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New 5 minute Persona Q trailer is too hype

The past few months of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth trailers have been fairly brief. Character overviews, brief bits and pieces of battles; there hasn't been a beefy video exploring the entire game in quite some time. That changes to...

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Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week

April 29 is the beginning of Golden Week, a series of holiday over the course of several days that's been converted into a sort of national spring break. In order to celebrate it this year, Sony is discounting a ton of Japanese games on PSN...

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Big Persona announcement coming May 2

In a move that coincides with the marketing build up to the second Persona 3 movie, Midsummer Knight's Dream, there will be a live Persona-related stream on NicoNico come May 2, 11:30 p.m. JST. In the stream, there'll be a brief "digest" of...

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New Persona Q trailers explain boost and all-out attacks

All right, Atlus. I get it. You're promoting your upcoming 3DS game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. But jeezus guys and gals, I'm running out of ways to introduce your nonstop barrage of trailers. Whatever. Let's do this. This week br...

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Aniplex USA to release first Persona 3 movie

Aniplex USA recently announced that they're releasing Persona 3: #1 Spring of Birth Blu-ray in the US on May 20. It'll come in two flavors: a normal vanilla release and a neapolitan-esque special edition. The special edition comes with the ...

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New trailer shows off Persona Q's robust battle system

After weeks of character trailers, Atlus is finally ready to start hitting the internet with full on gameplay trailers for their upcoming RPG, Persona Q. This first one shows off some of the game's Etrian Odyssey-like dungeon exploration a...

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Atlus/Index now officially separate companies

We've known for a couple of months that Atlus and Index were splitting up, and that day finally arrived. As of April 1, Sega has separated the companies, leaving game development in the capable hands of Atlus and giving Index all the busine...

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Persona 4 appears on ESRB for PS3, still rated M

Here's a quick hit and a no-brainer all in one. A listing for Persona 4 appeared on the ESRB's website recently, indicating some sort of release in the near future for the Playstation 3. No other information was given, but I'm going to take...

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Two more Persona Q trailers hit the net

Atlus has uploaded two more characters trailers for their upcoming 3DS dungeon crawler, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The focus this time falls on the Persona-summoning dog, Koromaru, and the thug with a heart of gold, Kanji. Taking ...

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New Persona Q Trailers cast the spotlight on Ken and Naoto

The Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hype train continues this week with another pair of trailers, this time featuring Naoto of Persona 4, and the young Ken of Persona 3. Can't say I'm much of a Ken fan, but hey, you can't win them all, ...

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Shin Megami Tensei iOS on sale for a limited time

Our friends at Atlus have informed us that the original Shin Megami Tensei for iOS will be on sale for $5.99 for a limited time. That's $2 off the list price, and while it isn't exactly cheap by App store standards, it's certainly decent sa...

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Meet Fuuko of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

The promotional materials for Atlus' upcoming Vita JRPG, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars continue to roll in. This time around is a video introducing Fuuko, one of the main heroines in the game who can help you acquire Star Chil...

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Huzzah! New Persona Q illustration and FOEs

With every new bit of information that Atlus drops, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth sounds more and more like a must-have. Much like the Etrian Odyssey games, Persona Q will in fact feature cartography elements in its dungeon crawling. P...

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Meet Torri of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

About a month from now, the West will be graced with their first introduction to the quirky Conception series with Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars by Spike Chunsoft. Here we have a video highlighting one of the heroines from the...

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Have some Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for your face

Thanks to the folks over at Famitsu, we've got two new videos of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Coming from the All-Japan Strongest Tag Championship, the videos showcase bouts between Chie/Akihiko and Mitsuru/Teddie. Hit the jump to see Akihiko/...

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth details

We're all very excited for the new Persona game. We've been keeping you updated with trailers, character videos, and lots more here on Japanator. But a lot of questions need to be answered about this fantastic game, and good guy Amber is he...

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Persona 5 and others announced for NA

Atlus has gone and done it. In one fell swoop, they went and announced that Persona 5 (PS3), Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS), Persona 4: Dancing all Night (Vita), and  Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3/360) will all be getting Engl...

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Atlus wants to deepen their bond with you

Persona 5 was recently announced, and fans are absolutely ecstatic. Who isn't? Well shortly after the game was announced, Atlus held a talk show. Mafia Kajita, a freelance writer, and Tomomi Isomura, a voice actress, were featured...

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New Persona Q trailer gets English subs

Ok Atlus. I'm as hyped for Persona Q as much as the next person, but this onslaught of new media needs to stop. By which I mean it needs to continue every week until the game's release. Ok? Thanks. New Persona Q trailers hit the web the ot...

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More glorious Persona Q details emerge

I'm riding the hype train for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS), and it doesn't look like I'll be getting off any time soon. New details have surfaced from this week's issue of Famitsu, revealing that all party members will be able t...

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Impressions: Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth

To say that Persona 3 changed the RPG landscape in significant ways is no overstatement. Atlus' PS2 RPG arrived late in the life cycle of the console, yet miraculously managed to find dedicated audiences on both sides of the Pacific. It pav...

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Aigis and Teddie get their own Persona Q trailers

I'm unreasonably hyped for Atlus' upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for the Nintendo 3DS. I love me some Etrian Odyssey, and I also adore the Persona games, so this seems like a pretty great marriage of concepts as far as I'm con...

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More and more Persona Q characters are announced

I hope you're all up to date with the character videos Atlus has been giving us for their new game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. A few weeks ago I wrote about some characters that can be seen in the game! So far, Mitsuru, Yosuke, Y...

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Atlus publishing Conception II in Europe as digital-only

This probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Atlus has officially announced that they'll be publishing Conception II in Europe as a digital-only title, skipping retail. I suppose that isn't so bad, but it might be a change of pac...

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More Persona Q character videos

Last week I showed you two videos on Atlus' new game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Those new videos let us know that Persona 4 characters, Mitsuru and Yosuke will be in the game! Well recently, two new characters were announced to ...

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth videos released

The new dungeon-crawling Persona game by Atlus, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, is certainly getting a lot of hype. Since Persona's one of my favorite video game series, I'm actually getting pretty hyped myself. Two new vide...

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Dragon's Crown drops its fifth and final patch

The tail on Dragon's Crown is pretty impressive. A couple of months later and Atlus is still dedicated to improving and adding to an already feature filled game. Well, with the fifth patch, it seems that Atlus is done, but man, they have le...

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Look! Trailers for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth!

When we got the deluge of Persona titles announced a few weeks back, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was the title I was the most excited by. Yeah, Persona 5 is probably going to be fantastic, but there's little to no information about ...

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Atlus releases new Conception II images

I remain amused that Atlus is releasing 3DS/Vita title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars in NA. It's a fun dungeon crawl with an incredibly odd premise; have children with your partners and take them to fight monsters. It's a lot m...

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Persona 4: The Golden sells 700K worldwide

It seems like people just can't get enough of that sumptuous, satisfying mix of dungeon-crawling and subtly manipulating all of your friends and classmates to strengthen your summoning powers: according to The Persona Channel, Persona 4: Th...

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Check out the opening for P4: Ultra Suplex Hold

Opening movies for beat-em-ups are great, aren't they? It feels like a ritual to give them a watch before heading into the main game, checking out what story is on offer and which characters look cool to use. Chances are you already know a...

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Go insane with Atlus' Black Friday Sale on select titles

As many brave individuals prepare for the harsh ordeal known as Black Friday, Atlus is creating a special fusion that will summon a few games for the PS3, PS Vita, and 3DS at a reduced price! Best of all, this sale applies to both physical ...

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Summer Phase: Persona 3 Movie 2 gets release window

No folks, we're not done with the wave of Persona-related news. Atlus won't let us be done. Now they've gone and announced, right after the opening of the first Persona 3 movie, Spring of Birth's release, the window for when to expect ...

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Persona 4: Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold hits PS3 Summer 2014

Had enough Persona news? Well, too bad, because we forgot something from this morning's blitz of new info. That's somewhat understandable, since the reveal of a new trailer and timeframe for the sequel/update to Persona 4 Arena would ...

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Persona 5 formally announced for the PS3

Then the bomb dropped. Atlus has formally [finally] announced Persona 5, due out in winter of 2014 for the PS3 here in Japan. Katsura Hashino will be directing, Shoji Meguro is on musical duties, and Shigenori Soejima will once again be on...

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night announced for the Vita

The hits keep on rolling! Atlus has revealed Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the Playstation Vita. Starring Narukami of Persona 4 fame, Atlus is billing it as a Sound Action game. I'm assuming we're looking at something like a rhythm game...

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth announced with trailer

Here we go. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth has been announced for the Nintendo 3DS, due out on June 5 of next year. The game will feature the cast of Persona 3 and 4 as super deformed characters, exploring a labyrinth not unlike Etrian...

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Atlus finally starts counting down to Persona

Yessss. It's finally happening! Well, sort of. We already know that Atlus has been working on Persona 5 for quite a while (and the company that Sega now owns hasn't been shy about playing the tease), but that hasn't stopped eager fans ...


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