Atlus releases fighting game Persona 4 Arena

2:07 PM, Aug 7, 2012   |    comments
'Persona 4 Arena' from Atlus and Arc System Works.
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Video game publisher Atlus has released Persona 4 Arena in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.  The game is a spin-off of the company's Persona series of RPGs and currently one of the best-selling fighting games of all time in Japan. 

Atlus has stated that a launch day downloadable content (DLC), some of which can also be unlocked through challenging in-game achievements, is also available.  The DLC varies from sets of glasses for every character (an iconic aesthetic element from Persona 4) to additional Navigators providing in-game commentary and quick tips.  The content is assured to be entirely cosmetic, offering passionate fans a chance to further customize their characters and play experiences without affecting the game's critical balance and mechanics.

There have already been reports of lag from Xbox 360 system users, and Atlus has confirmed that a patch was in rapid development.  It will be released as soon as possible.

Persona 4 Arena is thanks to a collaboration between Atlus' internal studio and genre masters Arc System Works.  It features hand-drawn, high definition 2D anime-style fighters and colorful, over-the-top special effects bring to life a roster of characters from role playing games Persona 3 and Persona 4.  Brought to home consoles with a host of additional modes and content not available in the arcade version, including a Story mode in excess of 30 hours, not to mention months of play-testing and refinement during the game's run atop the Japanese arcade charts.

The ESRB has rated this game as "T for Teen".


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