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10:45 AM on 09.19.2014

Sega to publish Persona 4 Ultimax in Europe

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to Europe this November, courtesy of Sega. The fighter's release will mark the first occasion Sega acts as a distributor for Atlus since the publisher acquired the Shin Megami Tensei&nbs...

Kyle MacGregor


12:00 PM on 09.17.2014

Arc System Works debuts new international website

Developer Arc System Works has never really had a wieldy website for English speakers, but this week they're launching a brand new site -- ArcSystemWorksU.com. The site will keep people up to date mostly in regards ...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax tops Japanese sales charts

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax made its debut atop the Japanese software charts with 89,000 units sold, according to the latest figures from sales tracking authority Media Create. In doing so, the fighting game from Atlus and Arc Sy...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 AM on 08.26.2014

Atlus shares Persona 4 Ultimax opening cinematic

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax strikes Japan later this week, just about a month ahead of the fighting game's September 30 launch date in North America. Until then, why not check out the title's gorgeous opening cinematic? And maybe find something else to do for a few weeks to while away the time.

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 08.09.2014

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games.

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 08.09.2014

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is connecting with North America on September 23, localization house Aksys Games has announced. The all-girl fighter from Ark System Works and Examu will then gear up to strike Europe later this year, courtesy of NIS America. According to both publishers, the title will be distributed physically at retail as well as digitally via PlayStation Network.

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 08.05.2014

BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma still coming to North America

Arc System Works has been fairly faithful in bringing its BlazBlue games to the West. One game in particular that hasn't been localized, however, is BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, released in 2012 on the Japanese eShop for Ninten...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 08.05.2014

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer

Arc System Works released Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- in arcades earlier this year in Japan, with console versions coming soon. Famitsu released a sneak peak of Network and Training Modes coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4. It has ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet: Marie joins Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC

The waifu wars rage on as Marie joins the cast of the region free Persona 4 Ultimax. She is the second DLC character announced for the game. The first, Adachi, will be free for the first week of launch before revert...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax won't be region locked for North and South America

After raising some ire region locking Persona 4 Arena (one of the only PS3 games that is region locked), Atlus decided that its follow up, set to release in the North and South America this fall, "will not be region locked for the Americas."  So this time around you European folk might consider importing instead of waiting on Atlus for a year to release it in Europe.

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 07.08.2014

Arc System Works fighter Under Night In-Birth coming to PS3 in 2015

Aksys Games is bringing Melty Blood developer French Bread's Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to PlayStation 3 in 2015. Guilty Gear studio Arc System Works published the fighting game in Japan earlier this year. "Under Nig...

Steven Hansen





7:30 AM on 07.07.2014

I'm jealous of Persona 4 Ultimax's Japanese-only Premium Edition

Here's a look at the slip cover that will adorn the Persona 4 Ultimax Premium Newcomer Package, which comes with the story from the first game so you don't have to go out of your way to catch up (it will also be sold sep...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Arc System Works, Aksys add $30k to BlazBlue EVO 2014 pot

I had a pretty nice EVO 2013 at the live streaming get together we here are Destructoid threw in a San Francisco bar. Meanwhile, contestants (as opposed to us novice drunks) are in store for an even nicer EVO 2014 as Arc...

Steven Hansen



Review: Magical Beat photo
Review: Magical Beat
by Chris Carter

No matter what the climate is in the industry, there seems to be an overwhelming demand for battle puzzle games. That's ok with me though, because ever since playing Yoshi, Dr. Mario, and Wario's Woods for the NES, I've been enjoying the fierce competitive element that these games can bring, and playing with a formidable rival can be quite the rush.

The newest kid on the block is Magical Beat -- a rhythm puzzle game for the Vita by Arc System Works. Naturally, they couldn't resist putting in Guilty Gear and BlazBlue tunes, which are easily the best part.

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5:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign gets M.O.M. mode, teases new character

The new Guilty Gear is coming to PS4 and PS3 in North America this fall. It was originally released in Japanese arcades. Ramlethal Valentine came post launch and will be bundled in the console release, but so too wi...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 05.18.2014

Pre-orders now live for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Suplex! Suplex SUPLEX! Persona 4 Arena Ultimax pre-orders are now live for the Atlus fighting game. You can grab it for $59.99 at various retailers, and you can expect some pre-order bonus items too. What are those pre-order ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz