Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Will Release In The West on June 4th & Receives A Collector’s Edition!

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.comthis crossover title includes every cast member from Persona 3, 4, and 5–alongside the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable.

IGN.com also provided the opening cinematic for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth that you can check out by clicking here (via IGN’s YouTube channel).

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Image courtesy of Gematsu.com.

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.”

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Snapshot courtesy of atlus.com.

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.

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Snapshot courtesy of @AtlasUSA.

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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Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Will Release for Nintendo 3DS systems on March 8th!

Last night, the Nintendo of America Twitter account revealed that Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS systems on March 8th, 2019. However, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is planned for a March 7th release in Japan and a March 9th release in Australia, according to Nintendolife.com.

Unlike, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Nintendo did not release a new trailer that shared more information about the title. However, they did release a short five-second trailer that revealed when the game will be available in North America on Twitter. You can watch that clip here.

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Nintendo revealed Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn in an Nintendo Direct that took place on September 13th, 2018. Essentially, this game’s the original Kirby’s Epic Yarn Nintendo Wii title, but with several enhancements and new features. According to Nintendolife.comNintendo’s PR team shared information about the new features and enhancements that were implemented into Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn.

The Nintendo PR team said,

“in this enhanced version of the acclaimed Kirby’s Epic Yarn game that originally launched for the Wii system, Kirby is transported into a world made of cloth and yarn to unravel enemies, unzip secret passageways and transform into powerful vehicles.”

“Every stage in the original Wii version is stitched in, but this Nintendo 3DS version has some new features, like Ravel Abilities that power up Kirby in fun ways, new mini-games featuring familiar faces King Dedede and Meta Knight, new furniture to personalize and decorate Kirby’s Pad, and a new Devilish mode that adds an extra layer of challenge to each stage. Some of the Ravel Abilities include a giant yarn ball used to attack enemies, a wire sword that can slice through anything and the Nylon ability, which can generate wind for jumping higher and collecting beads.”

 

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Photo courtesy of the AmiiboAlerts Twitter account.

As for the Amiibo functionality, Nintendolife.com quotes the Nintendo PR team stating, “the creative, colorful and visually stunning game also features new amiibo functionality* for compatible Kirby series amiibo figures that gives Kirby hats and abilities based on the figure used.”

As shown in Nintendo’s short Twitter trailer for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, the trailer highlights that the game can only be played in 2D and not in 3D. This isn’t surprising as most titles they’ve released for the Nintendo 3DS aren’t compatible with the 3D hardware implemented into the systems.

Regarding the unexpected news drop for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Crafted World, some Nintendo fans are curious if these big-reveals point toward an Nintendo Direct taking place in a month other than January–February, to be exact. Though these reveals could indicate that an Nintendo Direct will not take place this month, it’s important to keep one’s guard up Nintendo’s known for doing the unexpected alla the unannounced Nintendo Direct mini that aired on January 11th, 2018.

We’ll be sure to update you all when an Nintendo Direct is announced. In the meantime, rest easy, and enjoy the Twitter discussions and predictions.

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An Nintendo Direct May Happen This Month, According To A New Rumor!

Over the span of a few weeks, there’s been rumblings about an Nintendo Direct taking place in January. Video game website, GamingIntel.com, who NintendoSoup.com state, “‘correctly predicted the September 2018 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Directs’ has heard from their sources that a new Nintendo Direct is scheduled to air on January 10th, 2019.”

Based on Nintendo‘s track record regarding 2017’s Nintendo Switch Presentation and 2018’s Nintendo Direct Mini that both took place in January, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to predict an Nintendo Direct, of any kind, taking place this month.

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GamingIntel.com’s source wishes to remain anonymous and recently shared more information about this mysterious January Nintendo Direct. According to their source,

“I WAS TOLD JANUARY 10TH FROM ONE SOURCE. THIS HASN’T BEEN CROSS CHECKED BETWEEN SOURCES. MOST OF MY OTHER SOURCES ARE STILL UNDECIDED ON AN EXACT DATE, BUT CERTAIN OF A NINTENDO JANUARY DIRECT.”

GamingIntel.com also states that their source has been correct about previous Nintendo Direct dates in the past and they cannot confirm when the direct will take place themselves. Yet, GamingIntel.com reports, “our exclusive source claims that one of his sources is saying it’ll be showcased on the 10th” and that Gaming INTEL themselves are currently interacting with their other sources–about the Nintendo Direct’s specific date.

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Though the rumor doesn’t go over the specific titles that will be shown off in the Nintendo Direct, GamingIntel.com states there’s a possibility that known and unknown Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles could be revealed or showcased in this direct.

For Gaming Intel’s predictions, they claim consumers could see the following Nintendo Switch titles. These include: “Yoshi’s Crafted World, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, [and] Pokemon 2019 (which should be taken with a pinch of salt since Game Freak are known for revealing their games themselves)”.

As for myself, I believe these Nintendo Switch games named above alongside Fire Emblem: Three Houses and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe could be shown off. As for bold Nintendo Switch game reveals, I could see Nintendo Switch ports for Super Mario 3D World and Wonderful 101 being revealed alongside a surprising third party title that no one would expect. An out-of-nowhere prediction could be that Nintendo reveals the second character apart of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighter Pass, but that’s hopeful thinking on my part.

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For the Nintendo 3DS, we could receive more reveals similar to Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube being ported over to the Nintendo 3DS. Titles like that could help Nintendo sell more 3DS units, maybe. Otherwise, I believe the Nintendo 3DS’s era is coming to a close and won’t receive much spotlight because Nintendo wants to sell more Nintendo Switch consoles.

Yet, like any rumor, fans should take this news with a pinch of salt. Nothing is confirmed until the big “N” share news about the Nintendo Direct on social media or if news gets out when we least expect it. For now, it’s important to “hype responsibly” and keep one’s expectations in check.

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The Scheduled Nintendo Direct Has Been Delayed!

Several hours ago the Nintendo of America Twitter account informed their audience that the recently announced September 6th, 2018 Nintendo Direct has been postponed.

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Here’s the explanation given by the Nintendo of America Twitter account,

“Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.”

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the many civilians in Hokkaido, Japan, who were effected by this earthquake. We completely understand Nintendo’s reasoning behind the delay. Based on the information shared, it seems Nintendo‘s future Direct will cover the information shared in the announcement post they made on Twitter yesterday.

Here’s what the Nintendo of America Twitter account said prior to their message above,

“Tune in 9/6 at 3pm PT for a new Nintendo Direct featuring around 35 minutes of information on upcoming Nintendo and titles!

I’m certain Nintendo’s Direct will come soon enough but the lives of others always comes first before anything. We hope everyone who was effected by this earthquake will receive all the love and support from loved ones and others. Even still, we’ll keep you updated when Nintendo shares news about their September Nintendo Direct. 

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A New Nintendo Direct Will Air On March 8th, 2018!

Rev up them computers, mark those calendars, and tell Mrs. K you won’t be coming in today because a new Nintendo Direct is coming–according to Nintendo of America’s Twitter account.

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The Nintendo Direct will be 30 minutes long and will include information about upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles launching this year. Mario Tennis Aces appears to be the front-runner for the Nintendo Switch portion of the direct–since Nintendo places emphasis on the ‘new’ details they’ll share about the game.

To tune in, check out the Nintendo Direct website or Nintendo’s main YouTube channel this Thursday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST, where the broadcast will be streamed.

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