Persona Q is the first persona game to be released on a non-sony systen. In this case the 3DS, like many other recent SMT releases and remakes.
Persona Q is a cross over between Persona 3 and 4 creating a completly new story however outside of both games. Though if you have played each games many elements will be familiar.SPOILERS AHEAD!!
about the game
The story of the new game 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 silent 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.
So to get the whole story you'll be playing it twice which isn't bad as it add's to the games replay value.TRANSLATION:
Aigis: We are falling to the bottom at free fall speed!
Aigis: I am Aigis, the last number in the counter-measure weapon series.
Aigis: To put it plainly, I am a humanoid robot.
Aigis: It's possible for me to drop down sometimes too... My head, I mean.
Aigis: Its stamina is far higher than I expected... Next time I will hold back its thermal control.
Aigis: Being by his side is my “precious.”
Aigis: I see... So the information of where one meets another is unrelated to deepening bonds...
Aigis: Aigis has arrived to cut apart all enemies! Yes!
Aigis: Going at full power!
Aigis: This is the final blow! My trigger is easy to pull! Here we go! Palladion!
Aigis: If it is on chance, I will not change. But... If changing means to grow, then I want to change.TRANSLATION:
Teddy: Once the Shadows appear, I'm sure you'll realize the strength of my nose!
Teddy: Sniff sniff... Hmm hmm... They're here!! Lots of Shadows are here!!
Teddy: Teddy was living inside the TV. I didn't even think of leaving there until Yosuke and everybody else arrived, but when I got out, it was so much fun! That's why I thought that I should have gotten out sooner!
Teddy: Actually, Teddy found out for the first time that he was empty after meeting with everyone! Rei, you're he same as Teddy with no memories, so I understand your pain.
Teddy: Rei, I'll protect you!
Teddy: It's time for Teddy's stage time! Teddy's a bullet of passion! Come on, Kintoki Doji!
Teddy: Always rely on Teddy when you're with him! I'll accept you in my arms! TRANSLATION:
Minato: On the stormy night when the culture festival was canceled... We got drawn into a place we didn't know.
A school we didn't know... A mysterious clock... And so, we met two students who had lost their memories, and began to challenge the mysteries of this world.
Minato: I kind of have a bad feeling about this... But I guess we have to go.
Yukari: Well, we can't just not get out of here forever... Let's do our best, OK?
Aegis: The best solution in this situation is to go out for reconnaissance.
Junpei: Hey, doesn't this place feel... Weird?
Yukari: Oh, stop it! It has to be your imagination-
Aegis: This is what I found.
Mitsuru: Someone is forcefully trapping us in this world.
Ken: I wonder what's here...
Akihiko: I'm going to go. Shinji, you come, too.
Shinjiro: Why are YOU deciding these things, you meathead?
Akihiko: What'd you say?
Zen: ...How does this work?
Junpei: What's up with this experience from the mysterious!? Count me out!
Fuka: This might be my imagination... But I sense Shadows!
Rei: Zen, let's get out of here together.
Zen: Yeah... Let's.
Shadow: You will always be in this world. I will not let you out.
Mitsuru: If I rest for just a little...
Yosuke: Yo! Sorry to keep you waiting!
Minato: We became allies with energetic Persona-users from another world, and started to adventure with them.
Yukari: “Tell me your three sizes”!?
Mitsuru: Who was the one who wrote the lecherous question!? I'll execute you!!
Yosuke: Whoa whoa! Your Persona is coming out!!
Teddy: Punishment, please!
Rei: Mm, this is sweet has a strange texture... It's very pulpy... Bleh.
Junpei: It's paper! Paper!!
Minato: In the midst of the battles, we have fun with each other, and sometimes we don't get along... But the power of our bonds is blooming.
Minato: What is the real reason that the Persona-users were gathered in this other world?
Minato: Meetings will make people strong. TRANSLATION:
Yuu: The last day of the Yasogami culture festival... An unusual phenomenon occurred at the sound of the bell that suddenly rang. A clock that shouldn't be on campus... And students we had never seen before. Somewhere along the way, we had been trapped inside an otherworldly labyrinth.
Yuu: This looks similar to the real Yasogami High, but it looks like it's a different place.
Yosuke: I guess that's why all the students are acting weird...
Chie: A clock tower...? Like in the 7 Mysteries!?
Yosuke: So? What happens when you listen to the bell's last ring?
Yukiko: You die.
Yosuke: Wait! That's too simple!
Yukiko: Um... You take your last breath?
Yosuke: I don't mean how you're explaining it!
Yukiko: It's all right, Chie. No matter what comes out, just think about it as a ghost.
Rise: Wait... Straight ahead, there's Shadows.
Teddy: Oh come on... If there were REALLY Shadows, Teddy's nose sensor would... They're here!! Lots of Shadows are here!!
Kanji: Are these Shadows locking us in here!?
Naoto: Most likely, our clue is the labyrinth we just saw...
Zen: Who are you?
Rei: I got my memories taken away.
Zen: Someone hid my memories away.
Yuu: Together with the two people who say that they are first year students at Yasogami, we challenge the mysteries of the labyrinth as we wander its paths.
Yukiko: Zen, that's the wrong target! It looks similar, but it's not that one!
Zen: Sorry. I made a mistake.
Yuu: And in the heat of battle, we met Persona-users from another world and became their allies.
Teddy: Teddy has a great view!!
Mitsuru: …! It's an enemy attack! Teddy is down!
Naoto: No... He's just dried up. I believe he will return to normal if we put water on him.
Rei: I'll drink too! All in one!
Zen: Rei, don't drink it.
Yuu: Even in the midst of battle... At the culture festival, we drink, eat, and even do arranged dates... And so, we begin to form great bonds with our new allies. What is the real reason that the Persona-users were gathered in this other world?
Yuu: Meetings will make people strong.
Launching on June 5th in Japan the game will have a limited edition "Varient" 3DS(ll)xl that they have not released pictures of yet. There will be a colectors edition available Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Famitsu DX Pack with the game itself, a B2-size tapestry illustrated by the Persona Q anime staff, an A3-size clear poster illustrated by Atlus, a set of five different visual clear file folders, an original mug cup, and a Graphig paper figure of Rei. Everyone who pre-orders gets the new Persona Q soundtrack.
So far it's shaping up to be one of the more exstinsive Persona games to date and with Little information on P5, it may be something to play until it's release!