Atlus has officially confirmed that the long-awaited Persona 5 sequel, Persona 5 Strikers, can be played on the PlayStation 5.
Persona 5 Strikers is an upcoming JRPG from Atlus and Koei Tecmo that continues the story of the former’s megahit Persona 5. The game was initially released in Japan back in February 2020–under the original title Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers–and has recently been announced to receive its Western debut this upcoming February 2021.
Just like Japan’s original release, Strikers has been confirmed to receive ports for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, Atlus has announced that the game will be available for PC via Steam, making it the first game in the Persona 5 franchise to do so.
However, since Strikers/Scramble’s release in Japan, another big console has been released: Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 5. Though the PS5 has only been available for about a month, fans are curious as to whether the Phantom Thieves’ next adventure will be playable on the brand new console. Luckily, we have an answer.
Atlus addressed the PS5 issue at a recent Persona 5 Strikers press event. According to Sony, “The PS4 version of Persona 5 Strikers is playable on PlayStation 5.” This means that players who hope to play Persona 5 Strikers on the PS5 can still do so by purchasing the PlayStation 4 version of the game.
Persona 5 Strikers is a brand new adventure that takes place six months after the events of Persona 5. After Joker returns to Tokyo and reunites with his friends, the gang plans a summer road trip vacation. However, a series of strange occurrences all throughout Japan force the group to don their Phantom Thief attire once again and fight shadows in the Metaverse.
Unlike the parent game, which featured turn-based combat, Strikers will allow players to fight shadows in real-time; they also will have the chance to play as all members of the Phantom Thieves (excluding Futaba, the group’s navigator).
Persona 5 Strikers will officially be released on February 23, 2021, for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. For those who can’t wait, the game will be available four days early, February 19, to those who purchase the Digital Deluxe version of the game (on any of the three consoles).
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