Releases: 14 giugno 2012 (jap)
This week's Famitsu has some major Persona announcements.
First, the game everyone was expected, a remake of Persona 4. Atlus is bringing the PlayStation 2 title to PlayStation Vita as Persona 4 The Golden. This new version adds a number of new features:
# A new character named Mary
# 1.5 times the voice of the PS2 version
# Wireless support for calling on others to help you when you're about to die in a dungeon.
# Other elements that fans of the original requested
# New opening anime with new song from Shouji Meguro
# New animation movies
A release is set for Spring 2012.
A bit more surprising is Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. Atlus is teaming up with Arc System Works for a 2D fighter that will be released first for arcades in Spring 2012, then for PS3 and Xbox 360 in Summer 2012. The game is being developed by the BlazBlue team.
The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena has a new story that takes place two yeas after the events of Persona 4. Characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 will feature in the game.
Famitsu also has a few preliminary details on the next numbered entry in the series, Persona 5. Basic preparations for the game's development have been completed, with the usual staff members in place. That includes Katsura Hashino as director, Shigenori Soejima as character designer, and Shouji Meguro as main composer.
3G and Wi-Fi support
New event scenes
Added character outfits
New character Marie, voiced by Kana Hanazawa. She's a "mysterious girl" who appears before the main characters.
When you're about to die in a dungeon, you can send a message seeking help to other players. It's not specified how this system will work exactly.
Additional anime movie scenes, with new voices
1.5 times the voice of the PS2 original
New song for the opening movie
An element that has been highly requested by fans
In an interview with Famitsu, producer Katsura Hashino said that team Persona was originally looking into bringing Persona 4 to PSP. However, they wanted to retain as much as possible from the PS2 version, as opposed to some of the cuts they had to make for Persona 3 Portable. They deemed this impossible on the PSP. This is when they heard about the Vita, and determined that they could make something even better than the PS2 version.
Hashino promised that the Vita version will retain the qualities of the original while also adding many new elements.
New details about Persona 4: The Golden come from Famitsu, which revealed a new event. The gang will go to a skiing and stay at lodge. During this event they’ll fight battles wearing winter clothing.
Yosuke and Chie may have new evolved Personas too. The magazine shows Yosuke with Takehaya Susano-o and Chie with Haraedo no Okami. Another change is the game has team attacks where you two characters can do different combinations.
Was Persona 4 too hard? Too easy? Persona 4: The Golden has four difficulty settings. One of them lets you retry a battle if you get a game over screen. The game also has two communication modes "Everyone’s voice" which lets you see what other players did during their days and "Rescue Request" calls other players for help.
Persona 4: The Golden comes out for PlayStation Vita in Japan this spring.
La data jap di Persona 4 The Golden è stata fissata per il 14 giugno e costerà 7,329 yen. Prevista anche un Famitsu DX Pack che costerà 10,290 yen, i contenuti extra comprendono pouch (raffigurante la borsa del nuovo personaggi Marie), 10 cartoline e 6 poster A3 illustrati da Shigenori Soejima, Shuji Sogabe, Mad House, Studio Hibari, e Hiroyuki Maeda.
è per Vita ed sce la prossima primavera.
Addirittura faranno anche un picchiaduro su P4, per 360/ps3/ac in collaborazione con Arc System Works
Persona 4: The Golden is an enhanced port for Sony’s new handheld, adding new characters, movie events, animated scenes, and more. It will include 1.5 times the amount of voice-overs seen in the PS2 version. Marie, voiced by Kana Hanazawa, is one of the new characters.
Out in Japan in spring 2012, it will utilize the “communications capabilities” of PlayStation Vita.