Atlus have officially announced the western release date for Persona 5 Strikers (known as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers in Japan).
We previously reported how a trailer showing the release date was briefly made available online before being pulled. As stated then, the game will launch in the west on February 23rd for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders will begin December 10th at 4 p.m. PT.
As stated in the press release (via email), the game takes place in the summer vacation (as previously reported, half a year after the events of Persona 5). The gang’s road trip across Japan is interrupted, as reality twists and metaverse Palaces appear in the real world.
Now the gang must journey across six Japanese cities, beat back Shadows in “pause-and-plan” action combat with old and new members of the Phantom Thieves, and trying out the local sights and food.
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find screenshots and the full rundown (via emailed press release) below.
Persona 5 Strikers takes players on an epic road trip with the Phantom Thieves, where they strike back against the corruption overwhelming cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis!
New story and sights – Persona 5 Strikers features a deep story campaign and thrilling combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Visit 6 different cities across Japan, cook tantalizing regional recipes, and lend a helping hand to those in need; then fight against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons. Jump into the story whether you are a newcomer to the series or a longtime fan!
Fight with Style – Attack enemies in the hybrid battle system that fuses explosive action-combat with pause-and-plan sequences to decide your next strategic move. Gain an advantage over your enemies by ambushing them, striking their elemental weaknesses to knock them down, and deal the finishing blow with an All-Out Attack!
Harness the Phantom Thieves’ full strength – All Phantom Thieves are fully playable, so utilize each character’s specific skills and summon their Personas for smooth, elegant combat! Strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with your own style. Each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes. Have you ever wanted to fight as a giant cat bus? Well, look no further. Persona 5 Strikers is purrfect for you.