Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
|Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
|This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
Persona Q2 is the sequel to the first title, now with Persona 5 elements, and a surprise appearance of the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable added to the mix. Sadly, it came out too late and flopped at the box office.
| Unused Graphics
Stills left on the cutting room floor.
If this comes up, it's a bug. REPORT IT, por favor!
An error message.
A single line in event\e900\e999_099.bf.
|msg MSG_CANCEL エリザベス
"PSQ2 Test Quest" has been cancelled.
Text for a dummy quest. PSQ2 is the game's internal name.
Various debug messages spread throughout dungeon and HUB world scripts.
Battle flag for F.O.E Tyranniqueen is ON!
This is the debug room
MSG_000 Where will you start from? *This debug is for mission confirmation. SEL_001 From the beginning From Ch.1 From Ch.2 From Ch.3 From Ch.4 From Ch.5 MSG_002 Starting gameplay. MSG_003 Skipping the prologue and starting from Ch.1. MSG_004 Starting gameplay from Ch.2. MSG_005 Starting gameplay from Ch.3. MSG_006 Starting gameplay from Ch.4. MSG_007 Starting gameplay from Ch.5.
MSG_MISSION Test Mission 00 MSG_BATTLE_DUMMY （仮）ここでバトルが入ります MSG_STAFFROLL Ending credits start here. MSG_CLEAR_DATA_SAVE Cleared save data added here. MSG_BACK_TO_TITLE Return to title screen here. MSG_DEBUG_SKIP Skip the boss battle? SEL_DEBUG_SKIP Yes No MSG_DEBUG_SKIP_ON Skipping the boss battle and returning to movie theater. MSG_DEBUG_SKIP_ENDING Skip the ending? SEL_DEBUG_SKIP_ENDING Yes Go to until Hikari disappears through door Go until P5 Protag demo Go until each Protag's endings Go to ending credits Go to P5 Protag's ending
Early ROM Text
Also various text from an early ROM revision.
|[Proto2 ROM START]
Accept "Search for the Hero Belt" from the "Quest Counter" and start a search in the labyrinth.
This is the only location where you can proceed in the current ROM.
If you have any quests to complete, please complete them all.
Messages with the header Proto2: One for a scrapped quest and another telling that this is as far as the ROM can go.
|Thank you for your efforts. Search range of α1 is above.
|P3 Heroine has joined the group!
|Kitaro and Aigis has joined the group!
Placeholder messages for P3 Heroine, P3 Hero, and Aigis joining your party roster. Hamuko and Kitaro are fandom nicknames for the protagonists: Hamuko when the Japanese fandom disassembled the kanji "公" from "女性主人公" (Female Main Character), which looks like "ハム" when turned on it's side; and Kitaro for how the P3 Hero's hair resembles the protagonist, Kitaro, from GeGeGe no Kitaro.
新たに「花村 陽介」・「伊織 順平」・「天田 乾」が仲間に加わりました。
|[Members added message]
Yosuke, Junpei, and Ken have joined the group.
新たに「里中 千枝」・「白鐘 直斗」・「P3主人公」・
「岳羽 ゆかり」・「真田 明彦」・「アイギス」・
「コロマル」・「荒垣 真次郎」・「山岸 風花」が仲間に加わりました。
|[Members added message]
Chie, Naoto, P3 Hero, Yukari, Akihiko, Aigis,
Koromaru, Shinjiro, Fuuka have joined the group.
|Haru and Makoto have joined the party!
Other member join messages.
System and BP Messages
|[System unlock message]
Party Edit has been unlocked.
BP Facility has been unlocked.
|[System unlock message]
The Velvet Room's Persona Fusion has been unlocked.
Unlock messages for Party Edit, Persona fusion, and a scrapped BP facility.
|>Checked the Power Spot...
Text for a possible point system, BP.
Missing Voice Lines for P3 Protagonist Summoning Messiah
Located in sound\battle\ is a file called btl_voice.h.
This file contains information about all of the voice lines located in the acb/awb pair files of the same name in this directory. Curiously however, P3 Protagonist has listed lines for summoning Messiah, something he cannot do in the final release. More curious is that these voice lines are also missing from the game's files entirely.
These voice lines would later be found and repurposed in Persona 5 Royal as they reused the voices for the Protagonist DLC Challenge Battles.
Repurposed DLC Persona
Based on the above oddity, we know at some point Messiah was to be P3 Protagonist's chosen Persona.
However, this was changed to Orpheus Telos in the final version of the game (presumably so he and his female counterpart wouldn't have to share the same Persona again).
It would seem Orpheus Telos itself was originally a DLC Persona, based on its Persona ID being in the middle of the DLC Personas, as well as all other 3 Wild Card protagonists having unused audio for summoning it too.
|Female Protagonist (P3)
Filename: psq_dummy. A placeholder opening, with an early rendition of the main theme, Road Less Taken, starting with an early Persona Q2 logo, concept art of the setting and the Phantom Thieves, with P3 Heroine, in a film reel, transitioning to a bunch of PQ assets, then doing an All Out Attack. A tentative title, displaying:
Persona Q2 Genre: Dungeon RPG Hardware: Nintendo 3DS Releasing Fall 2018
Then cutting to static, then the Phantom Thieves logo transforming into a super deformed "chibi" form. A message from Joker (voiced by Jun Fukuyama) plays over about his group entering an unknown labyrinth-like world. The second half of this video was played at Persona Super Live P-Sound Bomb!! 2017 as its teaser trailer.
First 5 Second of Persona Q's Opening
Filename: psq000aging. A five-second clip of the first game's opening.
Early Name the P3 Heroine
A 2-second loop of the P3 Heroine standing in a black background. Seemingly an early version of the Name the Protagonist display. There are eight copies of this video, from psq025 - psq032.