Persona 5, Persona Q, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming to North America
posted on 02.25.14 at 12:54 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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Persona 5

Atlus has confirmed Persona 5, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night for release in North America.

The four games were originally announced during a special broadcast from Atlus Japan in late November. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, announced as PlayStation 3-only in Japan, will also come to Xbox 360 in North America.

“The Persona series is one of the most progressive, mature role playing game franchises in the world, and a cornerstone of what makes Atlus a great video game company,” said Index Digital Media boss Naoto Hiraoka.

“The latest ventures into the worlds of Persona 3 and 4 give new perspective and depth to some of gaming’s most incredible characters, and the new games have a wide enough breadth to be enthralling for newcomers to the series.”

Find full details on each title below.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS / Fall 2014)

You got Persona in my Etrian! You got Etrian in my Persona! Well, you’re right on both counts. Persona Q is a cross-over for the Nintendo 3DS system that brings Persona 3 and 4 characters to the gameplay style of Etrian Odyssey. It also marks the first time the Persona franchise will be available on a Nintendo system.

Characters from Persona 3 and 4 have been given a complete visual overhaul to match the Etrian style and plunged into an alternate world resembling Yasogami High School. Legend has it that listening to the end of the bell chimes of Yasogami High’s clock tower causes people to die, and this time the bell tolls for the Investigation Team and the SEES. Trapped in an other-world filled with Shadows, the protagonists from Persona 3 and Persona 4 each have different events to follow, allowing the player to choose and experience two different plotlines. As both groups seek a way out of the labyrinth, they will run in to two new characters, Rei and Zen, who may hold the secret to this new mystery.

View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3, 360 / Fall 2014)

Arc System Works is bringing the sequel to the award-winning tournament fighter Persona 4 Arena to the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 in 2014! A few days after the P-1 Grand Prix concludes in the first Arenatitle, the city of Inaba gets enveloped in a thick red fog and Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis are shown as prisoners on the Midnight Channel. The Investigation Team from Persona 4 and former SEES from Persona 3 must once again fight to their limits in the new P-1 Climax tournament to rescue them and finally uncover the true culprit behind the deadly tournaments.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will improve on the award-winning fighting game formula with battle-altering 1-hit special attacks and new characters, including Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori from Persona 3 and a brand new character, Sho Minazuki. Not a lot is known about Sho other than his goofy nature and being an unstoppable force in both puns and combat. Two swords, two scars on his face, red hair and red mist in Inaba? Surely it can’t be coincidence that he’s standing in the way of the Investigation Team. And to make matters worse, it seems he can control a Persona…

View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita / 2015)

Funky Student isn’t funky enough to bust a move with Rise and the rest of the Persona 4 crew in Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. The summer following the events in Persona 4 sees Rise return to Inaba after spending the summer back in her old life as an idol. After hearing rumors about the Midnight Stage, she checks a certain website at midnight and sees a mysterious movie clip and, you guessed it, winds up on the “other side.” Worse yet, she finds out her junior idol peers from the group Kanamin Kitchen are missing as well. She has no choice but to send an SOS to the Investigation Team to help rescue the missing idols.

Not even Riddle-senpai could have seen this twist coming: Normal battle tactics don’t work against the Shadows on the Midnight Stage, but dancing does! Rise, the Protagonist, and the rest of the Investigation Team will have to dance their way to victory. 30 pulse-thumping tracks make up the new Persona Sound in this rhythm-based action game. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is made in collaboration with Dingo Inc., the company behind Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PlayStation Portable).

Visit the official website here. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Persona 5 (PS3 / 2015)

This is it. The big one. The latest true continuation of the award-winning Persona series will make its debut in North America on the PlayStation 3 in 2015.

Visit the official website here. View a piece of artwork at the gallery.

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  • Unretributed

    Was there ever any doubt?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope.

  • Dark_N11

    PS3 game in 2015 is just ridiculous.

    • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

      The best console will live the longest life.

      • Dark_N11

        I still think SEGA or Sony third party team should port P5 to PS4
        otherwise the franchise will not get any bigger/popular in the west.

        • Sevyne

          That makes no sense. While I myself would prefer it on PS4, the PS3 instalbase is waaaaaaaay larger and will be for some time.

          • Dark_N11

            Don’t get me wrong.. i didn’t said it should be ps4 exclusive ..i’m just saying they should consider making a PS4 version.. a PS3 exclusive will not get any attention in 2015.

            • Sevyne

              It’s a Persona game. It’ll get all of the attention it needs. I do however agree that making it cross-gen at the very least would be pretty nice.

              • Six

                But then they won’t be able to get people to double dip on a PS4/Vita version in a few years.

                • Zackasaur

                  lollll

                  This right here is the truth.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      PS2 had games like not even a couple years ago coming out and there are still games for SNES and such too.

    • Budgiecat

      People probably said the same thing for P4 in 2009 for PS2 when PS3 was already out since 2006. So for a PS3 game which would technically be in comparison to P5 being released in….2015

      So expect P6 or 7 for PS4 in….2020…

    • orzorzorz

      would you have whined about P4 on PS2 in ’08 as well? or were you not on the bandwagon yet?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Yes yes he would’ve.

  • bloodiOS

    As they were expected to.

  • DesmaX

    Oh, P4AU is coming to Xbox too? That’s pretty cool

    • karmacoma

      Well, they already made the base game on 360 so they might as well update it. Persona 5 not making it makes sense since it’s a brand new game from the ground up.

      • DesmaX

        Yeah, P4A ended up with such a cliffhanger, so it might give the conclusion to them too.

        That would be like if Square didn’t release Lightning Returns there

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          P4A2/U is going to close the story.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    how ironic that a couple of chairs and a few weighted chains make me the most hyped instead of P4AU or P4Q.

    • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

      These chairs…

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Oh yeah I’ll be sure to buy em all! Especially 5 and dancing all night! But I kinda wish at least P5 would get a PS4 release as well, that way the PS4 and Persona as a series could get a little more footing.

    Lovely announcement, couldn’t wish for more! This made my day!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5BIRWiifo8 boohya!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Buy all of the games!

      • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

        Hai, hai! Sou shimasu! :D

  • XXX

    Persona 5, another good reason not to sell your PS3 :)

  • Dragard Kaos

    So about localizing Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP…

    • 罪罰

      Why not ask for devil summoner psp while you’re at it.

      • Dragard Kaos

        That would be nice too.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They’ve already made a statement that they will not be localizing it.

      • Dragard Kaos

        Oh, I know. It’s quite unfortunate since I enjoyed the story of Persona 2 much more then Persona 3 and 4.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Yah 2 is regarded the highest by any besides the fanboys of 3/4 which I love but eh.

          • MrFinalgamer

            as a whole package, i prefer P3, since i loved the story, and the gameplay on P2 feel a bit dated in comparison. everything else…GIVE ME P2!!!

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Hmm… well i personally loved them all even though I have minimal exposure to P2.

              • MrFinalgamer

                i think your tv/PSP/Vita is calling you…i think it’s telling you to buy Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment, and sink 60+ hours on each

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  The reason I haven’t is because I refuse to play the original version, and I need to play both. I have a certain tick about that.

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    well Innocent Sin is a remake of the PSone game we never got, because homosexual relationships, and hitler, so go play that at least!

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      But I need to play both of them. I have to.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      they’re self contained, and IS comes first, so you won’t be missing any backstory (unless you have not played Revelations: Persona yet…). EP is a sequel to IS…but not in the normal way…you’ll see when you finish IS

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Don’t call it that. Call it Persona or Persona 1 or P1 please. >.<; That name is a disgrace. Anyways!!! I have to play both because they are still connected in some way shape or form.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      sorry…kind of a habit with Re…P1.
                      that’s too bad. i guess you’ll have to wait for the fan translation to come…you really should reconsider…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      It is just how I am. It is a mental thing.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      i get ya. i still have yet to play the phoenix wright games due to that…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      ? How is that the same.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      i want to play phoenix wright 5, but i’m waiting for a localization on Phoenix Wright 1-3 HD on 3DS to do so.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I see… you could always get them on DS. You have to get Apollo on DS.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      well, i’ll hope for the best on Apollo HD (i’ve heard it’s the least good out of the series, so not in a rush to get into that one XD)

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      It isn’t terrible, but I don’t think it will be getting an HD version so it is going to have to be the DS version or none for you.

        • karmacoma

          Track down an old PS1 copy.

          • Dragard Kaos

            I have the PS1 version on my Vita.

            • karmacoma

              Ahh, then what’s the big deal? I guess you can’t transfer save files, but you do have the entire story, which is what matters most.

              • Dragard Kaos

                I’d just like an updated version with the gameplay enhancements, Tatsuya scenario, and proper name localizations.

                • karmacoma

                  Ahh. Understood. I mean, I’d like it too, I guess, but I’ve had the PS1 version since it was released so I guess I’m just content to finally have Innocent Sin.

    • Sevyne

      Listen, I understand that people are still going to be upset over it not coming here, but this is getting really old now. Move on, it’s not happening. Some battles will not be won. It happens.

      • Dragard Kaos

        I’m not about to lose hope. You never know :)

    • new_tradition

      It does suck, but the original PS1 version it’s going to be on sale on PSN this week, so I’ve decided to cave and get it now.

      *extends hand* Join me..?

      EDIT: Oh, you already have it? Uhhh…

      • Dragard Kaos

        Bought day one!

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        But the poor translations! And the missing story elements! ;-;

        • MrFinalgamer

          at least it’s nostalgic, right? …right?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            No..

            • MrFinalgamer

              …okay

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                lol Cute.

  • Izzeltrioum

    This (P5) and Zestiria. PS3’s saving some mech-condoms for the long run. Hell, even WIiU’s X’s going to be magnificent as well.

    I don’t know, but XV and KH3 are totally doomed in terms of quality by now.

    • Zackasaur

      Doomed in terms of quality?

      We need an asylum for you.

  • 罪罰

    Maximum #based Atlus

  • Luna Kazemaru

    knew it

  • Six

    I don’t know if I’m hyped or not. I loved Persona 3 and Persona 4, but I haven’t enjoyed any JRPGs since with the exception of Nier and Dark Souls. :/

    Day one for Dancing All Night tho. I love rhythm games.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      I don’t know why but I am hype for the dancing all night game…must be that narukami swag

    • Budgiecat

      Do you have Bust A Groove and B-Boy (latter not really a rhythm game but close enough)

      • Six

        No. I’ve been kinda sorta interested in Bust A Groove, but the games are too expensive, and they aren’t available on PSN.

        Never heard of B-Boy.

      • karmacoma

        Bust A Groove is a top tier rhythm game. I miss that series.

    • MrFinalgamer

      if you love rhythm games, get yourself a PSP/Vita and get Gitaroo man, and Patapon ASAP.
      with the JRPG part. how about Valkyria Chronicles? games a weird hybrid of a lot of genres that works amazingly well.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Did this come as a surprise to anybody.

    • jujubee88

      People expected P4 Dancing to come? I sure as hell didn’t!

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Really? It doesn’t seem that odd really. o.o

        • Budgiecat

          no I really did not expect that…

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Crazy people. xD

  • CeroSuerte

    15.. How long am l going to keep my ps3?? & probably it will be june or august if not december

    • Zackasaur

      I’m going to be buried witb mine…

      That said, I love having my PS4 next to it.

      • CeroSuerte

        I dont know how you do it, i cant keep more than one console at time.. Extra stuff just laying around, thats y i probably wont get 4 until they release it in a bundle with ff15 or kh3 and that might be 2018 or 2020!!

  • DarthBrian

    I am pretty much getting all of these. <3

    • Dragard Kaos

      I’m getting all of them since I can’t satisfy my hunger.

  • Nightcore34

    2015, enough time to save up for my choices. Can’t wait for this 2014 started quite recently but can’t wait for it to end now.

  • Budgiecat

    As if there was any doubt..

    Now confirm and tell me that Atlus is localizing Yakuza 5 & Ishin and that’ll be a real surprise….

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Agreed.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They won’t because that was a false rumor.

      • Budgiecat

        I dun like false rumors….

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          *shrugs* Sorry Cat.

  • Zackasaur

    I am pre-ordering 3/4 of these. Can’t wait.

    Not sure I wang to buy Arena 2… I barely played the first one.

  • Six

    The amount of butt-hurt going around on other sites that P5 isn’t a PS4 game is astonishing.

    Were people this pissed when Persona 4 was a PS2 game?

    • karmacoma

      Or Persona 3 for that matter. Came out in 2007, a couple years after the 360 and one after the PS3.

      • Six

        I hope people are aware that the inevitable Persona 6 will just be a hi-res PS3 game, as will the vast majority of stuff coming out of Japan for the next-gen platforms.

        This demand for the best graphics on the best hardware, even from niche Japanese developers, is why the industry is boned.

        • karmacoma

          Yeah. Persona 6 *can* be on PS4 since it’s supposedly easy to develop for, but if they want to release it a year after 5, as P4 came a year after P3, it’ll end up being on PS3 as well.

          • Budgiecat

            Thats really just a strategy to take advantage of the peak of a consoles’ install base to ensure maximum potential sales; not really because of hardware or anything…

        • Budgiecat

          Most Japanese games aren’t super high budget; (they don’t need to be), but that doesn’t mean devs cant try new things and think outside the norm or safe tried and true developmen ideas and methods..

          • Six

            As Japan’s developers get older and fewer young people come into the industry, I think things will just get safer.

            I can’t blame studios from sticking to the PS3. Mobile and handhelds have taken over, and there is no guarantee people will flock to the PS4.

            Early sales are good, but it’ll be interesting to see how they play out in the coming months.

            • Budgiecat

              Devs barely even wanted to touch the PS3 for so long. They only do so now because of the install base. During the process of early development of this game I’m sure PS4 wasn’t even announced yet so there was no fortelling of the future. But with the faster sales of the PS4 compared to the PS3’s inception (4x as much), they might be quicker to adapt to it who knows.

        • Gariya

          “I hope people are aware that the inevitable Persona 6 will just be a hi-res PS3 game”

          I’m pretty sure they are aware. And they don’t mind.

          • Six

            Thankfully, fans of Japanese games aren’t usually the graphic and tech whores that western and PC gaming fans tend to be.

            Which is nice, because when things to tits up and AAA development falls apart, I’d like to still be able to play Vanillaware and ArcSys games in addition to indie stuff.

            • Budgiecat

              There’s reasons for this:

              Western game market has gone mainstream; casuals that normally scoffed at video games for looking childish or being part of nerd culture, now revel in playing realistic WRPGs, FPS, and Sports games.
              Western developers unlike Eastern, are not as tied into 2D art design and for the most part, are not hiring renowned 2D comic artist to illustrate their gamework because they feel no one would care anyway.
              And even when they do (like McFarlane or Jim Lee), it still doesn’t show in the final product as Eastern games do when they hire Manga or Anime artists to illustrate their game work…

              Japanese video game culture is heavily tied to Anime culture, which both are now niche in Japan, so as such, they don’t need to rely on photo realism to sell their products, and they need not dump a whole lot of money into the projects because they know with a minimal amount they can still get back the necessary return to make a profit and not be in the red. And its expensive to hire an actual Anime artist to draw a 1000 frames per character (hence lower budget static 2D art with much fewer frames)

          • karmacoma

            Tell that to the bunch of people in this thread complaining that P5 is on PS3.

            • Gariya

              The bunch who’ve been complaining about P5 on PS4 are just bitter early adopters who can’t think long term.

              They’ll be getting a new Persona on PS4 eventually anyway.

              • Budgiecat

                2020

                • Gariya

                  They’ll be used to Atlus by then.

                  • Budgiecat

                    who will?

      • Budgiecat

        Well I dont think they had any intentions on releasing it on 360 since their effort on SMT IF bombed on the original XBox in Japan only (wut were they thinking..) and P3 came out June 2006 in Japan while PS3 launched in Nov that same year so…

        • karmacoma

          Well, I wasn’t really saying that it should’ve come out on 360, just that it isn’t unusual for them to release a previous gen title after a new gen begins. So P5 being PS3 shouldn’t be a shock.

          • Budgiecat

            We don’t know how long the games been in development…could be 2010 for all we know. People didnt start getting PS4 devkits until late 2011.
            And most likely P4 was released soon after P3 because of ease of design with already using the same game engine and not having to deal with the trickier coding of the PS3…

    • MrFinalgamer

      persona wasn’t that big until P4 came out (and my issues with its fanobies started)

  • jujubee88

    Guys. I’m so happy. I don’t even know what I’m doing.

    Am I floating right now? WHOAAAA~~

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      *gives you a girlfriend* Now you are tied down, ball and chain. :3

  • new_tradition

    Well I never doubted that they were coming, but nice to see some tangible ETAs.

    So at the very least I got Persona Q to look forward to this year. Sweet~

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      These dates are pretty much what I expected. :3 Besides P4D.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    So its easily safe to assume that Persona 6 & 7 are goin to be PS4 Exclusive.

    • Zackasaur

      6, at least. 7… Depends on how long they take.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      6 yes. 7… maybe. But we don’t need to worry about those yet, and 6 is still probably another 4+ years away.

      • MrFinalgamer

        persona 4 came out 2 years after the release of P3, and P2 came out 3 years after revelations….i doubt we’ll need to wait that long for P6, especially since it’ll use the same engine as 5.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Hmm.. would it still be on the PS3 then… :/

          • MrFinalgamer

            just like Eternal Punishment & P4…there might be a chance for a next gen port, but that’s the closest we’ll get until…the end of the PS4’s life span

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Yah… I think Atlus needs to kind of pick up the pace.

    • blank059

      Not sure about that ATLUS did release Catherine as a multiplat.

  • Red

    Tell us something we don’t know. I’m sure the majority of us knew it was coming over, considering how popular the series is. What we want to know is some goddamn info on persona 5 already.

    • Zackasaur

      Actually, confirmation is always lovely.

      Plus, now we know release estimates.

    • Nightcore34

      I personally don’t mind the lack of info cause there’s lots of chances to find out.

      • Budgiecat

        wut

        • Red

          Hahaha! I had the same reaction.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Que?

        • Nightcore34

          Like lots of game events between now and 2015 so there’s lots of chances for more info later on.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            There aren’t that many are there?

            • Nightcore34

              Might be, cause like I said 2015 is still a long way away

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                I can think of 2 major events that might have info.

                • Nightcore34

                  Don’t forget they have their own web show now, on nico nico starting on the 28th, maybe they’ll slowly reveal stuff.

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    That is true, though I think it will be mostly a variety show, like Pokemon whatever it is called now.

                    • Nightcore34

                      Could be, I mean it’s their show and they can do lots of things like just have charas appear or some others.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Which is like I said a variety show. Nothing wrong with that, but for the English there is probably going to be little point in watching.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      While we knew it was coming getting confirmation is always nice. THough more info P5 would be glorious as well.

  • Zukato

    Europe wants a piece of that cake too.

  • Stacy Connor

    Expected it for the most part, but I’m still happy to hear them officially announce this for the titles.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yes! So excite.

  • Wolf Star

    :O yaaay :D thanks Atlus!!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      #basedAtlus

  • Nerroth

    The Atlus USA version of the P4D teaser is up:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91r1STWZc9I

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol The announcer person. xD

    • Anime10121

      Oh God, is he speaking in English AND Japanese, or is it just EXTREMELY broken English? :D

      Oh and announcer guy… I sure as hell wont miss it baby :P

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It is bad English and some Japanese.

        • Budgiecat

          Katakana is the reason Japanese can’t learn English properly.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Why’s that?

            • Budgiecat

              Because of the nature of the setup of its alphabet. I’ve read several Japanese teachers who agree on this…it’s a broken crutch

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Hmm… well katakana isn’t a huge part of their language is it?

  • artemisthemp

    Hopefully Atlus announce EU release date soon or at less their partner

  • MrFinalgamer

    that’s weird seeing P4Arena getting a 360 version here…oh and there’s P4D, i guess i’ll buy that later on. not in a hurry with that. PQ now that…i guess i’ll need to buy that…

    • Six

      Because Microsoft would totally pay for a port of a fighting game spin-off.

      EVO uses 360s. That’s could be a reason.

      • MrFinalgamer

        but, why isn’t Chrono Phantasma getting a 360 port??? O_o
        is Blazblue not at EVO or something? or does MS not care about it?

        • Six

          Siliconera asked Arc and Aksys about that, and they kept pointing fingers at each other.

          http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/12/blazblue-chronophantasma-will-not-be-released-for-xbox-360/

          No one really knows why.

          • MrFinalgamer

            well…i guess that’s one more gaming mystery to add to the pile.

          • Pyrofrost

            They did an interview later with the games producer.

            Siliconera asked why there isn’t going to be a NA 360 release. The producer said, I don’t know, rather than shoving the question off.

            Which would more or less mean that he is actually not at liberty to disclose that information.

        • Gariya

          Publisher’s decision.

          Aksys probably thinks it isn’t worth it porting BBCP to 360 in NA even when BlazBlue assets have already been ported to 360. While Atlus USA is on the other hand when it comes to P4A2.

          • Six

            Aksys didn’t port anything. All previous BB games were both PS3 and 360 even in Japan.

            • Gariya

              I know that.

              Just saying that Atlus USA has the decision to port or asking Atlus Japan to port P4A2 because the assets for P4A have been ported to 360 already so it’s a pretty easy job.

              Meanwhile Aksys doesn’t even want to bother.

              It’s just a mindset difference between 2 publishers, really.

              • Pyrofrost

                It’s the decision of an IPs owner, not the publisher.

                • Six

                  I imagine Aksys said they didn’t want to publish 360 versions anymore, so Arc said “fine, fuck it”.

                  Which I can understand, but it was kind of a douche thing to do. The only reason I’m not throwing a fit is because of the Vita version.

                  Also, I have a PS3. :P

                  • Pyrofrost

                    I know you have a PS3, I’m just saying the decision is fully ASW’s.

                    • Six

                      I just stated that I have a PS3 as one of the reasons that I’m not flipping out on Arc.

                      It’s still a dick thing to do. They should have waited and gone exclusive on the PS4, and not cut people out now.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      It’s no problem and I agree about it being a dick move and bullshit, I really do.

                      I’m just sharing information, that’s all.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Er… PS3 is tournament standard. Sure, EVO uses 360s, but the PS3 is always picked as the tournament standard if the game is available on PS3, so I’m not sure why this would even be a factor.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Updated this and the Gundam post a bit. Mainly cleanliness stuff. Sorry if things were a bit sloppy today – wasn’t home and had a crappy internet connection. =’/

    ‘Course cool announcements happen.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Didn’t update the Blue Destiny PV Gundam post though :p

      Take a look at my comment for the article. You missed a game in the list of titles.

    • Pekola

      I like it when it’s sloppy.

      (oh god pls don’t ban me i’m joking)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        …Gross. xD

  • HighBrowDrifter
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    I’ll probably end up importing P5 anyway, but we’ll see… They might slap a region lock on it ;w;

    • Omega_Shiro

      That would be a shit thing to do but I doubt they would go out of the way to region lock. If the dialogue is not to heavy I might import but this is persona if I miss one thing in Japanese then I fucked my file up…

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Well, I only bring up region locking because they did it with P4A in Japan, so the possibility is there, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. It really depends on how close the releases are.

        • Omega_Shiro

          I think P4A is a bit different I dont think they would do it to a mothership title.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            I didn’t think they would do it at all, mothership title or not.

            • Omega_Shiro

              fair enough it was odd

        • DrForbidden

          P4A was only region-locked because both the US and Japanese releases were identical. If the Japanese release of P5 contains only Japanese while the US version contains only English, then there is generally little reason to lock the games even if they release simultaneously.

          Traditionally, the main Persona series games have usually been released mono-linguistically, so this might be the case again.

  • Anime10121

    lksdrjtd;gjo;sdrigfsdhi;giohdsigdfjgudhfgiodfghrhwurhwurhaaf; (falls to the floor and starts gargling)

    ahem, like there was any doubt :D

    Atlus… STAHP (not really) youre killing my wallet :P

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Atlus: *puts gun to (your) wallet’s head*

      • Anime10121

        Wallet is Slave.
        Want Emancipation?

        (flashes chairs with wallet strapped to ball and chain)

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          xDDDD

          I have my theories about P5… I won’t reveal them for now, because I might be wrong.

          • Anime10121

            I just need pics, so sad it’ll probably be late fall/winter before we hear anything more about it :(

            And that trailer for P4DAN has me SERIOUSLY wanting the game now, and I’m not even a fan of the “Rhythm genre” well barring Parappa and I guess actual dancing games (though I still need to be drunk to enjoy the Dance Centrals/Just Dance’s of the world)…

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              lol Yah…

              P4DAN not L. But yah… I dunno… I might get it but mainly because I am a P4 whore

              • Anime10121

                thks fixed :)

                But yeah, the remixed tracks just sound soo gud :D
                And the rhythm part doesnt seem as hard to actually PLAY, as Miku, so there’s that too!

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Heh the tracks are very nice. I’ve never played the Miku games. o.o

                  • Anime10121

                    I only played the English demo, and new not what the hell I was doing (well, other than losing)

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol Press all the buttons! Or something.

                    • Anime10121

                      Tried that, lost faster, I was like wat?

                      There were no button prompts in the game, only little image thingy’s that flashed the screen with rotating dials…

                      I was like, wat the hell am I supposed to be pressing here D:

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol Is the demo still up that sounds ridiculous.

                    • Anime10121

                      Yep, its should still be there, and yes, it seemed rather ridiculous to me (ridiculously hard) :(

                      But maybe I’m just stoopid :P

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Heheh that is what I meant. Ridiculously hard.

                      I wouldn’t say that, there is no need to put yourself down… unless you’re a certain group of people.. we’ll leave it at that though.

                    • Anime10121

                      Oh I’m just joking, I never put myself down, in my eyes I’m damn near perfection :P

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol Good! xD Even though it probably isn’t true… I mean nobody is perfect. Anyways! Was the Miku game not released on Vita in the US? I don’t own a PS3.

                    • blank059

                      It’s coming this March.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Ah so he did mean the PS3 has a demo. Ok. lol

                    • blank059

                      The Vita one does too but I think its only on the JP store.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Right, right. I meant right now.

                    • Anime10121

                      I know I’m “not” but, doesnt change my opinion of myself, I mean hell, if you dont approve of yourself, how can anyone else… but yep, it was released on Vita and PS3 if I recall correctly :D

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I kind of have self-esteem issues so yah… but it is true, don’t approve of yourself nobody else can. Yah blank059 answered for me.

                    • blank059

                      Are you talking about the stars? You push either analog sticks up for them. Usually you press buttons.

                    • Anime10121

                      Man, if a game ever needed an instruction manual…

                    • blank059

                      Lol. I thought one of the loading screens showed it. Although you could have missed it.

                    • Anime10121

                      May have, may have not been paying enough attention, though I still think they should have had a tutorial on the demo instead of just like, throwing you in the game and just “expecting” me to know how to Miku…

                    • blank059

                      True.

                    • blank059

                      You get used to it. After playing the games for a while I got the hang of it.

  • blank059

    This is great news. Hopefully the NA version is region free since most ATLUS games take forever to come to Europe.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Of which game? There is kind of… 4… 3 of which have the possibility of being region free.

      • blank059

        Persona 5.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Ah well I think that will be fine. The only one that had issues before was P4A.

          • blank059

            Well I hope so.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              We all do.

  • Elvick

    Nice to have confirmation.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Next step: solid release dates.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Awesome! What else can I say?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      You can say Atlus is the best. :3 You know and comment on how this is pretty much exactly the same thing as the November teaser.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Fair enough. =P

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          ^^ Oh and I don’t know if it is you or Sal who works on the site more but for some reason this article (I don’t know about others really) seem to be going to the mobile version even though I am on a desktop.

          • Anime10121

            Does that to me sometimes too, very rarely, but extremely random (and its Sal that handles the actual site, while Zero handles the comments, for the most part).

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Is that so, well Mr. Sal I have another complaint! xD Not that I should really talk as my website has been stuck in development for about a year now. I ran into some issues with the log in script I was writing so it discouraged me.

              • Anime10121

                Yep, coding is a true beeatch!

  • LordKaiser

    Guys Persona 2 and Persona 4 arena are on sale in the PSN.

  • Dragard Kaos

    My Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP comment was deleted? I’m rather confused as to why, there was nothing wrong with it. How interesting.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Glitch. Got marked and moved to spam/delete by itself.

      I’ve been slow on checking those lately, sorry. It should be back now.

      • Dragard Kaos

        Ah, okay, thanks!

  • SOLOmio

    i am soooooooooo ANGRY!! Cause a don’t have a PS3 anymore. DAMN!!!

    • Anime10121

      Get another one…they’re not that expensive anymore….

  • Unretributed

    You want the games to have smaller install bases? Why?

  • Six

    Any other site would have banned you a million times over for this kind of stuff.

    I wonder why Sal and Zero tolerate this crap.

  • karmacoma

    Seriously. “LORD NO, MORE PEOPLE CAN PLAY MY PRECIOUS ANIMUS GAEMS”

  • Unretributed

    I’m starting to think that one of the admins might’ve gotten bored one day and created an alternate account (“Gariya”) to troll the comments sections and get people riled up for their own amusement.

    There’s no other way such a blatant troll can just waltz around untouched for so long.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I banned Gariya. I’m not happy about it, I tried… no… pleaded with Gariya to stop posting crap like that.

    I even posted several warnings and made it clear that if those types of comments didn’t stop, the ban hammer would be incoming.

    Still… I just can’t help but shake my head at this.

  • Bobby Jennings

    What’d he say?

  • Budgiecat

    That reminds me…Someone made a Budgiecat account with the same avatar and responded to one of my posts (not on this site)

    WHO DID DAT

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    If I had that type of time… the things I could get accomplished.

    It’s like I said above. I tried very hard to not use the ban hammer. I always do. No one went “untouched”, I posted warnings, I tried other things instead of just clicking ban and acting like I really didn’t care.

    That’s just it. I do care. Which is why banning people will always bother me.

    I just wanted to make this clear. Thanks for understanding.

  • Six

    I guess Xbots just can’t appreciate the glory that is based Nippon.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L6AsluMiXSg/T9g1zpIPorI/AAAAAAAAAIA/QzjxgasfaYM/s1600/am+I+kawaii+uguu.jpg

  • Six
  • Unretributed
  • Anime10121

    It was I :P

    (no it wasnt)

    …or was it :/

  • Budgiecat

    prove it.

    What site was it and what did you say to me

  • Budgiecat

    wut the fucks wrong with it’s face??

  • Anime10121

    Man, you had me yelling Oh God loud as fuk when I saw that :P

  • Six

    Uguu~ Isn’t she kawaii, desu?

  • Anime10121

    Welp, you tried, he was given far more hints and warnings than a person should have needed, and if he didnt get the message, the great almighty banhammer was the only way…

  • Six

    Hopefully you won’t have to ban anyone else.

    I can’t say I’ll miss Gariya, as I seemed to be more often than not the target of his obnoxiousness.

    You gave him fair warning, he chose to ignore it, and you brought the hammer down. It’s only fair, and lord knows you were more patient than anyone else would have been.

  • Budgiecat

    I put “it” for a reason!