Looks like someone at Atlus forgot to make the video private.
Near the beginning of the year, video game developer and publisher Atlus released Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, a Warriors-style action game created in tandem with Omega Force and P-Studio that serves as a sequel story to the critically acclaimed JRPG Persona 5. People like Persona games, and so western fans have been prodding Atlus all year for a localized release. Atlus has been oddly cagey about the subject, so all anyone has had to go on for months has been rumors, but this morning, someone in Atlus’ PR department accidentally let some big news slip.
Twitter user Wario64 spotted a trailer on the Atlus YouTube channel with a placeholder title of “ANNOUNCEMENT.” Sure enough, the trailer was for a western localization of Persona 5 Scramble, now with the localized title of Persona 5 Strikers. The trailer featured all of the pertinent details of the release slip, including the return of the entire English voice cast, the release date of February 23 2021, and most interestingly, the release platforms.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 4, 2020
The game will be releasing on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch as expected, but in a curveball, the trailer also reveals a PC port via Steam. This falls in line with recent statements from Sega, Atlus’ parent company, who said they wanted to get more aggressive with PC ports after the success of Persona 4 Golden on Steam.
Atlus swiftly took the trailer down from their YouTube channel, but by then, the word had already gotten out. The trailer has already been rehosted on sites like Gematsu, and the splash screen at the end with the release date and platforms is currently circulating on Twitter. Atlus has remained mum on the subject, with many theorizing that this announcement was intended to be shown during the Game Awards next week.