Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Persona

Etrian-flavored Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth headed stateside

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) NA Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Persona series will be making its debut on the 3DS this fall with the release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The crossover title will feature characters from Persona 3 and 4 in an Etrian Odyssey-style adventure. In an alternate world, the gangs set out to investigate the legend surrounding the deadly bell chimes that eminate from Yasogami High’s clock tower. Both sets of characters play through their own storylines as each tries to find their way out of the now-enemy-filled labyrinth.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax coming to 360, PS3 this fall

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

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 2: Eternal Punishment on PSN, Sony looking into PSP, Vita fix

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PS3, PSP, PS Vita, PSX) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the last remaining Persona to not be available online, has launched on PSN. Up until today, Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden have all been available to download, and now fans of the series can complete the set for $9.99. Eternal Punishment is the companion follow-up to Innocent Sin, set after its predecessor in a parallel world featuring the same characters and events but otherwise unrelated.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Persona 4 Arena now available on PSN

Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

(PlayStation Vita) Persona 4 Golden

(PlayStation Vita) Persona 4 Golden

“… a fantastic role-playing game and a beacon of hope in the PS Vita’s otherwise wanting library.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Persona 4 Arena now on Games on Demand, tourney announced

Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) Final Boxart Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Personal 4 Golden dated for November, screenshots released

Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that the enhanced PS Vita version of Persona 4, Personal 4 Golden, will be launching on November 20. But in true Atlus fashion, some extras were sent along, including a new batch of screenshots showing off the combat system.

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PlayStation Vita News

Atlus gets flashy with Persona 4 Golden: Solid Gold Premium Edition

Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) Solid Gold Premium Edition Announcement - Header

Atlus is looking to celebrate the launch of the PS Vita version of Persona 4 in style with a limited release, Persona 4 Golden: Solid Gold Premium Edition. Limited to 10,000 units, the Solid Gold Premium Edition will retail for $69.99 and include the game, a Hori hard pouch (with flap for game storage), a Hori face cover, a themed protective skin (also offered as a pre-order bonus) along with eight matching character wallpapers, and stickers of the cast.

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PlayStation Vita News

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