Free Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth 3DS theme available

Worth digging out your 3DS for?

Time to dust off that 3DS and take advantage of a free offer! Atlus has released the above Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth 3DS theme for free! All you have to do is head over to the 3DS eShop to snag it. No word on how long it'll be around, so you better grab it now!

Assemble Your Dream Team to Defeat the Shadows in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Lights, camera, ACTION!

IRVINE, Calif. - April 26, 2019 - Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth takes the stage for the Nintendo 3DS™ on June 4, 2019! Before you have the chance to confront the evil lurking behind the silver screen, you should get to know the performers in our upcoming blockbuster. That includes shining a spotlight on a certain heroine making her debut in this series. Let's pull back the curtain on our latest trailer!

We are also rolling out the red carpet for the full official website for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. Not only can you study up on the story and gameplay features, you'll also get a nice close-up on the starring characters in our avant-garde cast of Persona users.

But let's not leave things off on a cliffhanger. Below, you can find the full list of DLC for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth that will be available when the game launches on June 4:

Add-On Item

Sub-Persona: Orpheus Picaro

Sub-Persona: Messiah Picaro

Sub-Persona: Thanatos

Sub-Persona: Thanatos Picaro

Sub-Persona: Izanagi Picaro

Sub-Persona: Magatsu-Izanagi

Sub-Persona: M. Izanagi Picaro

Sub-Persona: Kaguya

Sub-Persona: Kaguya Picaro

Sub-Persona: Ariadne

Sub-Persona: Ariadne Picaro

Sub-Persona: Tsukiyomi

Sub-Persona: Tsukiyomi Picaro

Sub-Persona: Asterius

Sub-Persona: Asterius Picaro

Navi: Elizabeth & Theodore)

Navi: Margaret & Nanako)

Navi: Justine & Caroline)

Battle BGM: Persona 3 Set

Battle BGM: Persona 4 Set

Battle BGM: Persona 5 Set

Accessory: Experience Up

Accessory: Money Up

Accessory: Encounter Control

Item: Level Up Set

Item: Gourmet Set

Item: Movie Snack Set

And that's not all! The Battle BGM: Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 Sets will all be available for free from June 4 until July 2. You don't want to miss out on this amazing offer!

Don't forget the merchandise. Get your pre-order in for the Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth "Showtime" Premium Edition!

Aside from a Nintendo 3DS™ copy of the game, this special set includes the following:
5" Koromaru Plush - Now you too can have your very own plush of everyone's favorite Shiba from Persona 3!
Art Book - Take in all the illustrations featured in the game with the included art book!
Deck of Playing Cards - Enjoy playing your favorite card games in style with a full deck of playing cards emblazoned with characters featured in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth!
Set of 4 Buttons - Show off your love for Persona's most iconic characters with some flair with this set of four buttons featuring the P3, P3P, P4, and P5 protagonists!
Collectible Outer Box - You need to place to hold all this merchandise, don't you? Everything included in the "Showtime" Premium Edition can be housed in this collectible box!

The Launch Edition for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (MSRP: $39.99) will also be available for all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game, while supplies last. This release will include a Nintendo 3DS™ copy of the game and a set of 4 buttons.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Features:

Joker Takes Center Stage - Experience a thought-provoking story from the perspective of the protagonist from Persona 5 as you along with the other Phantom Thieves meet the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4 in a cinematic world!

Persona 3 Portable's Female Heroine Steals the Spotlight - Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will feature the long-awaited addition of P3P's female heroine who will play a pivotal role in your adventure through the silver screen!

Paying Homage to the Classics - Explore a series of labyrinths parodying popular film genres with plenty of references true film fans will love!

We've Got Company - Persona Q2 expands on Persona Q and Persona 5's combat systems, including a new Unison feature. By completing side quests, certain groups and pairings will team up to unleash their own special attack!

For the World Cinema Aficionados - Immerse yourself in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth thanks to its Japanese voice audio track with English subtitles. This will mark the first time many fans will hear the original Japanese voices of the Persona 3 cast!
Please visit the official website for more information, including where you can pre-order Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, and watch the Returning Heroes trailer.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Original Soundtrack releasing in Japan

Songs to dungeon crawl to

Atlas has announced the Etrian Odyssey Nexus Original Soundtrack, which is set to release in Japan on May 29th, 2019. The soundtrack is a two-disc set, and includes all the songs from Nexus, as well as some new arrangements. Various stores are offering unique preorder bonuses for the soundtrack, which are detailed below.

- Amazon is offering a sticker
- Tower Records is offering a can badge
- an original postcard is being offered at multiple stores

Atlus on how Joker came to be in Smash Bros. Ultimate, chances of Persona 5 on Switch, and Shin Megami Tensei V's development

Some answers, some teases, and more

Is Persona 5 coming to Switch? How did Joker get included in Smash Bros. Ultimate? What's up with Shin Megami Tensei V? If you're looking for some answers, as well as some PR responses, we've got the feature for you. The responses below come straight from Atlus' Naoto Hiraoka. Obviously there's somethings he can't say, but all responses are at least interesting.

On Joker in Smash Bros. Ultimate

Joker joining the roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is mainly due to invitation from Masahiro Sakurai (Sora Ltd.), and thus contributed the collaboration. Because Mr. Sakurai likes Persona 5 very much, and I happened to like Super Smash Bros. very much. So, when (we) received the invitation, the first thing we thought is “Great!”, and we are very happy to build mutual corporation.

On Persona 5 coming to Switch

On this point, we have no concrete answer, but in my point of view. Nintendo Switch is a very charismatic console.

On SMTV's status

Shin Megami Tensei V is still in development, but as it’s the first time ATLUS challenge of developing games on Nintendo Switch, so there’s many approaches. And the way to present the works is our challenge from now on, please patiently wait for upcoming information.

Best Buy yanks Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Zelda: A Link to the Past Switch listings from their internal system...sort of

Gone, but not forgotten

Yesterday was quite the day, wasn't it? Best Buy brought us not one, not two, but three different listings for Switch games that haven't been officially announced. According to their internal computer system, Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Zelda: A Link to the Past are all heading to Switch. The news spread like wildfire, and you can bet that Best Buy freaked a bit when they caught wind of the situation.

As of today, Best Buy has yanked the Switch listings for Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy Switch, and Zelda: Link to the Past from their internal systems. The thing is, those listings are still present in RSS, but not on their internal system. That means the listings aren't completely removed. You'd think that if they were a mistake, everything would have been deleted!

Atlus launches Persona 5 S Teaser Site

This has to be the one, right?

Okay guys, this could very well be the one. The rumors of Persona 5 coming to Switch have been on again/off again for awhile now. Fans were pretty let down when the first round of Persona teasing lead to Persona 5 The Royal for PS4. Now we have a second round of teasing, and it really sees like this time the Switch will be involved.

A new teaser site has opened up, and this time we're looking at Persona 5 S. The image above is found on the site, as well as this message hidden in the source code.

"We will show you new Phantom Thieves that will overturn the world's cognition and perceptions. We are vigorous with voices that seek satisfaction."

More information is coming on April 25th, 2019. All we have to do is hang on until then to see if this is the tease Switch fans have been waiting for. Wouldn't it be nice to have a port confirmed alongside Joker's release for Smash Bros. Ultimate?!

Thanks to Neverunplaying for the heads up!

Another round of preview pages for the Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book

As a reminder, the Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book is releasing in Japan on April 1st, 2019. In preparation for the launch, we have another round of sample pages for the book. Unfortunately, there's still no word on plans for localization of the book. While we wait on that, check out the new preview pages here.

Check out more preview pages for the Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book

The Iliad and The Etrian Odyssey

We've seen the cover art for the upcoming Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book, and we've gotten a look at the reversible art as well. Today we get a look at some sample pages for the book, which gives us a sneak peek at the art layouts and more. Check out the preview pages here.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth - story trailer

What's the story, morning glory?

A routine trip into Mementos takes an unexpected twist when the Phantom Thieves wind up in a mysterious movie theater. There, they will meet some new faces and learn to work together in order to escape this cinematic dragnet. Here's your ticket to the ultimate Persona experience!

Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book to feature a reversible cover

A cover that's a bit more family-friendly

We've already shared some details on the upcoming Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book, which is set to launch in Japan on April 1st, 2019. We saw the cover art, but we now know the above image is the reverse cover art. The standard version of the book is priced at 3,348 yen, while the special edition with a clear file, tapestry, and more, will cost 6,804 yen.