Yesterday, the Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Twitter account announced that Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will launch in the west on June 4th, 2019 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. According to IGN.com, this crossover title includes every cast member from Persona 3, 4, and 5–alongside the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable.
Essentially, IGN.com reports “Persona Q2 focuses on Persona 5’s Phantom Thieves,” and their goal to escape from movie-themed dungeons that they’re currently imprisoned in. IGN.com quotes Atlus stating, that all the dungeons are themed around different movie genres from hit-movie parodies to known genre tropes.
Although these characters will meet with Persona 3’s and 4’s cast later-on, IGN.com states they’ll encounter new characters as they highlights the “‘mysterious girl’ named Hikari” as one of them. IGN also reported the following information about the game.
Persona 5’s UI influenced Persona Q2’s UI. After completing the game’s side quests, “a new Unison battle system that adds bonuses for certain team-ups” will be available. Also, according to “an Atlus representative” IGN discussed with, the game’ll only have English subtitles under the original Japanese voice track as Atlus states that “there are no plans to add an English dub to the game at this time.”
As for the game’s collector’s edition titled, “‘Showtime’ Premium Edition,” that’ll cost $69.99, according to GameStop.com, the Atlus website states the edition “includes [an] outer box & Nintendo 3DS™ game[,] [a] set of 4 buttons[,] [an] art book[,] [a] deck of playing cards[,] [and a] 5-Inch Koromaru Plush[.]”
For those who aren’t interested or can’t afford the meatier edition, don’t worry, as IGN.com states that people who pre-order a physical version of Persona Q2, will be eligible for the game’s launch edition. According to GameStop.com, this edition includes the game and the four-button set that’s apart of the “‘Showtime’ Premium Edition” bundle.
IGN.com reports that this game is Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth’s sequel, a game that released on the Nintendo 3DS “in Japan last year.” IGN.com also wrote that Persona Q2’s “battles are turn-based,” players can choose party members and a navigator from each team, and that the system’s top-screen “features first-person dungeon exploration” while the bottom-screen will allow players to “draw their own map.”
Based on several responses to Atlus’s tweet, many are bummed that the game won’t have an English dub since many want the full-experience when characters interact with each other in the game. Sadly, based on IGN.com’s discussion with the Atlus representative, there’s a slim chance fans will be able to have that experience with the title. We’ll update you all when or if more news on Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is publicly shared.
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