Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers - will it or won't it get a western release? In Koei Tecmo's most recent financial report there was no mention of localisation but now we've got a more promising update.
According to Persona Central, several Asian retailers have created listings for an English version of The Phantom Strikers. Indonesian retailer PS Enterprise even states via Facebook, how its supplier has told it the game will be arriving in Southeast Asia next year.
A few other listings for this version of the game include Singapore retailers Toy or Game and Qisahn. Both have The Phantom Strikers launching on 23rd February next year. Would you show your support for Persona 5 Scramble if there was an English version? Leave a comment below.
Yes please, I would gladly buy this.
Also, I didn't know ToG was from Pakistan. Fun fact.
EDIT: Looks like it was fake news @Liam_Doolan I see ToG all over here in SG and was really surprised article said they were from Pakistan. Darn it, now I'm going to Google 'largest Pakistani retailer'.
Would be a day one purchase.
Looks like it plays the way Dragon Quest heroes does. Is this correct?
Nope. No sale. I want the main game and not a spin off.
@faint Yes, this is just another "warriors" game, so not the P5 that really matters.
Been awaiting this. More excited for this than Age of Calamity!
Happy days! That means Persona 5 is definitely, absolutely, 100% coming to Switch! Rejoice!
Still feel like it will get delayed again. Hard to tell these days when a movie, TV show, games, will be released.
Didn't know who Joker was until he was announced for smash. Love dynasty warriors gameplay, so I'd love to play this if the actual game doesn't come to switch, as I really want to see more of the characters.
@shazbot It's not to my knowledge. I think PC got a bit confused.
Would love this.
@N8tiveT3ch Exactly my thoughts!
@Bl4ckb100d I love these games. Been playing them since the ps2. I’ll probably pick it up.
I think it's ridiculous Atlus takes this long to to the localisation for all its games. They are a big enough dev and western sales should justify an earlier localisation.
I know someone who worked on the localisation it is coming
I would be more excited for this than Hyrule Warriors.
Im 100% down. Let’s do it.
@faint Great, I hope you enjoy it! I think they are boring!
I hope so. That demo on the Japanese eShop was so good!
Wow the guy from the Smash Bros DLC is getting his own game? /s
DAY ONE PS4 BUY.
I played the game in its entirety on a JP Switch import and honestly even though Royal is undoubtedly the better game, Scramble I had way more fun with
Would definitely be a first day buy, because it’s in my birthday month for the leaked release date!
Take my money!!!
Eh, I'm down, but not super excited. Bring me main game Persona amd I'm excited.
@Rhaoulos The funny thing is this is only a recent thing. They were pretty quick on SMTIV's localization on 3DS as well as Persona Q1 and the PS2 SMT games including Persona 3 and Persona 4
@Bl4ckb100d this game is just as important as P5 is. It's literally a direct sequel in the same vein as the Arena titles for Persona 3 and Persona 4
This shouldn't be slept on
as a massive fan of Persona as a whole at this point, this'll be an absolute day one buy
I've somehow managed to avoid spoilers for over half a year so the sooner I can experience it the better
Day one buy for me.
Yes please. Please yes.
By the time The Phantom Strikers does eventually find its way onto our shores, I really do hope that all the hype for – and fans enjoyment of – Age of Calamity helps it to sell more units, rather than have the opposite affect and leave players feeling burned out by all that Musou and end up skipping the game altogether.
However, if it does it end up shifting enough copies, maybe Atlus will finally give in and bring the mainline Persona 5 Royal to Switch after all? Now that would be something to get behind.
Either way, as with the aforementioned Hyrule Warriors tomorrow, Scramble will be a day one buy for me!
@TheFrenchiestFry "They were pretty quick on SMTIV's localization on 3DS... unless you were European."
Fixed it for ya. =P
@N8tiveT3ch then buy a PS4 and you can play it.
@ChaosBadger777 nah, they'll look weird at me if I took a ps4 and a TV to work
i'm probably gonna get SMT III Remastered first to prep for SMT V, especially since Age of Calamity I've had way more fun with gameplay wise, so far from playing both demos.
@faint well, yes it is the same genre technically, although this one will be an actual sequel to persona 5 and will have much more focus on story and environmental combat and dialogue like in the normal Persona games.
@TheFrenchiestFry I didn't know it was only a recent thing. It might be harder to secure good voice actors in Europe and NA, but it doesn't seem to affect other big publishers so it's no excuse
I wish. I would get it day one if there was an English version.
@MS7000 Oh right
Yeah Europe gets the short end of the stick regardless I guess lmao
I bet P5 coming out day and date with North America was probably a godsend in that case
@ChaosBadger777 Nope, I am a equal and I want to be treated liked one. Nintendo gamers want games too!
@N8tiveT3ch this to me looks like a full sequel more than a spin off gameplay has a cool mechanic where it freezes the game and pits it into a RPG menu very cool. Just saying hyrule warriors age of calamity feels more line really fast breath of the wild and it's more of a prequel than a spin off so maybe give this a chance then again if you hate warriors games play the demo because it still has a fair amount of that lol
All I want on my switch is Persona 5 I don't even care if it's not royal or if it's 60$ I will pay anything Atlus literally anything for a P5 switch port just give it to me already
@TheFrenchiestFry hold up partner p3 and p4 arena are sequels?! P3p is my favorite persona game and one of my favorites ever how did I not know this lol. How good are the stories and are they something worth buying a game for?
@N8tiveT3ch so by your logic, Nintendo exclusives should also appear on other consoles in case people don't want to buy a switch either.
Just go multiplatform and you can play everything
@Ghostchip Yes. Persona 4 Arena and Ultimax are continuations of both Persona 4 as well as Persona 3's stories. They don't use any of the Portable content like the FeMC and her supporting cast like Rio or any of those characters, but Arena is set several years after the events of the Answer where the remaining members of SEES have grown up a bit, but the only ones that remain dedicated to fighting the Shadow threat are Akihiko, Mitsuru and Aigis
It's not by any means a story on par with the main entries in terms of quality, but it definitely delivers on fanservice if you've played the entries the characters are from. Some of the character development however is rather one note and you could kind of tell at points the P3 cast was being pushed to the side in favor of focusing on the Investigation Team members
Also certain characters like Ken, Junpei and Yukari don't actually appear until Ultimax, which is a direct continuation of Arena's story
@N8tiveT3ch lmfao stuff like this is why being on multiple systems is always advantageous to just owning one console
Atlus already spoils you "Nintendo gamers" considering 80-90% of their games are either on or are exclusive to Nintendo systems.
@TheFrenchiestFry cool! By the way junpei was great and so was yosuke in persona 4 but I always felt that yosuke was bargain bin junpei lol
@TheFrenchiestFry yeah it seems people have forgotten smt which is just as good as persona is literally on like every nintendo system.
No, don’t give me hope T-T
@TheFrenchiestFry @ChaosBadger777 Don't mind me I'm just here trollin' Persona fans. Some of them think a remake should be in the running for GOTY.
PS4 owners be like "Oh, awesome! Been waiting for this!"
Nintendo fanboys be like "WHAT?! WHERRS MAH PERSONA 5 ON SWITCH??? DELETE THIS GAME IT OFFENDS ME!!"
@N8tiveT3ch Really? Like... Really? P5R was the first time I played P5 at all, but it felt like it was too obvious what they added, even from a blind perspective, and, IMO, the extra story content raised more questions than answers, where P4G's made more sense to me, and felt like it tied into the story more naturally. People think P5R's more GOTY worthy than the original? Or are they just pissed that Breath of the Wild took the win that year?
@KayFiOS I don't know I found that a bit odd.
Atlus is the worst. They have NO idea how to market games outside Japan. You put Joker in Smash which GREATLY increases the franchises popularity and interest and they you COMPLETELY WASTE 2 years of consumer hype and interest in the franchise...AFTER putting out several surveys which show EXTREME interest in the franchise being available outside of just one platform.
My God It's no wonder they are currently having financial issues
Having played Persona 5 and royal on PS4 already I highly doubt I will buy it again for the switch. Scramble on the other hand seems like a perfect game, persona + warriors gameplay? Sign me in
@AlienigenX I got past the first "Dungeon" in P5 Royal but decided to hold out hope for a Switch release. If there really is no hope for a Switch release I will happily jump back into Royal
@Bizzyb My guess is that eventually they will port “vanilla” persona to the switch (since they give it away with ps+). Royal will remain a PS exclusive.
@Bizzyb Where did you get the impression Atlus was having financial troubles? Persona 4 Golden on Steam did incredibly well for them by surpassing FFXV to become the most concurrently played single player RPG in Steam history at launch, and P5 has sold close to 5 million copies across both the vanilla release and Royal
@AlienigenX See that makes no sense to me...especially considering Switch got the definitive version of Dragon Quest XII..
@TheFrenchiestFry I meant to say SEGA of which Atlus is owned by. They are leaving millions upon millions of dollars on the table simply because they refuse to put their games on other platforms. Its ridiculous at this point
I love how people complain about P5 is not on the Switch, when this is not a new thing for developers to do. There are so many games, that have direct sequels on other platforms. For example, Kingdom Hearts has multiple games tied to the main plot, but you dont see the ogs anywhere on a main Nintendo console. Its just funny to me that Atlus gets the most hate because of a rumor about it, and ppl got their hopes up way too high.
@SolarisPolaris Sora isn't in Smash Bros...
@Bizzyb I love how ppl suddenly feel entitled about a game franchise being on their Nintendo console just bc 'its in Smash.' Like, I'm sorry, what?!
@SolarisPolaris I think you're missing his/her point. Sega is bleeding money right now and has been making stupid business decisions for years now. They keep releasing surveys asking what fans want and continue to not do those things. One of the cheapest ways they could make some quick cash would be to release their games on more platforms. The release of p4 on steam proves its a great idea and yet they seem to still be in the "wait and see" phase. To top it all off they are missing golden opportunities to strike while the irons hot; allowing joker in smash but not actually bringing a game that features the character onto the platform is just leaving money on the table.
Meh more Musou theme trash title. Just give us the real deal please, if you're gonna give us Persona then give us Persona 1-5 any or all, if you're gonna give us a Musou game, then just give us Samurai Warriors 4.
@Bizzyb Atlus use to not be like this, the real blame goes to Sega though. Sega were known for making bad decisions without ever learning from their mistakes except for a minor few then they bought Atlus and turn Atlus into them and now Atlus are making bad decisions as well. Had Atlus stay an independent company they would had more freedom to make wise decisions and keep their good name.
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