Atlus has finally revealed information about the next title in the Persona Q series, which unites the characters from the previous games into one crossover adventure.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth was finally unveiled throughout the weekend, with a trailer being shown during the latest broadcast of Persona 5: The Animation. This week's episode also happens to include the scene where the cast travels to the beach and walk around in their swimwear, which proves that Atlus knows their fanbase well.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will be uniting the casts of Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 into a first-person RPG that is based on the style of Etrian Odyssey. The trailer also revealed that the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable will also be part of the game.
As the title suggests, the characters from the various Persona games will be brought together by some sort of otherworldly cinema. The story details are still scant, but it seems like the dungeons will be based on different movies that are viewed by the characters, with Kamoshida from Persona 5 seemingly appearing as the villain of a superhero film.
The new information about Persona Q2 has also confirmed that it will be sticking to the Nintendo 3DS and hasn't been ported to the Switch. The amazing financial success of the Switch had prompted many fans to believe that Atlus may have jumped to the new console, but it seems that they are sticking to their guns with the 3DS.
Nintendo has promised to keep supporting the Nintendo 3DS until 2020, though they haven't actually shown much proof of that support, especially now that Square Enix has confirmed that they won't be localizing the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
There is a good chance that Persona Q2 may be the last major release for the Nintendo 3DS, which is odd, considering it is a crossover title featuring characters from three PlayStation exclusive games.
The most insulting part about the Persona Q2 reveal is the fact that some of the best songs in the series are being saved for DLC. If you want to listen to "Reach Out To The Truth", "Life Will Change", or "Last Surprise", then you will have to pay extra. This means that Atlus is now charging a "You'll never see it coming" tax from the Persona 5 fanbase. Note that these songs actually will be free in first-run copies - if you miss out on those, though, you'll have to pay.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 29th. There is no word yet on an international release.
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