Famitsu this week brings more details on the upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, this time focusing on the Velvet Room, its attendants, and what impact their presence will have on the Persona 3 and Persona 4 cast’s dungeon crawling antics.
As is tradition with previous Persona installments, players can once again visit the Velvet Room over the course of the game, with Persona 3‘s Elizabeth and Theodore, and Persona 4’s Margaret and Marie gathered to provide support.
While Marie is singled out as not being an official resident of the Velvet Room for this game, she is still set to give her unique brand of mouthy assistance, the specifics of which weren’t detailed.
Furthermore, much like the first two Persona games, every party member will now be able to enter the Velvet Room instead of only the protagonists. The layout of the Velvet Room is also set to change once again, with a pair of mysterious locked doors being the most prominent feature.
New information on the Velvet Room’s attendants this week revolves primarily around Elizabeth and Theodore. Elizabeth has two main jobs this time.
First, as was the case in Persona 3, she’ll once again have requests that players can go out and fulfill in exchange for rewards. The nature of these requests are mostly mum, although they’re said to be jotted down in a specific “Request Notebook” whose contents are based on the Seven Wonders of Yasogami High School that previous trailers have depicted. It’s also noted that taking them on can result in special events being triggered.
He second role is completely new and comes in the form of functioning as a nurse that players can visit after making trips to the game’s labyrinths. Naturally, doing so will heal the party in terms of both health and status effects.
As for Theodore, he runs the workshop. By defeating the Shadows stalking the labyrinths, you’ll obtain the raw materials necessary for developing equipment and consumable items. Theo runs the studio in a pink and red apron with a heart in the center. There’s apparently a backstory to this, but the details are mum.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is due out for 3DS on June 6 in Japan, with a North American localization following later this fall.