Persona Q character trailers: Akihiko and Chie
posted on 01.17.14 at 07:35 AM EDT by (@salromano)
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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

This week’s character trailers for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth introduce Persona 3‘s Akihiko Sanada and Persona 4‘s Chie Satonaka.

Last week, we saw Mitsuru Kirijo and Yosuke Hanamura. And before that, the protagonists of Persona 3 and Persona 4.

Watch the trailers below. The game is due out on June 5 in Japan.

Akihiko Sanada

Chie Satonaka

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  • Budgiecat

    It actually looks pretty cool though I wish they werent chibi…

    • ManSizeSextet

      But the Chibi’s are cute :p I think it’s to reflect the light-hearted, spin-off nature of the game (and I guess its Etrian Odyssey connections too).

      • Budgiecat

        Then why isnt the Vita game chibi. Thats even more light hearted (they’re disco dancin)

        • ManSizeSextet

          But isn’t that supposed to be canon while this isn’t? In that case they’d probably want to keep the art style close to the mainline games (like with Arena).

    • Kobracon

      I bet money is factor as well. I don’t think Etrian Odyssey crew has the cash to do like…Phoenix Wright level models or something. And neither does Atlus. Chibi is cheap and a cute alternative.

      • Budgiecat

        But Spike does with Conception II?

        • Kobracon

          I honestly don’t know. How well did Conception I do? Are they working on anything else? the EO team has another EO game coming right?

  • Anime10121

    Sega/Atlus, I needed a release date on this yesterday!

    Give it to me NAOUW!!!!!!!!

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  • TrueDefault

    Mini Chie is sooooooo cute!

  • DarthBrian

    I’ll buy anything with Chie in it. <3

  • BossTuff

    The art style is really growing on me. It’s sort of interesting that it’s all cutesy with a dark story. I look forward to playing it.

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    • Warboss Aohd

      IT BURNS!!!!!!!!

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Corn…why…….hurts….oh it hurts……’s…so………X_X

  • Kurisu Makise

    So, that was Japanese Akihiko and Chie…=/ I like Akihiko’s voice but I just couldn’t connect it to his character design at all. Meanwhile, while I could connect Chie’s just fine, it was like…”I expected that voice, therefore it’s not as interesting” if that makes sense.

    • PrinceHeir

      not really.

      Akihiko fits perfectly with his calm, deep and cool and collected voice as expected from Midorikawa-san.

      and Chie fits right as Yui Horie as the cheerful firey Japanese girl that she is..

      the english Akihiko doesn’t even sound like he’s trying sometimes(despite Liam o Brian being a great VA) and Chie’s english VA is never racking and annoying at times.

      that’s my 2 cents.

      • Kurisu Makise

        I feel for Japanese Akihiko it needed to be a deeper voice in all honesty and well you’d need some specific sequences for Liam’s lines where he’s not trying, cause he sounded pretty freaking awesome during my play through. As for Chie, honestly I appreciated Atlus’ creative spin for her. Nerve wracking means that her “cheerful fiery” attitude was translated quite well quite frankly, as that’s how I get when I hear performances like that from that archetype.

        • PrinceHeir

          he is deep though, if you watched some of the emotional scenes on youtube.

          Liam is awesome, but again, most of the normal conversations scenes sounded like he really doesn’t care.

          like “okay we’re going to shopping, whatever just get on with will ya” at least that’s what i feel from him.

          as for Chie, i just couldn’t get over with her voice. maybe i should play the game more, but i really like Yui Horie’s voice as Chie.

          she really reminds me of her other role from Dead or Alive series Hitomi which both her and Chie had the same EXACT personality, down to both being firey and energetic, same fighting style(well Hitomi is more of a puncher), and can be playful at times.

          well in the end different strokes for different folks so just enjoy whatever voice that suits you ^^

          • Kurisu Makise

            Naturally the last part is pretty obvious, it’s more just getting a chance to see the other side of the pond. Hmm, the example you quoted sounded more like typical Akihiko rather than Liam not caring about doing the line admittedly. Chie well I can understand why you wouldn’t like it (and others) but I applaud Atlus for stepping out the comfort zone but then, I’m more of a 90’s school of thought for localization ^^;

  • new_tradition

    Ah! I’m so dumb, I just realized there’s no character portraits in convos anymore.

    Is this the first time these character sprites are shown with facial movements?

  • Wolfcum

    I love Gematsu, they always give news about this awesome game. Can’t wait!

    • Zero

      Thanks. =)