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Arc System Works Announces New Crossover Fighting Game: Blazblue Cross Tag Battle

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

The developers responsible for the Guilty Gear and Blazblue series of fighting games has announced their latest project – a colorful crossover between Person 4 Ultimax, Blazblue, Under-Night: In-Birth….. and RWBY! So this tag-team fighting title is not only a “best of” when it comes to characters from some of the more recent non-Capcom Japanese fighters out there, but characters from Rooster Teeth’s popular web series will also jump into the fray as well.

A list of confirmed character so far is scant at best – Hyde Kido from Under-Night (which was developed by Melty Blood devs Ecole Software), Yu Naraukami from SEGA / Atlus’ Person 4, Ragna the Bloodedge from Blazblue and of course Ruby Rose from RWBY.

No word on if the game will be a simultaneous international release or if it will hit Japanese arcades first followed by home consoles later. Arc has been silent on any sort of date or even confirming platforms for their latest brawler.

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Persona 4 Arena | Review

Posted on October 5, 2012 by Eric Bastelak

Wait a second an RPG is transcending it’s genre and making the leap to…a fighting game? I couldn’t believe the precedent being created when Persona 4 Arena was announced. I had an even harder time believing that such a drastic leap away from the norm could turn out so well. Yes dear readers P4 Arena is not only a competent fighter, it is also a great one. Can you believe it? This sets the stage so that other fighters could possibly become RPGs or something completely different. Man we live in one exciting time. Well here we go let’s talk about how one of the best JRPGs released in the last decade made the leap to a tournament level fighting game.Read More


Persona 4: Arena Behind The Scenes Video

Posted on July 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus’s Persona 4: Arena has the attention of not only series fans, Otaku (like yours truly ^_~), but also fighting fans due to the pedigree behind the game. Combine one of the pest roleplaying publishers like Atlus with one of the premiere fighting developers in Arc System Works and you’ve got a recipee for success.

The latest promotional video for Persona 4: Arena gives us a glimpse at one of the game’s recording sessions. The video features Yuri Lowenthal, voice of Yosuke Hanamura as he spends sometime behind the mic. Even the pros miss their cues and look kind of silly flubbing their lines.

Persona 4: Arena  will be available in North America on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 7th!

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Persona 4 Arena Challenge & Story Mode Screens

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus has released multiple sets of screenshots for both the challenge mode and story mode for next month’s Persona 4: Arena. If you’d like to see what the Persona 4: Arena will throw in front of you before the game ships, this gallery is for you.

Challenge mode seems to throw the player into pre-determined scenarios against computer controlled opponents. During these matches certain moves will have to be performed in order to progress.

The story mode screenshots are a mixture of anime cut-scene screen grabs and dialogue sections that will be familar to anyone who has played Persona 3 or Persona 4. Persona 4: Arena will be available in North America on August 7th and has already launched in Japan.
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Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Teddie

Posted on July 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Teddie, one of the most iconic Persona 4 characters finally gets his time to shine in this latest Persona 4 moves tutorial, released by Atlus.

For those not in the know Teddy is a playable character from Persona 4 who was modeled after the appearance of a stuffed bear. Serving as a sort of comic relief character during that game Teddie is often seen flirting and generally trying to boost moral within the group.

In the brief one minute video we get to see some of Teddie’s moves including a spiraling mid air attack, a 2D defensive move and a few of his specials that include fireworks and missiles!

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Persona 4 Arena Character Move Videos

Posted on July 6, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus have released a series of short one minute tutorial videos for upcoming fighter Persona 4: Arena. These videos showcase some basic moves for each character -you’ve got your charged, heavy and air attacks naturally, but they also showcase some of the crazy combos that are capable as you build up your meter.

You’re not going to become an expert with a mere minute of instruction but if you want to see each characters persona in action, and get a taste of their fighting style, these videos are for you.Read More


Persona 4: Arena Character Bio – Yukiko Amagi

Posted on July 2, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’re back from a lull during Canada Day to bring you a brand-new character bio for Persona 4: Arena. Just like our last bios we’ve got screenshots and a official bio from Atlus USA. Hopefully this won’t be the last biography that Atlus releases before Persona 4: Arena’s August release.

Yukiko Amagi has appeared in both Persona 3 and Persona 4. First as a non-playable character and finally joining the player’s party in the fourth installment. Her stylish red blouse, black tights and black skirt aren’t the only thing going for Yukiko, she also has some of the best grades in the class. Well she’s rich and popular with almost everyone she doesn’t let it get to her head, although she does have a tendency to be interested.Read More


New Persona 4: Arena Arcade Mode Screenshots

Posted on June 28, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus’ Persona 4: Arena media assault continues with a new batch of colorful screenshots showcasing the games arcade mode. I’m not really sure what more can be said about the game, as it seems like were writing about it almost daily.

Check out the screenshots for yourself after the jump in our handy dandy gallery. We’ll have more on Persona 4: Arena when it becomes available on August 7 in North America.

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Persona 4 Arena Bio: Chie Satonaka

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Today’s Persona 4: Arena character profile, courtesy of Atlus, focuses on the familiar face that you’ve probably seen in the games artwork and on the various news stories we posted about Persona 4: Arena and Persona 4: Golden in the past few weeks.

Chie Satonaka’s green athletic jacket and skirt combination is certainly memorable, as with many of the Persona characters she has a very distinct style. Being a tomboy she’s not afraid to get involved in some rough and tumble behavior, and her signature temper sure doesn’t help that.Read More


Persona 4 Arena Character Profile: Yosuke Hanamura

Posted on June 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus’s next game in the Persona series, Persona 4: Arena, will be out in just a couple of weeks. To celebrate they’ve released several pieces of character concept art, screenshots and bios. Will be bringing you one of these a day until the end of the week.

Our first bio is for Yosuke Hanamura- a third-year high school student who is clumsy and paranoid. During the events of Persona 4  he transferred in six months before the protagonist and is often the target for jokes amongst the group.

His official bio from Atlus is below or check out some cool character select/ in-game screens after the jump. Persona 4: Arena will be available later this August for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

A 3rd-year Yasogami High student who was the brains of the Investigation Team that solved last year’s case. He’s a cheerful trickster with speedy, unpredictable moves. His Persona is Jiraiya, master of wind.

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Persona 4 Arena Dated For August 7, Includes 2 Language Tracks

Posted on June 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus has finally revealed the North American release date for Persona 4: Arena, the 360/PS3 fighting game featuring characters from the Persona universe. the game will be available on August 7, 2012, making it an excellent treat for the end of the summer.

As an added bonus the game will include both the original Japanese and English language tracks.

The game was developed by long time fighting game developer Arc System Works whose previous works include the Guity Gear and BlazBlue Series.  I know a number of people on staff here broken joysticks are excited to play Persona 4 Arena. I’m pretty new the Persona universe, but if Guilty Gear and BlazBlueI are any indication I’m sure all of this game as well.

Check out the games E3 trailer after the jump.

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Atlus’ Persona 4 Arena Confirmed For Europe

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus Games and Zen United announced today they will be bringing Personal 4 Arena to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 later this year.

Persona 4 Arena is a fighting game featuring characters from both Atlus’ Persona 4 and its predecessor Persona 3 FES. In addition to the standard fighting game fare – multiple special moves and using gaurds/defensive techniques strategically Arena features a special type of attack using a Burst Gauge system.

Arena marks a bit of a departure for the Persona series whose more modern entries are traditionally an action RPG combined with a relationship simulator. Atlus USA will be publishing Arena on all three consoles later this summer.

Check out several screenshots of the game from the PS3 version after the jump.Read More


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