Is it time? Is it finally happening?
Persona 5 helped to kick the doors down for Atlus’ RPG series, with it and its enhanced re-release, Persona 5 Royal, having critical acclaim as well as huge financial success. Already, it’s had a few high profile spin-offs, with the biggest one being Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, a mousu take on the franchise that actually sees a direct continuation of the Persona 5 story. Despite the game apparently doing well in its homeland, and the new fond success of the series, the game has been MIA outside Japan almost a year later. Well, that could be changing soon.
As spotted by Persona Central, three different Asain retailers are now listing Persona 5 Scramble with a new date: Pakistani-based Toy or Game, Singapore’s Qishan and Indonesian retailer PS Enterprise. These are Region 3 English releases, which would be aimed at Southeast Asian territories. What makes these important is that they explicitly list an English voiced language option, not just text, and this kind of release was a precursor to the worldwide release of Persona 5 Royal. All three also list the same date of February 23rd, 2021.
Persona 5 Scramble released in February 20th of this year in Japan for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, meaning if this ends up accurate it will release in the west over a full year after that initial launch. If it is the date, we probably don’t have to wait too long until the official announcement, so stay tuned.