Just a few weeks after continuous fan speculation, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is confirmed for a western release. The Persona 5 sequel is set as one of their games planned to release in the future, according to a financial report from Koei Tecmo, the co-developer of Scramble.
Persona Central first reported on this with a translation from the Japanese company’s financial report. Back in their previous report, a localization was still in the process of being planned. Atlus even went as far as asking western audiences if they would even be interested in localization. The answer was seemingly obvious, but at least the Persona developers listened to fans worldwide.
The Persona 5 Royal Player Survey includes a question asking users how interested they would be in buying Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers if it were released in the West. #P5S pic.twitter.com/CKq5gyWzku
— Persona Central (@Persona_Central) March 30, 2020
The long-awaiting sequel plans to arrive in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at some point in time. This can be seen in the Japanese financial report below. Even if no date is specified, this is the first real piece of confirmation of a localization available.
This news has come with joy to Western fans, since Persona 5 Scramble sold highly well in the East, coming as a surprise to Atlus. Japan released it back in February of 2020, so the localization could still be far off.
Watch this demo or play Persona 5 Royal on PS4 to get hyped for the upcoming sequel!