Persona 5 Strikers VAs React to Announcement Trailer, Tom Taylorson to Voice Zenkichi Hasegawa
The voice actors react to the Persona 5 Strikers reveal trailer and Tom Taylorson will be voicing public security officer Zenkichi Hasegawa.
Earlier this month, the Persona 5 Strikers announcement trailer was leaked online prior to its proper drop date and Persona 5 fans rejoiced at the news. Since then Atlus West released a new video showing the English voice actors reacting to said reveal trailer:
Alongside the adorable reactions to seeing their characters and the events on screen is more good news: the voice actor cast to play Zenkichi Hasegawa, the public security officer following the Phantom Thieves, has been finally revealed. Tom Taylorson first posted this status update to his Twitter upon receiving a special care package from Atlus West, one that his fellow VAs from the game received:
— Tom Taylorson (@taylorson) December 18, 2020
Under that tweet, Taylorson clarified with the followup: “And if that was too wink wink nudge nudge-y: I’m in P5 Strikers.”
After that, @ScrambledFaz confirmed that Taylorson would be specifically voicing Hasegawa:
The English Voice Actor of Zenkichi is Tom Taylorson! pic.twitter.com/F6KmZSxmqJ
— Faz (@ScrambledFaz) December 18, 2020
Preorders are currently live for the game now, with several versions available for purchase. The standard and digital editions of Persona 5 Strikers will include a copy of the game’s soundtrack with 40 music tracks, a digital artbook, and a behind-the-scenes video on the making of some of its original music. Additionally, a SteelBook edition for the Switch version is available at Best Buy, while those that pre-order any version of the game at GameStop will get a free collectible Joker pin.
Aside from the standard edition, Atlus will also be offering a Digital Deluxe Edition ($69.99) across all three versions that will offer legacy music packs featuring music from across the Persona franchise (including Persona 3 & 4), and an All-Out Pack with extra items and bonuses. The Digital Deluxe Edition will also offer players that preorder with four days of early access to the game before its official release, which will unlock on February 19th, 2021.
Persona 5 Strikers will release in the west on February 23rd, 2021 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. For more on the game, you can read our full preview of 30 minutes of gameplay from its upcoming western release from Editor-in-Chief Ryan Meitzler.
Atlus has revealed that Persona 5 Royal’s worldwide sales have officially reached over 1.4 million copies sold since it was first released in Japan in October 2019, followed by its Western launch this past March. Additionally, Atlus also highlighted that the series’ total lifetime sales to date have reached over 13 million copies sold around the world.
You can read our review of Persona 5 Royal written by yours truly, in which I state that “Atlus has packed Persona 5 Royal full of new content that is sure to delight newcomers and even veterans of the original with a far more robust experience.” There’s also our post review discussion featuring myself and Video Manager Mario Rivera as we broke down some of our favorite parts of the game. And be sure to check out David Gill’s editorial detailing why the game reminded him of what he missed about college and why Peter Hunt Szpytek felt this was the game he needed in 2020
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