Let's look at Persona 4 Ultimax as a Visual Novel, Not a Fighting Game

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, sequel to Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 4 Arena, is a fighting game. However, unlike many fighting games, it comes with a robust story in the form of a 14-hour visual novel. And since we've looked at Ultimax as a fighting game already, it's only fair we look at it as a visual novel as well. » 9/09/14 7:00am 9/09/14 7:00am

What’s New in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax shares a lot with its predecessor Persona 4 Arena. When it comes down to the 2D fighting, they are largely the same game. However, outside of the fighting engine, there are a lot of new additions that make it worth playing—especially for Persona series fans. » 9/05/14 7:00am 9/05/14 7:00am

Six Japanese Fighting Game Series with Robust Plots

When I was a kid in the days of the original Street Fighter II, the plots in fighting games consisted of the instruction manual, the before battle/after battle one-liners, and a single picture at the end of the game—if that. Even then I wished for meatier plots in fighters; and over the years my wish has been granted. » 9/05/14 6:00am 9/05/14 6:00am

I Love Seeing the Persona 3 Characters All Grown Up

While it has “Persona 4” in the title, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is really a sequel to Persona 3 as much as Persona 4—especially as Ultimax now includes every member of the Persona 3 main cast we are likely to get. » 9/02/14 8:00am 9/02/14 8:00am

The New Persona Fighter Lovingly Reminds Me of the Arcade Days of Yore

Remember the days when you would go to an arcade, put a quarter into the machine of your favorite fighting game, and wait for a challenger to walk up, put in his own coin and fight you? So it goes with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. » 9/02/14 6:00am 9/02/14 6:00am

The Friday Morning Stream Plays Persona 4 Arena Ultimax [Done!]

Welp, I had so much fun two weeks back filling in for Fahey with the Saturday Morning Stream that I decided to do it again. Only this time, with the new Persona fighting game in my hot little hands, I just couldn't wait till Saturday. So join me as I play Persona 4 Arena Ultimax live for your pleasure this fine… » 8/29/14 8:00am 8/29/14 8:00am

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Four (!) New Persona Games Are Coming To North America

Here's an afternoon bombshell courtesy Atlus: Four new Persona games are coming to North America over the next two years, including the game we've all been waiting years to play: Persona 5. » 2/25/14 12:15pm 2/25/14 12:15pm