NA Release Officially Announced, Renamed "Persona 4 Arena"

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#1  Edited By DonutFever
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Releasing the same time as Japan

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#3  Edited By metalsnakezero

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

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#4  Edited By JJOR64

I really hope this game is different enough from Guilty Gear and BlazBlu.

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#5  Edited By Cloudenvy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand pre-ordered.

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Fix'd for Europe.
 

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#7  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

Little bummed that its just called persona 4 arena. but its also coming out this summer so who cares!? :D

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#8  Edited By Flappy

Totally should've been: Persona 4: Badass Arena. I'm not a fan of playing fighting games (totally lack the dedication to do so), but I hope it blows up in the FGC and gets some love.

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#9  Edited By JJOR64

@Flappy said:

... but I hope it blows up in the FGC and gets some love.

Most likely it wont because it's not a Capcom game. The game will be played for sure, but it's not going to be huge.

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#10  Edited By Commisar123

@JJOR64 said:

@Flappy said:

... but I hope it blows up in the FGC and gets some love.

Most likely it wont because it's not a Capcom game. The game will be played for sure, but it's not going to be huge.

Also because its an Arc Systems games and those are not always very good competitive fighters. I do hope it gets big though.

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#11  Edited By jacksukeru

I'm definetly importing the PS3 version.

A bit bummed that the "NEW console-exclusive" doesn't make a mention of any new characters to be included, makes it seem like there won't be any.

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#12  Edited By Phatmac

Not really that excited about a Persona 4 fighting game. Don't get me wrong, I love Persona 4, it just still seems weird to me.. I'll pick it up anyways.

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#13  Edited By ShaunK

I really really want this. Hopefully they have proper arcade style modes with stories for each character.

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#14  Edited By BabyChooChoo

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

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#15  Edited By Rhaknar

where's mah Vita version Atlus, awesome d-pad needs usage!

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#16  Edited By Flappy

@Commisar123 said:

@JJOR64 said:

@Flappy said:

... but I hope it blows up in the FGC and gets some love.

Most likely it wont because it's not a Capcom game. The game will be played for sure, but it's not going to be huge.

Also because its an Arc Systems games and those are not always very good competitive fighters. I do hope it gets big though.

I'm not asking it to be the next SFIV or anything, but some sort of community would be nice. Hell, even Melty Blood has followers.

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#17  Edited By ShaunK

Need a new reason to use my fightstick.

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#18  Edited By FluxWaveZ

@RockmanBionics said:

A bit bummed that the "NEW console-exclusive" doesn't make a mention of any new characters to be included, makes it seem like there won't be any.

Hm, I don't know if they'd be willing to release such information in an initial announcement, but it will definitely be disappointing if there's not even one new character added to the cast. Hopefully the story mode is awesome.

And I was certain that there would be a simultaneous release with the NA and Japanese versions of P4U (it will always be P4U to me) and I'm glad that I was right.

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#19  Edited By mutha3

@RockmanBionics said:

I'm definetly importing the PS3 version.

A bit bummed that the "NEW console-exclusive" doesn't make a mention of any new characters to be included, makes it seem like there won't be any.

If the console version will include extra characters, you won't hear it from the US Branch. For now, there are rather unsusbtle hints on the JP site that there is at least one more character.

Neat to see this getting a timely release, btw.

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#20  Edited By FluxWaveZ
A new TV Show, a fighting tournament, is said to pull its stars in against their wills, forcing them to face off in battles with deadly stakes.

This is a more sinister set-up for the story than I thought. From what I gathered, it was just Teddie acting crazy and organizing a tourney while the Investigation Team went in the TV world to find out why, meanwhile Mitsuru and Akihiko doing spy business and Aigis doing whatever. Maybe we'll get a proper villain after all.

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#21  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

Both gamestop and amazon say the release date is August 7th. Not that I trust them or anything, retailers have done shit like this before. Still, worth mentioning.

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#22  Edited By MikeGosot

So... This is not download only? Wow.

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#23  Edited By landon

Huzzah!

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#24  Edited By Nux

Time to give ATLUS all my money....again.

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#25  Edited By Joker369

Hyped!

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#26  Edited By Devoid

So.. The US release abbreviates to P4A? Yeah, that's not just a little confusing.

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#27  Edited By Aus_azn

Well, add another game to the purchase list for 2012...

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#28  Edited By Strife777

I'm actually pretty surprised it's coming at the same time as Japan, but that's great. I'm definitely getting this.

Also, like others have mentioned, they could've gone for a more original name. Oh well.

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#29  Edited By Animasta

gonna bend so many dudes

SO MANY DUDES

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#30  Edited By Hailinel

@MikeGosot said:

So... This is not download only? Wow.

I don't know why you'd expect it to be. Arc System Works fighters are typically released on disc.

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#31  Edited By JJOR64

@Hailinel said:

@MikeGosot said:

So... This is not download only? Wow.

I don't know why you'd expect it to be. Arc System Works fighters are typically released on disc.

Yeah. They have released BlazBlu three times already. Not surprised it's a retail game. Plus there will most likely be a story mode and all the jazz and Arc System Works likes to put into their games so a retail game is fine.

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#32  Edited By spazmaster666

The last fighting game I played with any seriousness was Blazblue CT, so there's a good chance I'll be buying this game.

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#33  Edited By ESREVER

I'm kinda surprised to see this as a disc based product myself. Considering that AH3 was download only for NA PSN. I figured this would undergo the same treatment.

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#34  Edited By Hizang

Any news for a UK Release?

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#35  Edited By FluxWaveZ

@Hizang: No, and there won't be for a while. Atlus doesn't have a European publishing branch.

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#36  Edited By Nottle

@BabyChooChoo said:

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

But combat wise, wasn't Chie the most useless party member next to Naota?

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#37  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

@Nottle said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

But combat wise, wasn't Chie the most useless party member next to Naota?

Shoosh, you. Galactic punt is the greatest. For real through I have no idea. I just used the default team the entire game.

I'm surprised with the story set up. I wonder how prominent the narrative will be. Who is writing it?

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#38  Edited By ch3burashka

I was unsure about the premise (then again, it's a fighting game - who cares about the story), but the fact that there is a story, and it's about a new TV 'show' about a Runner Man-esque tournament is goddamn awesome.

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#39  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I'm surprised with the story set up. I wonder how prominent the narrative will be. Who is writing it?

Atlus is writing all the story parts so it should feel like persona.

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#40  Edited By Pepsiman

Every time I see that "Arena" subtitle the way it's rendered in the logo, I can't help but wonder if somebody at Atlus USA asked an intern to turn on an old version of Microsoft Word and use the WordArt function to render something out in English quickly so they could avoid hiring a graphic designer. Obviously a minor quibble, but I can't help but notice it.

Also, this is the first SMT related product to come to the States in quite a while to not have "Shin Megami Tensei" tacked on the title, no?

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#41  Edited By Daveyo520

Wait it isn't a downloadable game?

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#42  Edited By Hailinel

@Daveyo520 said:

Wait it isn't a downloadable game?

No. Where do people keep getting this misconception?

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#43  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

@JeanLuc said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I'm surprised with the story set up. I wonder how prominent the narrative will be. Who is writing it?

Atlus is writing all the story parts so it should feel like persona.

That is good to hear. I did not want another Blazblue story mode. Persona deserves better than that. It's still a fighting game story so i'll be cautiously optimistic.

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#44  Edited By Daveyo520

@Hailinel: It does not seem like a game that would be on a disc, even if the companies other games were. Also I would pay 15 bucks for it not 60. I love P4, but c'mon.

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#45  Edited By Hailinel

@Nottle said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

But combat wise, wasn't Chie the most useless party member next to Naota?

I actually got more use out of Chie than I did Kanji. She's only useful as an ice-magic user until Teddie becomes an active party member, but her physical skills are great. Power Charge + God Hand = PAIN.

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#46  Edited By metalsnakezero

@Nottle said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

But combat wise, wasn't Chie the most useless party member next to Naota?

Chie was one of the top party member to have with her high strength and offensive moves. I have no idea where you are getting your info from that says she isn't useful.

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#47  Edited By Hailinel

@Daveyo520 said:

@Hailinel: It does not seem like a game that would be on a disc, even if the companies other games were. Also I would pay 15 bucks for it not 60. I love P4, but c'mon.

The game is coming with a full list of features. I'm not sure what it is that defines $15 versus $60 in your mind.

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#48  Edited By Nottle

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Nottle said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

But combat wise, wasn't Chie the most useless party member next to Naota?

Shoosh, you. Galactic punt is the greatest. For real through I have no idea. I just used the default team the entire game.

I'm surprised with the story set up. I wonder how prominent the narrative will be. Who is writing it?

Yukiko is definitely amazing, she is a great healer and she gets Agidyne. Yosuke is quick, has good physical attacks, and has some pretty decent magic, Chie never gets any good bufu spells, never gets a secret weapon, relies on those dumb use HP to attack moves. Galactic punt is cool, so is God's Hand, but you have to suffer though hours of mediocrity to get there.

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#49  Edited By Daveyo520

@Hailinel: In my mind it is on par with that Skull Girls game and that is downloadable. Idk it is not polygonal, and does not have many characters compared to other fighting games. It is not MvC3, SF4, or MK which I understand why are on disc, since they are big. It is a mater of perception.

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#50  Edited By Hailinel

@Nottle said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Nottle said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

@metalsnakezero said:

And this is why Atlus always gets our money. Also Chie as top tier.

She'll always be top tier...

...in my heart.

But combat wise, wasn't Chie the most useless party member next to Naota?

Shoosh, you. Galactic punt is the greatest. For real through I have no idea. I just used the default team the entire game.

I'm surprised with the story set up. I wonder how prominent the narrative will be. Who is writing it?

Yukiko is definitely amazing, she is a great healer and she gets Agidyne. Yosuke is quick, has good physical attacks, and has some pretty decent magic, Chie never gets any good bufu spells, never gets a secret weapon, relies on those dumb use HP to attack moves. Galactic punt is cool, so is God's Hand, but you have to suffer though hours of mediocrity to get there.

That's just the way Megami Tensei is. Sometimes, in order to do a lot of damage, you have to be prepared to take a hit. Chie's skills are just in that regard.

And Yukiko is so broken gameplay-wise that if they had made her immune to ice after her Persona evolution, she would have become a fan-waving goddess of health and fire.

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