Two months have passed since Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers launched in Japan. As an action-oriented sequel to the vanilla edition of Persona 5, Atlus roped in the hack-and-slash experts at Koei Tecmo and Omega Force to develop a game that stands out even among other Warriors titles. Unfortunately, barring a survey from Atlus USA, there still is no official word on localization for Scramble as western releases of Persona games tend to lag by several months. That may soon change, however, as Koei Tecmo’s financial report reveals that an international release for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is in the cards for within the next fiscal year.
Koei Tecmo's upcoming plans are all known so far:
-Fairy Tail RPG on 25 June
-Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 on 18 June
-Nioh 2 DLC & Persona 5S localization are still being plannedhttps://t.co/qKIOzQoeQ2 pic.twitter.com/XpNfqirPBU
— ?? BlackKite (@bk2128) April 27, 2020
Before we get too excited, remember we’re still short of an official announcement from Atlus or its parent company Sega. Additionally, localization efforts may be hampered further by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic so it may be a long wait. Nevertheless, it is still a good sign that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers may still be coming soon internationally. The Nintendo Switch is definitely in need of Persona 5 content; barring the original or Persona 5 Royal, Scramble is absolutely the next best thing to get on the platform.
If you can’t wait to scratch that itch, you can download the demo right now on the Japanese eShop.