Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Arc System Works

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

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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

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II now available for 3DS, PSP

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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II, an enhanced port of the original console release, is now available for the PSP and 3DS. Continuum Shift II includes all of the single-player features from the original (Arcade, Score Attack, Training, and Story modes) and an ad-hoc mode for up to four-player multiplayer, with two players brawling and two watching. There are also some port-specific inclusions, such as new story segments for Story Mode and Arcade Mode, a revamped Challenge Mode, Abyss Mode, and Legion 1.5 Mode. The 3DS version will also include 3D effects. Finally, rounding out the feature set is the entire case of the original plus three DLC characters, making for an 18-fighter-strong roster, as well as the balance and revision tweaks introduced in system version 1.03.

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3DS, PlayStation Portable News

(Xbox 360 Review) Hard Corps: Uprising

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If you go in with open mind and a healthy supply of patience, you’ll be amply rewarded.

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Hard Corps: Uprising jump dashes onto Live Arcade

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Hard Corps: Uprising, prequel to 1994’s Contra: Hard Corps, is now available for download on Live Arcade for 1200 MS Points. For those wanting the complete package, day-one DLC is also available in the form of two additional characters, Harley Daniels and Sayuri, for 200 MS Points. The beefed-up Daniels and nimble, sword-wielding Sayuri join the original duo, Bahamut and Krystal, in the war against the Commonwealth.

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Xbox 360 News