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#1 Posted by DonutFever (3550 posts) -

So... it's the same as the Japanese one. It even still says "Mayonaka TV" in the top left.
 

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
Posted it here, but I guess new news = new thread works (even though it's rather insignificant news). Like I mentioned in that thread, I find it weird how they kept the "MayonakaTV" there.
#3 Posted by Irvandus (2875 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I think as a theme it's fine but I'm glad they removed it from the title. Saying: Persona 4 the Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, just took way tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long.

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
@Irvandus: But "Mayonaka TV" literally means "Midnight Channel". I'm pretty sure that "Mayonaka" was never used in the English version of Persona 4, so I'm not sure why it's on the box of the English version of P4A.
#5 Posted by Hailinel (24286 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Posted it here, but I guess new news = new thread works (even though it's rather insignificant news). Like I mentioned in that thread, I find it weird how they kept the "MayonakaTV" there.

The inclusion of Mayonaka TV is part of the actual artwork, which was left untouched. The only thing changed was the logo treatment.

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#6 Posted by Irvandus (2875 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Here's a possible reason I just thought of. Destroy all context you have from persona. Now imagine seeing box art that had Midnight Channel on it... think for a bit.

#7 Edited by Mcfart (1599 posts) -

Played both P3 and P4....but who's that white chick?

#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
@Hailinel said: 

The inclusion of Mayonaka TV is part of the actual artwork, which was left untouched. The only thing changed was the logo treatment.

Which is why I'm wondering why they didn't touch it. Box art is changed all the time from region to region, so that's why the only thing I can think of in this case for not doing something with the "MayonakaTV" is laziness, or perhaps considered not a worthy allocation of resources. 
 
@Irvandus: Right...
#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Irvandus: But "Mayonaka TV" literally means "Midnight Channel". I'm pretty sure that "Mayonaka" was never used in the English version of Persona 4, so I'm not sure why it's on the box of the English version of P4A.

Technically, it means "Midnight TV"...and it was used in the English version...kinda.

#10 Posted by Strife777 (1514 posts) -

@Mcfart said:

Played both P3 and P4....but who's that white chick?

New character. She's a robot, just like Aigis.

#11 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

I don't care about this cover at all.

#12 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said: 

Technically, it means "Midnight TV"...and it was used in the English version...kinda.

I just meant that "Mayonaka TV" is what's used for "Midnight Channel" in the Japanese version. Forgot about the name of that track, though, but that's ridiculously minor.
#13 Posted by Hailinel (24286 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Hailinel said:

The inclusion of Mayonaka TV is part of the actual artwork, which was left untouched. The only thing changed was the logo treatment.

Which is why I'm wondering why they didn't touch it. Box art is changed all the time from region to region, so that's why the only thing I can think of in this case for not doing something with the "MayonakaTV" is laziness, or perhaps considered not a worthy allocation of resources.

@Irvandus: Right...

It's part of the original artwork, so it's harder to touch up and replace without looking obviously edited.

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#14 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Strife777 said:

@Mcfart said:

Played both P3 and P4....but who's that white chick?

New character. She's a robot, just like Aigis.

She actually appeared ina Drama CD for Persona 3. But yeah, new character to most people.
#15 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

#16 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
@Animasta said:

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

Neither is Persona 4 Golden, as far as I can tell. Maybe adding "SMT" isn't helping their marketing for the newer Persona games any and they realize that.
#17 Posted by Strife777 (1514 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@Strife777 said:

@Mcfart said:

Played both P3 and P4....but who's that white chick?

New character. She's a robot, just like Aigis.

She actually appeared ina Drama CD for Persona 3. But yeah, new character to most people.

But they hadn't designed her though, right? I'm not even sure what the Drama CDs are. I haven't finished all of P3 (I played it on PSP).

#18 Posted by Juno500 (392 posts) -

So... how exactly is Labrys mentioned in the Drama CDs? What is revealed about her?

I've heard people say that she was in one of the drama CDs but I can barely find any information about it.

#19 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
@Juno500: According to a random Google search: 

In [the] Moonlight Drama CD, Aigis was visited by a mysterious girl (in a manner akin to Minato's Pharos). This prompted a flashback about the time of Aigis's creation. In the flashback, a scientist mentioned about a 5th Anti-Shadow weapon model named Labrys, but Labrys herself doesn't make an appearance. The mysterious girl who visited Aigis is not Labrys.

#20 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Animasta said:

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

Neither is Persona 4 Golden, as far as I can tell. Maybe adding "SMT" isn't helping their marketing for the newer Persona games any and they realize that.

Well it's not like they would know, they haven't released any without it since these two; did P3P have the SMT moniker?

#21 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Animasta said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Animasta said:

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

Neither is Persona 4 Golden, as far as I can tell. Maybe adding "SMT" isn't helping their marketing for the newer Persona games any and they realize that.

Well it's not like they would know

I think looking at the sales disparity between SMT offshoots/main line and Persona tells you enough!  I think they add "SMT" to Persona more to help their other SMT titles.
 
To answer your question: P3P had the SMT moniker, yeah.
#22 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Juno500 said:

So... how exactly is Labrys mentioned in the Drama CDs? What is revealed about her?

I've heard people say that she was in one of the drama CDs but I can barely find any information about it.

She was mentioned by name. Sort of.
 
She wasn't an actual character or anything.
#23 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Animasta said:

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

Neither is Persona 4 Golden, as far as I can tell. Maybe adding "SMT" isn't helping their marketing for the newer Persona games any and they realize that.

Well it's not like they would know, they haven't released any without it since these two; did P3P have the SMT moniker?

At this point Persona 4 alone is as big as SMT (in west at least) I mean that's what they're trying to prove, with the all-media blowout of Persona 4 right? (even though we aren't getting the novels/stage plays/branded soft drinks/whatever).

#24 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@Animasta said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Animasta said:

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

Neither is Persona 4 Golden, as far as I can tell. Maybe adding "SMT" isn't helping their marketing for the newer Persona games any and they realize that.

Well it's not like they would know

I think looking at the sales disparity between SMT offshoots/main line and Persona tells you enough! I think they add "SMT" to Persona more to help their other SMT titles. To answer your question: P3P had the SMT moniker, yeah.

Well SMT3: Nocturne was so long ago, and strange journey is more in common with etrian odyssey in terms of difficulty/niche so I doubt we'll know for sure until SMTIV comes out here.

#25 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Still not a huge fan of the cover, but I'll live!

#26 Posted by Cathryn (545 posts) -

Cover's fine. This year is really slim on releases I'm interested in, so I'm looking forward to this.

#27 Posted by endaround (2142 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@Animasta said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Animasta said:

I find it interesting this isn't branded as Shin Megami Tensei: P4A.

Neither is Persona 4 Golden, as far as I can tell. Maybe adding "SMT" isn't helping their marketing for the newer Persona games any and they realize that.

Well it's not like they would know

I think looking at the sales disparity between SMT offshoots/main line and Persona tells you enough! I think they add "SMT" to Persona more to help their other SMT titles. To answer your question: P3P had the SMT moniker, yeah.

Well SMT3: Nocturne was so long ago, and strange journey is more in common with etrian odyssey in terms of difficulty/niche so I doubt we'll know for sure until SMTIV comes out here.

Yes but you forget:

Raidou clearly should be a DLC character for this game...

#28 Posted by JJOR64 (18941 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

Still not a huge fan of the cover, but I'll live!

At least it's better then the SSF4 box art.

Great game, but damn this boxart is ass.
#29 Edited by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Strife777 said:

@MikeGosot said:

@Strife777 said:

@Mcfart said:

Played both P3 and P4....but who's that white chick?

New character. She's a robot, just like Aigis.

She actually appeared ina Drama CD for Persona 3. But yeah, new character to most people.

But they hadn't designed her though, right? I'm not even sure what the Drama CDs are. I haven't finished all of P3 (I played it on PSP).

The P3 Drama CD is a plot continuation on audio form. I believe Labrys makes an small appearance in the CD.
#30 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

So I was correct in assuming that the "Mayonaka TV" on the box art was due to them deciding not to allocate resources to it based on a Nich Maragos Atlus post:

It's still the Midnight Channel in game. There are some graphic assets that couldn't be changed (like the cover bit) that will still say "Mayonaka" something-or-other, but that term is never used in the script.

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