Atlus recently gave us a first look at their upcoming dungeon crawler spinoff title, called Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, featuring various characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, who will be working together to find a way out of some sort of parallel world they’ve ended up inside. Gamer.ne.jp shares the latest on the game.
During the last day of the school festival at Yasogami High School, there was a sudden sound of a mysterious bell. After hearing the sound, the Persona-users are then sent to a parallel universe, where they find themselves in a school that looks exactly like Yasogami High; however, it also has an eerie clock tower they’ve never seen before.
At the alternate world’s Yasogami High, they meet a young boy and girl who seem to have lost their memories.
In Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, you’ll get to choose between the two protagonists of Persona 3 and Persona 4. Depending on who you choose, the story will be different.
If you go with Persona 3’s protagonist, the story starts in the middle of a stormy autumn night. Due to their school festival being canceled, the members of SEES (Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad) gather at Tartarus, where they hear a strange sound of a bell. After entering the Velvet Room, a certain incident occurs.
Before they realize it, they find themselves in the midst of a school festival at Yasogami High School. It doesn’t take long until they encounter Shadows, similar to those they’ve previously fought in Tartarus. While fighting the Shadows and looking for a way out, they suddenly find themselves face to face with a group of high school students who call themselves the Investigation Team.
Next, is a look at the game’s story if you start the game with the Persona 4 protagonist:
It’s the last day of the Yasogami High School festival, and the protagonist, along with the rest of the Investigation Team, is enjoying the festivities. However, there’s a distinct sound of an unfamiliar bell they all seem to hear. Upon looking outside the window, they see a clock tower that was never there before.
Due to the unforeseen event, the group searches its way around the school to spot any traces of Shadow activity. While fighting the Shadows, the Investigation Team encounter another group of Persona-users, who seem to be from a different school. The group calls themselves the “Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad,” and they decide to team up to find the exit of what appears to be a labyrinth.
Not much is known about the two new characters, apart from the fact that they’ve lost their memories. Here’s a little more info on the mystery duo:
Rei is a first-year student at Yasogami High School, who seems to have had her memories stolen by a certain someone. She’s often seen eating things like corndogs and donuts, which she apparently pulls out of nowhere. She is known for being quite the strange girl.
Zen is also a first-year student at Yasogami High School, and similar to Rei, he has had his memories stolen by a certain someone. He is always around Rei, and seems to be a little overprotective of her, and will do absolutely anything to protect her. Whenever something happens to Rei, he loses his cool and is prone to recklessness.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be available June 4th, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.