Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch trailer out, livestream set

Atlus has revealed the launch trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. They’ve recently released several themed trailers, and those who might’ve missed them can check them out here: characters, mechanics and FAQ. The studio will also be livestreaming the first dungeon on their official Twitch channel and answering questions today at 8 p.m. (CST).

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth mechanic, FAQ videos released

Atlus has released a new set of videos detailing the gameplay mechanics from Persona Q. Since the game is something of an Etrian Odyssey and Persona hybrid, one video details the map-making process, another how to deal with the powerful FOEs that patrol the dungeons, and the final tutorial video covers the random-encounter meter. The mechanic-centered videos are posted below, but the above features PR manager John Hardin covering several frequently asked questions.

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth party, character trailers released

Atlus has released a handful of new trailers for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. First up is a new tutorial video that shows potential party combinations and the teamwork mechanics in action. In addition, a series of character-specific videos also went live, with Fuuka, Kanji, Koromaru, and Rise each getting their time in the spotlight. And to cap it off, some new screenshots were also sent along.

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Persona Q finalized box art, new character videos released

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) Final Box Shot Announcement - Art 2

The final covers have been released for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition of Persona Q. New videos for Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’a Naoto were also released and are viewable below. The Persona and Etrian Odyssey hybrid will come as a first-run Limited Standard Edition bundled inside a cardboard box with a pack of tarot cards, the second set of a deck that matches a set released with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and as a Premium Edition, which costs more but also comes with a music CD, 38-page art book, and 3DS XL case.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

” … doesn’t drastically alter the formula laid out by its predecessor, but it does everything a good sequel should …”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax now in stores, online for 360 and PS3

The Persona 3 and 4 crews are once again coming to blows with their evil doppelgangers today with the release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works co-developed fighter takes place shortly after the events in Persona 4 Arena, but now even more characters are getting involved. For those who have the original, Atlus notes that all DLC purchased for Area should transfer over to Ultimax. It was also noted that, while the game does support region-free netplay, it does not support cross-platform play. Downloadable characters Adachu and Marie are also available today, and as a launch bonus, they are free to download for the next week.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax DLC pricing detailed, unboxing video up

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Margaret and DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has revealed the pricing for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s upcoming downloadable content packs as well as released a new unboxing video. A new addition is the Velvet Room’s ever-fashionable Margaret, who will be released on October 7 for $4.99. That also happens to be the day when Adachi and Marie will transition from free to for-pay DLC, each also for $4.99. Other packs include the complete Persona 4 Arena Story for $9.99, Glasses Packs and Additional Color Packs for $1.99 each or as a $5.99 sets, and Navigator Voices at $2.99 apiece. At launch, Adachi, Aigis, Mitsuru, Nanako, Teddie, and Yosuke will all have voice packs available; all other voice packs will launch on October 7.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailer deluge – story, systems, characters

Atlus has released several new trailers from their upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The featured video is the story trailer, which shows the menacing, mysterious fog from Persona 4 once again covering the small town of Inaba, forcing the cast to turn on one another in a new tournament. The other four trailers, posted below, focus on the new systems as well as on three different characters: Aigis, Adachi and Marie. The latter two of which will be available as free DLC during the week after launch.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Persona Q-themed 3DS XL coming to North America

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) System Announcement - Unit

Those Persona fans who have held out from importing the Persona Q Edition of the 3DS XL are in luck: Atlus has announced a North American release. The $199.99 themed system will only be available at GameStop and sold only as hardware, meaning that there will be no bundle pack that includes the game. The Persona Q 3DS XL will be available in limited quantities but will be up prior to release for pre-order, though no date was given on when it’ll go live for pre-order.

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Atlus to livestream Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Golden Arena shortly

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Media Announcement - Screenshot 2

Atlus will be playing through some of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Golden Arena mode later today on their Twitch channel. The livestream kicks off in half an hour, at 1:30 p.m. (CST), and will feature a demonstration covering the earlier levels from some of the four different courses that the mode offers, as well as its various role-playing elements.

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