Hoping to aspire to Kingdom Hearts levels of collection madness, the Persona series is beginning to release games on as many platforms as possible, reaching new audiences and making hardcore fans scramble to pick up whichever console is being graced with the latest iteration. After blowing gamers away with the brilliant Persona 4: Golden on the PS Vita, Atlus is looking to introduce the series to the Nintendo 3DS with Persona Q, the upcoming dungeon crawler featuring everyone’s favorite senpai and his gang.
Bringing together characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 for another adventure, Persona Q will differ from previous titles in the series by focusing heavily on the dungeon crawling aspect rather than the social simulation. Although the gameplay will differ by including elements from the Etrian Odyssey series, Persona Q retains the awesome bonus items that come with pre-orders and special editions.
Coming in two different packages, both pre-orders offer tarot cards that will look familiar to fans of the series as the cards used to summon the titular Personas. The Premium Edition, however, comes with a multitude of goodies that just might be worth the price. Check out the list of bonuses available below:
Persona Q Pre-Orders/First Run Printing:
-Tarot Card Set #2 – The collection of the iconic Tarot Cards used as evokers in Persona 4 are being released as a collector’s set across Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Persona Q; Set #2 will include the Tarot Cards of Arcanas XI – XXI
-Special Packaging – The first run of PQ items will come in a special package.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth: “The Wild Cards” Premium Edition:
This ultimate collector’s item is being made available in North America and will come in special packaging that includes the following items:
-Tarot Card Set #2 – Same as above
-Art Booklet – Collection of some of the amazing new artwork that went into Persona Q
-Soundtrack CD – CD with the Persona Q soundtrack highlights by the ATLUS sound team
-Deluxe Hard Case for 3DS XL – This hard case, previously available only in Japan,is coming to North America and features Persona Q designs and will house a 3DS XL
Atlus has also made it clear that the bonus items included in each package will be limited to their first run, making it extremely important for fans who want the goods to place pre-orders ASAP. The regular package will run for $49.99, while “The Wild Cards” edition will cost $79.99. Be sure to get your pre-order squared away before Persona Q is released this fall!