Persona 4 fighting game announced (Arc System Works)

#1 Posted by Crushed (895 posts) -

 http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/31/persona_developments/
 

A bit more surprising is Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. Atlus is teaming up with Arc System Works for a 2D fighter that will be released first for arcades in Spring 2012, then for PS3 and Xbox 360 in Summer 2012. The game is being developed by the BlazBlue team.

The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena has a new story that takes place two yeas after the events of Persona 4. Characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 will feature in the game.

 
Huh.

#2 Posted by Skald (4395 posts) -

Wait, what? This doesn't seem like a good idea. Like, at all.

#3 Posted by NinjaHunter (996 posts) -

I hope Chie has a super that has her punt a tank into your face. Arc System Works seems like the right company to do this.

#4 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -

So... The Personas fight for you, or your character fights and use the Persona only in special moves? If it's the latter, Kanji will be invencible! D:

#5 Posted by neoepoch (1317 posts) -

Wait what? So is this going to be a lead up to P5?

#6 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Sounds like the best fighting game ever.

#7 Posted by JeanLuc (3800 posts) -

OH MY GOD!! A PERSONA 4 FIGHTING GAME!? Jeff totally called that shit. 
I can't wait to use Chie's galactic punt finishing move. Also her opening line will be "Ah ha, is this our chance?"

#8 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

WHAT THE FUCK
 
 
WJA
 
 
JIJ
 
 
 
ASJADA

#9 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

SERIOUSLY ATLUS

#10 Posted by Gerhabio (1992 posts) -

@NinjaHunter said:

I hope Chie has a super that has her punt a tank into your face.

Hell yeah

But this is wierd...

#11 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1663 posts) -

I'm totally using Nanako as my main.

#12 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

SERIOUSLY

#13 Posted by endaround (2243 posts) -

Can't wait for Capcom vs Atlus in 2013!

#14 Posted by NeoGamer (158 posts) -

I'm maining Chie.

#15 Posted by eldiax (648 posts) -

Oh god so much crazy shit happening.

#16 Posted by RE_Player1 (7946 posts) -

Going to use Kanji and bust all you fools with my chair.

#17 Posted by SlightConfuse (3995 posts) -

this is crazy but i ca see this working. im going to main kanji. if final fantasy can do it why can't persona

dissida:persona

#18 Posted by Catolf (2788 posts) -

dammit this is bought.. TAKE MY MONEY

#19 Posted by Soren (304 posts) -
What the fucking fuck?
#20 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -
@extremeradical said:

Wait, what? This doesn't seem like a good idea. Like, at all.

This seems like the best idea ever, actually. 
 
Kinda like this:
#21 Posted by MisterMouse (3599 posts) -

Jeff is going to be alll over that! and I would be completely up for playing persona 4 on the vita!

#22 Posted by Synaptic (313 posts) -

Chie's taunt should have her eating some steak.

#23 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

I'm just going to assume it's non-canonical so that's fine in my book. But a fighting game you say? That's kinda crazy but it might just work...

#24 Posted by Irvandus (3103 posts) -

What, what, what, what... what? Cool? I think? Maybe? What?

Online
#25 Posted by Aegon (6748 posts) -

Yosuke and Charlie/Yuu/Setou/Whatever his name is 

#26 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

Fighting game with personas? So kinda like JoJo's Bizarre Adventures?

#27 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

my mind is fucking blown

#28 Edited by countinhallways (633 posts) -

I just splooged all over my ceiling. This will be incredible! Even if it turns out to be awful, it will still be incredible, due to it being incredibly awful. 
 
Arc system works generally make solid games though, so in all seriousness it should be pretty good. Any problems I have had with their previous games have stemmed from character designs (here's looking at you Arcana Heart [EDIT: in fairness they appear to have published this game not developed it, but still]), but in the case of P4 I already know and love the characters. So if the fighting engine is fun, this game will be a must buy for me.

#29 Posted by Soren (304 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:

 So kinda like JoJo's Bizarre Adventures?

...Ok, now you're on to something.
#30 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

Adachi's finishing move is raping the other person.

#31 Edited by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

huh. now that my brain has gotten over the mindfuck of this annoucnement here's something a little more coherent:
 
Man, they are milking the Persona name for eveything its worth and then some. I don't think the Persona team will be very involved in it, though, so I'm not very interested for now. Seems like shalemess milking and I'll probably only get if its a super-reverant(yet comedic) thing like Smash Bros.

#32 Posted by sameoldstuff (98 posts) -

This image has suddenly become appropriate.

#33 Posted by Giantstalker (1884 posts) -

I love everything Arc System Works does, doesn't matter how bizarre it is. Are there screens yet?

#34 Posted by ricetopher (1077 posts) -

WHAT THE MOTHERFUCKING FUCK?

#35 Edited by Soren (304 posts) -
@mutha3 said:

  I don't think the Persona team will be very involved in it, though, so I'm not very interested for now. 

BUT WHAT OF THEIR EXTENSIVE FIGHTIN GAME REPERTOIRE 
 
But for real, seldom have I groaned so audibly as I did after reading the OP.
#36 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -

Colour me confused.

#37 Posted by endaround (2243 posts) -
#38 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -

Also... Igor is my main.

#39 Posted by Marokai (3388 posts) -
Interesting.
#40 Edited by mutha3 (5025 posts) -
@kingzetta said:

Adachi's finishing move is raping the other person.

kingzetta
 
i have no idea whether your a real person or a really elaborate joke
 
 
but please never stop posting
#41 Posted by RTSlord (1228 posts) -

this seems totally like a crazy japanese developers idea...oh yeah, it is. i wanna see how this game turns out

#42 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -
#43 Edited by mutha3 (5025 posts) -
@endaround said:

Siliconera has more from the article. it supposedly continues the P4 story and Teddie is hosting a combat tournament because , um well, yeah...

Confirmed characters are Chie, Yosuke, the MC and Aigis

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/08/30/blazblue-team-developing-persona-4-fighting-game/

oh my fucking christ don't give us fucking story explanation for this shit, that's even dumber.
 
@FluxWaveZ said:
@endaround said:

Siliconera has more from the article. it supposedly continues the P4 story and Teddie is hosting a combat tournament because , um well, yeah...

Confirmed characters are Chie, Yosuke, the MC and Aigis

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/08/30/blazblue-team-developing-persona-4-fighting-game/

Wow, Teddie's an asshole. It's P3's "The Answer" all over again.

Huh. Hashino is directing.....that....I don't know how I feel about that.
#44 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
Man, they are milking the Persona name for eveything its worth and then some. I don't think the Persona team will be very involved in it, though, so I'm not very interested for now. Seems like shalemess milking and I'll probably only get if its a super-reverant(yet comedic) thing like Smash Bros.
Indeed. And I don't give a fuck! This is awesome. They could give me a Persona kart game and I'd still say it's awesome.
#45 Posted by ajamafalous (12513 posts) -

lol

#46 Edited by Benny (2007 posts) -

SOMEONE CALL THE WHISKEY HOTLINE
 
 
Edit: Also, who threw whom into a volcano?

#47 Posted by Animasta (14824 posts) -

this is gonna be the first new fighting game I've bought since... ever!

gonna main Kanji and renovate your ass

#48 Posted by Catolf (2788 posts) -
#49 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
@mutha3 said:
Man, they are milking the Persona name for eveything its worth and then some. I don't think the Persona team will be very involved in it, though, so I'm not very interested for now. Seems like shalemess milking and I'll probably only get if its a super-reverant(yet comedic) thing like Smash Bros.
Indeed. And I don't give a fuck! This is awesome. They could give me a Persona kart game and I'd still say it's awesome.
I NEED SMT Kart Racers.
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