Saving your progress is pretty important in any video game, especially in story-heavy games like Persona 5 Strikers. While the game is a spin-off with Dynasty Warriors-style combat, this is still a direct sequel to Persona 5, complete with similar cutscenes and an overworld straight out of everyone’s favorite JRPG. Strikers has a lot of big story moments and missable side content so players will want to save their game as much as possible.
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How to Save in Persona 5 Strikers
Thankfully, there’s a number of ways to save your game in Strikers. When you’re just in the overworld walking around, you can save anytime you want. Simply press the triangle button on the PS4 controller, Y on the keyboard/Xbox controller if you’re playing on Steam and the Y button on the Switch. Obviously, you can’t save during dialogue so just be patient and wait it out.
Once you’re about to get into some combat you have two options for saving. Before you start one of the Jail levels, you can save it right away so there’s no problem there. When you’re exploring these Jails, you will have to look for checkpoints to save the game, which are marked as a big C on your mini-map. This is somewhat similar to looking for Safe Rooms in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, which were marked with a big S on the mini-map.
While this all sounds fine and dandy, there is one jarring thing about Persona 5 Strikers; there is no auto-save. This is pretty odd since auto-save has become something of a mandatory feature in modern games, so seeing Strikers ditch that entirely is just odd. Even Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal had auto-saves, which makes the decision even more confusing.
At least you can save anywhere in the overworld but it’s still a weird omission.
Even with that flaw, Persona 5 Strikers is still a pretty great game with a story that follows up on vanilla Persona 5 really well and has some really juicy combat. It’s the sequel we’ve all been waiting for and you can see why fans are so eager to get their hands on it.
Persona 5 Strikers is coming out on February 23 for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.