Persona Q Coming To North America In Fall 2014

By Ishaan . February 25, 2014 . 9:41am

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to North America in Fall 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS, Atlus USA announced this morning. You can watch a trailer for the game below.



Persona Q is a dungeon crawling RPG that includes characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 in a crossover stories that exists outside of series canon.


The game is being developed in the style of the Etrian Odyssey series, and lets you choose either the protagonist of Persona 3 or Persona 4 to play as, and depending on your choice, certain events in the game will differ.

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  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Fall!? awesome that can hold us till Persona 5

  • idrawrobots

    It good to make it official. With out voice work the trailer has less umph.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      I actually like hearing the music.


  • Mirai

    And Europe? Since 3DS is region locked please don’t make Europeans wait an entire year before its released like you did with Arena.

    • this should answer your question….I meant they changed their picture to persona q.

      • Mirai

        Well this does imply there will be a European release, I just hope the release date won’t be too much after the USA’s.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Well we still are waiting most of the year. That late Nov-early December frame both P3 and P4 came out in would make sense.

      • EQeE

        Oh, fuck it’s Zen United.

        • TheRealMalek

          Still better than none

        • British_Otaku

          They localised Senran Kagura Burst quickly enough which is an even more niche 3DS title. It releases in 3 days from now.

    • Silent-Hal

      SMT4 doesn’t even have a release date for here yet. I’m not holding my breath.

      • TheRealMalek

        Let’s hope Nisa or ghostlight get this one.

        • chibidw

          Ghostlight to localize SMT4 – shooting for early-mid 2027.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Neither does SMTxFE and Break Record ( GIVE ME DS2 MEH)

        • Lalum

          SMTxFE is TBA in all regions.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            So Is Break Record

            *all in da same boat*

          • Lalum

            Break Record is 2014 for Japan, TBA everywhere else.

          • Astromime

            Never thought I’d say this but I wish rune factory was still TBA in Europe.

    • Chim_era

      You know I’m from Europe an this is getting tiring. If Siliconera knows the european release date they will publish it. Until then just be happy it’s announced because that means we’re 95% sure they will bring it to europe. Be glad it’s not like 5 years ago when we had to wait 6 months before getting japanese games after the US. Atlus will announce a release date when they can, they know that persona has a big group of fans waiting for every new game.

      Now we do have a lot of games first, like Bravely Default.
      Don’t nag, be happy … or be a slave like Persona puts it :p

      • karldeck

        Its been SEVEN months now after SMT 4 went to the eagles! I want to find Nintendo localization team and torture them with chains and chairs until they tell me what is going on with it.

        • KHSoraKeyBlade

          The worst part is Nintendo Europe announced the game last April in a Direct and since then we’ve heard nothing :(

        • Eolz

          But that’s not Nintendo localizing this game. Last news is that it’s still supposed to be Atlus USA.

      • Silent-Hal

        “Be glad it’s not like 5 years ago when we had to wait 6 months before getting japanese games after the US”

        It’s like that right now, at least with Atlus stuff. Devil Survivor Overclocked launched here a year and a half after the US release, and even then it was full of bugs at launch.

      • Timovisch

        First of all. I never cared about Bravely Default anyway and won’t. Second BD was released in the states..yes maybe after us but it was released.

        Meanwhile we are not even sure anymore if SMT:IV even hits Europe even though Nintendo anounced it like 7 months ago.

        • Slayven19

          Bravely Default is a better game that SMT:IV to me at least, so you guys got the better bargain for time round.

          • Timovisch

            Well i don’t see getting a game earlier is the same as might-not-ever get a game. :S

    • SMT

      Unless a European publisher picks this up, the only thing Atlus can do is release it on the eShop only.
      Maybe NISA, since they handle most of Atlus’ games in Europe, and unlike Conception II, Persona is a strong enough brand to get picked up for physical release, so I doubt no company will pick this… Hopefully it just won’t take long.

    • It’s Persona. Like Etrian Odyssey Untold, the wait shouldn’t be that long. SMT IV is in a different time and space atm.

    • Pdugna

      Dontcha all love Nintendo?

  • NicheHero

    hm…im trying to quit the persona franchise…also, I thought there’s 2 sides to atlus. theres the SMT/persona side, and then the etrian odyssey side. this is a fusion of both (again,imo) so as a person who did enjoy persona 3 and 4 (not going to play 5)and who also enjoyed etrian odyssey 3+4, i’ll buy it.

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      Why are you trying to quit the franchise? Just curious.

    • Akemi Nakajima

      Your opinion is hard to shallow, just saying.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      There’s also the Radiant Historia side :p

      • DeadLineDance

        Such an underappreciated game!

    • xzeldax3

      It’s the worst time to quit Persona! 2014 is the year of Personaaaaaaa!!!

  • This stuff was sorta a given that these games were coming, it’s a nice thing to have a definitive “yes, we’re doing it” from them.

    Looking forward to Q and Arena Ultimax this fall.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Yep much better to get the obvious out of the way and just give people time to stay excited. Also seems like the release schedule is properly planned for the long buildup to P5. Dancing all Night was the only real maybe, but the audience for that genre also seems to be building — and thus could be a gateway for a few more folks to try the series.

      • I imagine the relative success of Project Diva F helped spur it’s localization, and appealing to the Persona fans helps too. It definitely was a maybe, but I guess having a good familiar basis behind it was enough to make it push.

        And yeah, it looks like things are proper for the build-up. Fall’s a decent time to release Q and Ultimax since they can get holiday sales, too. Just hope we hear something soon about SMTxFE at this kinda rate. Maybe E3 or TGS.

  • TheGioG

    Shoot, I’m just restating the obvious at this point, but Atlus? You guys are the real American heroes… Another Day 1 purchase from this here fella to you.

  • Nanaki


  • kylehyde

    Too much persona announcements

    • karldeck

      I know, my heart is killing me.

    • Warren

      Come to this site to read and came so much that i turned to bone.

      • Terraforce77

        This is just one of those comments I wish I could up vote forever. Priceless.

      • Abysswalker90



    • Ric Vazquez

      My body was, my wallet was not…

  • Spirit Macardi

    Called it! :D

    I just hope they get Troy Baker back as Kanji. He hasn’t done much dub work ever since voicing in games like The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite, but considering how much he loved playing the character it’s definitely possible.

    • DivinePhoenix69

      Lightning Returns and SMT4?

      • Spirit Macardi

        That wasn’t him in SMT4. That was his vocal doppelganger Matt Mercer.

        I should have said more specifically that he hasn’t appeared in any non-union dubs, since the FF series is union (Hence people like Steve Blum and Tara Strong showing up).

        • DivinePhoenix69

          Ah okay, i always get them mixed up since they sound so much alike(i also thought he was playing Alvin in Xillia until i found out it was Mercer lol).

          But yea i’m positive he’ll come back as Kanji, since he himself said he’d love to reprise his role as Kanji in future games, though i’m assuming that was before he became apart of a union so idk.

          • Spirit Macardi

            He’s not union though, he’s what’s called fi-core. Basically it means he can work union or non union roles as he pleases.

            More specifically, fi-core (or financial core) allows someone to receive union benefits, but doesn’t require them to follow the laws of said union. For voice acting, this is used to circumvent what’s called “Global Rule One,” which is a stipulation of the Screen Actors Guild that prohibits its members from taking non union roles.

            The More You Know~

    • Steven Higgins

      Didn’t he play Snow in the FFXIII trilogy? The last of which just released this month.

    • DeadLineDance

      Eh, I think he only couldn’t do the second half of the P4 anime due to Sentai Filmworks screwing the pooch in so many ways. Seems like there will be plenty of time to wrangle him, so I don’t see why not.

  • FFmax

    Damn Atlus, you on a roll!

  • X_Bacon

    Ok, NOW I need a 3DS.

  • FaulPern

    With a little luck, Europe will get a digital release just like Conception II

    • Wodki

      yeah on a handheld with shitty account system

      • Mr_SP

        Account system isn’t shitty. Not that I wouldn’t have preferred an extra account slot or two, but it’s not that bad.

  • Emd23

    [ATLUS Intensifies]

  • Saphira

    It’s 2am… working on my thesis… suddenly, HYPE //throws all work

  • Kami nii

    Good thing I have a 3DS for this and a PSV for Persona 4 dance all night!! :)
    3DS+PSV+PS3= WIN

    • Kazekage Gaara

      I salute you.

  • artemisthemp

    Hopefully Atlus makes a deal with NISA, so EU won’t have to wait months on Persona Q

  • Warren

    I know people are sad there isn’t any speaking in this. But on the bright side we get to hear the lyrics for the short version of this song which should tide you over till the full one comes out.

    • Anime10121

      More epic misheard Persona lyric videos incoming :P

  • Shadowman


  • JMaster3000

    Ahhh, if i was only smart before i bought my 3DS(European)

    • megaten666

      Region lock is one those dumbest things humanity could ever come up :/

  • Michael Richardson

    I’ve gotta play Persona 3 before this comes out!

    • Anime10121

      DO ET! I recommend FES for PS2!

      I became a fan of this series right around the time they were promoting the Persona event late last year, and since, I’ve bought P3FES, P4Golden, P4 Arena, and P2 EP! I’m also buying every one of the games they announced for localization today… that to say, I’ve become Atlus’, or rather Persona’s bitch now.

      • 하세요

        Unless he really wants to play The Answer, I would recommend P3P over FES for the sole reason of being able to control your characters. I really, really hated their AI.

        • Anime10121

          Yeah P3P controls MUCH better, but I dont really care for the point and click interactions and the lack of the Answer part (which is one of my favorite parts from 3). Makes me feel like I’m playing less game, more visual novel :/

          I know it was done that way because of lack of available memory on PSP, but still :(

  • AkiraScare

    Title looks like Scooby Doo title…

  • Eder García

    danielbryantheme.mp3 (YES YES YES)

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    Hum… Six months to wait…

  • 하세요

    Thank gawd I didn’t have to import >< This is great news indeed.

  • Natat

    Nice to know of a confirmation, I mean it was just a matter of time but still. Also I was wondering if they going to change the Q in the title since it makes the most sense in Japan haha, glad they stuck with it.

  • The Ji-Ji pairing will demolish all! Hopefully hear a EU localsation ASAP.

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    Goodness gracious to my wallet this Fall. Danganronpa 2, Persona Q, Persona 4 Ultimax.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    I’m looking forward to Yuri Lowenthal’s work. He will have to voice two major characters just like Yong Bosch during the Persona 4 anime. I swear these two actors are secretely brothers considering they always work together

  • hazelnut1112

    Definitely gonna pre order.

  • landlock

    If we didn’t get SMTIV I guess this one has no chance.

    • sharpshot909

      Nintendo is “localizing” SMT4 for Europe.

      • landlock

        Yeah, I won’t hold my breath anymore.

  • Kayriss Wins

    Dat scooby do logo.

  • Kornelious

    Awesome….And Nintendo wonders why the 3ds is doing better than the Wii U

  • Strain42

    Serious question here, the MegaTen wiki says that in this game the P3MC is actually being referred to by his manga name (Minato Arisato) in this game. Have we gotten any confirmation on that? I haven’t seen it in any of the Japanese trailers, but I may have just missed it.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Congrats 3DS, you just became my personal God-tier gaming device

  • Alex Webber

    Good to know as time goes on living in Europe still gets you screwed by region locking…*Face palm* Rune factory 4 and this might follow the same route…I just wish I had the spare cash to buy a US 3DS :(

  • awat

    yayz for P-E-R-S-O-N-A

  • Abysswalker90

    Atlus USA should now start branding all SMT titles under Persona.

    “Persona: Shin Megami Tensei V”
    “Persona: Shin Megami Tensei How..?”
    “Persona: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Unsummoner 3 – Dudey-o Suzuhita vs The World (Chronicle Edition)”

  • RagingTiger44

    Time to start saving money.

  • Clairis Cannon

    Omg, this and p5 next year! My happiness can’t be contained!

  • Ric Vazquez


  • All of these persona announcements……

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