Persona Q, Atlus’ mash-up of the Persona universe and Etrian Odyssey‘s masochistic dungeon-delving, is getting some hardware accompaniment when it launches this winter (November 25th, for those who crave such knowledge). It comes in the form of a special edition 3DS XL dolled up to look like a monolithic, blue grimoire. It’s a GameStop exclusive, with a retail price of $199.99.
I loved Persona 4. I had the good fortune to review the expanded Vita version of the game back in the day, and found myself playing it long after the review had been submitted, edited, and posted. As one might imagine, I’m also excited for Persona Q.
Additionally, I’ve been in the market for an awesome 3DS XL, as I’m currently using the much less ergonomic (though badass) Zelda edition 3DS.
I skipped the aesthetically disappointing A Link Between Worlds edition (sorry Josh, but it is) and, unfortunately, the Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS XL never made it to the States. The Persona Q edition should scratch that itch, so why am I torn?
Because this comes right on the heels of Nintendo announcing a brand new edition of the 3DS and 3DS XL with distinct hardware upgrades and, in some cases, exclusive software. Now Atlus’ full-price last-gen 3DS XL (which doesn’t even come with the game it’s named for) is a short-sighted purchase at best, with an unequivocally better option on the horizon.
So, “Yay,” because the west is finally getting a Persona-themed 3DS XL and, at the same time, a deflated, “Ugh,” because all the damn thing brings with it is existential (and financial) conflict.