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Good news, everyone! The exceedingly laggy network play pervasive in the Xbox 360 version of Persona 4 Arena has been corrected in record time. The corrective patch is currently live and players will be prompted to update the game as soon as they load P4A up on a Live-enabled Xbox.Joystiq's prelimi...

August 9th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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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 fo...

August 8th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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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 kno...

August 8th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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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 a...

July 26th 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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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.

July 24th 2012 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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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