Join the Phantom Thieves and strike back against the corruption overtaking cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis! Jump into the stylish world of Persona in an all-new story. Dynamically control your team during explosive action combat. Persona 5 Strikers is an action role-playing game developed by Omega Force and P-Studio and published by Atlus. The game is a crossover between Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise and Atlus’ 2016 role-playing game Persona 5, and is set six months after the events of the original Persona 5. It was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in February 2020, with a worldwide release for those consoles and Microsoft Windows in February 2021.
Four months after the events of Persona 5, the protagonist and Morgana return to Tokyo for a reunion with the other Phantom Thieves of Hearts to spend their summer vacation together on a camping trip. To determine the camping preparations, they use a popular application called EMMA. While going to Shibuya to buy the necessary tools, they pass by a rising idol, Alice Hiiragi, who gives the protagonist a card requesting them to input “Wonderland” into the EMMA app for a special event she is holding. Upon entering the keyword, however, he, Morgana, and Ryuji are transported into a mysterious alternative version of Tokyo called a Jail, where they encounter the ruler called King who is Alice’s Shadow self, and a sentient A.I. named Sophia who is able to fight Shadows who joins their party.
Persona 5 Strikers is a gameplay crossover between Koei Tecmo’s hack and slash Dynasty Warriors series, and Atlus’ role-playing game Persona series. It features elements from both franchises, such as the real-time action combat of the former with the turn-based Persona-battling aspect of the latter. Joker, the game’s protagonist, is able to wield multiple Personas, which are gained through random drops or by defeating named mini-bosses in dungeons. These Personas can then be brought to the Velvet Room, where they can be fused to create new Personas. The Confidant system from Persona 5 is absent. In its place are Requests, a form of side-quests, and the BOND system, where increasing its level can grant players bonuses such as stat increases.
Persona 5 Strikers began development around the time of the Japanese release of Persona 5 in September 2016, where it was known as Persona Warriors. It was co-developed by Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force studio and Atlus’ P-Studio, and released for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 20, 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. It was produced by Daisuke Kaneda and Kenichi Ogasawara, with music composed by Atlus’ Atsushi Kitajoh and Koei Tecmo’s Gota Masuoka and Ayana Hira. Persona 5 Strikers sold 162,410 copies during its first week at retail in Japan, with 115,995 and 46,415 units on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch respectively. By December 2020, the game had sold over 500,000 copies throughout Asia.