Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Announced for the West with Special Editions
Atlus recently announced that they’re bringing their Persona spin-off, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, to the West. Coming to the Nintendo 3DS family on June 4th, it’s proof that the little handheld isn’t dead just yet. The previous entry, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, released back in 2014, so the sequel felt overdue. Acting as a crossover of Persona 3, Persona 4, and mainly Persona 5, fans will likely have a lot to look forward to. To celebrate the announcement, Atlus has also shared the special editions for the game.
Fans that are looking forward to the game can preorder a special Launch Edition of the game. This edition comes with the game and a set of four buttons. Each button represents a different protagonist in the game, including the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable.
For those that want a little more with their game, they can preorder the “Showtime” Premium Edition. This version of the game includes the aforementioned game and buttons, but includes a few extras as well. First, it comes with a 5″ Koromaru plush, the adorable Shiba Inu from Persona 3. Next, this version comes with an art book and a set of playing cards featuring the many characters in the game. Finally, all of it is packaged within a special collector’s box.
Atlus has also made note of the various features of the game. The game makes use of special labyrinths that the player can map out, each themed off popular film genres. The story is experienced from the perspective of Persona 5’s protagonist, Joker. Players will interact with the other Phantom Thieves from Persona 5 as well as the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4. It will also utilize a fully Japanese vocal audio track, allowing many fans to hear the Japanese voices of the Persona 3 cast. Unfortunately for fans of dubs, this game will only have English subtitles.
Persona Q2 will also place the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable in a special role. Many fans will be happy to see the story unfold with a story full of fan favorite characters. Persona Q2 will also have combat based on a mix of Persona Q and Persona 5’s style. Using a new Unison attack, players can watch many of these characters team up for special attacks. Unison attacks will require players to complete special side quests to unlock, so there should be a lot more to offer.
What do you think? Are you excited for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth? Will this be one of the last 3DS games worth getting? Check out the announcement trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments. Fans that wish to preorder the game can do so here. Keep checking back here for more coverage of Persona Q2!