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Atlus announces Persona 4 for PlayStation Vita

With a single announcement, Atlus has assured that I’ll be buying a PlayStation Vita at launch. The PlayStation 2 classic Persona 4 will be coming to the PlayStation Vita as Persona 4: The Golden with a few cosmetic changes, additional character voice-overs, and other features to take advantage of the new platform (more features after the break).

Persona 4: The Golden will be getting several changes from the original:

  1. Added Personas
  2. Added character outfits
  3. A new character named Mary, voiced by Kana Hanazawa (yay)
  4. 1.5 times the voice of the PS2 version
  5. 3G and Wi-Fi support
  6. Wireless support for calling on others to help you when you’re about to die in a dungeon.
  7. Other elements that fans of the original have heavily requested
  8. New opening anime with new song from Shouji Meguro
  9. New animation movies

In an interview with Famitsu, SMT:P producer Katsura Hashino said that PE 4 was originally slated for the PSP. However, recounting the amount of content that they had to remove for Persona 3 Portable, Hashino decided to port everything onto the Vita to make sure that they’ll be able to fit as much content from the PS2 version as possible.

Aside from Persona 4: The Golden, Altus will also be releasing a 2D fighting game called Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. This is slated for release on the arcade in Spring 2012, then for PS3 and Xbox 360 in Summer 2012 (no U.S. release dates yet :().

Altus will be working with Arc System Works, developer of the BlazBlue franchise to create a fighting game that features characters for both Persona 3 and Persona 4. The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena story takes place 2 months after the event of Persona 4.

Oh, and Atlus has already hinted that there will be a Persona 5 so start saving.

source: Andriasang, Sinobi

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