Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Will Reach North American Shores in November
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is the latest in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. A crossover title featuring characters from Persona 3 and 4, the game recently released in Japan. Today developer Atlus revealed the American release date for the title.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will reach North America on November 25 on the 3DS. In the game, players bring together characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, and explore Etrian Odysssey-like dungeons. Unlike many other dungeon crawlers, players have to draw their own dungeon maps, all while exploring the game's world in first person and battling monsters. The player chooses to follow the protagonist from either Persona 3 or 4, with the story following that character's perspective. As with previous games, player choice will alter the game's story.
The game will ship with a standard edition, as well as a special "The Wild Cards" Collector's Edition. This edition will contain a set of Tarot cards from Persona 4, an art book, a 3DS XL case, and the game's soundtrack. A special Persona themed 3DS XL was released in Japan, but it is unknown if the system will make its way West.
Persona Q received an announcement for a North American release in February. Along with the title announcement of Shadow of the Labyrinth were three other Persona titles: Persona 5, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Persona Q will be the first game to release on the Nintendo 3DS, and a Nintendo system in general.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is definitely a title on my list of games for the remainder of this year. I love the Persona series, and I have had my eye on this title since I found out about it awhile back. I do not normally purchase the collector's edition of a game, but I may for this game. Persona Q will be the source of my Persona fix until Persona 5 releases in the West next year.
You can watch the opening sequence to the game below:
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