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Atlus has announced that the story-based rhythm spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night will hit stores and PSN this fall. As with their other titles, early adopters will get some extras for their pre-order purchase with a Launch Edition, while collectors can grab the Disco Fever Edition. The Launch Edition will run $49.99 and come with an exclusive system skin, designed to fit the latest model, and 10 wallpapers. The Disco Fever Edition will cost $79.99 and include the system skin as well as a two-disc soundtrack, a themed system pouch, two sets of for-pay costume DLC, a golden Teddie keychain, and a collectible box to hold everything. A new trailer and screens are available below.
Atlus has released some new screens from their upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works-developed follow-up to 2012’s Persona 4 Arena will be released this fall, and it was also announced that the game will retail for $59.99. As with its predecessor, players will be able to control characters from Persona 3 and 4 through a storyline that ties the crews together as they search for the creator of the P-1 Climax tournament. A few new combatants will be joining the investigation, including Junpei, Rise, and Yukari.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.