Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Goes All Out With Persona 3 And Persona 4 Protagonists

By Spencer . December 20, 2013 . 3:09am

Atlus released new videos of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, a dungeon crawler with Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters for Nintendo 3DS. While the game looks like Etrian Odyssey, the battle system has Persona elements such as all out attacks and elemental spell weaknesses.

 

How do the Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters get together? Read this. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will come out in Japan on June 4, 2014.

 


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  • Akemi Nakajima

    Minato Arisato is back.

    If you look at the P3 hero trailer closely, his text box name says: 有里 湊
    Which translates to Arisato Minato

    • Wait what

      I never like the names the manga and anime give these characters. I’m annoyed Yu Narukami became canon. I seriously hope this doesn’t give P3 MC a name from the manga or anime.

      • DarkRoxas

        Probably he’ll be named Makoto Yuki in this one :/

        • Destiny

          You can see in the video they’re calling him Arisato Minato.

          • Guest

            actually i think it’s up to the player really what to call them. Even the official sites don’t give either of them names. Just calls them ‘Hero’. So it may be that we can pick the names for them. After all i doubt Atlus would stray away from the name they’ve given him in the anime, it causes inconsistencies.

          • Destiny

            The manga is as official as the anime or even as the stage show. They’re all official names so it doesn’t change anything. I just like the name Arisato Minato, and in the chance you can’t name the characters yourself, I’d be glad to be stuck with that.

          • Akemi Nakajima

            In this case is different, we see “Minato Arisato” not as a name from a nameless silent protagonist, but under P4 hero perspective. If you choose P4 hero route, P3 hero will appear under the name “Minato Arisato.”

            The trailer of P3 hero is about introducing him in the game, but under P4 hero perspective by the way.

          • Kaetsu

            That’s good. I wasn’t a huge fan of Makoto Yuki but Minato Arisato sounds awesome!

      • Dede Ogbe

        well considering his name from the movie is canon, am pretty sure they’re gonna use that

      • AnotherTime

        Outside of the games they need SOME kind of identity. Minato Arisato has been identified as Makoto Yuki because of their new movie.

      • Kaetsu

        I didn’t like Souji Seta but I do like Yu Narukami. Sadly I prefer Minato Arisato over Makoto Yuki which is now the canon name. Makoto is used in the movie and you can hear some one call Makoto in this new trailer.

        • God

          I always prefered Souji over Yu, and Minato over Makoto, too bad they aren’t “canon”.

          • Akemi Nakajima

            Minato is now canon (probably haha)
            That’s not the case for Souji though, he’s still naming Yu Narukami in the trailer.

      • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

        I thought Makoto Yuki and Minato Arisato weren’t the same character?

    • Byron Kerrison II

      That’s great. But his voice is kind of depressing…

      • Bec66

        Probably to fit with Persona 3′s tone which could get really depressing, especially at the end.

        • Dede Ogbe

          As amazing as P3 was, it did leave me incredibly depressed by the end of it. So yeah, plus considering how his character is presented in the movie the voice fits him.

        • Byron Kerrison II

          Makes sense.

          It’s just when I hear it I feel really down

    • Kaetsu

      Actually if you listen to the trailer you hear “Makoto” so it looks like that is now his canon name.

      • Akemi Nakajima

        No, you misheard.

        • Kaetsu

          Well I’ve never been happier to have mishear anything in my life!

    • NTaiyokun

      In case you thought he was BS-ing
      And yes, I checked the vid, the characters match up.

    • God

      Lock up your daughters and lock up your wives, lock up your back door and run for your life, Minato is back in town, so dont you mess him ’round!!

      That’s right, the all-badass and almighty master of the pimp arcana is back bitches!!

    • Bec66

      Guess the name was just too widespread for them to change it.

  • darkbartz

    Both of them are… talking… so… much… What insanity is this!?

    All joking aside, it looks like whichever side you pick, the other side’s MC is going to be fully voiced and talking a good deal. Very P2, I must say.

  • Dede Ogbe

    i don’t know bout you guys but am actually looking forward to the soundtrack of this more than anything else!

  • Destiny

    I’m really happy they’re going with Arisato Minato for the protagonist of P3, but I wish they also used Seta Souji for the protagonist of P4, I really dislike his anime name.

    • brostar

      I don’t like naming them and giving them personalities to begin with. Makes playing through P3 and P4 again feel wrong.

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        so you are using “protagonist” as their name when playing the game?

  • Adinz

    Seem If you pick main P3 hero, Yu will have voiced and P3 hero will be silent and if you pick main P4 hero, Makoto is talking.

    • Akemi Nakajima

      That’s the case.

      Additional, what really surprised me is they’re giving “Minato Arisato” as P3 hero. However on the other note, P4 hero is still “Yu Narukami” though.

      • Dede Ogbe

        doesn’t this cause a inconsistency with the movie? also in the main site they’re both just listed as ‘Hero’

        • Guest

          That’s because you don’t know Japanese =_=

          In the P3 hero trailer, his text box name says: 有里 湊
          Which translates to Arisato Minato

          • Dede Ogbe

            ah didn’t see that. Well as i said, it still causes some inconsistency with the anime

          • Akemi Nakajima

            The same for me too.

          • transferstudentx

            thank god they didnt name them hero 1 and 2

          • megaten666

            Arisato Minato?
            *ugh*
            Sounds like a bad fan-fiction character.
            But whatever.

          • Akemi Nakajima

            First person I see who doesn’t like the manga name..

          • megaten666

            Then here I am :D
            It’s just soo… rhymey? ato-ato
            I can accept that, but still, sounds so weird :/

          • Rayhan PromisedGallery

            while Makoto Yuki sounds generic

          • megaten666

            It does, indeed.
            Didn’t said Makoto Yuki was a good name either. In fact, I don’t like either of them.

            Narukami Yuu is an okay name, they should think of something like that. Inoue Kojima/Morita? Or if it’s “narukami”, maybe something like Amane Mizuiro?

            Just give me an option to change his name, and I’m satisfied.

  • brostar

    I’m more excited for Persona 5. I absolutely loved Persona 3 and Persona 4. But… this game will hold me over for sure. I just hope. Really hope that when it gets localized it will be brought out in Europe a month or two later. Please, Atlus. Please!

    • Dede Ogbe

      hate to be that guy but if SMT4 (which we still haven’t gotten btw) or P4A is any indicator, we’re gonna be waiting a while unfortunately. But one can still hope!!!

      • brostar

        I know right. Where is SMT4? It really pisses me off how we have to wait all this time for a game that is already in English. I just hope that under Sega maybe Sega of Europe can get the game out quick enough.

  • transferstudentx

    this game is a system seller i feel the same hype i felt from p4g that made me buy a vita the difference is i already have a 3ds this cant get any better for me haha

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

    Oh, mama. The USA dream team, step aside! Because there is a new dream team in town. Kanji + Shinji; P3/4 + harem teams; Junpei/Yosuke + Yukari/Chie combo; a Mystery Inc.-inspired team: Yu, Yukiko, Fuuka (if she were playable), Yosuke/Junpei and Koromaru; etc. So many possibilities!

    I just want a western localisation confirmation to calm my heart down.

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Junpei + Yosuke = Brosome Twosome
      Akihiko + Chie = Protein Lovers
      Teddie + Koromaru = Mascot Duo

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san
        • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

          Thank you very much for the rock hard and manly brofist.

      • Chris Yuen

        Yukiko+Aigis=headband duo (Soejima stated in the Persona 4 Design Works that he almost always have a character designed wearing a headband)

        Yukiko+Fuuka=”we can’t cook for crap” club

      • Warren

        Mitsuru + Yukiko = So Damn Rich!

      • SmokeScreen

        Did somebody order a MASCOT CHARACTER!? XD

    • God

      Brosome Team: Junpei + Yosuke + Minato + Yu + Koromaru.

  • Ethan_Twain

    You know, I’m not convinced that the 3D character models were a good choice here. How do you guys feel? I might rather have good old 2D art stills for the dialogue boxes rather than these low resolution 3D chibi models. They’re not striking me as particularly faithful to the original art or as particularly expressive.

    However, getting an original Persona soundtrack form Mr. Meguro I have zero reservations about. These trailers reminded me of that and I’m absolutely enthusiastic on that front.

  • totoro

    So the battles will be first person view like in EO and SMT ?

    *grumble grumble*

    • Ethan_Twain

      Yep. Just like SMT, just like Etrian Odyssey, just like Devil Survivor.

      First Person battle perspectives should be expected. They are what Atlus does most often. Third person is the rare exception.

      • 하세요

        I prefer third person, but having the cut-ins helps. Plus less model loading so more room for other content

    • Revorse

      Oh man, really? Grrr. I dislike first person views so much. But it’s Persona so I may have to bite the bullet.

      • Kaetsu

        They do try and incorporate 3rd person elements like when you attack you see a third person view of the character and when you roam the dungeons you can see your other party members walking around.

      • DragKudo

        Let’s hope this gets either a upgrade Wii u version/sequel years from now so we can have 3d battles and exploration.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Whoever’s the antagonist in Persona Q has no chance.

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      The only being that can take on both of them is a certain Crawling Chaos.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Nyarlathotep lol.

        • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

          Don’t forget the “Fuhrer” and his Last Batallion flunkies. Snrk.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            If they ever make a persona Q2 they should include everyone from P1 to P5

          • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

            That would be fun to see. Hehe.

          • Rake

            >Fuhrer.

            He’s OP as fuck. Taking away Personas and shit~ Doubt Atlus will ever add him back sadly due to reasons. But at least some mention about him if P2 characters ever show up would be nice.

          • Hound

            P3 MC “We were fighting these shadows that were showing up at midnight causing all sorts of calamity and saved the world through much sacrifice..”
            Tatsuya “We had to stop Hitler’s robot army from taking over the world.”
            P3 MC “Whut?”
            Tatsuya “I also disabled time bombs and saved a cosplayer of justice from a burning building with the help of a newspaper reporter.”
            P3 MC “….”
            Tatsuya “And I spread rumors that happened for REAL”
            P3 MC “I think he’s gone mental”
            P2:Eternal Punishment cast: “We have no idea what he’s talking about”
            Tatsuya: “And I dated my childhood boyfriend!”
            Kanji: “You srs!?”

          • Rake

            Tatsuya: ”Oh, and I also defeated the guy who gave me my persona, by punching him in the face~”

    • Akemi Nakajima

      Naoya and Tatsuya as optional boss please.

      Don’t downvote me please ;-;

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        And then the final boss was Elizabeth, Theodore, and Margaret all at once.

        • Pdugna

          uggh….I would hate that fight…

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            I know Yu would but Makoto would just “….” want fight them, then make there skill level increase..if you know what I mean

        • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

          Oh man. As if one Velvet Sibling is hell enough for a team of Persona users…

        • 하세요

          For the love of Arceus do NOT let this happen. I wouldn’t even know where to start. “Agi….on….Eliz…?”

          “WRONG. MEGIDOLAON.” Everyone in the party, including those not in, dies.

        • Anthony Birken

          Mad Genius~

      • Hound

        Female MC from P3P is the secret mastermind who caused a dimensional rift using knowledge of Persona 2′s butterfly effect, thus reviving the male protagonist of Persona 3.

        • reterusu

          except that the timeline actually has P3′s protagonist alive at the moment the timeline split

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        No mercy I’m gonna downvote you *accidentally likes* Dammit!

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Wow, Makoto’s quite chatty. Hehe.

    I can just hear the main villain curse both SEES and the Investigation Team: “I would’ve gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for you meddling kids and your bear and dog too!”

  • Virevolte

    The animations for attacks seem a little poor. I hope it will get better.

  • Pdugna

    Dude that new music in the background….I want it soo badly….the game is second to that music lol…

  • Spirit Macardi

    Dear lord, I’m just imagining this game being localized… Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, Vic Mignogna, Troy Baker… Talk about an all-star cast!

    And considering this is Atlus, you just know that’s going to happen :3

    • Kaetsu

      Then we need Patrick Seitz as Zen. Not sure about Rei though. Also although he’s not in this game, Sho Minazuki should be played by Bryce Papenbrook.

  • Kaetsu

    THE HYPE IS QUICKLY REACHING MAXIMUM CAPACITY!

  • Rake

    They need Tatsuya and Naoya in this game just to complete the sheer bad-assery of the protagonists. ;n;

    • Akemi Nakajima

      ;-;

    • Strain42

      Everyone forgets Maya…

      • Warren

        who?

        • junir

          Protagonist of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

      • personablaze

        More like

        Everyone forgets P2 ;-;

        • Warboss Aohd

          which is a shame, since they have the most interesting Story (i mean, it spans TWO games.)

          • personablaze

            Couldn’t agree more, we P2 fans are in the minority though…

  • Kaetsu

    What’s interesting is that you can see in the trailer that Rei and Zen are one party member and not separate.

    • Strain42

      Which is fine with me since I was planning to use both anyways. This just gives me an extra slot to use someone else, mwahaha. I am curious how they play though. I’m thinking perhaps Zen handles fighting while Rei handles Persona stuff.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    The protagonists are talking! I think this is the first time I hear the Persona 3 hero. I keep expecting him to say “Zura janai, Makoto da!”

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    If they put all the social links from both games in there, my head will explode.

  • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

    It’s nice to see the protagonist talking, they fit the characters (though I imagined Minato’s a little bit different and more alike to Yu’s). Also, I hope this game isn’t a “First-Person Dungeon Crawling”, something like Shin Megami Tensei IV would be nice (of course, chibi-like c:)

    • DyLaN

      Considering this has “EO with Persona modification” all over it, I suggest you take a deep breathe and prepare yourself for the gameplay vids.

    • DragKudo

      It’s in first person

  • Nitraion

    Is it me…
    but i feel minato voices chara is like Kirito XD

  • idrawrobots

    Do you think I should I beat P3 and P4 first before I play this?

    • Kaetsu

      It would probably be best since you would end up already knowing all the characters very well. Plus P3 and P4 are great games and you should be playing them right now :)

      • idrawrobots

        Well I do own P3 FES, and P4, and P4 Golden. I haven’t touched 3 at all yet.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Can’t wait for this game! ATLUS my wallet is begging for you to not localize this, but don’t listen to her, she’s stupid!

  • sharpshot909

    Dang, no Minako…

    • Detrimont

      yet theo is there….
      hmmmmm…..

      • Jackalyn

        Yeah but Theo is an actual servant of the Velvet Room. Minako however, is not canon (sadly).

  • Steven Higgins

    I still want to know why they’re all the same age. The P4 chars should be in middle school. Time travel has to be involved somehow.

    • Strain42

      It is. For both groups of people the events kick in around the school festival so for the P3 group it’s around September, 2009 and for the P4 gang it’s October, 2011. Time paradoxes and alternate dimensions are already in play here. All they need now are memory wipes in order to declare canon lol

      • idrawrobots

        Simple when they exit the time portals it removes their memory of the time they weren’t from. Boom.

  • Scuura

    You gotta love the contrast between the introductions of each team. The P3 has suitably dramatic entrance with the signature evoker pointed right at their heads, while the P4 cast appear while using poses right out of a Manga.

    Ah, doesn’t that perfectly highlight the difference in tones each game had?

  • Warboss Aohd

    Koromaru is there!

    All is well.

  • celery

    “Goes all out with P3 and P4 protagonists”
    Aaaaand no female protag ;-; </3

    • 하세요

      Were people really expecting her? It would require two P3 casts as they can’t possibly remember both the male AND female.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      or better, make female version of Yu Narukami as well and include all four of them

    • Servant BerserCAR

      Theo is there, so probably the Female MC is the secret final boss in the game.

  • Asukai Kari

    This makes me want to here them talk in English now but yes I’m very excited for this game

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    I just picked up the 3ds, and I am so ready for persona q!

  • Nana

    “the battle system has Persona elements such as all out attacks and elemental spell weaknesses.”

    I think you mean Etrian elements. Those have been in the Etrian series for a long, long time, and aren’t unique to Persona. Might be good to know Etrian before declaring that basic features are somehow “Persona features”, you know.

    • Akemi Nakajima

      Those aren’t Etrian elements.

      To clear this out, the first Persona game (p3) which using the concept of all out attacks and elemental spell weaknesses came out in 2006. While the first Etrian games came out after one year, in 2007 or so.

      Also, the all-out-attack thingy has been there since Persona 2, way back in the 90s.

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      I believe the note refers to the way Shadows are knocked down from being hit by their weakness. In EO, they just take extra damage, while Persona gives you an all-out attack chance.

  • Asuna Ilano

    It’s going to be hard to choose your party here. I hope it’s similar to FFX where you can switch party members.

  • aviaremake

    Ost on both vids are awesome!! Can’t believe we will get Osts of P3 & P4
    (my nose is bleeding right now!!!)

    • Servant BerserCAR

      God bless Shoji Meguro. :)

  • rurin

    The font they use for the title makes me think of Scooby Doo x.x

    Other than that, I’m looking forward to this ≧◡≦

    And I definitely recognize the seiyuu for P4′s protagonist…but I can’t remember his name >.<

  • SmokeScreen

    Another example of the butterfly effect and at the same time the hardest decision for any fan of both Persona 3 & 4. Yu or Minato? Which protagonist will you be on first playthrough? I’m personally going with Yu Narukami my first time around.

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