By Leigh Alexander on Apr 04, 2013 04.04.13
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...
By Dave Tach on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
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...
By Griffin McElroy on Jan 25, 2013 01.25.13
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.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 22, 2013 01.22.13
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.
By Philip Kollar on Dec 11, 2012 12.11.12
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...
By Michael McWhertor on Oct 23, 2012 10.23.12
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.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jun 01, 2012 06.01.12
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...