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. Dengeki’s 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.
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.