About the Product
- A collaboration with genre masters Arc System Works: Developed in partnership with the studio responsible for fan favorite fighting games BlazBlue and Guilty Gear.
- Console-exclusive features and content: The home console release will include a number of new features over the Arcade version, including a full Story mode and online multiplayer!
- Characters and settings from award-winning Persona 3 & 4: Beautiful, hand-drawn 2D anime-style sprites of characters based on the award-winning Persona 3 and 4 roleplaying games are a special treat for both Atlus and genre fans.
- Original, hardcore fighting mechanics: True to Arc System Works tradition, P4A looks and feels like nothing else out there. Each fighter has attacks tied to their Persona, their summoned inner strength, adding to the depth and complexity.
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Two months after the ending of the hit RPG Persona 4, a new threat has emerged in Persona 4 Arena! Jump into the next chapter of the story as Persona 4 enters a new genre in this 2D fighting game from the dream team of ATLUS and Arc System Works, made to be enjoyed by fighting game beginners and experts alike!
Top Customer Reviews
Luckily, ASW addresses that issue in Persona 4 Arena, which became almost instantly identifiable when I jumped into Challenge mode with Akihiko. I was expecting a GG or BB control scheme, complete with all sorts of different attacks for a single button that can be performed through simple directional inputs (e.g. 2C, 5C, 6C), which consequently opens the doors to long combo chains. Although that's quite fun, ASW left that system in those games and simplified things considerably here.
And by simplified, I mean that during the early days of this game's cycle you'll probably see a lot of players online spamming Auto Combos, which certainly look impressive and would be more difficult to perform normally, but as you can plainly see by the notation (a string of five A attacks, for example) the combo is pretty braindead. Before you shake your head in dismay, though, remember Marvel also has braindead combos (and characters), and it's a game that's easy to grasp yet hard to master. And as far as impressions go on day one of release, Persona 4 Arena seems that way as well.
Persona 4 Arena looks, plays, and feels in almost every way like an ASW title. It has multiple single player modes, such as a comprehensive tutorial, challenge mode, extremely robust story mode (understatement of the year!Read more ›
As someone who bought the game primarily for its story, I can say with certainty that Persona 4 Arena's plot does not disappoint. Rather than serve as a small continuation of Persona 4, Arena's plot utilizes the well-established casts of both Persona 3 and 4 to tell an all new story filled with mystery, twists, and even some heart-wrenching moments. The story on display here is very, very good.
There's definitely more to a fighting game than its story, however, and the game absolutely shines in the gameplay department as well. Being a tad more simplistic than other serious fighting games like Blazblue, Street Fighter, and Tekken, Persona 4 Arena is both more accessible to newcomers than those games, and just as because of its unique game mechanics. While new players will be able to get by using the simple auto-combo the game has, playing online (which plays beautifully, by the way) will force you to learn timing, combos, and how to play mind games using your Persona and character-specific moves. It's an absolute blast to play.
I've been playing the game for hours on end, and still haven't even tried some of the modes yet; even for $60, this game is well worth the price.Read more ›
I didn't pre-order it and play it immediately because I'm not a huge fan of fighting games and was not aware that there was a new story. I assumed that it was just a fighting game that featured the characters from Persona.
However, this isn't just a fighting game. It's a fighting game with a classic Persona storyline that is set a few months after Persona 4, and 2 years after Persona 3. Even someone who doesn't like fighting games will be drawn into the story. To unlock more of the story, you need to keep fighting, so the story is never secondary to the fighting game part of it.
The playable characters include ones from Persona 3: Mitsuru, Akihiko, Aigis and Elizabeth as an extra unlock able, as well as the regulars of Persona 4 (Teddy, Chie, Yukiko, Yosuke, Kanji, Naoto, and Yu.) And new character Labrys who is the star and cause of the story. Non-playable characters include Rise and Fuuka.
To summarize, a few months after the events of Persona 4, an incident brings the partial cast of Persona 3 into the TV World where the cast of Persona 4 are already gathered and entered against their will in a fighting tournament. The two casts meet and work together to try to find out who is behind it all.
The game consists of storyline and battles. Once you win the battles, the story continues. Each character has a different angle or piece of the story that unlocks more characters for more of the story, and some let you make choices choose your own adventure style that either let you continue, or result in Game Over.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game is a "sequel" to the original Persona 4 game, albeit, with a different gameplay design. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Persona 4 Arena is an amazing game. I recommend you get the "Ultimax" version as it's an update from this. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael D Harris
I'm a big fan of Persona and I'm very happy that an arcade game finally got released for this game On top of that, there are a lot of awesome playable characters and it's got... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jason
Not the game I thought it would be...it's my bad I didn't read the title says Arena...I thought it was just the Persona 4 the RPG game but nope...so I might return it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Samanta
The characters of Persona 4 and Persona 3, two stellar RPGs, are now in a Fighting Game developed by AkSys the creators of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Aimee May Ferenczi
Really enjoyed the persona series on PS2. This is a "continuation" of the story from P4 (and throws in some P3 members). It's an alright fighting game. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bobby