Summon The Fighter Within: Atlus to Bring Persona 4 Area, HD Fighting Game Developed in Collaboration with Arc System Works, to North America this Summer for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Systems

Feb 21st 2012

IRVINE, CA. -- FEBRUARY 21, 2012 -- ATLUS today announced plans to bring Persona®4 Arena™, the highly anticipated fighting spinoff of the award-winning Persona series of roleplaying games, to North America this summer for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Developed in partnership with genre master Arc System Works, Persona 4 Arena uses gorgeous, hand-drawn, high definition 2D anime-style fighters and colorful, over-the-top special effects to bring to life characters from the acclaimed, highly popular Persona 3 and Persona 4. Backed up by an original, hardcore fighting engine from one of the most respected 2D fighting game developers in the industry, Persona 4 Arena represents the biggest, most noteworthy expansion of the esteemed series to date.

"The Persona series has had tremendous success in North America, and Persona 4 in particular opened the series up to wider audiences than ever before," said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ATLUS. "Now we're looking to expand Persona even further by teaming up with a very strong partner, Arc System Works, to move the franchise outside of the RPG genre and develop its potential in new and exciting ways."

Persona 4 Arena is scheduled to release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems this summer. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com/p4arena.

About Persona 4 Arena
An unprecedented partnership between ATLUS' Persona Development Team and Arc System Works, Persona 4 Arena creates a new high-definition 2D fighting game that continues the story of the hit RPG Persona 4!

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About ATLUS
Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine, and Demon's Souls, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.

ATLUS has published games for every major video game console and handheld system, including the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, DS™, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable), and PC.

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©Index Corporation 2012. Produced by ATLUS. SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI, SMT, and Persona are registered trademarks of Index Digital Media, Inc. Persona 4 Arena has not yet been rated by the ESRB.


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