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News Persona 5 Scramble Localization Not Mentioned on Koei Tecmo’s Q2 2020 Report

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Source: Siliconera
One of the latest teases for Persona 5 Scramble‘s overseas release still available to view publicly appeared in Koei Tecmo’s financial report for the full 2019 fiscal year in April 2020. American and European releases of the game were also specifically mentioned in the report for the first quarter of FY 2020 in July 2020. However, Koei Tecmo’s IR Presentation page has since replaced the link for the latter report with a revised version that removed any mentions of Persona 5 Scramble‘s western releases on Page 11. Only the Asian localization of the game—released in June 2020—is mentioned on the 5th page of the revised document.

Koei Tecmo’s newest financial report does not mention the Western localization of Persona 5 Scramble in the company’s future plans either. It now focuses on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which will be released simultaneously worldwide on November 20, 2020. The remaining console titles listed in the presentation—Atelier Ryza 2, Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack, and the new DLC for Nioh 2—will all be released within this fiscal year that ends in March 2021.

You'll never see it coming...
Not sure if this is old news or not. Seems like KT updated their Q2 2020 IR materials which used to make reference to P5S getting a Western release in FY 2020 ending March 31, 2021. It seems like fans will be waiting until at least late Spring/Summer 2021 before they can play the game in English. Assuming it is only a delay of course; I cannot imagine that the game would not get released in the west on account of how big Persona has become.
 

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LOL is this really their idea of news?

It's quite obvious that they simply got asked not to spoil announcements that have not been made official yet.
I would say it is more of a case of updating investors that the title is not going to be released this FY or at least that it there isn't a timeframe set in stone yet.
 

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I would say it is more of a case of updating investors that the title is not going to be released this FY or at least that it there isn't a timeframe set in stone yet.

Nah. If it was an update to investors, it'd be explicit.

The quiet removal of a mention that was made over two quarters is the sign of an angry call from a partner.