The ambitious crossover between Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors and Atlus's Persona franchises, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, might make its way to the other side of the ocean after all. Hints towards a Western localization of the RPG title has been present for a while now, and the newest one comes directly from the latest Koei Tecmo's financial report covering the past financial year, ending in March 2020.
The report highlights the studio's four upcoming projects; Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time, Fairy Tail, Nioh 2 DLC, and the awaited Persona 5 Scramble English release. For background on some of the titles mentioned, Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time is expecting its seventh installment, after over five years in the making, with the last one launching in 2015. Fairy Tail is an upcoming new IP for the studio planned to release in June, featuring magic, dragons, and a mythical world for players to explore.
As strong as Persona 5 Scramble English release being present in Koei Tecmo's financial report, there is yet another hint. A survey recently went out to Persona 5 Royal owners gauging their interest in a Western release for Scramble. The question featured answers ranging from “not interested” to “very interested.”
How interested would you be in purchasing Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers if it were to be released in the West?
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is already available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan, and all Western fans can do right now is sit tight for an official announcement from Koei Tecmo or Atlus.
Do you think we will ever see Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers make its way to the Western market? Would you pick it up if it comes your way? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!