Persona Series Takes Next Logical Step: A Fighting Game

Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -
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
#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -
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
#2 Edited by DickDarlington (108 posts) -

really?
 
Sweet. Finally got this quest.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10340 posts) -

Woo!

#4 Posted by Pox22 (342 posts) -

lol wut

#5 Posted by lead_farmer (1040 posts) -

Bring it!!!!

#6 Posted by Rirse (258 posts) -

New Scrub League Confirmed

#7 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

really? fuck yes!

#8 Posted by Creamypies (4044 posts) -

inb4 Endurance Run comments.

#9 Posted by megalowho (955 posts) -

Fucking awesome.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -

Aww, no 3DS?

#12 Posted by Animasta (14633 posts) -

Can't wait to bust fools as Kanji

#13 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

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

#14 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

This does not make any sense.
 
I love it.

#15 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

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

#17 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19305 posts) -
@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.
#18 Posted by EisforExtinction (78 posts) -

Nameless Persona 3 Protagonist vs. Nameless Persona 4 Protagonist.

#19 Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -

@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.

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#20 Posted by BadNews (499 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

*facepalm.png"

#22 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

I'll be teddie. 

#23 Posted by Progman9000 (258 posts) -

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.

#24 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -
@Joeyoe31 said:
The new character is named Marie. Jesus get your shit together Klepek.
stop being a dick
#25 Posted by Evilsbane (4516 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by Shayera (40 posts) -
#27 Posted by Robin_Gr (137 posts) -

I hope Ultimate Mayonnaise whatever Arena gets into EVO.

#28 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3001 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -
@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!
#30 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

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

#31 Edited by Seroth (709 posts) -

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?

#32 Posted by NeoGamer (158 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by RE_Player1 (7544 posts) -

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?

#34 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

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)

#35 Posted by Scodiac (470 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by nickux (1383 posts) -

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.

#37 Posted by siln (81 posts) -

My mashin' hand is twitchin'!

#38 Posted by makari (594 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -

My excitement is palpable.

#40 Edited by ViciousAnchovy (720 posts) -

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."

#41 Posted by Sammo21 (3199 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by Cybexx (1147 posts) -

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?

#43 Posted by Nomin (964 posts) -

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

#44 Posted by chickdigger802 (501 posts) -

chie fights like bruce lee.

Every game needs someone that fights like him!

Perfect match.

#45 Posted by natetodamax (19164 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by FajitaBoss (39 posts) -

I like this logic

#47 Posted by prestonhedges (1965 posts) -

Vita? That's too bad.

#48 Posted by ThePencil (390 posts) -

Teddie gona put you inside him biatch.

#49 Posted by This_Dude (294 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by AuthenticM (3695 posts) -

TAKE MY MONEY

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