Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Arc System Works

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma hitting store shelves, PSN on April 1

The BlazBlue brawlers return to the ring today with the release of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma. As Ragna the Bloodedge hunts down Yuuki Terumi, players will be able to battle using the new Overdrive mechanic, which charges characters the more health they lose, and seven new characters. The new roster additions are available on-disc and online, with four available from the outset, another unlockable, and the remaining two added via DLC (Kokonoe is up today and Yuuki Terumi on May 27). Network play is also said to be improved and enhanced with new mode upgrades.

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PlayStation 3 News

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax coming to 360, PS3 this fall

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Atlus and Arc System Works are bringing the follow-up to their fighter Persona 4 Arena to 360 and PS3 later this year. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax takes place a few days after the events of the original and features the return of the Investigation Team from Persona 4 and SEES from Persona 3. The two groups head back to Inaba after a red fog appears, and they find themselves drawn back to the tournament after the Midnight Channel shows Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis imprisoned. Ultimax will add one-hit special attacks and three new characters. Two of the new brawlers will be from Persona 3, Takeba and Junpei Iori, while the third will be a brand-new Persona-wielder by the name of Sho Minazuki.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Aksys announces PS Vita version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be making the transition from PS3 to PS Vita this summer. The handheld version will follow its console counterpart, which is set to be released on March 25, and include all of the characters from the original release as well as five new characters, two DLC characters, a summary of events from Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift, a new beach-themed storyline, and a revamped Story Mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

Persona 4 Arena now available on PSN

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Atlus’ role-playing-flavored brawler Persona 4 Arena is now available on PSN for $29.99. Co-developed with Guilty Gear and BlazBlue developer Arc System Works, Arena features characters from Persona 3 and 4 battling it out over several modes, including a Story mode estimated to last over 30 hours. Other elements from the series, from locations to ailments, are also featured.

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PlayStation 3 News

Persona 4 Arena now on Games on Demand, tourney announced

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Persona 4 Arena, the Atlus and Arc System Works co-developed fighter based on the Shin Megami Tense series, has launched on Live Games on Demand. Released back in August for 360 and PS3, Arena features characters from role-playing titles Persona 3 and 4, several console-only modes, including a Story mode estimated to last over 30 hours, and ailments (for that role-playing touch).

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Persona 4 Arena crushing skulls, breaking bones for 360, PS3

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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.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Atlus releases new batch of Persona 4 Arena screenshots

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With Persona 4 Arena’s August 7 release closing in, Atlus has unleashed a torrent of screens. The new shots from the upcoming fighter, co-developed with Guilty Gear developer Arc System Works, cover four of the game’s modes: Lesson, Network, Challenge, and Story.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Persona 4 Arena unleashes the fury in new Full Trailer

Atlus has released the first “full” trailer for Persona 4 Arena, the upcoming 2D fighter based on the Shin Megami Tense series co-developed with BlazBlue developer Arc System Works. The 360, PS3 fighter, set to hit store shelves on August 7, will feature elements of the role-playing series, including characters, stages, and afflictions, such as life-draining poison and control-reversing panic.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Persona 4 Arena gets official-er with final North American box art

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Atlus sees life one Monday and raises it one official box art. The final cover of their upcoming 2D fighter based off of the Shin Megami Tense series to be exact, Persona 4 Arena. Co-developed with BlazBlue developer Arc System Works, the upcoming brawler pits characters from the popular series against one another in familiar settings as they duke it out for supremacy.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Hard Corps: Uprising and X-Men Arcade half off as Deal of the Week

Hard Corps Uprising (360) Deal of the Week Announcement header

Konami’s Hard Corps: Uprising and X-Men Arcade are currently on sale from now until July 4 on Live Arcade as part of Microsoft’s Deal of the Week. Both titles are 50% off the original price, bringing Uprising down to 600 MS Points and X-Men Arcade to 400 MS Points.

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Xbox 360 News