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Persona 4 Golden anime starts streaming in the US July 10

Persona 4 the Golden Animation, an anime based on the PlayStation Vita game Persona 4 Golden, will be available to stream beginning July 10, according to an announcement on the show's official website. The show is airing in Japan and follows Persona 4's protagonist and his friends. New episodes will air every Thursday for viewers stateside as well, and those interested can stream the show on Aniplex Channel, Crunchy Roll, Daisuki or Hulu. It's unclear if the show will include English dubs or subtitles. We've reached out for clarification and will update accordingly. A series based on Persona 4 called Persona 4: The Animation aired in Japan from 2011-2012. A film recap, Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope, also aired in 2012. For more on Persona 4 Golden, check out our review....

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Persona 4 Golden anime coming to Japan this July

A1-Pictures will release an anime  based on the Persona 4 PlayStation Vita remake, Persona 4 Golden, this July, Atlus announced today during an hour-long stream. The show will air in Japan; a site for the anime is up now. The show's character page appears to include the protagonist and party members  Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, Teddie and Kanji, as well as Golden addition Marie. Two of the game's other party members appear to be missing, though profiles are only available for Marie and the protagonist at this time. An anime series based on Persona 4, called Persona 4: The Animation, aired in Japan from 2011-2012, while a recap film adaptation called Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope was released in 2012. A teaser trailer for the anime is available online now. You can also watch...

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Persona 4 ESRB rating indicates possible PS3 release

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 has been rated "M" for PlayStation 3 by the ESRB, indicating a future re-release of the PlayStation 2 title. The board's listing does not offer release date information but does mention the game's alcohol references, animated blood, language, partial nudity, sexual themes and violence. The original release initially launched in Japan and North America in 2008, and Europe in 2009. Persona 4: Golden, a revamped remake for the PlayStation Vita, launched in Japan and North America in 2012, and Europe in 2013. Atlus announced in February that Persona 5 will launch in North America for PS3 in 2015. The company also revealed that spin-off titles Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will also see a...

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High school memories: A series of Persona 4 letters

Pretending to be in high school To: Leigh AlexanderFrom: Quintin SmithSubject: Persona 4(3 p.m., biology class. The girl next to you slips you a note under the desk. "TO LEIGH" is written on the front in Quinns' unmistakable spider-scrawl. Urgh, that kid is always bothering you. Let's see what he has to say ... Oh, my god! How long is this note!) Hey Leigh. I'm playing Persona 4! 

It's that PlayStation Vita and PS2 JRPG where you live through school life in the day, and climb into the TV to fight demons at night. It's incredible. (What? Oh, that's right. You mentioned it to him at that one party. He was so excited to find a girl who played games. Does anyone see the real you?) You should play it. I think you'd really, really like it. Here's the thing. It's staggeringly...

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Persona 4: Golden discounted $10 in the US and Canada for two weeks

Persona 4: Golden, Atlus' hybrid high school social sim/dungeon crawling role-playing game for the PlayStation Vita, is on sale "everywhere" for the next two weeks in the U.S. in Canada, according to an email from Atlus. With the $10 discount, you can pick up a new copy of the game for $29.99. The game's official website points potential buyers to GameStop, EB Games Canada, Amazon.com, VGP, Newegg, and the PlayStation Network. The website also lists Amazon.ca, Fry's, Future Shop and Best Buy Canada as participants, but the websites do not reflect the discount as of this writing. Released last year, Persona 4 Golden is a Vita remake of the original PlayStation 2 RPG from 2008. New content in the remake includes a character, social links, video and more. As we said in Polygon's...

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Persona 4: Golden hits European PSN Feb. 20, two days before retail launch

European fans clamoring for next month's launch of Atlus' Persona 4: Golden can get the game early when it hits the PS Vita PlayStation Store Feb. 20, publisher NIS America announced in a press release today. The game's digital arrival will beat its launch at European retail outlets by two days; Persona 4: Golden won't be available at European games retailers until Feb. 22. No collector's editions for the region — like North America's "Solid Gold" edition, which included skins and accessories for the PS Vita — have been announced. Check out our review of Persona 4: Golden for a look at its unique blend of dungeon diving and social networking.

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Persona 4: Golden launching in Europe Feb. 22

Persona 4: Golden will release in Europe on Feb. 22 for PlayStation Vita, NIS America confirmed today via press release. Golden is a remake of the role-playing PlayStation 2 game Persona 4. It includes a new character, events, outfits, personas, social links and more. Persona 4: Golden follows several teenagers as they hunt for an answer to mysterious murders taking place in town. Polygon reported previously that the game was scheduled for a tentative February release. According to Joystiq, the European version will be released without the Collector's Edition. Persona 4: Golden released in North American on Nov. 20, 2012.

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Persona 4 Golden review: a little help from my friends

Welcome to the velvet room While Persona 4 Golden has a lot of story additions, including several new social links, new character Marie is the most important. This mysterious amnesiac has the ability to create skill cards but hides even greater secrets if you help uncover her past. Building Marie's social link to the maximum level unlocks a huge chunk of bonus content, including some shocking twists that actually tie up loose ends in the story better than the original Persona 4 ending. Persona 4 Golden begins with the mute, teenage protagonist's arrival in Inaba, a sleepy, rural Japanese town, where he is moving in with his uncle and cousin for a year. The trip takes a turn for the dramatic when Inaba is rocked by a series of bizarre murders. The main character and his...

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Persona 4 Golden trailer summons excitement for PS Vita launch

Persona 4 Golden, an update port of the PlayStation 2 role-playing game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 originally released in 2008, comes to the PlayStation Vita on Nov. 20. The Vita version of the Atlus RPG adds new features, including a new online dungeon, new Personas, new animated cutscenes, new music and more. Persona 4 Golden's remastered visuals and some of those new additions can be seen in a newly released trailer from publisher Atlus.

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E3 2012: The RPGs

Anyone who tells you "the RPG is dying out" deserves a swift Firaga to the face. This year's E3 RPG scene is an even split between goodies from the East and old Western favorites spun into new forms. Works from Studio Ghibli to Trey Parker and Matt Stone populate the show floor and are spread across all platforms. This year at E3, we'll be sorting all of our news and previews from the event into easily consumable genre streams. This round-up of expected games kicks off our RPG stream. Of course, you'll still be able to follow our coverage of the big press conferences, show floor spectacles and everything in between - but if you're only interested in the RPG scene, you'll be able to find news on the games you care about under a single category. For now, check out some of the biggest RPG...

Persona 4: Golden Releases
North America
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Atlus
    • Developer Atlus
    • Score 10.0
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