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"Anime," Atlus sales on PSN ⊟
Personas! A couple of sales going on PSN this week give you a chance to save on Japanese games. The “Anime Sale" has deals like BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for $3.75 (w/Plus) and Ys I&II Chronicles for $7.49.
There’s also an Atlus sale, because of course there’s an Atlus sale, but it’s a good one! Lots of Sting games, Personas, and Banchos for $5 each!
Let’s listen to the Etrian Odyssey 2 remake’s music ⊟
With the launch of New Etrian Odyssey 2: Knight of Fafnir's official Japanese website, Atlus has put out two soundtrack samples from the 3DS game. The series’ music has always been a highlight, what with legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Ys) on deck.
I believe one of the samples, what you hear above, is an orchestral remix from the original DS game — if this is anything like Etrian Odyssey Untold, Knights of Fafnir will feature a Classic Mode with the FM synth music many love from the series. You can also hear the soundtrack sample for the battle music here.
There’s no word yet on a Western release, but I don’t think anyone is expecting this to stay in Japan.
Etrian Odyssey 2 remake announced ⊟
As with Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl, Atlus is remaking the second DS game from its first-person RPG series, subtitling this sequel Knight of Fafnir, according to Gematsu. It will release in Japan this Winter.
The 3DS remake will feature animation from Madhouse (Summer Wars, Etrian Odyssey Untold), a story campaign with premade characters, and a new feature that allows the protagonist to transform into a darker version of himself during battles, presumably with special abilities.
Persona Q coming on November 25 ⊟
Atlus has a North American release date for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch, and it’s… too far away. 3DS owners are going to have a lot of new toys to play with at the end of the year.
The November date gives you time to save up for the premium-priced $49.99 game (includes 11 tarot cards), the $79.99 limited edition bundle (includes 11 tarot cards, art boooklet, soundtrack CD, 3DS XL hard case, and a special box), and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for PS3/Xbox 360 (includes inflatable Teddie bop bag and the rest of the tarot cards to complete your collection).
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This is not broccoli; it’s probably an Etrian Odyssey teaser ⊟
Atlus posted this tweet and teaser site (titled “This is not broccoli”) for a new game, with a big tree that you scale by clicking an up arrow button. As you scale the tree, the letters 2, D, and X pop out.
Seems reasonable to believe that this is a teaser for a new Etrian Odyssey, as those deal with the world tree Yggdrasil. My guess is that it’s an “Untold” remake of Etrian Odyssey 2 – a “DX” version, so to speak.
We’ll find out, uh, “soon,” by which I mean when the Famitsu article shows up online two days before the game is officially revealed.
Dragon’s Crown for $20 ⊟
The Vita version of Dragon’s Crown is on sale at Amazon for $19.99. I loved Dragon’s Crown when it came out, and frequent tweaks, patches and updates have only made it better since then! There’s an endless tower thing now! Via @wario64.
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Shin Megami Tensei IV heads to Europe in Q3 ⊟
Atlus finally completed all the proper demon negotiations required to bring Shin Megami Tensei IV to Europe. It’ll be released on eShop only (in English, which probably won’t be an issue for Tiny readers) sometime in the third quarter of this year.
Meanwhile… sorry Europe, but the game is on sale on the North American eShop for $25. That sale’s active through June 30. Image via Ounomachi.
Persona Q's premium edition coming to North America ⊟
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the Etrian Odyssey-esque dungeon crawler that mashes characters from the Persona 3 and 4 universes, will release in North America with a $79.99 “The Wild Cards Premium Edition” that includes the 3DS game, tarot cards, an art booklet, a soundtrack CD, and a 3DS XL hard case, along with a special box to house all of that.
The standard edition of the game will be priced at $49.99 (reminiscent of Shin Megami Tensei IV's premium pricing). This “first run” will include the tarot cards and special packaging.
These cards are just half of a set, the other half being included in copies of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Persona Q batches will include Tarot Cards of Arcanas XI - XXI.
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Persona Q's English E3 trailer ⊟
I feel like we’ve watched two dozen of these Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth clips already leading up to the 3DS game’s launch in Japan, but now we get to see them all again before the Western release, in English this time.
While I don’t see the game up for preorder yet, Amazon does have a variety of Persona Q 3DS skins, 2DS decals and cases, and even the limited edition Grimoire system (for slightly cheaper than you’d find on Play Asia).
I love this FOE’s attack in Persona Q ⊟
This Demon’s muscles are just straight-up knocking out people. The GIF comes from a new clip Atlus put out for Japan showcasing the game’s FOEs.
There’s also a clip that demonstrates map making in Persona Q. Yup, that sure is Etrian Odyssey-esque. Persona Q releases for the 3DS in the U.S. this fall.
Persona Q iPhone cases ⊟
And so psychedelic… and so faux-spooky… with cool dynamic group shots of teen detectives OH MY GOD Persona Q is Scooby-Doo.
Monokuma Strikes in Conception 2 ⊟
Atlus just released some free DLC for Conception 2: “Monokuma Strikes,” a special boss battle against the evil mastermind/stuffed bear from Danganronpa – someone who, I’m sure, would love to hear all about your Classmating, puhuhu!
It’s awesome that this actually made it over, since Danganronpa and Conception 2 don’t share a publisher in the US like they do in Japan. There’s a lot more DLC available, too, both free and paid, that I didn’t notice because it wasn’t Monokuma. Image via Famitsu.