Persona 4 Arena will be released this summer according to developer, Atlus.
Manager of Public Relations and Sales for Atlus, Aram Jabbari confirmed the news over on the US PS Blog earlier today. The popular RPG franchise is renowned for its vast character list, visual style and story-based gameplay from previous iterations, Persona 3 and Persona 4. Now Atlus has teamed up with none other than one of the best in the business in the fighting genre and creators of the massively popular BlazBlue series, Arc System Works.
Jabbari said the following regarding the announcement of Persona 4 Arena;
“Persona 4 was all about a world inside the TV; those who were thrown in were featured on the mysterious Midnight Channel, with only days to live. Persona 4 Arena takes place just a short while after the Midnight Channel went off the air, only to find that a new program featuring a bizarre fighting tournament with deadly stakes has started up. You guessed it: that’s where you (and your friends) come in.”
“It’s not just the visuals that make Persona 4 Arena worth your time. Every one of the game’s 10 fighters (don’t react to that number yet, read on) can summon their Personas for special attacks. So… Not only do they each have their own highly specialized move set, but when you throw the fact that their Persona do as well, it’s like you’ll multiplying something to the power of something. Or something. Perhaps the most compelling part of all is WHO these ten fighters are: beloved characters like Chie Satonaka, Aigis, Mitsuru Kirijo, and Teddie. That’s right: Teddie.”
Jabbari also stated that Persona 4 Arena will feature console-exclusive story and online modes and that the team are doing everything possible to have the full English voice cast that was in Persona 3 and 4 included in Persona 4 Arena as well.
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Persona 4 Arena will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this summer.
Source: US PS Blog.