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Persona 5 Strikers Trailer Shows Off Phantom Thief Combat Abilities

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Six months after the end of Persona 5, Persona 5 Strikers reunites the Phantom Thieves of Hearts for a whole new adventure. Rather than focusing on Tokyo, Persona 5 Strikers expands the adventure to include a road trip to different regions of Japan. Not only is the scope of travel expanded, but combat is completely different from the turn-based fare of Persona 5.

This time around, the Phantom Thieves move through dungeons and encounter shadows, unleashing action-packed, hack-and-slash battles. However, the turn-based inspiration continues all the way through to Persona 5 Strikers, as Joker, Ann, Ryuji, and the company can still summon their Personas for pause and planning sequences that stop the action as you cruise through. The menus. Just as each character has their own characters with unique abilities, each member of the Phantom Thieves has their own special abilities and affinities.

Today Atlus released a new trailer highlighting some of the Phantom Thieves’ fighting abilities. Whether you’re talking about Ann’s ability to use fire attacks or Makoto’s nuclear affinity, a big part of Persona 5 Strikers’ combat relies on exploiting enemy weaknesses to unleash follow-up opportunities. and full attack sequences. You can see the squad reunited and fighting with Shadows in the new trailer below.

Persona 5 Strikers is coming to PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on February 23. However, you can access the game from February 19 if you purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition. This bundle includes a digital art book, digital soundtrack, behind-the-scenes video showcasing the music creation, and special background music from previous Persona games.

For more on Persona 5 Strikers, check out my first impressions of my time with the game here. If you’ve missed the boat on Persona 5 at this point and want to start early, the enhanced Persona 5 Royal re-release is the way to go (although Strikers serves as a follow-up to the vanilla version). For more on this game, you can read my review or check out associate editor Jason Guisao’s opinion piece on why it’s worth playing – even if you’ve experienced the original before.

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