Koei Tecmo’s recent financial forecast (scheduled for March 31, 2021) included some interesting features about the strength of their gaming division. Thanks in part to a strong launch by Nioh 2, Koei Tecmo had a 101% increase in download sales (excluding DLC) and a 60.4% increase in total packaged game versions. You can read the full financial forecast briefly here.
Notably, was the list of upcoming Koei Tecmo titles that are not coming to mobile. Both the first DLC for Nioh 2 and the upcoming FAIRY TAIL RPG will launch on July 30 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Swith and PC (Steam), and a follow-up to Atelier Ryza last year was also recently confirmed by the developer. However, it is the undated recording of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers that stands out among the rest. To date, Sega has yet to confirm a Western release for the title, but Koei Tecmo had enough confidence in the title to include it in the earnings forecast that runs through the end of March.
Sega also filed a trademark for Persona 5 Strikers last December with the attached logo below. Since the full title of the game was Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers when it was released in Japan, it wouldn’t be surprising to slim it down to just Persona 5 Strikers.
At this time, neither SEGA / Atlus nor Koei Tecmo have explicitly announced that the follow-up title for Persona 5 would receive a Western release. However, Atlus has had a pretty good track record in recent years bringing the various Shin Megami Tensei spinoffs to the West, including all three of the Persona Dancing titles. In the meantime, fans can look forward to the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne remaster, which is currently due out in the spring of 2021 for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.