Persona 5 Scramble Will Finally Come West, According to Koei Tecmo's Financial Update

Persona 5 Scramble Will Finally Come West, According to Koei Tecmo's Financial Update

The news was quietly revealed in a fiscal briefing.

Koei Tecmo has very quietly revealed that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be coming west. After much speculation and anticipation since the spin-off was released earlier this year in Japan, we have official confirmation that a localization of the game is happening.

The news comes from Koei Tecmo's report for the first quarter of their 2021 fiscal year (consisting of April, May, and June 2020). You can see the slide itself that lists Persona 5 Scramble for a western release on PS4 and Nintendo Switch just below (as translated by Persona Central).

Persona 5 Scramble is the second title listed. | Koei Tecmo

Although this is a quiet confirmation of Persona 5 Scramble's western release, Koei Tecmo has talked about the possibility of a localization earlier this year. In April 2020, in a briefing for their fiscal year ending March 2020, the publisher and developer said that it was planning a possible Persona 5 Scramble release in the west.

The Persona 5 Scramble localization might be a certainty now, but we're actually yet to hear anything from joint developer Atlus. The main Persona developer worked on Scramble in collaboration with Koei Tecmo, so perhaps an announcement from Atlus about the western release is just around the corner.

A western release of Persona 5 Scramble following months behind its Japanese release isn't uncommon for the series. Persona 5 Royal launched last year in October in Japan, before finally coming west in March 2020.

This all follows hot on the heels of some better-than-expected sales results for the Persona series. Earlier this month, Atlus announced that both Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Scramble had exceeded sales expectations. Shortly after, it was revealed the Persona franchise had surpassed 13 million sales worldwide, with Persona 5 Scramble clocking in 480,000 total units sold in Japan.

If you're curious about the hack-and-slash spin-off starring the Phantom Thieves, you can check out Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for yourself on the Switch. Although it isn't localized, there's a demo out for the game on the Japanese eShop, which I found pleasantly surprising when I tried it out earlier this year for myself.

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