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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!

July 17th 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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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-locke...

July 5th 2012 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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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 inte...

June 11th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 8th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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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 movement...

May 5th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

March 3rd 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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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 fig...

February 21st 2012 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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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 e...

February 17th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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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 arcade...

January 27th 2012 at 11:15am 0 Comments