Furk yeah, 3 new Persona games confirmed.
This week's Famitsu has some major Persona announcements, ranging from the obvious to the totally unexpected.
First, the game everyone was expecting due to the recent teaser splash site, 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 Marie (CV: Kana Hanazawa)
-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 have heavily 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.
Developed by the team behind Arc's BlazBlue fighting series, the Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena has a new story that takes place two months 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 Persona 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.
Screenshots for Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena:
So far the confirmed characters are:
Yu Narukami/Seta Souji/Main Character
Kuma (only as render for now)
Rise Kujikawa (unplayable)
Screenies for Persona 4 Golden:
This screen shows one of the new Vita exclusive systems where you can send messages seeking help to friends via 3G and Wi-Fi when you're about to die in a dungeon. Famitsu doesn't say what happens when you send those messages.