Persona 5 Strikers is the latest Persona 5 spin-off, featuring fast-paced, real-time combat.
Co-developed by P-Studio and Omega Force, many will presume that Persona 5 Strikers is simply a Warriors game set in the Persona 5 universe, but it’s actually something rather unique. Still, there’s certainly a lot of action to be found within it, and its hack and slash elements may make some wonder if it has any co-op or competitive multiplayer features. After all, plenty of Omega Force’s other games do, such as Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
The good news – or bad, depending on how you look at it – is that Persona 5 Strikers doesn’t have any co-op or competitive multiplayer features whatsoever. It doesn’t even have any online functionality. It’s a single-player game through and through, and actually a very worthy sequel to Persona 5.
The combat does have you going up against hordes of enemies at times, but for the most part you’ve still got to approach it like playing a JRPG; making use of your skills to exploit enemy weaknesses while also taking advantage of each of your team members’ unique abilities to support one another.
You could potentially make Persona 5 Strikers into a local co-op game if you wanted, however. Up to four of the Phantom Thieves can be active in your party at any one time, and you can quickly switch between them with the d-pad. Why not divvy up the characters between how many players are present, passing the controller around as you switch characters? It’s better than nothing if you want some co-op JRPG action, right?