Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Atlus has revealed the North American release date for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Fans of the series can look forward to first-person dungeon crawling and seeing their favorite characters from Personas 3 and 4 interact when the game comes stateside.
The 3DS RPG released in Japan on June 5, and is the first of four new Persona titles announced for North America earlier this year. Atlus teamed up with the developers behind Etrian Odyssey for Shadow of the Labyrinth to create a hybrid dungeon-crawling RPG that combines the map-making and first-person perspective of Etrian with the characters and style of Persona.
Persona Q sees new characters join the cast members of Personas 3 and 4 as they team up to explore Yasogami High School’s eerie clock tower. Along the way, they battle shadows, talk to one another, and unravel a mystery. The game features a cutesy, chi-bi version of Persona’s signature artistic style, which you can see in the opening movie below. More importantly, the cinematic gives us a first glimpse of how Persona characters react to one another. Yu shakes Makoto’s hand, Rise seems to be helping Fuuka overcome her shyness, and Teddy turns into a real boy (!) to dance with Aegis. It’s very exciting.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will release for 3DS on November 25. It will be available in both a regular edition and a “The Wild Cards” Premium edition.
This spin-off RPG marks the first time a Persona game has come out for a Nintendo system. We’ve got all sorts of other info on it, so head here, here, or here for more on the games’ cast, and here or here for more on the labyrinth players will be exploring. If you want to know more about the other Persona games coming to North America, we’ve got you covered, too.