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Persona Series Takes Next Logical Step: A Fighting Game

Upgraded version of Persona 4 headed to Vita, too, alongside a teaser for number five.

Gamers have been patiently waiting for news on Persona 5. This isn't much, but it's somethin'.

Why? Because. Because why? Because yes.

These are the reasons--the only reasons anyone should need, frankly--why Atlus has decided to produce a fighting game based on Persona 4, called Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena.

The news comes from the latest issue of Famitsu in Japan, courtesy of Sinobi and translated by Andriasang.

In development at Arc System Works, the developers of BlazBlue, the game features characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 but chronologically takes place after the events of Persona 4.

It's coming out in arcades first next spring, followed by a release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that summer.

Atlus is also releasing a revamped version of Persona 4 for PS Vita called Persona 4 The Golden, sporting some new upgrades and tweaks, such as a new character named Mary and more voice acting.

There's also a little thing called Persona 5, which is coming...eventually. But it is coming.

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Posted by patrickklepek
Gamers have been patiently waiting for news on Persona 5. This isn't much, but it's somethin'.

Why? Because. Because why? Because yes.

These are the reasons--the only reasons anyone should need, frankly--why Atlus has decided to produce a fighting game based on Persona 4, called Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena.

The news comes from the latest issue of Famitsu in Japan, courtesy of Sinobi and translated by Andriasang.

In development at Arc System Works, the developers of BlazBlue, the game features characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 but chronologically takes place after the events of Persona 4.

It's coming out in arcades first next spring, followed by a release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that summer.

Atlus is also releasing a revamped version of Persona 4 for PS Vita called Persona 4 The Golden, sporting some new upgrades and tweaks, such as a new character named Mary and more voice acting.

There's also a little thing called Persona 5, which is coming...eventually. But it is coming.

Staff
Edited by DickDarlington

really?
 
Sweet. Finally got this quest.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Woo!

Posted by Pox22

lol wut

Posted by lead_farmer

Bring it!!!!

Posted by Rirse

New Scrub League Confirmed

Posted by Dany

really? fuck yes!

Posted by Creamypies

inb4 Endurance Run comments.

Posted by megalowho

Fucking awesome.

Posted by alexl86

Huh, to 360. I guess this is my chance to play some Persona then, even if it's not really a Persona game.

Posted by RoyCampbell

Aww, no 3DS?

Posted by Animasta

Can't wait to bust fools as Kanji

Posted by Joeyoe31

The new character is named Marie. Jesus get your shit together Klepek.

Posted by IBurningStar

This does not make any sense.
 
I love it.

Posted by Kyreo

I think I'm gonna main Rise. Maybe Chie. Chie will be the new Chun Li.

Posted by ztiworoh

Well we know Jeff will be using Chie as his main in the fighting game

Edited by FluxWaveZ
@Creamypies said:

inb4 Endurance Run comments.

Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka ER would be awesome. It would document Jeff's quest to become the best P4:TUIM tournament player in the entire world.
Posted by EisforExtinction

Nameless Persona 3 Protagonist vs. Nameless Persona 4 Protagonist.

Posted by patrickklepek

@Joeyoe31 said:

The new character is named Marie. Jesus get your shit together Klepek.

Hm? That's not what it says on Andriasang. Probably multiple translations floating around.

Staff
Posted by BadNews

I'm gonna preorder this game so hard it will need stitches and counseling when I'm done with it.

Posted by crusader8463

*facepalm.png"

Posted by Phatmac

I'll be teddie. 

Posted by Progman9000

Wait.
"It's coming out in arcades first next spring"
My brain can't process that.  I mean, I know arcades are still a thing in Japan.  But an arcade cabinet (however different from our American cabinets it may be).  Of a Persona game.  Truly, this is the age of things that make no sense whatsoever.

Posted by dungbootle
@Joeyoe31 said:
The new character is named Marie. Jesus get your shit together Klepek.
stop being a dick
Posted by Evilsbane

Weird...but uh...no no just weird yay for P5. And What?

Posted by Shayera
Posted by Robin_Gr

I hope Ultimate Mayonnaise whatever Arena gets into EVO.

Posted by Make_Me_Mad

I'm going to kick Yosuke's ass, so much.  Thank you, Atlus!

Posted by Cloudenvy
@Kyreo said:

I think I'm gonna main Rise. Maybe Chie. Chie will be the new Chun Li.

Rise is mine! don't even try it! 
 
Her or Yukari!
Posted by mutha3

I'll repeat the general sentiments I had in the thread in the Persona boards:
 
What the fuck.

Edited by Seroth

I hope the fighting game shows up at Evo.

And damn it. I don't want to buy a Vita. They better do something amazing with the game in order to justify putting it on a new system like that. Wasn't there supposed to be a 3DS Persona game?

Posted by NeoGamer

Starting an online petition for Funky Student as a secret character. Or as overpowered and cheap last boss.

Posted by RE_Player1

Wait so the fighting game has both Persona 3 and 4 characters? So I can play as Shinji and Kanji... Can I pre-order now?

Posted by AngelN7

God danmit! I didn´t want a Vita ... anyways  the fighting game is been made by Arc System so I don´t know what to thing about that , the Persona 4  port on the other hand CAN´T WAIT! (but I still don´t want a Vita)

Posted by Scodiac

What made me excited in this article was the Persona 5 bit.

Posted by nickux

Sony, Atlus- I am in now for a PS Vita, this Persona fighting game, the Persona 4 Vita game, and Persona 5. Consider my monies spent.

Posted by siln

My mashin' hand is twitchin'!

Posted by makari

The final boss stage will be the Meat Dimension, a single meaty platform in the middle of a void filled with floating meat products.

Posted by Zippedbinders

My excitement is palpable.

Edited by ViciousAnchovy

In matchups between Yosuke and Charlie, Charlie's intro dialogue should be the caption from the episode of the ER where Jeff and Vinny max out their S. link with Yosuke: "This fight will be over in two hits, Yosuke: me hitting the X button, and you hitting the ground."

Posted by Sammo21

Sweet. Glad p4 will come to vita. This king kills my 3ds and its even out yet.

Posted by Cybexx

Persona 4 Vita was what I guessed when they threw up that teaser site last week, the Persona 5 news is obvious but its nice to have confirmation, never in a million years would have guessed a Persona 4 fighting game but I am intrigued. Since it is set after Persona 4 I wonder if they are going to attempt to tell an actual story or is it just going to be nonsense fighting game style endings?

Posted by Nomin

Hopefully they will do something creative with the persona system, like the persona cards and fusing system somehow making a relevant game element.

Posted by chickdigger802

chie fights like bruce lee.

Every game needs someone that fights like him!

Perfect match.

Posted by natetodamax

Whoa, an Xbox 369 release? That's sweet. Looking forward to hearing more about this strange project.

Posted by FajitaBoss

I like this logic

Online
Posted by prestonhedges

Vita? That's too bad.

Posted by ThePencil

Teddie gona put you inside him biatch.

Posted by This_Dude

Well,  at least I'll have a reason to tote around a PS Vita for hundreds of hours.

Posted by AuthenticM

TAKE MY MONEY