Elizabeth and Theodore have new roles in Persona Q
posted on 04.02.14 at 08:31 PM EDT by (@iiotenki)
Returning to roots, now every character can visit the Velvet Room.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

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.

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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.

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  • orzorzorz

    “a pair of mysterious locked doors” i smell a bonus dungeon

  • MrFinalgamer

    So if everyone can go inside the Velvet room, does that mean the return of everyone using multiple personas??? =D

    Also, Why is Koromaru humping Theodore?

    • OverlordZetta

      I think it’s the opposite – unless I’m mistaken, even the protagonists are restricted to one in this game.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Then…whats the point of everyone going to the velvet room, or just the velvet room period?

        • new_tradition

          Fan service?

        • astrogamer

          Similar service as the town in the Etrian Odyssey games, where you get the side quests, heal, upgrade and buy stuff

        • OverlordZetta

          Well, Personas aside, the things explained in this very article?

          • MrFinalgamer

            Well, yeah, but that could just easily be any other place. The whole point of the Velvet room was that you were supposed to fuse personas in there.

            Thankfully, Akemi made me remember that you can use multiple personas in this game, so it’s all good. =D

    • DesmaX

      Because that’s what Dogs do when they’re happy… and hungry

      • Eder García

        and in need for a partner for… you know…

    • Teddy

      Yes, everyone can use additional personas called “Sub-personas” now. But we don’t know how they’re unlocked, or whether fusion is in or not.

  • new_tradition

    Oh god, please make the back story about Theo’s apron be FMC related. He’s the only link we have to her :O

    Unless Margaret is doing something else, maybe she could’ve been a healer instead of giving Elizabeth double duty…

    Otherwise, sounds great. I have to keep reminding myself this game is actually coming out this year in English ^^

    • OverlordZetta

      I imagine it isn’t, as it appears that they’re trying to establish Theo as his own character.

      • new_tradition

        Heh, I know, but I just really liked her POV in the game >3>

  • Eder García

    looks like Margaret is going to take Igor’s place imho

  • tubers

    Super duper jelly of 3DS owners cuz of this :(

    • 罪罰

      You can always buy a 3DS and enjoy those games too!

      • tubers

        That’s true!

        I’m kinda waiting for the next h/w revision tho.. it’s about time.. almost 3 years or something, I think.

        Maybe better battery life, wider color gamut and wider viewing angle -screen upgrade.

        Won’t get a 3.5″ screen revised model tho.

        • 罪罰

          Wait for a system that suits you, but dont miss out!

  • Jormangund

    Those locked doors…methinks that they will be special dungeons wherein at the very end, the party (or just your chosen MC) will be fighting the Velvet Room Attendants. What I wonder now is if it’s still a one-on-one battle…or a fight against ALL the attendants. At the same time, potentially.

  • NARU DEEEESU!!!!!!!!

    since i gave my 3ds to my sibling, guess i’ll pick up a 2ds. :3 I LOOOVE YOU ATLUSSSSS <3