Persona 5 Strikers has hit the shelves on February 23, 2021, almost a year after its release in Japan on February 20, 2020. This time Joker and his Phantom Thieves of Hearts set out on a camping trip to spend their summer vacation. The gameplay has changed to hack and slash infused with the turn-based mechanism that all Persona fans are familiar with. It took the best of both Dynasty Warriors & Persona Series and combined the gameplay to make Persona 5 Strikers feel like a fresh breeze to the franchise. So considering all these new changes all everything you might be wondering is Persona 5 Strikers a sequel to the original Persona 5 & Persona 5 Royal. Let’s check it out.
Is Persona 5 Strikers a Sequel?
Persona 5 Strikers is a sequel to the original Persona 5, but it not a sequel to Persona 5 Royal. Let me explain why. You see Persona 5 Royal was released in March 2020 for the worldwide audience. That’s almost a month after the initial release date of Persona 5 strikers in February 2020. So Persona 5 Strikers takes place after the events of the original Persona 5. Also, the events of Persona 5 Royal are considered not canon anymore. So the characters like Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa from Royal are not available in Persona 5 Strikers.
This might be a surprise for a lot of fans. Considering how Persona 5 Royal was an enhanced version of the original game. It included Kasumi and Akechi, a playable third semester, additional plot and social elements are not canons now. So taking all this into account and as I mentioned above, Persona 5 Strikers is a continuation of the original Persona 5, but it not a sequel to Persona 5 Royal edition.
So, that’s what you need to know about Persona 5 Strikers being a sequel or not. But don’t worry, there are loads of other new elements in this game and we’ve got Persona 5 Strikers guides on various elements from the game you may want to know. Check them out below: