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P4: Dancing All Night

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japanese box art is appropriately groovy


I'd expect nothing less
Mar 25
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is still slated for a Western release in 2015, but it's headed for Japanese Vita owners on June 25. I'm eagerly gobbling up every single scrap Atlus tosses out until the official release, so check... read
I am a shadow... the true self
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p... read feature

Third parties missed some major opportunities
By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market do... read feature

The mighty multi-Marioverse explained
Game director Tomm Hulett has been working in the industry since he was a kid, starting with a job testing NES games. Since then he's worked on everything from Persona, Contra, Silent Hill, and Adventure T... read feature

If you never give up life keeps on groovin'
Atlus has revealed Persona 4: Dancing All Night's main theme, "Dance!," complete with lyrics and everything. Personally, I think that spoils some of the fun. Deciphering the words behind Shoji Meguro's tunes has become ... read feature

Persona

Atlus details its full schedule for the 30-hour Persona stream


Are you watching the whole thing?
Jan 30
On February 3 at 11pm EST, Atlus will run a 30-hour stream for all things Persona. It will consist of development talk, looks at new games, and even a few surprises. Recently the full schedule has been revealed, so you can pl... read
Persona 3

Persona 3: The Movie: Falling Down gets a new teaser trailer


Out in April in Japanese theaters
Jan 13
On April 4, the third Persona 3: The Movie will hit theaters in Japan, compliments of Aniplex. It has just released a new trailer for the anime film that you can view above. As an aside, the second film will be out... read
Persona 5

Persona 5 is definitely coming in 2015, you guys


We kinda already knew this, but hey!
Dec 06
During the PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas today, Atlus USA confirmed that Persona 5 will indeed be dropping on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in 2015. We pretty much knew this already, but official announce... read
Persona

Which Persona crew did you choose in Persona Q?


4 Live Crew
Dec 03
While the story eventually normalizes with both groups, you have somewhat of a difficult decision at the start of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Do you go with the Persona 3 crew, or the gang from Persona 4? I know a few... read

Here's what the Persona Q Premium and Limited editions will look like


I need!
Oct 15
The Velvet Room theme song started playing in my head as I began writing this news blurb this morning. Igor and friends would be glad to know that after all of these years (and games) that the song stuck. It's in there for go... read
It's a knockout!
It's still tough to believe a fighting game based on the Persona series exists, let alone is any good, but Persona 4 Arena certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Atlus and Arc System Works are two distinctive studios kno... read feature

Persona 4 Ultimax

Margaret, Marie, Adachi will be $5 DLC in Persona 4 Ultimax


Also, that initial shock at Margaret's new voice
Sep 26
Marie and Adachi will be free to download for the first week of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's release. On October 7, they revert to paid DLC, at which point the Sadistic Stud-Keeping Secretary of the Velvet Room, Margaret, will release as well. Each character will cost $5.  read
Persona 4 Dancing

Persona 4: Dancing All Night delayed in Japan


Atlus pushes rhythm game back to 2015
Sep 21
Persona 4: Dancing All Night has been delayed in Japan, Atlus has announced. The rhythm game was scheduled to debut this autumn, but is now postponed until next year. No word on how this impacts the western release of the Pl... read
Persona 4 Ultimax Europe

Sega to publish Persona 4 Ultimax in Europe


The fighting game travels across the pond this November
Sep 19
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... read

Persona Q Edition of Nintendo 3DS coming to U.S.


No way
Sep 10
We get some of the limited edition 3DS systems but we miss out on the better ones in USA. But this one makes up for it all. Nintendo will release the Persona Q 3DS XL here, exclusively at GameStop. $199 will get you this Velv... read
First hands-on in English
It was almost surreal to be playing Persona Q in English for the first time this past week. It came out of nowhere late last year, a fantasy game mixing Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters in a new 3DS game that uses Etri... read feature

P4U tops Japan charts

Persona 4 Ultimax tops Japanese sales charts


Yo-Kai Watch 2 dethroned after nearly two months as Japan's best-seller
Sep 03
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... read
Persona 4 Ultimax

Atlus shares Persona 4 Ultimax opening cinematic


Arc System Works' latest fighter assaults Japan this week
Aug 26
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. read
Persona 4 Ultimax

Atlus: Persona 4 Ultimax launches September 30


HNNNNNG!!!!!
Aug 06
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax hits the streets on September 30, Atlus USA confirmed today. So mark your calendars and try to be patient. Waiting seven long weeks is going to feel like an eternity. read
PSN sale

Huge PlayStation Store sale highlights Square Enix and Atlus games


And several others
Aug 06
Did you think you were going to save money heading into the fall's onslaught of must-buy games? Hahaha, not if Sony has anything to say about it. There's a new sale up on the PlayStation Store and it features some classic Squ... read
Persona x Seinfeld

This Persona meets Seinfeld mock-up is making me thirsty


What's the deal with airline food?
Jul 08
Oh, SpacePirate Ridley. You are my hero. This Persona and Seinfeld crossover parody is what dreams are made of, and I can't wait to see more. Taken from the NeoGAF Persona Community Thread, the above still is the result of on... read
EVO schedule

When's Marvel? Just consult the EVO 2014 schedule


I'm out of fighting game memes
Jul 08
EVO 2014 is this weekend. We had a lovely time covering it last year, though it doesn't look like we'll have a get together watch party this time around. That's okay. There are three different streams to watch home and a... read
PERSONA

Check out this rad Persona 4 Arena Ultimax arcade stick


Atlus and Mad Catz want all your money
Jul 01
Atlus and Mad Catz are joining forces to create an fightstick for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and she's a real looker. Designed in collaboration with members of the Persona development team, the controller is said to be easily c... read

This Persona 4 the Golden Animation trailer will make your happy


Starts streaming this July
Jun 26
Persona 4 the Golden Animation gets a new trailer today with subtitles from distributor Aniplex US. It starts out slow, but picks up with a new song and plenty of great things to look at. Too bad there isn't more on the rest... read
Rise's mini-game super move
Atlus let me touch Persona Q on the first day of E3 during a private meeting. That was a mistake on their part. The main problem is that I didn’t want to stop. The other problem is that they told me I couldn’t wr... read feature

PUNCH TEDDIE

Want to punch Persona 4's Teddie in the face? Here's how you can do just that


Teddie punching bag comes with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax pre-orders
Jun 11
Atlus always seems to pack in awesome bonus items with its games. Shin Megami Tensei IV had that huge strategy guide, Dragon's Crown an art book, and virtually everything else Atlus publishes at least gets a complimentary sou... read
Persona Q trailer

Have a Persona Q E3 trailer to balance out the gruff and guns


Also, look at that Kanji face!!!
Jun 09
I woke up at 4 in the morning, got on a plane, got to LA, and went straight to the press room with my luggage (too early for hotel check in) and then we started covering Microsoft's press conference. Watching this adorable Persona Q trailer was a nice breather. Don't forget to breathe. read
Persona Ultimax videos

Yukiko & Yosuke get Persona 4 Ultimax trailers


Brosuke bro-ing out
Jun 06
I got so excited about Yu's Yul Brynner chest on the Persona 4 Ultimax box art that I almost missed new trailers for Yukiko and Yosuke. I never noticed this, but Yosuke's persona sort of looks like the frog navi the frog reporter uses in Mega Man Battle Network 2. Yeah, I like those games. read
Persona Arena boxart

The Japanese box art for Persona 4 Ultimax is real good


More boxes like this, please
Jun 06
This is the official box art for the Japanese release of Persona 4 Ultimax. It's pretty great, even with the best characters (Mitsuru and Chie) getting teeny billing. That Yul Brynner chest pose though. read
Persona Q footage

Watch the first 40 minutes of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth


3DSing all night
Jun 04
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is out. In Japan. There is a lot of text to be translated before we get it this fall, as you can see for yourself. So the game opens with a decision. Great. Not paralyzing at all. To go the... read






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