Disappearing act: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers’ localization was not mentioned in Koei Tecmo’s latest financial report

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

The times, they are a-changin’. Back in July, Koei Tecmo brought hope to many gamers when it mentioned an American and European release of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for Switch in its financial report. A Musou-style action game instead of an RPG, Scramble serves as a sequel to Persona 5, which never saw a release on Nintendo’s latest console. However, players hoping to play a Dynasty Warriors-like title before Age of Calamity launches have cause for concern. The developer has scrapped any mention of a localization from its latest record.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers may never make it out of Japan

Koei Tecmo’s Q2 2020 report focuses on many games coming from the company in the future. Titles like Age of Calamity, Atelier Ryza 2, and the latest DLC for Nioh 2 are all planned to release before the end of March 2021. But, sadly, Scramble is missing from the list. What makes matters worse is a revised link to the July 2020 report. While the original teased an English release, the updated document now has that information scrubbed.

Putting all this news together, it looks like Koei Tecmo is leaving Scramble a Japan-only affair, at least for the moment. Perhaps if Age of Calamity sells like hotcakes, we’ll see an English localization in the future. Maybe even bundled with Persona 5 Royal. We can’t give up hope, after all.

Enthusiasts, what do you think about the omissions of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers‘ localization? Let us know your theories in the comments below.


Arthur Damian
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