Persona 5 Strikers Leak Shows It's Finally Coming West Early Next Year

Persona 5 Strikers Leak Shows It's Finally Coming West Early Next Year

The Phantom Thieves are charging back into action.

It looks like the action-heavy Persona 5 spin-off is finally coming over to North America. A leaked trailer posted last night indicates that Persona 5 Strikers is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on Feb. 23, 2021.

The YouTube trailer seemed to appear from nowhere and started gaining traction thanks to Twitter user Wario64 sharing it. It was soon taken down, but other folks have since downloaded and mirrored it, including Gematsu.

In the trailer, we get some snippets of what the localization will sound like for the Western version. Persona 5 Strikers was released earlier this year as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers in Japan, so it looks like the name has been shortened up for North America. We also get a glimpse of the new Phantom Thief character and some of the musou-like gameplay of this spin-off, as it is developed by both Persona's P-Studio and Warriors series creator Omega Force.

Official confirmation is still incoming, but this is some pretty exciting information for Persona fans who have been waiting for this Persona experience to come to the west. Persona 5 numbered among our top games of the decade and Strikers, which looks more like a sequel than a spin-off, seems like a fun way to get back into some phantom theft.

The addition of a Steam version is also indicative of Sega and Atlus' shifting stance on PC. Earlier this year, Sega confirmed it would "aggressively" focus on PC ports following the success of Persona 4 Golden's launch on the platform. It'd be nice if this is the sign of more to come for PC players who have had to look out the window longingly at their console-owning friends getting to play all the Persona without them.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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