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Persona 5, Persona Q Coming to North America (Update)

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Atlus USA announced on Tuesday that it will release four games in the Persona series in North America: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are slated for this fall, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Persona 5 are slated for 2015.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will ship in Japan for Nintendo 3DS on June 5. The story takes place on the last day of the Yasogami High culture festival. During the event, the heroes of Persona 4 see a strange bell tower appear on the school grounds. The heroes of Persona 3 also hear the bell, and are dragged into the future where the Persona 4 cast awaits. The two groups are locked in the school covered in Shadows, but meet two mysterious individuals named Zen and Rei, who have lost their memories. The cast soon learns that Zen and Rei's lost memories may be the key to solving the mystery of the bell tower's sudden appearance.

Although only one of the silent protagonists can lead the party, players will experience a different story depending on the protagonist they choose. By choosing the Persona 4 hero, players will experience a story more closely involved with the Persona 4 cast and vice versa.

Atlus began streaming a teaser trailer:

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will debut in Japan this summer. The story takes place only a few days after the events of Persona 4 Arena, when the city of Inaba is enshrouded with red fog in which time is warped and people disappear. Inaba has almost become like the world inside the television. On top of it all, the members of the Persona 4 team find Mitsuru and Akihiko being crucified on the Midnight Channel. In front of the Inaba students appear Yukari and Junpei — members of the Shadow Worker unit who have come to the rural town in order to save their upperclassmen.

Atlus began streaming a teaser trailer:

The Persona 4: Dancing All Night rhythm game is slated for release on PlayStation Vita in Japan this fall. The story begins half a year after the Inaba City serial murder case was solved and Rise Kujikawa returns to the world of entertainment. As rumors begin spreading that "at midnight, if you see a strange video playing on a certain site, you are transported to the 'other side' and will never wake up again," members of the idol group "Kanamin Kitchen," which includes Rise's underclassman Kanami Mashita, are disappearing.

In the game, the "Hero," Rise, Kanami, Yosuke, Chie, Kanji, and other Persona 4 characters engage in a "dance battle" with the Shadows in the mysterious world of 'Mayonaka Stage.'"

Persona 5 was announced for a winter 2014 release on PlayStation 3 in Japan. Atlus began streaming an English version of the teaser trailer:

Update: Persona 4: Dance All Night teaser up. Thanks, Nerroth.

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