Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Confirmed For Europe This Year
Publisher NIS America confirmed that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will arrive in Europe on Nintendo 3DS this year. There is no additional window for the release, but at least localization to all regions got confirmed.
Earlier, publisher Atlus already noted a Western release for North America later this year as well. At least, localizations are coming in pretty swiftly these days, instead of having to wait for years.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth shakes up the dungeon crawling mechanisms of its predecessors. In this iteration, the design goes fully back to the beginning of the genre by providing a first-person party perspective, also seen in the Etrian Odyssey series.
Players choose a character as a protagonist and weave through locations with a total of five people. Characters that appear in this game were also in Persona 3 and Persona 4, to give fans something familiar to look forward to.
Additionally, gameplay uses the powerful Persona avatars as allies, which players can collect. This is then appended with the ability to fuse them and create new Persona.
Oddly enough, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is the first in the Persona series to make it to a Nintendo System. Previously, the main Shin Megami Tensei series did spawn a few DS and 3DS titles of their own.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be available both digitally and physically. Moreover, NIS America will sell a Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth: The wild Cards Premium Edition on their online store, starting next month.