#1 Edited by bigjeffrey (4155 posts) -

really like the look of this game, also that is totally the dude from catherine. Fan service the game.

#2 Posted by Flappy (2032 posts) -

That is totally not Vincent. Vincent is a unique individual that may or may not be Spike Spiegel.

Anyway, it looks like Etrian Odyssey and has both the music and style of a Persona game. Mission Accomplished.

#3 Posted by SARRISS (136 posts) -

That totally is Vincent, hes even block climbing on desks, WTF is that cutscene about?

#4 Edited by Flappy (2032 posts) -

Could've sworn that y'all were referring to the new character for some reason. My fault! With the limited amount of information that we have now, there's no real way of knowing what's going down.

If Vincent and his sheepy homies are making an appearance, then Boss better pop up as well. He was one of the best parts of that game!

#5 Posted by wchigo (524 posts) -

Normally I'm not into games like Etrian Odyssey or Dragon Quest, in that I don't like that you can't see your party during combat. However, with this being a Persona 3 & 4 based game, I'm totally in.

Seems interesting that during one part of the trailer, Mitsuru looked completely freaked out. Not sure I've ever seen her that flustered before...

#6 Edited by Karkarov (2620 posts) -

@flappy said:

Could've sworn that y'all were referring to the new character for some reason. My fault! With the limited amount of information that we have now, there's no real way of knowing what's going down.

If Vincent and his sheepy homies are making an appearance, then Boss better pop up as well. He was one of the best parts of that game!

Damn straight! It is a nice new trailer though, get to see a little more about whats going on. Apparently everyone got sucked into some alternate reality ;\ Cliche but it lets them do whatever they want so go for it!

#7 Edited by bigjeffrey (4155 posts) -

Vincent is killed several times. Like WTF

@wchigo said:

Seems interesting that during one part of the trailer, Mitsuru looked completely freaked out. Not sure I've ever seen her that flustered before...

Waaayy out of character.

#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1258 posts) -

Persona Q? More like Persona Cute!

:3

#9 Posted by wchigo (524 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: Agreed! But I guess I can overlook it considering it's a spin-off, and we don't know the entire context of the scene yet.

#10 Edited by JackSukeru (5816 posts) -

I haven't given this game much thought, but it might be totally cool. I'm into the gameplay part of Etrian Odyssey at least.

With a logo like that I think I'm gonna have to start calling it Personaq though. Sorry, it just has to be done.

#11 Posted by SARRISS (136 posts) -

I wouldn't be surprised if it were just a cameo via shadows invading the school and taking on odd forms. That's as good an excuse as any.

#12 Edited by bigjeffrey (4155 posts) -
#13 Posted by Pepsiman (2449 posts) -

Another day, another round of subtitles. Looks like someone beat me to the punch surprisingly, but I didn't know it until I'd already uploaded it, so don't mind me if I just drop off my version here.

#14 Posted by ch3burashka (4900 posts) -

rreally like the look of this game, also that is totally the dude from catherine. Fan service the game.

It's kind of Fan Service the franchise. I really hope they don't water down Persona 4 with all these spin-offs. The game and the characters were special - the dancing game especially cheapens them IMO. Persona Q could actually be good - I'm interested in the draw-the-dungeon mechanic (I assume that's in here, because people are comparing it to Etrian Oddysey).

#15 Posted by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

rreally like the look of this game, also that is totally the dude from catherine. Fan service the game.

It's kind of Fan Service the franchise. I really hope they don't water down Persona 4 with all these spin-offs. The game and the characters were special - the dancing game especially cheapens them IMO. Persona Q could actually be good - I'm interested in the draw-the-dungeon mechanic (I assume that's in here, because people are comparing it to Etrian Oddysey).

It's not necessarily in this game, but Persona Q is being made by the Etrian Odyssey director and I would assume at least some of the EO team.

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#16 Posted by SteadyingMeat (633 posts) -

Vincent is in this now? Man, this game just looks totally lame.

#17 Edited by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

Vincent is in this now? Man, this game just looks totally lame.

Why? Vincent was first seen in Persona 3 Portable, before Catherine was even released. He's been part of the Persona series for a while now.

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#18 Posted by afabs515 (832 posts) -

Sorry guys, but the more I see this game, the less I want it. Wish they would just focus all their efforts on localizing P5.

#19 Posted by Sergio (1773 posts) -

@afabs515 said:

Sorry guys, but the more I see this game, the less I want it. Wish they would just focus all their efforts on localizing P5.

That's okay. The more I see, the more I want it.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

@afabs515 said:

Sorry guys, but the more I see this game, the less I want it. Wish they would just focus all their efforts on localizing P5.

The Japanese Atlus offices have nothing to do with localization. That's all the responsibility of Atlus USA.

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#21 Posted by afabs515 (832 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@afabs515 said:

Sorry guys, but the more I see this game, the less I want it. Wish they would just focus all their efforts on localizing P5.

The Japanese Atlus offices have nothing to do with localization. That's all the responsibility of Atlus USA.

Yeah, but wouldn't Atlus USA have to devote resources to localizing this too?

#22 Edited by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

@afabs515 said:

@hailinel said:

@afabs515 said:

Sorry guys, but the more I see this game, the less I want it. Wish they would just focus all their efforts on localizing P5.

The Japanese Atlus offices have nothing to do with localization. That's all the responsibility of Atlus USA.

Yeah, but wouldn't Atlus USA have to devote resources to localizing this too?

The games aren't coming out at the same time and don't require the same localization schedule. Persona Q is out in June in Japan, and Persona 5 isn't being released until the following winter, which means we can probably expect a mid-late 2014 western release of Persona Q and a 2015 release of Persona 5. And before you start whining about how other games are taking you away from your precious Persona 5, keep in mind that a lot of people are also looking forward to PQ and other Atlus titles. People need to quit treating Atlus as though the only reason they exist is to give them Persona 5 as fast as they possibly can. It is absolutely stupid the number of times people have come into Atlus game threads that aren't P5 related to only complain that they want Persona 5.

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#23 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19150 posts) -

@wchigo said:

Seems interesting that during one part of the trailer, Mitsuru looked completely freaked out. Not sure I've ever seen her that flustered before...

Waaayy out of character.

Well, that's an odd thing to say. She's not an emotionless robot, and she's still P3 era Mitsuru so it's not as though there's not something that could strongly faze her.

Vincent appearing as a figurine is pretty cool, though there's no way he actually appears in the game because of the P-Team narratively distancing Catherine from the Persona franchise.

#24 Posted by tumbell (9 posts) -

Vincent is killed several times. Like WTF

@wchigo said:

Seems interesting that during one part of the trailer, Mitsuru looked completely freaked out. Not sure I've ever seen her that flustered before...

Waaayy out of character.

After watching the trailer again, that scene looks like a "hit the bottle" game at a fair (Vincent being one of the targets) that Aigis and Naoto are playing.

So i think Vincent might only be fan-service? i might be wrong.

#25 Posted by Nux (2207 posts) -

I don't really Etrian Odyssey style games but I really want to play this. Probably because it is more Persona then Etrian Odyssey .

#26 Posted by SteadyingMeat (633 posts) -

@hailinel: I guess it's pretty cool that Vincent is in it. I guess. The game still looks lame to me, though. Probably because I hate Etrian Odyssey.

#27 Posted by Voxus (282 posts) -

THAT LADY HAS GUNS FOR FINGERS WHATTTTT

#28 Edited by bigjeffrey (4155 posts) -

@tumbell said:
@bigjeffrey said:

Vincent is killed several times. Like WTF

@wchigo said:

Seems interesting that during one part of the trailer, Mitsuru looked completely freaked out. Not sure I've ever seen her that flustered before...

Waaayy out of character.

After watching the trailer again, that scene looks like a "hit the bottle" game at a fair (Vincent being one of the targets) that Aigis and Naoto are playing.

So i think Vincent might only be fan-service? i might be wrong.

yeah that's probably the case, Vincent targets????

#29 Posted by White (1138 posts) -

So wait, the game is going to be about the SEES team facing their shadow selves? Seems like Mitsuru was freaking out about something pretty hard.

#30 Posted by SkygamerzeroX (2 posts) -

Pretty much watched this trailer too many times. The music in this game is really going to kick ass. Loved the music sample they posted on YouTube.

#31 Posted by Random45 (804 posts) -

Wow, ok, NOW I'm interested in this game. Despite the art style, the story looks pretty interesting. Is this the canon continuation of P3 and P4, or is it just an off-shoot? Does anything explain why the Persona 3 protagonist is there?

Also, I want the English cast, it just doesn't sound right in Japanese.

#32 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19150 posts) -

@random45 said:

Wow, ok, NOW I'm interested in this game. Despite the art style, the story looks pretty interesting. Is this the canon continuation of P3 and P4, or is it just an off-shoot?

Also, I want the English cast, it just doesn't sound right in Japanese.

The canon continuation to P3 and P4 is the Persona 4 Arena series, said as much by Atlus. Persona Q is a story that takes place at the same time as the events of Persona 3 and Persona 4, demonstrated by the calendars for both games at the beginning of the trailer. It has not been said whether this story is canon or not, but if it is that means that the story will end with every P4 and P3 character losing their memories of the events of this game and returning to their respective time frames before the school festivals or else it would not make any sense concerning the events of P3, P4 and P4A.

#33 Edited by Aegon (5117 posts) -

@fluxwavez: I think it has to do with time travel. A clock tower appears in the Persona 4 school. Take a look at this:

According to said rumors, whoever hears the sound of the tower's bell will die. The bell's chime was also heard in Tartarus by the members of SEES, who find themselves transported to Yasogami High.

That seems like the Persona 3 team time travelling a few years forward to the Persona 4 team.

#34 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19150 posts) -

@aegon said:

@fluxwavez: I think it has to do with time travel. A clock tower appears in the Persona 4 school. Take a look at this:

According to said rumors, whoever hears the sound of the tower's bell will die. The bell's chime was also heard in Tartarus by the members of SEES, who find themselves transported to Yasogami High.

That seems like the Persona 3 team time travelling a few years forward to the Persona 4 team.

Yes, that's the entire premise of the story. The P3 team are transported to the labyrinth while exploring Tartarus and the P4 team are transported to the labyrinth during their school festival.

The story section in our wiki isn't complete, by the way:

In the rural town area of Yasoinaba, it is the final day of the culture festival at Yasogami High School. But when the toll of a bell suddenly rings, those with the ability to use a Persona are summoned to another world. In this realm—the spitting image of Yasogami High School—an ominous clock tower appears. Inside the school, the cast meets Zen and Rei, a boy and girl whose memories have been snatched away. When the bell tolls, the curtain opens on a new battle for the Persona cast.

Two Heroes, Two Stories

Before starting Persona Q, you must choose to play as the hero of Persona 3or Persona 4. Depending on which you choose, you will experience a different story.

Persona 3 Protagonist (voiced by Akira Ishida)

A second year student at Gekkoukan High School who joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad in wake of the Shadow attacks. Together with his friends, he works to exterminate the shadows.

His story: A stormy fall night. Regretting the cancellation of the cultural festival, the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad, assembled in Tartarus, hear the strange tolling of a bell. At the same time, they become wrapped up in an unusual event with the Velvet Room. The next thing they know, they’re facing the unknown Yasogami High School, bustling with people from the cultural festival. In front of the squad, a Shadow resembling that of Tartarus blocks their way. As they battle against the Shadow, they try to find a way out of the school. But while there, they come across a high school group who call themselves the “Investigation Team…”

Persona 4 Protagonist (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa)

Because of his parents’ work situation, he moves to the rural town of Yasoinaba and attends Yasogami High School as a second year student. Together with the Investigation Team, he investigates a series of murders happening throughout town.

His story: It’s the last day of the Yasogami High School culture festival and the members of the Investigation Team are enjoying themselves. But suddenly, the unfamiliar toll of a bell is heard. Outside the window, an unnatural clock tower can be seen. At the same time, the team confirms the appearance of Shadows within the school. And in front of the team appears a group of students from an unknown high school, but who also use Personas. Together with the members of this group, who call themselves the “Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad,” the team searches for a way out and for an answer to the mystery.

#35 Posted by Skooky (473 posts) -

So like Dio has to be in the game, right?

#36 Posted by Random45 (804 posts) -

@random45 said:

Wow, ok, NOW I'm interested in this game. Despite the art style, the story looks pretty interesting. Is this the canon continuation of P3 and P4, or is it just an off-shoot?

Also, I want the English cast, it just doesn't sound right in Japanese.

The canon continuation to P3 and P4 is the Persona 4 Arena series, said as much by Atlus. Persona Q is a story that takes place at the same time as the events of Persona 3 and Persona 4, demonstrated by the calendars for both games at the beginning of the trailer. It has not been said whether this story is canon or not, but if it is that means that the story will end with every P4 and P3 character losing their memories of the events of this game and returning to their respective time frames before the school festivals or else it would not make any sense concerning the events of P3, P4 and P4A.

Ah, ok that makes sense.

I also REALLY hope it doesn't do the whole 'they lose their memory' thing, because that would be really lame.