Persona Q Game Gets 2 Manga Series This Winter
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The January issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Nintendo 3DS game is inspiring two manga series. The series are slated to launch in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine and Monthly Shōnen Sirius this winter.
ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Maoh magazine already launched manga artist Akaume's adaptation of the game in August. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth shipped for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 5. Atlus USA will release the game in North America on Tuesday.
The game's premium edition includes Tarot Card Set #2 (Arcanas XI - XXI), an art booklet, a soundtrack CD, and a 3DS XL hard case for US$79.99. The standard edition retails for US$54.99. Tarot Card Set #1 is included in the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax set. Nintendo is also releasing a Persona Q Nintendo 3DS XL console in the U.S.
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 two 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.