Persona 4 Arena, a 2D fighter set in the Shin Megami Tense universe, is now available for 360 and PS3. Co-developed by Atlus and genre veteran Arc System Works, the studio behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena is a hand-drawn fighter featuring the cast of Persona 3 and Persona 4. Arena hasn’t forgotten its role-playing roots, either, as fighters can become afflicted with such traits as poison and panic. The home version also includes a 30-plus-hour Story mode, as well as Challenge mode and Lesson mode.
Day-one DLC was revealed and has launched on Live and PSN, with some becoming accessible by besting certain challenges, all of which are cosmetic, so no one will receive a one-up in versus. Speaking of which, Atlus also noted that it has heard of lag issues from Xbox 360 gamers and will be releasing a patch shortly.
Official Site: Atlus.com – Persona 4 Arena