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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. I've had Persona 4 Arena in my house f...

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August 8, 2012 at 5:30PM
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As I've had an extensive history with Persona 4 Arena's older sisters BlazBlue and Guilty Gear XX #Reload, I felt I knew basically what kind of experience I had in store with Arc System Works' latest 2D anime fighter. I was wrong, as it turns out, in a surprising and endearing way. Now, while my kn...

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This latest quartet of trailers for Persona 4 Arena communicate two very important concepts: One, entering combinations of directional inputs and button presses result in impressive feats of daring do while playing, and two: Being a voice actor looks really, really fun. The behind the scenes video...

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These screens of Persona 4 Arena focus on things outside of the battlefield, like menus, the training room, dialogue and cutscenes. If you're tired of being inundated with fighting screens from this fighting game, this is ... the gallery you want, we guess....

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For Persona 4 fans, Arena represents a new chapter in the storyline of the Atlus RPG universe. For everyone else, it's a bunch of stylish teens beating the elegantly appointed stuffing out of each other. Either way, it's a spectacle!...

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The PlayStation 3 version of Persona 4 Arena carries with it an unusual distinction: The Arc System Works-developed fighter will be region locked, meaning that North and South American copies of the game won't function on Japanese PS3s, and vice-versa. "Yes, the PS3 version game will be region-lock...

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Atlus can generally be counted on for a free soundtrack with launch copies of its new games, and, delightfully, the publisher is upholding that reputation with Persona 4 Arena. Pre-ordered copies will include the "Persona 4 Arena Arranged Soundtrack" with "select songs" from the game. If you're int...

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During E3, we met with Atlus to check out Persona 4 Arena, among other things, and upon sitting down at the small table in our private presentation room we were surprised to find a P4A arcade stick waiting for us. Immediately, our hearts were all a-flutter with the prospect of a nice limited editio...

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Despite the exceedingly rudimentary tone of this video's first half, Atlus' new series of Persona 4 Arena tutorial videos will undoubtedly come in handy for those less mired in the intricacies of fighting games, yet still interested enough to give P4A a shot. This first episode covers basic moveme...

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Persona 4 Arena, Atlus and Arc System Works' confrontational extension of the Persona universe, was announced two weeks ago with a rather vague "summer" release window for its North American launch on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Apparently that meant "the tail end of summer," as Atlus has specified a sli...

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The mystery of that spooky teaser email has been definitively solved. Atlus announced plans to localize Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena for PS3 and Xbox 360, under the title Persona 4 Arena, which we won't have to look up every time we write about it. Developed by Arc System Works, the fi...

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Last night, Atlus sent its "Faithful" mailing list the most mysterious email ever. The subject line was "_____" and the body consisted only of a giant black rectangle. Or so we thought. Destructoid fiddled with the black levels in the image and found the above. Yes, Atlus hid a teaser, which seems ...

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The Japanese console release of Arc System Works' Persona 4-based fighting game is due this summer, but you'll be able to play the game sooner ... if you happen to be near a Japanese arcade or an American arcade that really keeps up. Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena will hit Japanese arcad...

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When we first heard about a rumored Persona-based fighting game from BlazBlue dev Arc System Works, we couldn't believe our eyes. And then Famitsu's full report on Persona: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena went live, officially detailing the bizarre mashup of Persona and the fighting game genre. Now,...

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