Persona Q characters can use multiple Personas
posted on 02.20.14 at 10:02 PM EDT by (@salromano)
New "Boost" feature lets you use skills for zero Skill Points.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Famitsu this week offers new details on Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

Like in past Persona games, player will defeat shadows to escape the other world. Battles use a simple command-based system, and players can change their character’s weapons and personas.

Hitting enemies in their weak spots will result in a “Boost” for the attacking character. When Boosted, characters get a preemptive turn and their next skill use costs zero SP.

Your teammates will continue to assist during battles with the “Pursuit” feature. After a character attacks, another character steps in and performs another attack. Everyone has their own unique move.

Sometimes, instead of Pursuit, all the enemies can be taken down by an All-Out Attack. If you’re Boosted, then the chance of a Pursuit or All-Out Attack is higher.

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In Persona Q, characters can have multiple personas. In the past, only the main character could have more than one, but this time your other party members can have “sub-Personas.” Use sub-Personas to complement the skills that each characters’ main Persona doesn’t know.

There are 20 characters and you can use five people in a party. You can set your team in front and back rows during battle. Of course, making a team that complements each other is good, but certain character combinations will have special dialogue occurrences.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is due out for 3DS in Japan on June 6.

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  • Arcana Gear

    So i guess that rise and fukka will be playable? Nice!

    And P2 and P1 ohers characters could change personas, and every character had a affinity with an arcana, for example Maia(P2) was from lovers arcana and she had the best compability with lovers personas, wonder if they will do the same here (one character have a set of personas all of the same arcana)

    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      How do you know Rise and Fukka will be playable? This is fantastic news if it is true but…

      • Arcana Gear

        20 characters playable, in the pic if you count there is 20 characters including rise and fukka… but its just a wild guess.

        • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

          Now I see… but maybe they are “supporting characters” again since their Personas have no offensive capability.

          Wonder if Atlus USA will localize this. I wonder if PQ will be given the same degree of treatment as the mainline SMT game (SMT IV) that was released 1 month after Japanese release.

          • Arcana Gear

            i wish that atlus doesnt forget EU……

        • Teh_Akod

          Well, Marie was showned on the trailer wasn’t her? what if instead of Fuuka and Rise, we get Marie and… the female MC from P3P?

        • Silver Citizen

          The two new characters count as one making it seventeen and the Velvet Room siblings make the total twenty.

        • DrForbidden

          The article actually says there are 20 characters in the game, not that there are 20 playable characters.

  • Sal Romano

    The reason I bought my 3DS.

    • Auragar

      You bought your 3DS for a game you didn’t know existed until like 4 months ago?

      • Sal Romano

        I bought my 3DS in November, yeah. Black Friday.

        • Auragar

          Oh… right you didn’t buy it until just recently! I forgot. xD Well it is (hopefully (likely)) going to be a good game so no shame there.

      • MrFinalgamer

        hey i bought my 3DS on launch so i could play KH 3D don’t judge!

        • Auragar

          lol Did we know about 3D before launch?

  • MrFinalgamer

    noice! this could hopefully open up more classic persona features! first multiple Personas, next we’ll have philemon, then we’ll have a plot back to form on how dark it gets! perfect!

  • Auragar

    Interesting… though I don’t know how that works… I guess since it isn’t canon they can do whatever they want.

  • ryougazell

    Im still crossing my fingers for secret character Minako/P3FMC. If Theodore can make it… she can as well. A third secret route pls.

    • Auragar

      It would make sense if Theodore is there.

      • ryougazell

        I really hope so

        • Auragar

          It makes no sense otherwise, I mean the crew never meets him without having Minako. So… yah. Though as I said below because of their multiple Persona thing it is not canon so they can do whatever they want.

  • ryougazell

    I wonder if Marie, Elizabeth, Theodore and Margaret will be playable

    • Auragar

      Probably not but that would be kickass.

    • Kobracon

      Considering how OP just Elizabeth is, I’d say no.

  • PrinceHeir

    great stuff!