Persona 4 Arena Sequel's Video Reveals PS3 Release Next Summer
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
In the promotional video, Sho Minazuki (voiced by Kenichi Suzumura) tells the Persona 4 protagonist that he is what one would call the “culprit.”
The game will debut on the PlayStation 3 next summer, and the arcade version will be available to play in Japanese game centers on Thursday.
The story takes place only a few days after the events of Persona 4 Arena, when the city of Inaba is enshrouded with red fog in which time is warped and people disappear. Inaba has almost become like the world inside the television. On top of it all, the members of the Persona 4 team find Mitsuru and Akihiko being crucified on the Midnight Channel. In front of the Inaba students appear Yukari and Junpei — members of the Shadow Worker unit who have come to the rural town in order to save their upperclassmen.
Atlus describes the profiles of the new playable characters as follows:
- Yukari Takeba
- Voice: Megumi Toyoguchi
- Main Weapon: Bow & Arrow
- Type: Shooting Type
- Persona: Isis
Yukari fought together with Mitsuru Kirijo, Akihiko Sanada and other friends as one of the members of SEES in order to save the world in Persona 3. She graduated from Gekkokan Academy and moved on to college, where she is currently working as a female model. However, it is learned that Yukari has skills with the bow, and she is given the role of Pink in the famous sentai program, “Phoenix Ranger Featherman Victory.” One day, a helicopter not used in the filming suddenly appears in the sky. Out of the helicopter appeared Mitsuru Kirijo and her maid Kikuno (a character played by Masumi Asano in the Persona 3 drama CDs). When Yukari learned of Mitsuru's emergency, she flew immediately to Inaba without even taking time to change... Something she would regret later!
- Junpei Iori
- Voice: Kousuke Toriumi
- Main Weapon: Bat
- Type: Baseball Type
- Persona: Trismegistus
Hit attacks with the bat, and get the runner to base! When your points increase, Junpei's attack increases! His Persona Trismegistus uses a fiery charge to attack opponents within a mid-to-distant range.
As with Yukari, Junpei participated in Persona 3. Now 19 years old, he works as an emergency member of Mitsuru's Shadow control police unit, the Shadow Workers. He participates in the unit under Mitsuru's request, but he does not get many calls for action. When he's free from the unit, Junpei works at a part time job while coaching junior league baseball on his days off. He ends up being thrown into a strange incident when he arrives to the rural town of Inaba...
- Sho Minazuki
- Voice: Kenichi Suzumura
A new character to the series. Nothing is known about him except for his name and appearance.
In addition to the new characters, a certain number of characters have Shadow-type alter-egos available. The player may choose to play as the normal character, or their shadow-type.