Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Persona 4

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

Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) July Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 2

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

Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) July Screenshot Attack EX - Screenshot 1

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 Golden doing well in Japan, Atlus reveals final cover art

Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) Stats and Box Art Announcement - Header

The sound you hear is Atlus tooting its own horn. It’s also the sound of Persona 4 Golden strutting its stuff on the PS Vita with over 100,000 copies in its first week of release in Japan, making it one of the biggest titles for the system this year. To make their bragging more palatable, Atlus also threw in the official North American box art for some eye candy.

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PlayStation Vita 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

Atlus addresses their decision to region lock Persona 4 Arena

Persona 4 Arena (PS3) June Screenshots - Screenshot 3

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

Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) Final Boxart Announcement - Header

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

Persona 4 Golden announced for PS Vita

Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus is set to bring one of their biggest franchises to the PS Vita with Persona 4 Golden. A remastered version of Persona 4, Golden will be a Vita exclusive and feature enhanced graphics, 1.5 times the voiced dialog, a new online dungeon-rescue feature for players to help out those struggling in the TV world, and a host of new content.

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PlayStation Vita News