New Screenshots, Ski Trip

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

Ski Trip
Ski Trip

New Persona Evolutions?
New Persona Evolutions?

New Difficulty Levels
New Difficulty Levels

More pictures at the link.

Until now, I really was thinking of this game solely as a "Persona 4 Portable", but it seems that they're adding enough new elements to this game to make it feel fresh instead of what many of us have already experienced. Since we can assume that there will be new Persona evolutions for at least Yosuke and Chie based on two pictures, I wonder if it means that there will be more to their Social Links or if they're obtained some other way. They seem to be adding a lot of new events such as the ski trip, Halloween, beach trip, riding on scooters...; I wonder how significant and lengthy they'll be. The pair attacks look cool and unique, but I also wonder how useful they'll be. 

And there's this screenshot that's akin to another that's been shown before: 
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It most probably has to do with the game's multiplayer functionality. Is it like Demon's Souls/Dark Souls comment system? And does that blue "Voice" bubble at the upper left corner mean you can record audio commentary? I'll be pleased to learn more about P4G in the future. 
 
Two more things: 
Ski Trip Cutscene
Ski Trip Cutscene
 Ski trip clothes in battle
 Ski trip clothes in battle
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#2 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Dang it man, don't make me want this game! I can't afford a Vita.

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#3 Posted by rockinkemosabe (653 posts) -

I want to see Teddie on skis.

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#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -
@RockinKemosabe said:

I want to see Teddie on skis.

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#5 Posted by Maystack (941 posts) -

I wasn't even slightly interested in this, but potential new Persona evolutions is the one thing that piqued my interest. Strange.

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#6 Edited by Blackout62 (2087 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Somehow I'm pretty sure I'd be totally unphased by a guy in a bear suit at a ski resort.

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#7 Posted by Vexxan (4634 posts) -

Boy am I excited for this game.

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#8 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

This is just making the wait harder on me.

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#9 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

Damn, sky trip. Duuuude, I want to see Mysterious Fox with it's sky outfit.

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#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@TehFlan said:

Dang it man, don't make me want this game MORE! I can't afford a Vita.

Fixed for my situation.

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#11 Posted by beforet (3408 posts) -

January?

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#12 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2150 posts) -

I'll buy a Vita the day this comes out in the US. Probably.

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#13 Posted by imhungry (675 posts) -

New persona for Yosuke just looks like an expansion on Susano-o's already flaming hair, could just be a redesign? But man, I want to go on that ski trip. How is it that a game that I've essentially already played before can make the Vita seem so important.

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#14 Posted by N7 (4159 posts) -

Bought.
 
Goddamn come faster.

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#15 Posted by OmegaChosen (661 posts) -

Why does Yosuke get a snowboard and Charlie get skis? Charlie could board circles around Yosuke! I am angry to a high degree by this! D<

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#16 Edited by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -

Rise in the first picture is saying something like "Boards sure are nice.. Good riders are so cool!"

Teddy (Kuma in JP.), "Me too, my fur is frozen! Legend of the crispy bear (official translation will definitely have a different reference/joke).."

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#17 Posted by klaptos (196 posts) -

Man....if I ever buy a Vita so I can play this, and the game comes out later on ps3, I will be pissed.

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#18 Posted by endaround (2269 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Yep there are new evolutions. There are also new team attacks like in P3P but it looks like they maybe it includes the personas now:

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The word bubbles sound to be closer to Catherine than Dark Souls. They tell you what other players did that day. But we'll see.

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#19 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (2123 posts) -

Oh shit, FIRE 'FRO.

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#20 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1777 posts) -

God fucking damn it.  
Now the the Vita's got 3 games I want. 

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#21 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -
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Screenshot cropped from latest commercial; Chie is saying something like "W-why are you here? You can go in the water now!"

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#22 Posted by Lucifer (338 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

New Difficulty Levels
New Difficulty Levels

If the sillouette that appears when highlighting the "RISKY" difficulty setting isn't doing this I will be severely disappointed.

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#23 Posted by rockinkemosabe (653 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@RockinKemosabe said:

I want to see Teddie on skis.

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FUCK YES

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#24 Edited by mutha3 (5051 posts) -

I wonder if the difficulty selection system is going to be a total lame wash like it was in the original? At least it can't be as lazy as it was there(easy mode: 10 revival items, normal:Exact same as easy without items, Hard: Exactly the same as normal except enemies deal 1.5x damage) because you can retry the game from the start of the floor you died on any difficulty except "risky" and there are 5 options this time.

But still, I hope they do something clever with the difficulty this time. I want to be genuinely challenged when I select "risky" not fight with a bunch of dumb damage/money modifiers or whatever. Smarter enemy AI+more ruthless skill selection, maybe switch the rules of the battle system a bit to make it less generous....Its a pain to rebalance the game like that, which is why previous Persona games have been so goddamn lazy with the difficulty options, but I hope they make an exception here.

@thehexeditor said:

Rise in the first picture is saying something like "Boards sure are nice.. Good riders are so cool!"

Teddy (Kuma in JP.), "Me too, my fur is frozen! Legend of the crispy bear (official translation will definitely have a different reference/joke).."

Can you be a total bro and my ~eternal soulmate~ by translating what this screen is about?

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#25 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

I wonder if the difficulty selection system is going to be a total lame wash like it was in the original? At least it can't be as lazy as it was there(easy mode: 10 revival items, normal:Exact same as easy without items, Hard: Exactly the same as normal except enemies deal 1.5x damage) because you can retry the game from the start of the floor you died on any difficulty except "risky" and there are 5 options this time.

But still, I hope they do something clever with the difficulty this time. I want to be genuinely challenged when I select "risky" not fight with a bunch of dumb damage/money modifiers or whatever. Smarter enemy AI+more ruthless skill selection, maybe switch the rules of the battle system a bit to make it less generous....Its a pain to rebalance the game like that, which is why previous Persona games have been so goddamn lazy with the difficulty options, but I hope they make an exception here.

@thehexeditor said:

Rise in the first picture is saying something like "Boards sure are nice.. Good riders are so cool!"

Teddy (Kuma in JP.), "Me too, my fur is frozen! Legend of the crispy bear (official translation will definitely have a different reference/joke).."

Can you be a total bro and my ~eternal soulmate~ by translating what this screen is about?

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My Japanese is rusty, but that looks like a menu presenting the options "Retry" and "Return to Title." I assume it's an option granted to players to retry a battle after wiping.

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#26 Edited by mutha3 (5051 posts) -

@Hailinel: Thanks! Nothing new, then. The original usually handed out gameplay options by similarly blacking out the screen, so I thought that was maybe some crazy new gameplay system or something....

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#27 Posted by AlisterCat (7568 posts) -

I wish they would talk about an English translation...

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#28 Posted by Lykos (70 posts) -

Anyone else notice the ski trip takes place during the time skip before fighting the true final boss?

With that, and the fact that there seems to be 3rd evolutions for the personas, it seems they're extending the story quite a bit. I wonder what more they plan to add during that time period, and what it would be, considering by that time they all thought the case was solved.

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#29 Posted by Ketchupp (688 posts) -

Balls. I was doing so good at ignoring anything Vita related. :(

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#30 Posted by Djstyles92 (967 posts) -

Dammit dammit dammit. Now I really want to get a Vita for this =/. Guess I should start saving up now

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#31 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2079 posts) -

Yeah, this is the one game I'd get a Vita over. Can't tell whether or not if I'll actually get one, yet. I guess we'll have to see how my situation is after this game's release. But man, these guys know how to tell sell a remake by adding all that new stuff. It should be criminal!

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#32 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -

@Hailinel: @mutha3: Yep, you're completely right. Only the text that's faded says, "You can try again from the floor you entered. What will you do?" which is new..

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#33 Posted by Jadeskye (4392 posts) -

i'm not buying a vita damnit!

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#34 Posted by PenguinDust (13010 posts) -

Sweet. A few more games like this and I am pickin' up a Vita.

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#35 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

@mutha3: I think they should just make a "challenge room" or repeatale quest to challenge the Velvet room denizens they are by far the toughest enemies in the Persona games at least 3 and 4,it's a pain in the butt to arrange the battle with them as it is and Bosses/mini-bosses are the only ones that give you a challenge anyways random shadows just get wiped after one all out attack or two if they're high level.

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#36 Posted by metalsnakezero (2872 posts) -
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Pretty nice winter cloths.

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#37 Posted by RE_Player1 (8015 posts) -

I was already getting this day 1 but now I want it even more. God I can't wait, my most anticpated Vita title along with Gravity Daze.

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#38 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (2046 posts) -

Fuck.

EDIT: I shall say it again, FUCK (my wallet).

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#39 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Fuck! I have to buy a Vita.

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#40 Posted by Eaxis (1138 posts) -

This makes me wish I could forget the endurance run and watch it again or that Jeff and Vinny at least plays a little of this game.

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#41 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

God damnit, stop making games for the Vita I want to play.

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#42 Posted by JasonR86 (10180 posts) -

You always want to go down the 'risky' path.

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#43 Posted by mutha3 (5051 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

@mutha3: I think they should just make a "challenge room" or repeatale quest to challenge the Velvet room denizens they are by far the toughest enemies in the Persona games at least 3 and 4,it's a pain in the butt to arrange the battle with them as it is and Bosses/mini-bosses are the only ones that give you a challenge anyways random shadows just get wiped after one all out attack or two if they're high level.

A challenge room would be nice bonus and all, but I'd rather have a more challenging core game available.

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#44 Posted by Brendan (9106 posts) -

I'm impressed by the amount of stuff they seem to be adding to the game. If I got a Vita I would definitely buy this, even after watching the entire game on the ER.

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#45 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (1006 posts) -

Its winter and Yosuke isn't wearing his ski-jacket?! What the actual fuck?

The more I see of this, the more it validates me purchase of a Vita. I was getting it anyway, but there appears to be more added content here than I was originally anticipating. I am really glad I have only played through P4 once beforehand though, Atlus are definitely getting close to the saturation point with all this.

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#46 Posted by Pepsiman (2804 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

And there's this screenshot that's akin to another that's been shown before:
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It most probably has to do with the game's multiplayer functionality. Is it like Demon's Souls/Dark Souls comment system? And does that blue "Voice" bubble at the upper left corner mean you can record audio commentary? I'll be pleased to learn more about P4G in the future.

I can confirm that these are just status updates of what other players are currently doing in their game. There are actually only a few different types of messages in this screenshot and are translated as follows:

  • Dojima Social Link
  • In bed
  • Fishing at the river

From what I remember the other screenshot that demonstrated this functionality had the exact same thing going on. If anybody wants something else translated, they're free to ask, although the majority of it seems to have already been gobbled up by the Internet anyway.

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#47 Edited by WatanabeKazuma (1006 posts) -

@Pepsiman: I had no idea that kind of online feature was being implemented, pretty cool.

Anyone know where that information is pulled from? Whether that be our own buddy list, or just more a generalized local survey of online users. It would be great if it was the latter, would certainly make the whole thing feel more social.

I assume the messages themselves are more of a status update type deal, and just stock messages? I can only imagine the hilarity if you were able to post your own!

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#48 Posted by mutha3 (5051 posts) -

@WatanabeKazuma said:

@Pepsiman:

I assume the messages themselves are more of a status update type deal, and just stock messages? I can only imagine the hilarity if you were able to post your own!

We, as a community, need to be sure to spam it with Endurance Run references if this is going to be the case.

@Pepsiman: Could you translate these, pretty please?

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#49 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

Why does this need to be on a Handheld!? I'm just gonna be setting in my living room play this like a console game anyways.

Damn it ATLUS, I love you guys, but please release P5 on PS3 and X360. I'm tried of handheld BS.

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#50 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

@SmasheControllers: I'm glad it's being released on a handheld because I have long commute times and I can play it on the bus and such instead of only being able to play it at home.

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