Hit enemies with a cat bus and other special moves in the Persona 5 Strikers combat trailer

Persona 5 Strikers Bus
Persona 5 Strikers Bus (Image credit: Atlus)

What you need to know

  • Persona 5 Strikers is an action spinoff of the hit RPG Persona 5.
  • Players can alternate between all of the Phantom Thieves in combat.
  • The game releases on Feb. 23.

Atlus today released the latest trailer for Persona 5 Strikers which showcases the unique combat abilities of the Phantom Thieves. A hack-and-slash spinoff of Persona 5, which is one of the best RPGs for PS4, Persona 5 lets you play not just that game's protagonist Joker but any member of his team who try to change the hearts of people with twisted desires.

The abilities range from Panther hitting enemies with a fire whip to Morgana transforming into a cat bus that can slam through swarms of Shadows. Players can also pause the gameplay to view each character's Persona skills, letting them better assess the situation and choose abilities that will capitalize on the elemental weaknesses of their opponents. Using those powers carefully will trigger an all-out attack where the opponent is knocked down while the entire party unleashed on them.

Persona 5 Strikers has done a phenomenal job translating the mechanics from the RPG including it's in-depth combat system which rewards players for stealthily navigating dungeons to get a jump on opponents and avoid unnecessary fights. Check out our Persona 5 Strikers preview and be sure to head back here for a full review ahead of the game's release on February 23. You may want to consider preordering the game now since you'll get early access plus some special goodies depending on where you buy it from.

Samantha Nelson