Despite technically being a spin-off game from the Dynasty Warriors developers, Persona 5 Strikers has been called a direct sequel to Persona 5 by many fans. While the battle system is completely different, the game’s visuals, cutscenes, music, and non-combat gameplay are very similar to the original game. Due to all the similarities Strikers has with Persona 5, many fans have wondered if it shares similar features to the original game, like romancing some of the girls.
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Does Persona 5 Strikers Have Romance Options?
Romancing characters has always been one of the most popular features in the Persona games, so it helps that Persona 5 has some of the best female characters around. Whether you prefer Anne, Makoto, Futaba, Haru, or, god forbid, your teacher Kawakami, there is a romantic interest here suited to your taste.
Unless you like Makoto’s sister Sae Nijima, then you’re out of luck.
With all that being said, it doesn’t really matter which of these female characters tickle your fancy since Persona 5 Strikers does not have any romance options. The only thing close to a romance scene in Strikers is a short bit where you can choose who to ride a ferris wheel with, which is fine if you’re with your favorite lady, but that’s all you’re getting when it comes to matters of the heart.
This is pretty disappointing since the Persona games have gained a reputation for romancing those 'waifus' the internet gets really thirsty for. Considering how the game is mostly focused on a Phantom Thieves reunion and a road trip across Japan, the lack of romance does make some sense. Still, some options like importing your romance option from Persona 5 would have been nice to see.
Despite the lack of romance, Persona 5 Strikers is still a pretty excellent game. The fact that it managed to implement various battle mechanics from Persona 5 and turn that into a Warriors-style Hack-and-slash game is still very impressive. Perhaps a future sequel or spin-off will add this heavily requested feature? We’ll have to wait and see.
Persona 5 Strikers will be coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 23.