Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
|Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth|
|Genre(s)||Dungeon crawler, role-playing game|
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[a] is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game published and developed by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console. It is a part of the Persona series, itself part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise, and a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. It was released in Japan on November 29, 2018.
Development and release
Planning for Persona Q2 began following the completion of Persona 5 in 2016. Daisuke Kanada, who directed Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, returned as producer. Based on feedback from Persona Q, the team refined the gameplay mechanics and balanced the difficulty for its sequel. They also brought in both new original characters and the Persona 5 cast. Due to fan demand, the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable was also included as a character. To keep the story focused, there was no option of choosing which group of protagonists to choose from. Instead the story focused primarily on the Persona 5 protagonists. Composer Atsushi Kitajoh, composer for Persona Q, returned to create new tracks for Persona Q2. His key words for the music were "Retro", "Pop", and "Kitsch". The vocals were provided by Lotus Juice and Yumi Kawamura (Persona 3), Mayumi Fujita (Persona 3 Portable), Shihoko Hirata (Persona 4) and Lyn Inaizumi (Persona 5).
Persona Q2 was first announced in August 2017 alongside fellow spin-off titles Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight. Its official reveal came in August the following year. It is set for release in Japan on November 29, 2018.
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