in middle of night
Update (12/8/2020): Atlus USA has finally announced what we all already knew: that Persona 5 Strikers is coming West on February 23rd of next year, and that the game is also getting a PC port.
Original Story: As fans have waited nearly a year for the announcement of a Western release for Persona 5 Strikers, Atlus decided to finally make the announcement in the middle of the night.
Well—kinda. Basically, an unlisted trailer went up on the company’s YouTube page, which was then found by some means. (Perhaps the Phantom Thieves broken in and stole the URL.) That trailer got out, and was then pulled. Thankfully, here’s a back-up so you can see what you missed:
At the end of the trailer, we get a date: February 23rd, 2021, putting it three days over a year after the Japanese launch. We also get a list of platforms the game is coming to: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and… Steam?! It now seems like that PC version is what caused those of us in the West to have to wait so long, but I’d say it was worth it.
For those unaware, Persona 5 Strikers is the Western version of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, a game co-developed between Atlus’ P-Studio and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force. P5S combines the stylish world of the latest chapter in Atlus’ beloved JRPG series with Koei Tecmo’s now infamous “musou/warriors” style of over-the-top gameplay.
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