Persona 4 Arena

General Information

Title in Japanese: ペルソナ4 ジ・アルティメット イン マヨナカアリーナ (perusona fō ji arutimetto in mayonaka ariina)

Developers: Co-developed by Atlus and Arc System Works

Japanese Releases:

  • Arcades on 1 March 2012
  • Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on 26 July 2012
  • Playstation Network on 28 February 2013

Western Releases:

  • Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on 7 August 2012 in North America, published by Atlus
  • Playstation Network on 12 February 2013 in North America, published by Atlus
  • Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on 10 May 2013 in Europe, published by Zen United
  • Playstation Network on 28 August 2013 in Europe, published by Zen United

Back Cover (PS3 NA edition)

The dream team of ATLUS and Arc System Works writes the next chapter of the Persona 4 saga! Two months after the close of the Inaba murder mystery, the Midnight Channel is back on air, broadcasting a new show: the P-1 Grand Prix. Tune in to watch high school friends battling it out …all the way to the bitter end!

  • Persona Attacks, SP skills, Furious Actions, Burst Skills, and the All-Out Attack!
  • Solid netcode and 8-man lobbies make for an outstanding online experience!

©Index Corporation 1996,2011 Produced by ATLUS. Persona is a registered trademark of Index Digital Media, Inc.

Manual (PS3 NA edition)

Story
Prologue

Two months after the ending of Persona 4, Yu Narukami and his friends face a new mystery!

The bizarre serial murders that rocked Inaba have been solved, and peace has returned to the quiet countryside town. But it doesn’t last for long.

During Golden Week, a new rumor begins spreading in town about a mysterious program, the P-1 Grand Prix, that’s visible if you look into a turned-off TV on a rainy night. On this televised fighting tournament, high school friends fight one another to the bitter end.

When Yu and the others test this rumor, they see Teddie announcing the beginning of the show: “May the manliest of all men come on down!” With that, the participants are shown , one by one… The Investigation Team is horrified to see their own faces introduced with twisted catchphrases. Could this be another of Teddie’s pranks!?

The members of the Investigation Team decide to dive into the TV once again to solve the case! What is behind the mysterious TV show?

Characters
[Note: under each character’s bio is a short list of moves they can perform in-game, which has not been copied here]

Yu Narukami
Persona: Izanagi
The young man who ended the case that rocked Inaba returns for the holidays, only to find a new mystery in the P-1 Grand Prix tournament. With his katana and Persona, Izanagi, he can hold his own in all aspects. (p. 3)

Yosuke Hanamura
Persona: Jiraiya
A 3rd-year Yasogami High student who was the brains of the Investigation Team that solved last year’s case. He’s a cheerful trickster with speedy, unpredictable moves. His Persona is Jiraiya, master of wind.

Chie Satonaka
Persona: Tomoe
A 3rd-year Yasogami High student who was on the Investigation Team. She loves steak, kung fu, and justice. She uses her Persona, Tomoe, to get in close and KO the opponent with deadly kicks! (p. 4)

Yukiko Amgai
Persona: Konohana Sakuya
The heir to the Amagi Inn and a 3rd-year at Yasogami High. Though smart and polite, she can be quite spacey… She and Chie are longtime friends. Her fans and Persona, Konohana Sakuya, let her attack at range.

Kaniji Tatsumi
Persona: Take-Mikazuchi
A young man once feared as a violent punk. Despite his looks, he is goodhearted and a skilled knitter. He prefers fighting up close with powerful throws, and his Persona is the thunderous powerhouse Take-Mikazuchi. (p. 5)

Naoto Shirogane
Persona: Sukuna-Hikona
The 5th generation of the Shirogane family of detectives. She is trusted by the police despite her age and investigated last year’s murders. Her gun, traps, and Sukuna-Hikona’s instant death moves make her very dangerous.

Teddie
Persona: Kintoki-Douji
A being that come from inside the TV. He is the girl-chasing clown of the group. He used to be empty inside, but now…? With his claws and Persona, Kintoki-Douji, he’ll upstage everyone with his crazy antics. (p. 6)

Mitsuru Kirijo
Persona: Artemisia
Heiress of the Kirijo Group megacorporation and member of SEES, which ended the Tatsumi Port Island incident. Though beautiful and popular, she is also aloof. Artemisia, her Persona, can freeze opponents to the bone.

Aigis
Persona: Athena
A combat android built by the Kirijo Group to destroy Shadows. Though she is a machine, her heart allows her to summon her Persona, Athena. Her heavy weaponry and Orgia Mode help her gain the upper hand. (p. 7)

Akihiko Sanada
Persona: Caeser
A former member of SEES who is close to Mitsuru. Though still in college, his thirst for power led him around the world to train. He can rush down the opponent with his quick fists and finish them with his Persona, Caesar.

Elizabeth
Persona: Thanatos
A former resident of the Velvet Room and “one who governs power”. She looks frail, but the onslaught she dishes out is off the scale. She can stymie her opponent s with Persona Cards, then decimate them with Megidolaon. (p. 8)

Labrys
Persona: Ariadne
Self-proclaimed student president of Yasogami High, but really a Kirijo Group prototype anti-Shadow robot. Ariadne is the Persona she gained by accepting her Shadow. Her axe grows in power each time it’s wielded!

Shadow Labrys
Persona: Asterius
The Shadow born from Labrys’ dark side. The reason for her boiling rage and suffering is unknown… Together with her giant Persona, Asterius, she’ll crush anyone in her way with brutal, wide-ranging attacks! (p. 9)

Original Arranged Soundtrack (PS3 first copies edition)

  1. The Arena (Naked Mix)
  2. The Hero from Junes (Electro Mix)
  3. Like a Dragon (Girl Pop Mix)
  4. Princess Amagi (Traditional Taste Mix)
  5. The Wandering Wolf (Straight Mix)
  6. Missions for the Brilliant Executioner (2K Mix)