Persona 4: Golden Game Gets Real-Life Ribbon Soda
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Producers of the Persona 4: The Golden (Persona 4 Golden) role-playing game are collaborating with the Sapporo Beverage soft drink company to release themed Ribbon Citron soda this summer. Ribbon Citron and Ribbon Napolin drinks appeared as in-game items in Atlus' original Persona 4 game in 2008.
Beginning on July 2, select 500-milliliter cans of Ribbon Citron will feature Persona 4: The Golden character designs for a limited time. A related present campaign will also run until September 30 and select 160 people to receive special items in a random drawing. The prizes are 10 Persona 4: The Golden games for the PlayStation Vita, 50 "Ribbon Citron x Persona 4: The Golden" original T-shirts, and 100 24-can cases of the collaboration soda.
The game will be an expanded PlayStation Vita port of the original Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game. Katsura Hashino, who directed the original game, is returning as producer, Shigenori Soejima is returning to design the characters, and Meguro will again handle the soundtrack.
Persona 4 Golden will include remastered visuals, additional voiced dialogue, an online dungeon feature, and new Personas. The game will also feature Marie, a new character voiced by Kana Hanazawa, as well as new animated footage, additional story events to interact with other characters in work and school, and new costumes for battles.
An anime short series inspired by Sapporo Beverage's mascot character Ribbon-chan premiered in Japan on April 4.