Persona 5 Scramble Western Release No Longer Teased in Koei Tecmo Financial Report

Persona 5 Scramble may not be mentioned in Koei Tecmo's financial documents any longer, but it doesn't mean that a western localization isn't still coming.

By Logan Moore

October 26, 2020

Despite being previously confirmed to be coming to the west earlier this year, it seems as though Koei Tecmo is no longer looking to offer up any new details on the localization of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.

Spotted by Siliconera, the latest financial report from Koei Tecmo that was released today no longer mentions a western release of Persona 5 Scramble, the Musou game set in the world of the beloved JRPG. Previously, P5S was confirmed in the publisher’s financial report from the first quarter of FY2020 to be heading to North America and Europe at yet-to-be-determined dates. However, that tease has since been removed altogether, with only the Asian iteration of Persona 5 Scramble now being touched on in the supporting documentation.

So just what does this mean? Well, probably not a lot right now. Even though Koei Tecmo has altered the report for one reason or another to remove this western mention of Persona 5 Scramble from its future plans, those of us in NA or EU eagerly awaiting the game’s arrival shouldn’t give up hope just yet. When it comes to upcoming titles, the latest report from Koei Tecmo more noticeably focuses on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which is set to launch next month. With this in mind, it seems as though the publisher could just be looking to hone-in more on near-term products, rather than those that might be further out. P5S definitely seems like it’s falling into this latter camp.

Plus, considering the fact that Sega has also previously locked-in a trademark for Persona 5 Strikers (which looks to be the western name of the title), nothing we have seen or heard up to this point indicates that plans for an English localization have been halted altogether.

Regardless of why Koei may have opted to remove any mention of P5S from its financial document remains to be seen, but that doesn’t mean we’ll never see it show up in North America and Europe. Whenever the game assumedly does end up arriving here in the west, it should come to both PS4 and Switch.

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