Mary, The New Character

#1 Edited by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -

So do you guys think this is just the FeMC, or a regular party member? Personally, I'm a bit anxious about how they'll be able to keep most of the original script intact after dropping a new character in there. This  IS Atlus we're talking about here though, so I'm confident they'll pull it off. 
 
I am excite.

#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -

Marie is a sexy mail girl. 
 
So she's not the female protagonist, if there even is one.

#3 Posted by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -

Is it Mary or Marie... I'm rusty on my Kana : ( I got the impression she was a party member from the article I read... I guess we'll have to wait for a proper translation.

#4 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Regardless of her name and how it is spelled, I am interested in seeing what this character is like.

#5 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I think she's probably just a new social link. Which is fine with me.

#6 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

here's a picture of what she looks like sideways?

#7 Posted by StarvingGamer (8379 posts) -

@benjaebe: But for there to be a new slink there would need to be a new tarot school and a new class of demons. Are there more tarot schools? I don't even know.

#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -
@Laketown: I don't think posting scans, at least their direct images, are allowed on GB.
#9 Edited by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -

Hmm... I see katakana 'ma' and 'ri' I believe in the scan. Sounds more like Marie to me, but whatever, Atlus USA will make it whatever they like.

#10 Posted by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -
@StarvingGamer said:

@benjaebe: But for there to be a new slink there would need to be a new tarot school and a new class of demons. Are there more tarot schools? I don't even know.

Aeon, perhaps?
#11 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@Laketown said:

here's a picture of what she looks like sideways?

damn sign me up
#12 Posted by StarvingGamer (8379 posts) -

@Starclopsofish: Oh yeah, hmmm. Would seem odd applied to a character without the same level of significance that Aigis has, at least to me. But that would totally work.

#13 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown: I don't think posting scans, at least their direct images, are allowed on GB.

really? that's dumb

#14 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -
@Laketown said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown: I don't think posting scans, at least their direct images, are allowed on GB.

really? that's dumb

It's also a bannable offense at NeoGAF. It's because magazines make money by having exclusivity to this information and people scanning them and posting them online isn't good for their business... or something.
#15 Posted by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -

Is there a way to edit the thread title? (need to change to "Marie")

#16 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown: I don't think posting scans, at least their direct images, are allowed on GB.

really? that's dumb

It's also a bannable offense at NeoGAF. It's because magazines make money by having exclusivity to this information and people scanning them and posting them online isn't good for their business... or something.

that still doesn't make sense for posting famitsu scans...

#17 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -
@Laketown said: 

that still doesn't make sense for posting famitsu scans...

The rule is for any scan, not just Famitsu. All I know is that scans were removed by mods when Catherine was announced and they stated that they weren't allowed on GB.
#18 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

it looks like Marie.  Im pretty sure im right.  Anyways, Im assuming you can only develop just a social link with her rather than her having her own Persona and shit

#19 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
I think she's probably just a new social link. Which is fine with me.
 @the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
it looks like Marie.  Im pretty sure im right.  Anyways, Im assuming you can only develop just a social link with her rather than her having her own Persona and shit
 
No, that wouldn't be a big deal, P3P had, like, 10+ new Slinks.
#20 Posted by Gr33nHippo (1 posts) -
@Starclopsofish said:
Is there a way to edit the thread title? (need to change to "Marie")
Marii.
#21 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown said:

that still doesn't make sense for posting famitsu scans...

The rule is for any scan, not just Famitsu. All I know is that scans were removed by mods when Catherine was announced and they stated that they weren't allowed on GB.

well nothing I can do about it now since it was quoted, so I'll chalk it up to a learning experience and move on.

but from what people have gleaned from these scans, it sounds like she may be a playable character able to go into the TV... at least as much as I've heard, who really knows, I'm just waiting until they announce femc and I can date Kanji

#22 Edited by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Okay, if that's Mary/Marie then I'm back on board. What's with the Aigis artwork on the otther page anyway? 
 
@Laketown said:

"I'm just waiting until they announce femc and I can date Kanji"

My God it'll be a must-buy if that's true. It'l be like dating Akihiko from P3P all over again...
#23 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
Okay, if that's Mary/Marie then I'm back on board. What's with the Aigis artwork on the otther page anyway?
P4: TUIMA art.
#24 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
@eroticfishcake said:
Okay, if that's Mary/Marie then I'm back on board. What's with the Aigis artwork on the otther page anyway?
P4: TUIMA art.
TUIMA an acronym for something? Furthermore, is it another artbook from Soejima? That's was pretty cool.
#25 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said: 
TUIMA an acronym for something? Furthermore, is it another artbook from Soejima? That's was pretty cool.
The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena aka the Persona 4 fighting game. It's just from Famitsu though, so I don't think there's any implication of an art book just yet.
#26 Edited by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

There are not many "love" options for a female protagonist like they could do in Persona 3 Portable , I mean Yosuke? he´s like your bro the sames as Jumpei (and there was his thing with Chidori) , Kanji? that would make his whole "make me a man !,I like ladies? please Naoto be a girl" be completly pointless, Tedd... Yeah so there´s none for a possible female lead and while I would like a new character as a Wild card , I think a new Party member would be pretty cool (make her use Ice so I don´t have to use teddie for a second playtough and I sign up) , or hell make her a wild card that would be pretty cool too and it can tied up with the whole online help wich isn´t clear to what is going to be as of now

#27 Posted by AuthenticM (3761 posts) -

I really hope there is a female main character.

#28 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

@AngelN7: Yosuke would totally work, because the thing with Chidori is that Chidori is still alive (saki is not), Kanji, well, Kanji owns and if I could date him as a dude I would do that too, and fuck Teddie.

#29 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

I would like to point out that Kanji isn't gay. More specifically, his sexuality was left deliberately arbitrary and was for the player to decide. Regardless, he's still awesome and he's totally worth a FeMC for.

#30 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -
@Laketown: Yeah I guess but Yosuke would be the only one , I still think he´s your brosky regardless of gender he wouldn´t want to date his "Partner" and would he be up to go into fisticuffs with you as a girl? also you get to the house and get a :  welcome home Big Sis? that sounds laaaame, so there no female lead period.
#31 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

@AngelN7: the social link would obviously change quite significantly, in which you wouldn't end up in fisticuffs. YOUD END UP BONIN. and if I recall they created more characters for P3P social link stuff so there's no reason they can't create a new guy character for the femc to date or whatever.

I WILL DATE KANJI DAMNIT YOU WILL NOT DENY ME THIS

#32 Posted by Catarrhal (840 posts) -

New character looks awesome, but…! Does anyone else remember that, back in November 2008, Atlus swore that there would only be one version of Persona 4? Seriously, check this out:

“We are today able to announce that at no point in the future will we announce the release of a 'FES' version of Persona 4,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The very finest, most definitive version of Persona 4 will be the one released on December 9, 2008.”

Those lying bastards.

#33 Edited by Crushed (884 posts) -
@Catarrhal said:

New character looks awesome, but…! Does anyone else remember that, back in November 2008, Atlus swore that there would only be one version of Persona 4? Seriously, check this out:

“We are today able to announce that at no point in the future will we announce the release of a 'FES' version of Persona 4,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The very finest, most definitive version of Persona 4 will be the one released on December 9, 2008.”

Those lying bastards.

Yeah, they said that 3 years ago when they really had no plans to make a P4 FES for PS2 or whatever.
#34 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

@Catarrhal: whatever I assumed they just meant the most definitive version on the PS2, also that's Atlus USA saying that not Atlus Japan

#35 Posted by Catarrhal (840 posts) -

@Crushed: @Laketown: Fair enough, but at the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if they released yet another version of Persona 3 at this point; situation's gettin' outta control.

#36 Posted by White (1380 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
Marie is a sexy mail girl.  So she's not the female protagonist, if there even is one.
*fap fap fap fap fap fap fap*
#37 Edited by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

No female protagonist

@Siliconera said:

Development moved to PlayStation Vita where the team believed they could make a game with even more features than the original. Persona 4: The Golden will not have a female protagonist, though.

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/08/30/persona-4-the-golden-was-originally-planned-for-psp/

I've wanted a platinum trophy for Persona 4 for so long and now I can finally get it! I'm hoping the "feature that fans wanted" is the ability to choose which skills you want when fusing, and hooray for more animated cutscenes and voice acting!

#38 Posted by Ghostiet (5289 posts) -

Okay, I want to utter this line first - ENDURANCE RUN PLUS?

#39 Posted by ch3burashka (5112 posts) -

You guys are crazy: it's obviously a female MC, like they did for P3P. 
 
I'm looking forward to the fighting game more; it is a completely unknown quantity, which means it can impress me that much more.

#40 Posted by BombKareshi (996 posts) -

No need to edit the thread title, at least until an official spelling can be sourced.
 
マリー (marii) can go either way; it just depends on the creator/translator's preference.
 
"Mary", "Marie", "Maré", whatever, they're all the same.

#41 Posted by DonutFever (3554 posts) -

Has it been announced whether or not Marie will have her own dungeon/shadow?

#42 Posted by CoolYetiDance (74 posts) -

Why does she have a choker with a lock on it?

Silly japan, that's not what they're for!

#43 Posted by CoolYetiDance (74 posts) -

Why does she have a choker with a lock on it?

Silly japan, that's not what they're for!

#44 Posted by Max_Cherry (1137 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown: I don't think posting scans, at least their direct images, are allowed on GB.

really? that's dumb

It's also a bannable offense at NeoGAF. It's because magazines make money by having exclusivity to this information and people scanning them and posting them online isn't good for their business... or something.

Thank god this isn't NeoGaf or some similar fascist publication or website.

#45 Posted by wjames811 (10 posts) -

Hi, Really her character is attracting me more..

#46 Posted by Rorschach84 (6 posts) -

You meet Marie in the Velvet Room, where she starts off as an "unfriendly-looking girl" that you know from somewhere. Based on what I've played so far, I'm guessing she'll be a bit like Aigis, where you take her around town and melt the giant ice block containing her soul.

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