Stealing Your Desires vs Taking Your Heart, Round One, Fight!
Setting aside questions about execution and cultural dissonance, Persona 5 is a game about rebellion and fighting against corruption, so it makes perfect sense that its hack-and-slash spin-off, Persona 5 Strikers, would continue those themes. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts spent their first title battling the forces of the establishment and the entitled adults who sought to control their lives. Now, the team is once again called into action to fight for freedom. Silent protagonist Joker comes back to Tokyo just in time for the group to stumble across a new source of corruption sweeping over Japan: an alternate shadow dimension called Jail ruled by celebrity idol Alice Hiiragi, who’s using a phone app to suck people into her world and steal their desires.
Everybody looks fantastic, the combat is smooth, and the plot already has us hooked. Alice is waging war on peoples’ minds and souls. If our plucky teenage heroes (and their new PI and AI sidekicks) are going to save the day, they’re gonna have to travel to six different cities and fight Alice’s minions on her own turf. You know what that means. Road trip!
The game features:
- New story and sights – Persona 5 Strikers features a deep story campaign and thrilling combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Visit 6 different cities across Japan, cook tantalizing regional recipes, and lend a helping hand to those in need; then fight against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons. Jump into the story whether you are a newcomer to the series or a longtime fan!
- Fight with Style – Attack enemies in the hybrid battle system that fuses explosive action-combat with pause-and-plan sequences to decide your next strategic move. Gain an advantage over your enemies by ambushing them, striking their elemental weaknesses to knock them down, and deal the finishing blow with an All-Out Attack!
- Harness the Phantom Thieves’ full strength – All Phantom Thieves are fully playable, so utilize each character’s specific skills and summon their Personas for smooth, elegant combat! Strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with your own style. Each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes. Have you ever wanted to fight as a giant cat bus? Well, look no further. Persona 5 Strikers is purrfect for you.
That all sounds amazing to us. We mean, who hasn’t wanted to fight as a giant cat bus?
Persona 5 Strikers will be available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 23rd.