Watch Persona Q’s Opening Movie Before It Comes To The West

By Spencer . June 4, 2014 . 2:43am

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth just came out in Japan. Atlus USA will release the Etrian Odyssey style dungeon crawler in North America this fall, but you can check out the opening movie ahead of the game’s Western release.

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  • Crevox

    HD :O

    Not used to the actual game developer deciding to post the OP. Usually everyone else just struggles to put it up with it being taken down constantly.

    • DyLaN

      Actually quite some dev have been doing this for a while.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Yeah it just depends on the person, but there are plenty of japanese companies who do it as a teaser sort of thing. Visual novel companies do it a lot I think.

  • friendly neighborhood_dude

    You just made the waiting game a bit harder…
    Edit: After I saw the opening the difficulty escalated to nightmare hard! :(

    • Saphira

      … and thus, I shall suppress myself from watching it

      • God

        We all know that’s not true.

        • Saphira

          nah still haven’t watched it… but I did drown myself with older trailers.

  • Ecchitori-san

    That opening music is so catchy.

  • JuVu

    I guess you mean… the US release…

  • Astraye

    And of course, we dont know about Europe.

    • E.T.993

      *crosses fingers even tough he’s not in Europe, which means he shouldn’t be crossing fingers out of pure compassion*

    • TrevHead

      Not knowing if Altus games will make their way to Europe makes it really hard to get hyped for these games. Where US gamers are “YES I can’t wait to play this!” Instead I’m like “meh I’ll pick it up cheap after launch if possible” You only have to look at P4 arena to see that I’m not alone and that it’s harming sales

      I really don’t get why Altus / SEGA cant self publish physical copies in Europe. The “it’s hard” excuse is BS, not when much smaller publishers like Rising Star Games could do it and open up a US arm for a single 360 shmup that probably only sold 10K physical copies.

  • jugss

    Does anyone have the game now? I want to watch a walkthrough/livestream. I also want to see how much it resembles EO. I haven’t played any persona games but I’ve played all EO titles.

    • Saphira

      Go to Tumblr and search with the Persona Q tag, someone’s doing a PQ liveblog as soon as her game arrives… no video though…

  • DeadLineDance

    Gah I love this art style.

  • As expected, ATLUS delivers. Looking forward to this game’s US release.

    • transferstudentx

      uk release oh god plz atlus dont make me buy another 3ds for this game :(

  • exrazer

    All I want is break record and this….

  • NeptuniasBeard

    NeptuniasBeard: Beating Siliconera to the punch (like a boss!)

  • Herok♞

    All I have to say after watching is:
    this op >>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shadow World

    • colorblindnightmare

      shadow world was a great song though :)

      • Herok♞

        I enjoyed the song, but not the rest of the opening, every other one at least let as know about the game a little story wise, after watching all of them in order shadow world made me know less about the game

        • colorblindnightmare

          What was there to know at that point? Most of the people who had picked up golden already knew what they were getting into any way. It was a nice way to introduce the characters.

          • Herok♞

            Soul Phase and P3 FES still let us get introduced to the characters even though they were intros for people who know the game, Shadow World was really out of character even for P4 standards

  • XypherCode

    Totally hyped for this! :)) Love the OP!

    …and I still think P3 > P4 :P sorry don’t mind me…

    • transferstudentx

      p3=p4 for me thats just me though

      • God

        They just appeal to different audiences.

      • colorblindnightmare

        100% Agree with you.

  • Rocco

    The opening is bursting with cuteness. I can’t. *Keep pressing replay button*

  • DarkRoxas

    Someone help me. I can’t stop pressing the replay buttom. This opening is so beautiful ;a;

  • MaidKillua

    Meanwhile EU release vaguely targeted at Q4 2017??? lol

  • Pdugna my wallpaper for now, hard to take some pics on YT vids.

  • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    any news on EU release?

    • Prinnydoom

      God I hope so we’ve been missing out lately.

  • Christian Wright

    that was quite beautiful

  • ER_Mac3

    Awesome opening, can’t wait to put my hands on the game!

  • Lolzandstuff

    This opening is beary catchy!

  • Aemette

    What I really love about that trailer is how much it shows friendship and fitting in. We see a few groups of characters talking together, in a way, everyone is given a place to belong to within a big group of people. It doesn’t mean that people need to be separated from eachother to fit in but that people can find others just like them and that make them feel like they truly belong. I love the chemistry between Kanji and Koromaru, even if the latter doesn’t approve. Heck even Teddy finds a place, or rather a person he would be able to relate to. Sweet stuff~ Can’t wait for this game.

  • Ric Vazquez

    At first I had low expectations for this game, now I’m fanboying all the way.

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    This opening… I can’t… deal…

  • FlobotingIt

    Very reminiscent of the Persona PSP opening, those first few seconds INSTANTLY reminded me of it.

  • Sakurazaki

    I somehow knew we’d have a collab with both games’ singers. And when it showed, it was glorious.

  • Morningstar

    Wow this OP is nice. Maybe the Dungeons will incorporate a Clockpunk/Steampunk theme?

    • Bandana Dee

      I think one of the dungeons will be Alice in Wonderland based. Since at 0:23 when the book opens it shows a rabbit, some card knights and more stuff I don’t recognize. But I do recognize the Queen of hearts at 1:07 and in the main page of the japanese website
      And on top of that, I remember some videos in which the characters drank something that made them grow smaller.
      As far as what the other dungeons might be. I have no Idea.

  • Ryumoau

    meh….i don’t care about these pointless side games. Bring me Persona 5!

  • That happy music really is a stark contrast to some of those morbid images at the end… like the bloody rabbit.

  • PragmaticSoul

    Shipping Aigis and human Teddy now. Existential crisis partners for life.

  • colorblindnightmare

    Is insanely cute an understatement? it is? ok. Great song!

  • Anthony Birken

    Personally, I prefer the Persona 3-4 dungeon styles over EO

  • Benjamin Tyler

    Here are the order of the cliques:
    -The Protags
    -The Protags-in-Waiting
    -The Girls
    -The Useless Girls
    -The Cuties (Yes, Shinjiro & Kanji included)
    -The For-Some-Reason-Japanese White People
    -Inhabitants of the Velvet Room
    -The Newbies

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