You Can Form A Teddie Harem Party In Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

By Sato . February 27, 2014 . 3:38am


In Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, you’ll be mixing and matching different characters from Persona 3 and 4 to create a team of five to take on dungeons and fight Shadows. Dengekis latest update on the game shows us how we’ll be doing just that.


The above is a look at the character select screen, where you’ll be choosing your frontline and backline characters to make your team. As mentioned in our earlier report, you might hear special dialogue between certain characters, so it’ll give you another reason to mix things up a bit.


You’ll also be able to pick between Fuuka Yamagishi from Persona 3 and Persona 4’s Rise Kujikawa, who’ll be playing the role of tactical support in Persona Q.


It’ll be important to balance your team based on physical attack, skills, heals, supports, and more; however, there will be a little more depending on the mix of characters you have. For example, having a party of all boys might result in some kind of manly friendship thing going on.


…or you can make a Teddie harem party to see how that might work out!


This time, all characters will be able to use their main Personas, along with sub-Personas, so you’ll be able to form parties according to your preference.


The enemies you’ll be fighting will be the same Shadows from Persona 3 and 4, but the game will also have some new enemies who’ve yet to be seen.


Here’s a look at the “Boost” feature in Persona Q, that is similar to the “All-Out Attacks,” as you’ll be getting it by hitting enemy weaknesses.


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When you land an attack and any of the other characters are in a Boost status, they can do a “Follow-up Attack,” where they perform an extra hit to add to the damage.



Having more party members in your party also gives you a higher chance of being able to do an All-Out Attack, so a good tactic will be to have as many characters as you can in Boost mode!


Atlus USA recently announced that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is headed to North America in Fall 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • InfernoCommander

    Definitely going to be putting MC in a harem like back in P3. heheh

  • Arrngrim

    All girl party ftw!

  • Land of Green Pasture

    if I make an all-girl party… will it be “The forbidden secret Garden” ?
    I’d buy two if it is!

    Now I thought about it… I’ll make a Naoto’s harem party!

    • Guest

      Well… the emperors of Japan, high-ranking samurai, and even wealthy merchants kept multiple wives until around the Meiji Restoration, and laws weren’t made forbidding it until after WWII.

  • Liamv2

    Junpei with 4 girls. Now that would be fun to watch.

  • Kayriss Wins

    Chie’s all female harem SOON…

    • TrueDefault

      A shame P3 femMC is not around. Chie’s harem it is!

    • Hound

      Since we can drop the main characters, I’d probably end up settling with this type of party as well..

      Chie would probably be a good front line, Aigis as another front line. Back lines would have Yukari as healing/support, Yukiko for Magics, Naoto for phys/status effects(?) Mitsuru as.. magics? I’d lean more toward dropping Yukiko since Mitsuru was an ace magic user.

      …I’m probably understanding the parties incorrectly though. Orange looks like front-lines, Yellow looks like Back-lines, Green looks like “Other.”

      If that’s the case…
      Front: Chie + Yukiko
      Back: Yukari, Aigis, Mitsuru (naoto will have to miss out.)
      Support: Fuuka

      It’d probably be like:
      Front: Landsknecht + Dancer
      Back: Medic + Sniper + Rune Master (Nightseeker will miss out)
      Being without a fortress is sad, but I’ll get over it.

  • Crevox

    I look forward to Etrian Odyssey style of this game in combination with Persona. Certainly should be very interesting!

  • Bunzi

    It never fails to creep me out how causally the word harem is thrown around in Japanese, otherwise non sexual media.

    • Arizato

      I agree…

    • DeadLineDance

      Well, emperors, nobles, and even some wealthy merchants kept multiple wives and/or mistresses up until the Meiji Restoration. Laws weren’t made explicitly forbidding it until post-WWII.

    • Pyrofrost

      I’m glad the world doesn’t revolve around an individual’s ideals or moral compass.

      • Bunzi

        This is a little late in the replying, but I was merely stating my opinion – I never said everyone should stop using the term to describe their low brow fanservice-y anime, visual novels and video games – just why I’m averse to them – and may well be averse to purchasing this game if a similar line of “humor” is a common subject therein.

        • Pyrofrost

          That’s fine, and I do understand.
          This is your opinion and how your feel about it. While I do have a different opinion and will express that opinion, I won’t insult you for your opinion.
          I will defend you and your right to have your opinion on the matter if I saw anyone insult you.

          I do thank you for taking the time to explain your view (it tells me a bit more about you, which is cool), and I want you to know I have nothing against you. I hope you have nothing against me as well. ^_^

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I don’t get the negative connotation of the word?

      • DyLaN

        I think its just some…. more morally inclined (to put it nicely) person disliking the idea of one man being in a relationship with multiple ladies.

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          the problem is, the women in harems (in the traditional sense of the word) had no choice in the matter

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            I think the key word there is traditionally

          • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

            or, y’know, the fact that modern society and media is still highly and inappropriately sexist.

            referring to a group of women as a man’s “harem” is not a nice thing to do, and removes female agency.

          • DyLaN

            Reverse harem exist in fictional media too, btw.

          • Aetheus

            Nobody uses the word “harem” in its “proper” sense when we refer to Japanese media. It more commonly refers to the rom-com format that so many anime have copy pasted over the years (1 stupid guy + 10
            infatuated girls = COMEDY AAMIRITE GAIS). It isn’t sexist so much as it is pandering to the audience – just as otome games pander to female audiences by doing the same thing in reverse. The use of the word “harem” to describe such a setup is hyperbole (e.g: you aren’t literally “starving” because you skipped a meal, are you?).

            For Christ’s sake folks, this doesn’t need to turn into a “Him vs Her” debate.

          • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

            If women are collected as a commodity, what’s the difference?

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus



    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      I agree with you! but judging from Teddy’s dialogue in the screenshot, I think it’s meant to be a joke in this case.

      “Kuma uwa uwa harem party toka, osusume Kuma!”
      (Uwaaah, a harem party for Teddy, I approve of this!)

      I’d like to see Mitsuru’s response to that.

    • Guest

      “I slaved away at work for hours” doesn’t necessarily imply that my troubles are as bad as those of real slaves. Saying something is “retarded” doesn’t mean I’m saying people with mental disabilities are somehow sub-standard.

      Likewise, “harem” doesn’t necessarily mean they encourage the mental and physical subjugation of multiple women for the pleasure of men… although there is plenty of media with that theme.

    • Hinataharem

      Harem is not a terrible term, its one of those words where modern society turned it into a more positive word than its original meaning, kinda like how the word fanservice is hardly used for “pleasing the fans” and more “nekkid men and women for people to gawk at”

    • DragKudo

      I would like to apologize for comment. I was not trying to be racist. When I looked up the word harem that was in the definition.

  • Kami nii

    Its gonna be Mitsuru,Yukari,Chie and Naoto Harem for my P3 charater
    Or its gonna be Bros before Hoes
    Brotagonist 3
    Brotagonist 4

    now thats a cock crew lol

    • Warren

      Cock of the walk crew. But there can only be one true cock or else all the other cocks rebel and fight. And do we really want to see a cock fight, because at the end of the day they splat.

  • Raze

    If they still retain their old skill in this game…
    My party would be…

    Shinji is a sure spot for physical…
    Yukiko for healer and magic caster…
    Aigis or Chie for support (3 Ma-kaja/Dragon Hustle) and another physical..
    Yosuke for another support and magic caster (Or Naoto)
    And the last one would be P3 MC…

    Yup…That’s good for me…

  • DragKudo

    16 characters they said there would be twenty. oh my god Elizabeth, theo , margaret, and marie are going to be playable. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    • Hound

      They’re probably your Hexer, Bushi, Arcanist, and Imperial.

  • DeadLineDance

    Disregard party balance, acquire harem!!!

    • Pyrofrost

      I would be lying if I said I haven’t done that in a game before :p

      • Shippoyasha

        Funny thing is that P3 and P4 girls notices this when you do. Especially after decking them out in the bikini armor.

        • Pyrofrost

          I will never forget the first time I stuck Yukari and Mitsuru in bikini armor on Persona 3.

          I think they say something when you stick them in the maid outfit, and when you give each of the characters their joke weapons too.

          The only joke weapons I remember are those Jack Bros gloves for Aki and the Toy Bow for Yuka-tan though.

  • Göran Isacson

    At first I was going to say that those girls can’t be part of a bears harem, they’re not of legal age and as such can’t be wed to him. But then I read up a little and apparently girls can marry in Japan at 16 if their parents give their consent, so I guess you can say that they’re…


    Of course men have to be 18 in order to do it so Teddie’s screwed either way. For him, that dream simple remains…


    Okay I was reaching with that last one. Forgive me Internet.

    • Herok♞

      Remember it would be more illegal for them then him, after all Teddie isn’t really that old….

      • We don’t know how old he is for sure. He has the body of a teenager, but he could be hundreds of years old for all we know.

        • Shippoyasha

          Doesn’t matter when he has the naivete of a 5 year old and the suave of a 40 year old dandy!

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Isn’t teddie technically younger then all of them?

    • TheGioG

      Teddie rates these punny (fun?) facts a 17 outta 10.
      Seriously though, my sides…

      • Mr_SP

        I believe Teddie would think they’re bear-y good.

    • Xerain

      Unless they changed it, you can get married some states in the U.S. at 16 with parental consent…. however the age of consent is still 18. So it’s OK as long as you don’t do anything marital for 2 years.

      • Göran Isacson

        Huh. Does that apply for both boys AND girls? Because my cursory examination of Japanese age of marital consent says that boys have to be 18, girls can be 16 with parents permission. Is that also the case in the U.S?

        • Xerain

          In the U.S. It’s complicated because State and Federal Laws can be at odds with each other. Marriage Laws exist on a state level, which is why Gay Marriage is allowed in some states but not others.

          While I am not sure if there are still states that allow marriage this young, the lowest age for marriage, with parental consent, ued to be 13. I have some (older) extended family members who were supposedly married this young. Famously, Edgar Allen Poe married his 13 year old cousin.

          I don’t think there are still any states that allow marriage this young, however I do believe there are still some that allow for marriage with parental consent below the Federal age of consent with regards to sex crimes of 18.

          It is conceivably possible in some states to be legally married to someone underaged, have a kid, and end up federally registered as a sex offender and be unable to live with your spouse and child.

          This is assuming there are still states that allow marriage below 18. with 50 states there’s a lot of marriage laws to keep track of.

          • Göran Isacson

            Oooh yes, state laws. Always a messy prospect, those, when they collide with federal law…. or so I hear from most of the americans I talk to. At any rate, that would only work if Teddy was in America, OR had an American caretaker who could give his consent. Then again, maybe we should try and see this from another perspective: what’s the legal age in the TV World?

          • Xerain

            The things they show on television these days…

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Yeah right. Have fun on the bench, Teddie

    • JohnNiles

      You can’t score from the bench. ;_;

  • Moondrag

    Huh, looking at that party select screen, it seems that whoever you choose to be the main character, you can’t remove him from the group.

    • Herok♞

      Does an option say that because I would love get rid of both mcs and have a dream team

    • gk2012

      Teddie Harem party.

  • Climbing the stairway to maturity, I see.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    ha, teddie’s dialogue

  • Mirai

    I’m afriad you can’t have an entire party of guys as your support character has to be female, oh of course my support will always be Rise 3.

  • Bur

    As long as the dog can be my party leader I’ll be happy.

  • Well, Yukari at least seems to be quite pleased with this setup!
    Meanwhile Mitsuru decides she wants Teddie for herself, and begins by taking down a completely oblivious Yukiko.
    Too far away to stop the treacherous blow in time, Chie can only let out a cry of despair for her poor friend…

  • Saphira

    Welp. Shinji, looks like you won’t have any breaks from me.

  • P3MC, Yukari, Aigis, Naoto and….. Shinji? Idk.

  • makubexnas

    Put Kanji in all male party…
    ” you guys sayin’ i like dudes? “

  • Spirit Macardi

    As much of a voice nerd as I am, I’m no doubt going to create teams based around “cast reunions” when this comes out in English.

    Like Junpei, Kanji, Yu, and Rise (Ed, Archer/Greed 2, Lujon, and Lust); or maybe Yosuke/P3 Protag., Yukari, Yu, Teddie, and Aigis (Simon, Yoko, Rossiu, Viral, and Kiyoh)

    • Eric Harris

      I envy u because I sold my persona 3 on PSP and I haven’t even gotten very far in P4golden on Vita. This game is probably really cool for people who have beaten both.

    • DragKudo

      or Lelouch, Suzaku, Kallen, Schneizel, and clovis or Euphemia

  • Strain42

    So wait…does this mean we don’t HAVE to use one of the Protagonists? I assumed we’d either have to use P3MC or Yu in this game…but we might not? Sweet. This news, along with discovering that Rei and Zen count as one party member is really giving me a lot of space to play with.

  • Hinataharem

    Harems you say? Dont mind if I do

  • FlobotingIt

    I had to Google harem to know what that meant. So it’s a group of women who have a quarter forbidden to men.
    But there’s the Harem Queen in Persona 1, so…

    • Mr_SP

      I’ll assume you’re serious. In, uh… I hesitate to say “popular culture”, but amongst people who watch Japanese stuff, it means “A guy surrounded by a bunch of women, without other males. Often with sexual or romantic overtones.”.

      Persona 1’s Harem Queen, IIRC, was the opposite – a woman collecting men to keep for herself.

      Obviously, the original use of the term isn’t concentrated upon, so much as the related idea of a Sultan with many wives.

      • It’s not just guys. Women can and do have harems too. It’s just that the male harem anime/manga/games are more popular and well known.

        • Mr_SP

          I did mention that – that the Harem Queen he mentioned was the opposite type: the “Reverse Harem”.

          You can still call that a harem, and people will understand what you mean, but the default assumption is one male, multiple females.

  • Eric Harris

    I’m so glad this is coming stateside. . . (did I even have to type that?)

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Teddie harem……….that actually sounds really nice lol.

  • Miyako Arima

    Depending on how much this character interaction thing is fleshed out, we may be treated to a good Social Link substitute.

  • idrawrobots

    Chie is all the harem I need.

  • Virevolte

    Wow, it’s gonna be really hard to make a decision ! I love that !
    Anyway, I’ll pick Aigis for sure !

  • Eder García

    music of the day: 50 Cent- P.I.M.P.

  • transferstudentx

    announce the limited edition already! my body and wallet are ready

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      This. An artbook and Mitsuru figma would be acceptable. Soundtrack not necessary.

  • Slickyslacker

    Playable Fuuka and Rise? I’m sold.

    Just replace Chie with Naoto in the cover picture, and you have my party.

    • Sorry to burst your bubble but they aren’t “playable,” they only take on the same roles they had in P3 and 4.

      • Slickyslacker

        Oh, that’s unfortunate. I suppose you just pick either one to fulfill the role of tactician/analyst.

        • That’s correct. I really wish we could.

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    Aegis must be part of any harem. Also Labyrys if she’s available…

    • Kaetsu

      In the time where this game takes place they haven’t met Labrys(Labbie-chan :P) yet.

      • Skeptika Crediblus

        And what time would that be? Looks like a game-uniting time/space slip to me, which says anything’s possible.

  • zferolie

    I support Teddy Harem party


    Hey baby. Don’t fight over me. There’s plenty of moi to go around. RAWR!.

    On a serious note, I can’t wait for this to come over.

  • Demonspartanx20

    all i can say is no harem for Naoto, Naoto is all mine lmao. otherwise my team front row would probably be p4 protag, yosuke and junpei or kanji. the back row probably being naoto and yukiko. I forgot if it was 5 member team or 6 but if its six id also put yukari in the backrow as well, also hoping characters have their abilities from previous games.

    NVM its five so no yukari for backrow

  • Replace Teddie with Naoto for an all girls party. Then replace Mitsuru and Yukiko for Junpei and Yosuke and watch the tomboys annihilate the brothers of stupidity and perversion. Then replace Yukari, Chie and Naoto for Kanji, Teddie and Yu and have your bro-mance…sorry Kanji, bro-friends. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! I CAN’T DECIDE! xD

  • PersonaSpace

    Solo Yukiko party!

  • MrJechgo

    Ths game will now get a high “score” XD

  • JustThisOne


  • 하세요

    Fuuka will be my only tactical support. Love her so much more than Rise.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    Ahem…..Minato, Mitsuru, Aegis, Chie, and Naoto for my first playthrough :D

  • Kaetsu

    It’s probably going to be hilarious when the P4 characters find out that the P3 characters summon their personas with guns.

  • FlobotingIt

    I forgot about the mainly friendship part!!! I’m totally going through my first run of just guys. It’s going to be great. It will be the most manly thing ever. It will be just so glorious. I will just grow a lumberjack beard picking the party.

  • celery

    P3 Protag, Akihiko, Shinjiro, Kanji, and Yosuke.
    This is all the party I need.

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