Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Trailer Gives A First Look At The Game

By Ishaan . November 24, 2013 . 3:59am

Atlus have shared a debut trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The game features characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4.

 

 

Depending on whether you pick Persona 3’s SEES crew or Persona 4’s Investigation Team to play as, you’ll see dialogue and event changes with more of a focus on one or the other. Persona Q is being directed by Daisuke Kaneda of the Etrian Odyssey series.

 

Persona character designer Shigenori Soejima will be providing character designs for the game, while series composer Shoji Meguro will handle the music. Meanwhile, Persona series director Katsura Hashino will serve in the role of producer.

 

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is slated for release in Japan on June 4th, 2014.


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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Ehh Soejima will be providing character designs for this game?

    Its already done and designed. Its right there in the Trailers and the promo material. Change “will” to “already”

  • EtherealEarth

    Persona “Q” with chibi characters, huh…

    Oh, I get it. Persona “Cute” !

    You got me, Atlus XD

  • Strain42

    I’ll confess, I know most fan response to this was “**** you, Atlus, you trolls” but I’m getting more and more hyped for this game. I mean it looks like we’ll get to play as Shinji again, there are NEW characters, I can have my favorite characters from 3 and 4 in the same party, and heck, it looks like Marie and the Velvet Siblings might even be playable (It’s nice to see Theo again, but I wish we could get him to show up at least once in a canon storyline)

    Just based on what they’ve shown us I’m currently more excited for this than P5 (but that will probably change when P5 shows us more than just a fairly uninteresting teaser trailer)

    • DaiRaiOh

      Most of the people who are complaining about it don’t realize how good Etrian Odyssey is and how good the game looks for being a fusion of the two series

    • Arrngrim

      The only sad part is this will be for the DS, at least we’re getting the rhythm game on the handheld platform it belongs on. Atlus games for the DS are the sole reason I still keep that hunk-o-junk. Very crappy battery life on it also, sheesh.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        .. DS? What DS? You mean the one that got like 30 Atlus games on it last gen? That one? OR you mean this sexy console 3DS with its two screen gameplay and gorgeous glasses free 3D? My untold stories of Etrian are lovely

  • Eder García

    is good that the Persona franchise expands with this game on a Nintendo console.

    • Arrngrim

      I disagree, this is a bad thing. This game would be far better on the PS Vita, where it belongs. However, game companies attempt to play nice and stay multi-platform; even on gimmicky, slower devices. And yes, if you hadn’t figured out, I despise Nintendon’t.

      • Derek E Nay

        Are you saying that because you don’t have a ds Or because you just hate the system? Shin Megami Tensei has always been multiplatform with their different games and Persona is a part of that franchise.

        • Arrngrim

          Just hate the system. I’m entitled to my opinion, right? Oh, woops.

          • Derek E Nay

            Oh I was just asking. It’s ok to hate it. But it’s also ok for me to point out why it’s on the device :P

          • PreyMantis

            I’m curious, why do you hate it?

          • Eder García

            this is a classic response from fanboys who started to play videogames on PS1/PS2 or Xbox and never give a chance on Nintendo even on emulators

          • Maumac77

            That’s an entirely unfair response. I started playing games with FF7 on PS1 and have since then played on a majority of platforms. I liked my Wii and DS as I now do my WiiU and 3DS, I also like my PS3, PS2, PSP, and PSV since they all have something the other doesn’t. When something comes out multiplatform I chose which to get it for dependent on the type of game and the use I get out of it. Infact the only reason I have never bought an Xbox is because there aren’t as many JRPGs (what I mainly play) on it for me to justify purchase. Although I won’t agree to his reasoning toward the hate for 3DS, your assumption for his is equivalent to each other

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Etrian Odyssey however, has always been on the DS and 3DS and it plays better there.

            So go home, you’re drunk.

          • RisukuAozora

            You are entitled to your opinion, sure. But you shouldn’t be a dick about it either… o.o

          • sfried

            I don’t think you’re entitled to port-begging though. Deal with it.

        • Testsubject909

          Actually SMT was initially only Nintendo with Nocturne being the odd man out.

          There are many franchises or rather sub-franchises that aren’t actually SMT but are branded as such in the west as a marketing ploy to sell more copies.

          The Persona series, for example, is not an SMT game but a Megami Ibunroku game in origin and remain so where it releases, in Japan. You’ll notice how the trailers in Japan never possess the SMT logo or the SMT title.

          Just saying. SMT was primarily a NES title with one oddity, which said oddity was also the returning rise of Atlus and the SMT franchise as well as other related franchises.

          And a lot of newer fans are basing it solely off of that one game. And then many others continued and mistook the SMT brand utilized by the localization team as “official”.

        • Testsubject909

          Also, to put something I just brought up in context, because I know there’s always some smartass who thinks he can play his way out of it will come by.

          Think of it this way.

          If the creator of Persona made it and states it’s a Persona game. While the salesman is telling it’s an SMT game.

          Are you going to say it’s a Persona game or an SMT game? Because a lot of people are going by what the Salesman is saying and not what the creator is saying. Stating that the Salesman’s rebranding is official and thus is right.

          That’s my beef with people thinking Persona is SMT.

          Just a tangent.

          • InfectedAI

            Persona is an SMT spinoff. If you go into Persona expecting a classic SMT experience or the other way around you’re going to be disappointed. They’re quite different even though they share a lot of similar things.

          • Derek E Nay

            Oh I know. I wasn’t going to be in much detail about it. I still consider Persona to be a part of SMT francise. It’s just really big that it’s overshadowing SMT.

            It doesn’t really matter if I think Persona is SMT. But I understand what you are saying ^.^

            Right now it’s hard for me to think because I need sleep; but I consider Persona as much as SMT as I do with Devil Summoner, all with their own little take.
            That’s why I said SMT has always been on different systems then one.

          • D H

            Just, it is. Just as much as Final Fantasy Tactics is Final Fantasy. Just because it’s a spin-off or off-shoot or whatever you want to call, doesn’t mean it isn’t part of the overall SMT series. So calling it SMT is perfectly valid. I mean, sure, it plays different, but FFXII doesn’t play like FFX which doesn’t play like FFXIV which etc. But it is still part of the series, so what’s so wrong with letting people who may not follow it and therefore may not know, actually know? Not everybody looks this stuff up or follows stuff online y’know…

          • Testsubject909

            It’s closer to saying Vagrant Story is a Final Fantasy game.

            Vagrant Story happens in the world of Ivalice. Yes. Final Fantasy Tactic’s Ivalice.

            But it is in no way a part of the Final Fantasy franchise.

            Plus, with Tactics. It was titled Final Fantasy. They made it while calling it a Final Fantasy. Your example isn’t holding enough water to counter my initial statement.

          • D H

            Except, while Vagrant Story does indeed take place in Ivalice, it doesn’t use Final Fantasy assets or established staples. Meanwhile, the Persona series continues to use the SMT demons and mostly the same artwork for them, barring needed redesigns due to plot or other various reasons, and, at least in the early games, continued to use the same demon negotiation tactics that the mainline SMT series used.

            Using Vagrant Story as a focal point for the other part of my concern though, is how many people actually paid any attention to it when it launched, or even these days knows of this connection to multiple Final Fantasy games? Meanwhile, if they had simply applied the name Final Fantasy to it, which really should have been done since it takes place in the shared universe, it would have registered on many more people’s radars, irregardless of play style, by simple affiliation. Instead, people are left to believe its simply a stand-alone title, and more-than-likely passed it over. As one of Ivalice’s biggest fans (my middle and high school years were spent drawing maps of Ivalice and coming up with my own story for a Tactics 2 involving those mysterious lands of Ordallia and Romanda and deciphering the alphabet used on the Ivalice map), I had no idea Vagrant Story even existed, much less that it was connected to my favorite game.

            My point is, Persona is completely part of the Shin Megami Tensei universe, there is simply no denying it. Therefore, I don’t see why there is an issue for labeling it as such; just because it shares a title doesn’t mean it needs to play the same (look at Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda, Zelda II), it simply gives people who may not know that this is connected in some way.

          • D H

            Except, while Vagrant Story does indeed take place in Ivalice, it doesn’t use Final Fantasy assets or established staples. Meanwhile, the Persona series continues to use the SMT demons and mostly the same artwork for them, barring needed redesigns due to plot or other various reasons, and, at least in the early games, continued to use the same demon negotiation tactics that the mainline SMT series used.

            Using Vagrant Story as a focal point for the other part of my concern though, is how many people actually paid any attention to it when it launched, or even these days knows of this connection to multiple Final Fantasy games? Meanwhile, if they had simply applied the name Final Fantasy to it, which really should have been done since it takes place in the shared universe, it would have registered on many more people’s radars, irregardless of play style, by simple affiliation. Instead, people are left to believe its simply a stand-alone title, and more-than-likely passed it over. As one of Ivalice’s biggest fans (my middle and high school years were spent drawing maps of Ivalice and coming up with my own story for a Tactics 2 involving those mysterious lands of Ordallia and Romanda and deciphering the alphabet used on the Ivalice map), I had no idea Vagrant Story even existed, much less that it was connected to my favorite game.

            My point is, Persona is completely part of the Shin Megami Tensei universe, there is simply no denying it. Therefore, I don’t see why there is an issue for labeling it as such; just because it shares a title doesn’t mean it needs to play the same (look at Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda, Zelda II), it simply gives people who may not know that this is connected in some way.

      • chosen105

        I agree it should be on the vita but dont bash the 3ds like its a crap piece of hardware. Its clearly prefered by most considering its sales.

      • Eder García

        i understand your reaction, sony fans lost monster hunter, losing another big fan favorite franchise like persona would be devastating right?

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          Nintendo fans lost
          Final Fantasy after VI
          Metal Gear after NES
          Star Ocean after SNES
          Tales after Symphonia conclusion and Graces not getting localize on Wii. Well Abyss isn’t new.

          Basically Nintendo fans lost more than Sony fans yet we didn’t complain much.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            They also lost Resident Evil 4 and Mikami left capcom starting the series downspiral.
            Same thing happened with FF.
            Heck SteamWorld dig just got the steam release and the Nintendo fans are happy about it.
            All NInty fans do is get mad when you delay a game they wanted at launch for 7 months just so you can port it to an Xbox 360 and sit on a finished product.

          • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

            I feel like the Legends anger was justified, considering they, iirc, delayed it numerous times before finally saying they would be doing a multi-console launch.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            They were more pissed about it being delayed,not going multiplatform.

          • Kaetsu

            Yeah I couldn’t care less about Rayman going multi-platform it was just the fact they delayed the game when it was already done that I got a little mad about.

          • Testsubject909

            Really?

            You really honestly believe that’s all Ninty fans get mad about?

            Oh boy.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            The ones who are adults :p

          • Testsubject909

            So basically mature gamers and not “ninty fans”.

            Since Ninty fans aren’t by nature mature gamers, they’re just gamers with a fanatism or focus on Nintendo games, thus the Ninty part, which would suggest more fanatic characteristics.

            Of which one I have noted is typically that they have a condenscending attitude.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            …. No i mean the people who dont go around shooting each other’ over grand theft auto

            The children dont give a shit(those who grew up with a gamecube/n64), the people who grew up playing on the NES and SNES also dont give shit

            There are teens who’s first console was either a PS2 or they grew up with a PS1
            This is their behavior

            Tis only a the subset above that exhibits this behavior.

            And I mentioned NInty fans in the first place because Rayman Legends was going to come out there and the subject of this conversation is regarding Nintendo fans.

            So deal and dont get snippy with yourself over your borderline stereotype nationalism.
            Seriously gamer lingo when it comes to fanbase and what surrounds them has some serious nationalistic undertones. People dont even realize it.
            Third party games this, nonono I mean BroDude MIcrotranssaction riddled EA games this that, nonono I want my timessplitters and beyond good and evil foo, well you suck cuddlesmucks fallout4 will be the second coming of jesus, well excuse me princess but Bestheda sucks at coding, WHAT YOU SAY MOTHER BLUDDER? Yeah I said it Bestheda cant code for shit, got something to say about ti? BAH I GOT INSTALL DISKS WHAT YOU GOT? Poooooookkkkkeeeeemmmmmmooooooonnnnnn. Game Freak can do better than you.

            Blah blah blah blah blah you get teh point https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ij9TU7ArDL8/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/rA64ZqBxATY/s600-c-k-no/photo.jpg

          • Eder García

            yep, this is why Nintendo guys are better than Sony guys (no offense Sony fans).

          • Testsubject909

            None taken. You just invalidated your own argument by being a fanboy.

          • Kaetsu

            I wouldn’t say that any fan base is better than another. Every fan base has immature and whiny people.

          • Testsubject909

            “We didn’t complain much”.

            Final Fantasy after 6 is filled with complaints for a variety of reasons, also considering how the great majority of gamers migrated away from N64 which initially was interesting but ultimately bombed in contrast, the hardcore Nintendo fanbase was pretty much for the greater number on the Sony console, so there was no “direct loss” to be had.

            Metal Gear after NES. Let’s be honest. Metal Gear only really blew up big when it became known as Metal Gear Solid. The great majority of the fanbase knows it as MGS. So even if the greater proportion of people who wanted it to remain on the NES complained, they’d be such a small invisible minority, you’d not hear of them. And again. N64 vs Sony rising PS1 popularity and migration of gamers.

            Star Ocean is invalid because if I remember clearly, we didn’t get an actually localized and translated version of the SNES Star Ocean. The very first Star Ocean we got was on the PS1. So it’s an invalid statement where you were fishing.

            As for Tales. That’s just sporatic as all hell and really the fans have more to complain about when it comes to Tales then whether or not it’s “Being faithful to one console”.

            So I fail to see how you validated your argument. And moreso why you got so many upvotes for something that doesn’t hold water.

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            Yes a lot got PS1 because of that. But I am talking about the main installments on Nintendo no longer a thing so Nintendo fans migrate.

            As for some Sony fans if not most of them refuses to support anything system but PS.

          • Testsubject909

            PS. I’m a multi system user with a loyalty to games first and foremost above systems with some preferences popping up here and there mainly in how I project future games of my interest to come into production with future plans of purchasing a 3DS despite my disapproval of it’s system region locking.

            I speak as a general gaming fan when I say.

            You sound like you tried to pull a fast one.

            And I’m perceptive enough to call you out on it.

          • Derek E Nay

            NES never really had Metal Gear. NES had really crappy ports of the MSX2… Sorry just wanted to point that out ^.^

          • Maumac77

            Majority of Tales games are on the PS. Phantasia was on SNES first, but then didn’t get another titles until symphonia on GC which was after Destiny and Eternia. Counting Graces, Nintendo had 3 out of 13 Main titles, all of which are not on par with the beter versions of them being released on playstation platforms.

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            Symphonia is still best on GC.
            Abyss is on 3DSwhich I have. I am at the end of Vesperia on 360.

          • Maumac77

            I know but I thought this was primarily about them losing something they didn’t necessarily have. Also that’s debatable. I have both versions and the GC version is great for spell cancelling since the PS2 version ups the arte usage in order to get the same effects, but the PS2 version has a bit more content. I will say that the english voice cast is better in my opinion. Although Tales games on a WiiU/3DS I would enjoy as much as them being on PS3/4 and Vita

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            PS2 Version has more content only cause it DVD holds more space.

            Sony also had a policy I think where ported games are to have extra content.

            GC Mini DVD only holds 1.5GB

      • Serge

        I despise Xbox and you don’t see me crying for P4A. Mostly because this helps to get new fans to the franchise.

        Also, the Persona franchise started with Shin Megami Tensei if… A Snes game.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Which came from an NES game.

          • RisukuAozora

            Which came from a book.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Who’s origin which forth was inscribed upon a tablet drafted by the ancients

          • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

            And used in the Shadow Games?

      • Arrngrim

        Troll level 10! (~.~)/ Look guys, we’re all entitled to our own opinions right? No? Wow, how silly of me. I’m 34, I paid for a truckload of AA batteries. One thing about being this old (and yes, it’s not THAT old), is having experience of gaming companies. Nintendo = old company that relies on gimmicks to lure in their audience. They have a handful of titles, at best, that are worth playing and they beat that dead horse….to undeath. And frankly, witnessing what they pulled on their loyal fans during the Gamecube days was the beginning of the fall for me. And no, Minato was not there to stop it. The Wii, was the nail. The 3DS…yeah, no. I have an impressive collection of DS/3DS games, but that slider is always cranked down to the bottom. Gimmick.

        • Emsa

          I downvoted you. Not to “troll” you, but because I don’t agree with you. I love my 3ds. Persona Q will be a welcome addition to my collection :) I do have a Vita as well, but I actually prefer my 3ds, more fun games on it (for me atleast, opinion you know).

        • LogicIncarnate

          SMT 4 sold extremely well on 3DS thats probably why this game came. You can’t blame Nintendo blame the consumer base.

          • Emsa

            While I like 3ds and I’m looking forward to Q, this reason is a bit faulty. Persona 4 Golden has sold around 500k globally, SMT4 “only” sold around 390k. Sure, those are lifetime sales, but considering that one was a port, and the 3ds has sold around 35 million consoles and the Vita “only” around 6 million consoles, it kinda puts a fork in the “SMT4 sold well” argument.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            SMT4 was also the highest debut and sell for that particular series. So its improvement.

            And your sales figures. They’re incorrect

          • Emsa

            I mentioned several sales figures, taken from vgchartz and wikipedia. The hardware sales should be somewhat accurate, but software sales are ofcourse always difficult to know because of digital sales. I didn’t invent or falsify a single number, if they are wrong it’s because my source is wrong and then it’s nice if you can show your source so I can use that instead in the future.

          • LightZero

            Vgchartz is never accurate. Even then SMT4 is the best selling main title. It far surpass Nocturne in LTD sales. It surpass just about all the other megaten except naturally P3 and P4. The Persona series in general is more popular than the main titles and other spin-offs.

          • Testsubject909

            I’m sorry, I’m only replying to this comment and Nothing else in the conversation. Because I saw this in recent posts and just had to comment.

            OF COURSE SMT4 will sell more then Nocturne. That’s like saying Call of Duty will sell more then Class of Heroes.

            Let me readjust here and go back to SMT and solely SMT.

            Nocturne was a surprise return of the series, unexpected and still with a very small fanbase, a niche. It caught people by surprise and the production of it was far more limited then SMT4. Even if they sold all their copies I’m certain that it would still be less then what SMT4 would’ve sold, even if they sold 100% of all copies.

            So that statement, if you ask me, is worthless. 100% worthless. If it’s to say “it makes a profit” of course it does. It’s the 3DS, it’s popular in Japan, it has a huge install base. Of course it’ll sell well. Plus with the current boon that Atlus is riding, it’s a given.

            I just wanted to note that.

          • Derek E Nay

            Not to mention how hard it was to find Nocturne. Atlus was still in the phase of not producing lots of copys of their games to keep a profit. I remember when it came out that I had to search several stores for it.

          • Kaetsu

            You should also factor in the sales for Etrian Odyssey 4 since this game has the same director and is going to have some similar gameplay elements.

          • Staffan Blonde

            Well, considering P4G was actually released worldwide while SMT4 is still not released in Europe until the end of this year and not to mention that P4G was (and perhaps still is) one of the best Vita releases around it shouldn’t be strange that it sold as well as it did.

            Also SMT4 haven’t even been out for as long as P4G have been out.

          • Emsa

            I do understand that SMT IV has sold well, and I love the game myself. I didn’t know it hadn’t been released in europe yet (weird, since I live in europe. But I bought the game in Japan since I was there during release), so that’s interesting :)

            Remember, my “beef” is not with Q appearing on 3DS, I love the idea myself, I just commented against the idea that SMT IV’s sales is why this appears on 3DS. This game should have been in development for quite some time, definitly before SMTIV’s release, maybe even since that first announcement from atlus that they were making a persona game for 3ds, which was several years ago (that may or may not be the same game though, who knows). So the decision to put it on 3DS was before SMTIV’s release.

            All I wanted was to move the idea from “SMTIV’s great sales is why we’re getting this” to something more like “we’re getting this cause of the 3DS’s large consumer base”. Doesn’t mean that I KNOW that’s WHY we’re getting it on 3DS, and delivering an idea about that wasn’t part of my original comment.

            Downvoting my comment that was intended to be helpful and informative and I even searched for sales numbers, you big meanies! :(

        • Andrew Boyce

          You DO know you can play without the 3D as you stated right? Yes, the 3D is a silly gimmick, but if you are turning it down, why are you still complaining about it if the games for the 3DS are actually good to you?

        • Spirit Macardi

          … And Sony isn’t an old company that relies on gimmicks?

          Forgotten about the Eye Toy camera?

          What about the gyrometer in the Dualshock 3?

          The PS Move?

          3D Televisions?

          The Vita’s front and rear touch panels?

          The touch panel on the Dualshock 4?

          Or about how they advertise all their consoles as multimedia devices. Last I checked, that isn’t necessary for gaming either.

          Nintendo isn’t perfect, but at least they’re unashamed about being a game company first and foremost.

          • Androu1

            HOW is the Vita’s “front touch panel” a gimmick? It’s a touchscreen. Nothing gimmicky about that at this point.

        • James Enk

          dude go play all the other great franchises that are the PlayStation and stop crying about the great franchises that are on Nintendo systems

      • Herok♞

        They said they were doing a Persona game for 3DS years ago people assumed they shelved it for other stuff but we are getting it now, you can’t say this is unexpected, when you have literally had years to come to terms with the fact Persona would be on 3DS at some point.

      • Shane Guidaboni

        Your loss.

      • sfried

        Isn’t portbegging a bannable offence? And I despise Sony.

      • Androu1

        Man, I love my Vita and I wish this was on the Vita AND the 3DS instead of just on one of them. Nothing bad with them expanding, tho.

  • Kami nii

    Mitsuru is always hot :)

    • Arrngrim

      Mitsuru4Life!

  • Tom_Phoenix

    The lack of female MC makes me a sad panda. =( I mean, this is obviously a non-canon spin-off game, so including her shouldn’t have been a problem.

    • Strain42

      I agree. It does seem very odd that she’s missing, especially since yeah, like you said there’s no way this is canon.

      I also find the absence of Labrys a bit confusing (and possibly even Sho depending on what they’ve got planned for him)

      • Andrew Boyce

        Like said before, non canon.

      • sammy11

        It’s cannon my friend.

    • resuri

      Maybe… She will be unlocked once we finished the main storyline? One could wish though… DX

      I mean Theo is even there… :c

    • epndkempot

      I wish they include characters from persona 1 & 2. Muh maya.

    • Arrngrim

      Guys, this will be on a Nintendo device. :3 DLC chars… FF: Theatrhythms anybody? And yes, I know the chars were unlock on FF: Theat, but just look at this webpage to see where I’m going with this.

      http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Theatrhythm_Final_Fantasy_Downloadable_Content

      • Derek E Nay

        Atlus is not Squaresoft. And even if it did had DLC characters I won’t be complaining to much. As long as it’s fair.

        • Arrngrim

          Point made on developers, however allow me to counter with…there was DLC on SMT 4 friend. And that was Atlus. It is the curse of the Nintendo platform, “It prints money!” That is all. I do agree if it’s fair, that’s no problem! However…Nintendon’t…yeaaaahhh

          • Derek E Nay

            I got the DLC on SMT 4 and wasn’t disapointed or felt ripped off.

          • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

            You’re… associating DLC with Nintendo platforms? Really?

          • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

            Yeah… Nintendo is the LEAST console you will ever find DLCs… and its only now that they are taking advantage of this new fangled technology called DLC *poking at Nintendo for being late with the tech* ~ and since im a nintendo user the DLC stuff is rather new to me :3

          • Lordshade

            And Sony was doing this for several years, whereas Nintendo only started doing it last year.

    • Mordina

      She better be in it or no buy :< I hate the lack of FeMC…

    • Shippoyasha

      Never say never. We don’t know anything about the game to make the assumption FeMC won’t be there.

      Also, if FeMC isn’t canonical, that might mean there’s some trace element of canon in this otherwise, wildly tangential spinoff.

      • TrueDefault

        But even Theodore is there and he’s only in P3P.

    • Eder García

      DLC?

    • Sardorim

      Maybe she’ll be a secret boss or something…

      Kinda wish she was here so the male teammates can have funny scenes trying to impress her as I have no doubt that Yukari, Aigis, Fuuka, and Aigis will have hilarious moments trying to one up each other for Makoto’s attention as he gives them a deadpan look.

    • Ace Esper

      Ah dammit, I wasn’t thinking about her! I’m a bit sad now :(

    • The Watcher

      so what

    • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

      Yeah, that is a shame.

    • SmokeScreen

      We need FeMChibi!

  • natchu96

    lol at Chibi Koromaru pretty much looking the same.

    I saw a playing card army in that trailer. WHAT HAS ALICE DONE.

    Either way, someone must have screwed up the space-time continuum pretty badly to create a Tartarus-esque zone again. The last time that happened Death exploded.

  • Strain42

    Okay, I think I determined how this game works…this entire game is just Philemon playing with his action figures akin to Master Hand in the SSB series. This lets this game be canon, and also explains what Philemon was doing during P3 and 4 :D

    He didn’t appear because he was off busy with his toys.

  • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

    They should add the older Persona titles to it and make a Super Persona Wars of sorts :P

    lol, then Banpresto will step in to make it XD

    • Altin

      I can’t wait to see the SD Antagonist of P2 Tsumi!

      • evilkoala

        Or chibi characters from Nocturne LOL I don’t know.if I would hate it or love it!

    • Arrngrim

      That’s an awesome idea!

    • InfectedAI

      But if Banpresto step in it will never be localized. :(

      • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

        Its just a single Persona franchise, I suppose it won’t be as complicated as SRW. Plus Persona is more mainstream compared to SRW.

  • Rafael Budzinski

    …I can’t deny, I like it. Waiting for more info…

  • DragKudo

    Wait is THAT MR.BON BON? MAYA CONFIRMED?

  • evilkoala

    Maybe they made their mature title.with SMT IV for the 3DS and now they are making something more for the 3DS kiddies. I just think it helps perpetuate a stereotype.

  • Azzrem

    woah!! i’m getting hyped over this game after i seen the trailer..

  • AlphaSixNine

    I missed her during the live stream but… IS THAT MARIE!? IS SHE PLAYABLE!? TELL ME SHE’S PLAYABLE!!

  • Zero_Destiny

    This might actually be my favorite thing from the stream. Even more then that short P5 tease. >__< I'm new to Etrian Odyssey but darn, it's so good.

  • tubers

    3DS too godly. Just absorbs new franchises. DAMN!

    • transferstudentx

      its over 9000!!!!

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Needs a Dragon Quest

      • Kaetsu

        There’s a 3DS remake of DQ7 it hasn’t made it over to NA and Europe

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Dragon Quest 11

          • Kaetsu

            We still don’t have 10. Be patient.

  • Azzrem

    the game might happen before shinji died where they go to the future and meet P4 cast o_O and after the event they will forget about it..

    • Derek E Nay

      I think it’s just a fan thing. I don’t think it will be part of the cannon.

  • Guest

    2014 = year of persona

  • Phoenixian Sama

    This is some of the best news I’ve heard all year. Need to get back to beating P3, but I’m so happy to see this! Especially on 3DS!

  • Derek E Nay

    Shinjiro! <3 It will be better if I can take off his pants.

  • WyattEpp

    Oh, it’s a first-person dungeon crawler. Well, okay I guess. I wonder if the genre isn’t getting played out lately, though…

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      3DS dungeon crawler king

  • Jason

    Corn dogs confirmed for Persona Q

    • Strain42

      Fun Fact: In Japan they’re called Amerika Dogs :D

      • Eder García

        so the new girl is american?

        • Strain42

          I can’t say yes…but I also can’t really say no either. I mean both of these new characters look like they could potentially be transfer students from not Japan.

        • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

          “Blond-haired and blue-eyed” does tend to be anime shorthand for “white person”…

          • miju

            Except in Persona if you have blonde hair and blue eyes and part of the main cast, you’re probably not human.

            Or you’re Lisa.

        • Anthony Birken

          She fits the anime stereotype

      • Jason
    • BADBADBADGER

      So the new guy’s weapon is a pair of crossbows, and the girl has an “Amerika Dog”?
      Aw yiss.
      So he is Zen and she is Rei, correct?

  • Rake

    Persona has invaded Nintendo. I’m perfectly okay with this <3

    • Strain42

      Thus making Persona the first MegaTen franchise to have games on all three major console brands (unless you count SMT: NINE for Xbox…I’m still not sure where that game lies honestly)

    • Shane Guidaboni

      If you count SMT: if, which is kind of like the precursor to the Persona games, that was for SNES.

  • Strain42

    So I know Soejima did the designs, but the artwork here looks like it was done by whoever does EO. Do you think we’ll ever get to see like official Soejima artwork for Crossbow Chap and Corndog Chick?

  • Arcana Wiz

    Oh, neat it looks like 7th dragon.

    • DyLaN

      We need the heads to be wiiiideeerrrr :P

  • RazeXI

    Not gonna lie, this hypes me just as much as persona 5

  • Emsa

    I didn’t watch the live stream but when I went through all the info afterwards, I thought this was amazing! :D My 3DS just keeps on delivering, and my poor Vita keeps on collecting dust (I played Tales of Innocence R and Tales of Hearts R on it, that’s it..). Definitly a first day pre-order!

  • Neophoton

    Dunno if I should just buy the Japanese release or wait for a localization. Giving my JP 3DS some more love would be kinda awesome. :P

  • Croix Zapp

    Perusona Q: Overweight chibi edition

    but seriously, why not have their normal figures instead of chibi ones? >_<

    • Azzrem

      maybe to attract younger audience o_o

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Aesthetic and budget reasons.
        Same reason they used 2D demons in SMTIV and built the whole “hologram” kinda deal with that game’s lore

    • DesmaX

      To fit in the 3DS screen?

      eeeh, I dunno

  • OlimacFTW

    Take a blender, put Etrian Odyssey and then put Persona on it, mix them and you get this game.
    Being honest, I wasn’t expecting anything Nintendo-related, a total surprise indeed.

  • Alestaos

    Looks awesome i hope when its localized that EU get it at the same time or a bit later thsn NA. I mean were STILL waiting for Shin Megami IV here :/

    • LogicIncarnate

      If I lived In Europe I would probably keep a US 3DS I couldn’t wait like a year delay for games.

      • Alestaos

        Aye unfortunaley i cant afford an american 3DS atm due to my uni increasing all prices

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Mind you, cant play Zelda without the 3D

      • Alestaos

        And i shouldnt have yo buy an out of country 3DS to get a game thats already in english. The 3D is a gimmick so i wish all games were region free with no 3D

        • LogicIncarnate

          Thats why they made 2DS they are $99 which would equate to about €50 stateside.

  • SirRichard

    I’m really digging that art style, I must say, here’s hoping we see it at some point.

  • AuraGuyChris

    I wasn’t really expecting Persona to have spin-offs on the 3DS.

    But screw that! Fanservice in chibi-form!

  • Kaetsu

    Wait if Shinji is in this game then is this some non-cannon alternate universe?

    • Azzrem

      P3 cast go to the future where they meet P4 cast which happen after school festival..

    • Dede Ogbe

      it’s a spinoff and i doubt it’s canon.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Its canon apparently

        • Dede Ogbe

          seriously? where does it say that?

  • RichyGaming

    The game sounded freaking stupid and got me disappointed. But the trailer looked so cool and got me hype as fuck! Now I want it lmao

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I called it! A 3DS spin-off! Man this looks awesome! Thanks Based Altus <3

  • 하세요

    More hyped for this than P5. Looks so good, may just import and wing it.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      it is because persona 5 comes out in the winter of 2014? Or the hype ass crossover?

      • 하세요

        I like the crossover aspect that isn’t a fighting game (don’t get me wrong, P4A is amazing.)

        Plus, I love chibi games.

    • Kaetsu

      I’m only more hyped about this than Persona 5 because we haven’t actually seen anything from P5 aside from the trailer with the 5 chairs. Also I really wanted a cross-over rpg between the 3 and 4 cast and now it’s here :D

  • OuchiGouchi

    this is actually pretty interesting… definitely getting a 3ds

    • InfectedAI

      If you’re an SMT fan the 3DS is the system to have. Check out Shin Megami Tensei IV, Devil Survivor: Overclocked (and the upcoming Devil Survivor 2: Break Record), and SMT Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.

  • Jirin

    Why’d they go with the creepy chibi art?

    Trailer looks like the child beauty pageant in Little Miss Sunshine.

    • Landale

      The art style is creepy? Perfect. Goes right along side kids shooting themselves in the head to summon monsters to fight other monsters and kids jumping in and out of TVs chasing down a murderer.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        God dammit I want my Persona 1&2 for the 3DS. So much better than 3&4

        • Kaetsu

          I thought Persona 1 was pretty bad. Persona 2 was decent but it felt more like SMT then a Persona game because it doesn’t have a lot of the franchise staples that were created in Persona 3.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Persona’s 1 issue is gameplay controls

            Persona 3 is some scene kids crap.
            Persona 4 is Tales of jesus christ kill me now

            Persona 2 is all about the setting and the characterization

    • DyLaN

      ………I can describe the art style in many ways but creepy is not one of them. I can’t grasp how is this creepier than Kaneko art style.

  • SpaceOfSoul

    I’m ready to burn my bread

    • Reiswindy

      In 3D!

  • Junko Enoshima

    Bless the 3DS.

  • Margaret Chan

    Not gonna lie. I’m pretty hyped about this.

  • King mogz

    Chi…chibi persona?!

  • Neophoton

    I’m pretty hyped for this~ Dunno if I should get the Japanese release to give me something to do with my JP 3DS or wait until a localized release happens.

  • Rogerrmark

    Hyped!

    I guess we can expect Etrian Odyssey V with chibi models in battle as well…hmm.

    • DyLaN

      Well, the 7D2020 series is more or less EO with chibi models w/out the first person movement.

  • Nitraion

    Not gonna lie this is first time i tempted to play handheld game….maybe because i already know the character

  • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

    “Persona Q is being directed by Daisuke Kaneda of the Etrian Odyssey series.”

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

    • Nanaki

      Made me smile.

  • Holonboy

    Business-wise, there’s nothing wrong with this decision to make a 3DS Persona game. It gets the Nintendo fanbase interested in Persona, and it gets the Persona fanbase interested in the 3DS (where a lot of Atlus games are). P4Arena got Xbox fans interested in Persona as well as Guilty Gear and BlazBlue fans, and vice versa.

  • revenent hell

    Im not really upset about this but I kind of dont care about the characters all that much as i have other games. I doubt i’ll pick this or the rythm game up but its good for the people who do care about it. I think ive just hit a point where im tired of spinoffs (for games in generall mind you) and repeatedly playing the same characters…. I’d rather have new things to look forward to now a days.

    • Nanaki

      I see. . .

  • Niyari

    i wonder if those two new characters are from Persona 5.

    • Strain42

      I kinda hope not partially just because if they’re not then it means even more new characters rather than shared characters and also partially because I’m still hoping P5 stays mostly separate from the earlier titles like what P3 did to P2.

    • karldeck

      They looks like etrian odyssey characters.

    • Kaetsu

      I don’t think they will but I do think Sho Minazuki will make an appearance in P5 unless something happens to him in Arena 2.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Apparently the game is canon

    • Kaetsu

      Really? Because Shinji and Theo are in the trailer. I thought this was just a fun little non canon spin off. Do you have any sources that confirm that?

      • Strain42

        Well Theo existed in a non-canon storyline, but that doesn’t mean he himself is non-canon (Elizabeth has a line referencing him in Arena too)

        But I also share this query. If you have a source, please share this, because I’d love to read it.

        • Kaetsu

          The other thing is that the first time the P3 and P4 cast cross paths(P4 Arena) Mitsuru, Akihiko and Fuka were older and had were re-designed but in here they look like what they did in P3 which was before the even met the P4 characters.

          • Strain42

            Well if that tweet thing is true the game will be full of time travel and paradox. I’m not gonna make any claims over whether or not it’s canon, but it doesn’t hurt to just wait and see where they go with it. I do imagine we’ll eventually hear from a more official source one way or the other.

            If it is canon, cool, closure on several ends. If it’s not, also cool, I’m sure it’ll still be a fun little title.

            I mean the Persona games have already dabbled in time travel, maybe this game is the culmination of Elizabeth’s hard work.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Yep. This person is losing his mind over it https://twitter.com/Supernintendo/status/404581515633639424

  • Zoozbuh

    Afhfgujh, the music sounds AWESOME and the chibi art style is already growing on me…
    I just hope they tone down the difficulty/micro-managing slightly compared to the Etrian Odyssey games.. I’m really not a big fan of that series, but I might still get this depending on how it turns out :/

  • Nanaki

    Considering I just picked up the 3DS Etrian Odyssey titles and enjoyed them so far, I’m very much in favor of this game. The art style is my cup of tea! o/

  • Shane Guidaboni

    I’m actually excited to to play this game.

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Man I kinda would’ve preferred a 3DS port of P4G over… whatever this is. :/

    • Reiswindy

      I doubt a P4G 3DS port would be possible at this time. Most likely a port from the PS2 version. Who knows, maybe in a few years.

  • Dianatos

    This could have been a huge Persona crossover with people from P1 and both P2′s. Also, the P3 female MC, Ryoji, and Labrys should have been in as well. That said, a Persona + Etrian Odyssey game looks so hype.

    • gk2012

      Theodore’s in there, so we’ll just have to wait and see if they announce P3′s female MC. :)
      She’s not in the opening animation (assuming with how it looks) though, so a secret character probably?

    • DragKudo

      Makoto and Liz are in this so i’m sure Ryoji will show up. It would be nice to see a conversation between him and teddie.

  • PersonaBull

    I’ll definitely be getting this one. Persona QTs <3 It looks really interesting actually, and the visuals are adorable. Can't wait to see more on this one, maybe moreso than Persona 5. All I have to get hyped on for P5 is 5 chairs with a ball & chain on each. This feels just like the hype around KH3 pre-Dream Drop Distance/Birth by Sleep. What's there to care about aside from "there's a future title in this series." I'll get more hyped on P5 once I know a thing about it other than it exists. We all know it's coming, and there's nothing suggesting any of these spinoff Persona games are delaying it in any way, so why not enjoy these cute/fun titles as well? Who cares if they're milking it or not when I'm having fun while also getting what I want :3

  • Kudan

    Looks great, it’s nice to see now the Persona series get to Nintendo consoles as well.

  • kylehyde

    I woke up late and I read the siliconera stories in order (except for the persona 5 tease) and when I saw the screenshots I was not excited (’cause I enter to the announcement story first), but after watching the video I’m more than exciting. I just hope two things, that ends being good and that ends being localized.

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      I personally love this, and am far more hype for it than P5. I actually haven’t played any Personas, so I’ll probably pick up a Vita so I can, just to learn the story from a place beyond the wiki.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Quite funny that this game had placeholder for a while, and then, we get the announcement for it. I’m really looking forward to it and creating my dream team: Yukari, Junpei, Kanji, Chie and Shinji.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    I really hope this turns into a whole new spin-off series. Persona, but with a cuter style. I’ll get hate for it, sure, but I can dream, can’t I?

  • FlameEmperor

    I’m so happy right now Q.Q gonna love next year

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Looks like we could pick who we want based on the trailer. I’m going with P3MC, Naoto, Junpei, Kanji, and Mitsuru.

    • Strain42

      Presently I’m gonna go with Makoto, Crossbow Chap, Corndog Chick, Shinjiro, and probably Kanji. This will be subject to change if A. We aren’t required to use one of the protagonists and B. There are more new characters than those two and/or folks like Marie or the Velvet Siblings are playable.

  • Surgeon of Death

    Shinji?……………………………………SOLD.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Koromaru better be playable.

    he woz da best character.

    also, i wonder if characterz who WEREN’T party memberz will be paty memberz in dis.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      Marie is shown in the trailer, so it’s a possibility.

      • Warboss Aohd

        dat woz my thoughtz as well.

      • Magicks

        I’d buy in a heartbeat if Marie is a playable character. (No, for serious. I already wanted it, but if that’s the case I want it even more.)

    • Kaetsu

      You mean like Rise and Fuka?

  • Baylfire

    I shouldn’t have sold my 3DS :( I’ll have to snag my neighbour’s when this comes out x)

  • LightZero

    Apparently PQ is canon after all according this link. Just ignore the disgruntled fan part.

    https://twitter.com/Supernintendo/status/404581515633639424

    • Testsubject909

      Sounds like it’ll be as canon as Dissidia is to Final Fantasy.

      • LightZero

        Well considering Dissidia does tie into FF1…

        • Testsubject909

          Long after the creators of FF1 no longer has a say.

      • Kaetsu

        That’s the way I look at it

    • gk2012

      …I don’t understand why people keep linking that as proof that this game would be canon.
      So we’re going to believe posts from raging fanboys now?

      • Testsubject909

        Plus it’s “From the sound of it”.

        It’s a wild guess.

        • gk2012

          I think people are getting confused whether the Twitter account is official because of the guy’s username.

          • Testsubject909

            Really, people shouldn’t trust Twitter so easily. We have tons of fake joke accounts running around.

      • LightZero

        I believe it came from someone else. Now I don’t 100% believe it but I’m doubting the possibility it could be canon as well. Anything is possible. But I do think the game will be tied in. I don’t think it just some spin-off.

  • Andres Pena

    the chibi attacks remind me of 7th dragon 2020 <3333

  • IshimaruKaito

    day one buy if it gets localized!

  • Testsubject909

    First, a tangent based solely on the comment section. Looking down at the fans patting each other’s back on how much more mature Nintendo fans are.

    I’d like to note. In another site, people who were stating how they’d like it if this game was multiplatform on the Vita while wishing the game to still do well on the 3DS got multiple downvotes.

    This same article had people praising the 3DS and getting multiple upvotes.

    Trust me. There are tons of fanboys who just cannot contain the idea of losing some sort of home-nintendo advantage and are just as bad. They’re everywhere. No console userbase is truly ‘better’ then the other…

    And really I’d guess the only reason why the 360 fanbase gets such a bad rep is because of the more vocal ones we keep hearing about.

    Second.

    Eh… I’m unsure if I’ll buy it. Will need to see more. Not exactly overly hyped and because I’ve been going into so many roguelikes and dungeon crawlers nowadays, an EO clone with Persona infusion isn’t exactly the thing that’ll make me be extremely hyped. But that’s my personal gaming situation.

    • Kaetsu

      Sony fans really shouldn’t be mad because the game isn’t even canon and it’s also a game that has a very Nintendo vibe.

      • Strain42

        Or IS it?

        Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnnn!!!

        …I don’t know. The answer is I don’t know.

      • Testsubject909

        I’m a multi console user and a gamer. I’m thinking as a fan of Persona here.

        I expect those games to appear on a Sony console, whether or not I myself intend to get a Nintendo console, which I do. I intend to get a 3DS in the future and have so and even bought some 3DS games.

        Yet I sit here looking at this and feeling slightly cross. Because I know for a fact that people with less money to burn and who follow the Persona series may end up having to be forced to dish out an additional minimum 130+$ with taxes just for a 3DS to play a new installment rather then having to focus on just one set of consoles.

        This branching out is fine if you’re a multi system user like myself, but for fans devoted to specific series, this is painful to their wallet in a way that they typically don’t expect.

        Also. There is no “Nintendo Vibe”. And I say that as someone who grew up playing Nintendo games, with a NES, a still functioning NES in a cardboard box might I add and an N64 with Goemon’s cartridge in and 007 not too far away.

        There is no “Nintendo Vibe”. Because that sensation is not restricted to games found only on a Nintendo console.

    • revenent hell

      Im obviously an odd man out. I don’t really care what system a game comes out for if I want the game I buy the system regardless what system it happens to be… (though I do detest mobile and iOS stuff simply because a really cool game will get developed for one or the other and you just know you wont get to see it because that medium of play isn’t highly used in your country)..
      Anyhoo gamers game and really shouldn’t bicker about systems like that IMO……but…..eh

    • Strain42

      I mean I love the idea of a Persona game on the 3DS, but my only problem lies in the idea of this game being canon. Now if it is canon, that’d be cool, if it’s not, that’s fine.

      But if it IS canon, I just find it really really strange that this would be on a Nintendo console compared to all the other games. I mean with the exception of the Arena games (currently) every Persona game can be played on the Vita and have been on playstation consoles (even if… had a PS1 version to anyone who counts that) If this game is canonically the final chapter to both P3 and P4 it’s just odd to have it on the 3DS. Not necessarily BAD just…very odd.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Weird. So it’s a first person dungeon crawler from Atlus. That’s good! And it’s on the 3DS – that’s also good! I have one of those. Both SMT and Etrian Odyssey have been totally excellent on the 3DS, there’s no reason to think this will be different.

    But it’s a continuation of Persona 3 and 4 continuity. That’s bad! I am DONE with those characters man. Ready to move on. Nothing makes me happier about the P5 teaser than that it looks like new stuff.

    But maybe continuity isn’t such a problem? I mean, I counted multiple dead characters running around in this trailer. If this is just a weird holiday special type story where Atlus is just leveraging the popular characters without regards to building a larger universe, then I’m more okay with that.

    It’s chibi! That’s…. weird. It definitely doesn’t fit the tone of P3 or P4, but maybe it will fit the tone of this game. It would be wrong to jump to the conclusion that the chibi is a bad choice for the game just because it’s different.

    Lastly: Another Shoji Meguro Persona soundtrack makes me very happy indeed.

    • Strain42

      I’m very fed up with P3 and P4 at this point, but at least this was announced alongside P5. So long as P5 ends up being it’s own thing separate from these earlier titles (and just going by that teaser I think it’s a safe guess it might) I’m okay with it in the long run.

  • SDDMN

    I’ll wait for more info, but so far the game sounds like an interesting title for the 3DS. It’s a good thing I already watched streams of P3 and 4 so if the game mentions the stories for both games I won’t be left in the dark.

    • Seta Soujiro

      why watch streams instead of playing the games…?

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        Some people can’t afford to or don’t have the time to play the games. And, sometimes, people just want to watch someone play, not do it themselves.

      • SDDMN

        Never had the systems required for the games, so I watched the streams instead.

  • Savage Sui ♥

    Really liking the chibi artstyle~ everyone looks soooo cute. Particularly Koromaru :3 lol.

  • God

    Minato is back bitches!!!!!!

  • SmokeScreen

    DAT CROSSOVER!!! Now I have to ask myself, would I rather play as Yu or Minato?

    • DragKudo

      According to some rumors you get different endings, events depending on who yu choose. lol

      • SmokeScreen

        Wow. That could get REALLY interesting. Not to mention that it would add a lot of replay value. And Persona games are already really long. (i.e. P4G>100hrs). I’ve also heard they’re going with a 5 person party this time.

        • Bec66

          Not only that either way you can have both Yu and Minato in your party.

          • SmokeScreen

            This is gona be fun. so…much…pwnage… BTW is this confirmed or just speculation?

          • Bec66

            I saw it in the trailer briefly.

          • SmokeScreen

            Checked the wiki. Unfortunately, you can’t have both of the guys in your party. Shame :(
            http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Persona_Q:_Shadow_of_the_Labyrinth
            Although this does increase replay value.

          • SmokeScreen

            Checked the wiki.
            http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Persona_Q:_Shadow_of_the_Labyrinth
            You can’t have both in your party. You’ve gotta choose. This does increase replay value though.

          • SmokeScreen

            Unfortunately, you cannot have both protagonists in your party. It has been confirmed that you have to choose.

          • SmokeScreen

            Looks like I was wrong again. I just saw a video that had both protags going at an all-out attack.

  • SmokeScreen

    BTW, does anyone know the name of that song they used? Its an awesome song. ^.^

    • Eric

      I’m pretty sure it’s a new song for the ost and has not been released anywhere yet.

      • SmokeScreen

        Guess we’ll just have to wait for the game then. :/

      • SmokeScreen

        Now i know. Its called “Carousel”. :D

    • gk2012

      This kind of fail~ Makes us howling “Wrooong”~!

  • Alexander Aubert

    the popular list in siliconera is full of persona news

    • SmokeScreen

      I know, right? Alot of stuff was announced today. P5, PQ, P4D and P4U2. Tis’ a great day for Persona fans everywhere!

      • Alexander Aubert

        sure is

  • Strain42

    Hmm…this is the story synopsis copy/pasted from the MegaTen wiki

    “The story of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth revolves around
    about a rumor that involves the so-called “Seven Wonders of Yasogami
    High” and a mysterious clock tower and a labyrinth that appear out of
    nowhere on the school yard during the Culture Festival of Yasogami High
    School. According to said rumors, whoever hears the sound of the tower’s
    bell will die. The bell’s chime was also heard in Tartarus by the
    members of SEES,
    who find themselves transported to Yasogami High. The only way to
    return the world to its original state seems to be hidden within Zen and
    Rei – however, both Zen and Rei have lost their memories.”

    So depending on how its written, it may not contradict anything and it could potentially be canon after all. We’ll see.

    • DragKudo

      So seeing that bunny doll and the word rumor makes me happy for some weird reason. Hopefully what i’m thinking happens. Something i thought was it would be cool if this becomes it’s own spin-off series like Dissidia.

    • Kaetsu

      Didn’t P2′s plot have something to do with rumours?

    • Testsubject909

      Again. Dissidia.

  • DragKudo

    YES WE GOT A BLACK GUY

    • BADBADBADGER

      Hey, we had Mamoru Hayase in P3.
      He was…black-ish.
      Haha, He and this new guy are the only (human) characters in the Persona series I could ever cosplay…

  • DragKudo

    Wish they would have used the older ( AS in the character’s age……d#$%) persona 4 team designs. Sorry for the confusion.

    Edit: Wish they would have used the Post golden Persona 4 character’s designs.

    • Hexodious

      That would make no sense. The entire game is like this, having the old designs of Persona 4 would stick out like a sore thumb.

  • Tincho Kudos

    Persona cash-grab :D
    Not that I mind, but this seems a little too much. I feel almost hate for the characters in Persona 4, they are everywhere

  • celery

    It shouldn’t have taken me this long to realize the title is playing off of Sekaiju no MeiQ…

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Nice find! I must share this with other people!
      Thanks

  • Ramengeddon

    Zombie Shinji?

    • Bec66

      Yes that’s going to be the real twist of the game Shinji and Minato are actually Zombies!

    • Testsubject909

      No.

      This game is basically Dissidia or the Castlevania fighting game.

      Time-holey-wimey portal-trouble-plot to doctor-who-special the teams of P3 and P4 together.

      • Ramengeddon

        i was joking lol

    • Testsubject909

      No.

      This game is basically Dissidia or the Castlevania fighting game.

      Time-holey-wimey portal-trouble-plot to doctor-who-special the teams of P3 and P4 together.

  • LDM

    I am oogling over the cuteness of this game. So glad it’s on the 3DS.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Oh cool Shinjiro’s playable.

    And that guy with the dual crossbows looks awesome.

  • DragKudo

    Just realized this game used the final color Purple. Purple was the unused color.

    • Testsubject909

      And that makes me kinda sad.

      I really like Purple. Would’ve preferred seeing it used for something a bit more serious. Like Persona 5.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Get over it.

      • DragKudo

        Well this game looks promising.

    • Testsubject909

      And that makes me kinda sad.

      I really like Purple. Would’ve preferred seeing it used for something a bit more serious. Like Persona 5.

  • Gaminglord3

    Guess I will get into Persona now that its on 3DS. Still want a Vita though for Golden and God Eater 2.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I know there’s a ton of hate for this game because of the chosen platform, but it looks like really epic sh*t. 3D models for monsters and high production values….it will sell like crazy!

  • imjustbettr

    Hey guys need a suggestion, I want to try the Etrian Odyssey games out.
    Question is should I get EO4 or EO Untold?
    Which is better for someone who knows nothing about the series?
    Which one is better overall?
    Thanks!

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Labrys where…? (._.)

  • awat

    it looks like it was a GOOD thing that SEGA took over ATLUS :3 US/EU RELEASE pls *lolz almost forgot the 3DS isnt region free dammit!

  • Maumac77

    Chie will be in my party from beginning to end so that none of her dialogue is missed

  • Clairis Cannon

    This looks kinda fun!

  • Vash bane

    i only read about this from gamer forums looks interesting (too lazy to finish p3 – p3 fes and my p4 ….HOHOHO my p4 is still in its original plastic til this day XD)

  • Asuna Ilano

    Isn’t Persona a PS exclusive? Anyway I’m good with this since I’m an owner of 3DS. And damn we can play as Shinji again? Awesome! Now I know who’ll be on my party!

    P3
    Minato Arisato/Makoto Yuuki
    Aigis
    Shinji
    Akihiko

    P4
    Yuu Narukami
    Yosuke Hanamura
    Yukiko Amagi
    Chie Satonaka

    It’s good to be a hand held console owner!

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      PS2 only had the third party exclusive they did because of the results of the PS1-n64 era and market domination.

      So they were “exclusive” by happenstance

  • SmokeScreen

    Wait a sec here…. How did Minato escape the seal?

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