Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Persona 4 Arena

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

(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena

(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena

“Arc System Works has done the series justice with this exceptional fighter.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

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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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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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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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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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

Atlus addresses their decision to region lock Persona 4 Arena

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Atlus made some waves recently with the announcement that its upcoming fighter based on the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Persona 4 Arena, will be the first PlayStation 3 game to be region locked. While the option has always been available for companies, Atlus is the first to take advantage of it due to the short window between releases. Fans have voiced their disapproval of the action, afraid that it might not only set a precedent for Atlus but the industry at large. Below is Atlus’ letter addressing the situation.

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PlayStation 3 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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