Persona 4: Arena Has Extra Colors And Glasses For Sale As Paid DLC

By Spencer . June 6, 2012 . 3:24am

imagePersona 4: Arena has BlazBlue-esque downloadable content. Additional color swatches and glasses to decorate fighters will be available as paid DLC. Famitsu reports Persona 4: Arena will come with eight color variations built-in to the game, but it isn’t clear how many more players will be able to purchase.


Margaret, the "Velvet Limo" attendant in Persona 4, handles Persona 4: Arena’s menus with voice samples. Players will be able to switch menu navigators and Famitsu confirms Teddie, Yosuke, Aigis, and Mitsuru can also greet you on the main menu. Magazine leaks haven’t explained if these extra voice samples will be paid DLC like in the BlazBlue games or if these are unlockable in the game.

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  • urbanscholar

    “Persona 4: Arena has BlazBlue-esque downloadable content.”

    I am shocked and amazed

  • Ooh Bee


    YES! YES! YES!

  • Triplicity/3LeafIvy

    Well, I guess that’s standard ArcSys fare. 
    Hopefully these are in-game and not DLC!

    •  I thought those Colors were in the game already for the Arcade version

      • raymk

        They are and you can still earn these colors in game from what I heard yesterday.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      those are already in the game >.> ASW doesn’t do on disk dlc.

      • Triplicity/3LeafIvy

        Good to hear!
        I didn’t say anything about “on-disc” DLC. ASW DOES do regular, proper DLC.

  • komiko12

    Glasses as DLC? As in the kind that you wear? What the heck.

    • Crevox

      Makes more sense if you know the story of Persona 4, I guess…

      • komiko12

        But still… just glasses?

    • apparently the glasses are important to the story mode although i can’t for the life of me imagine why.

  • XiaomuArisu

    You sure that the glasses are dlc only?Maybe they can be unlocked and the dlc is just a way for people with much money which dont want to unlock stuff.
    I mean the glasses are already finished to make them dlc only is just weird.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I wonder if they will expand to characters, P3 main, Shinji, Ken, please. 

    • Herok ♞

       I want more characters but also want them to leave Minato out of it for story reasons, but anyone else makes perfect sense and I support them joining the game.

      • JazzWithAttitude

        I want to have Minato, but outside the story, only in versus matches

        • Herok ♞

           That would work, I wonder how they would handle his quotes to the 3 P3 characters seeing as he is dead.

          •  Those could be some of the most hilarious quotes in the game. I think there was another game that did that.

          • God Eater Burst did that but he was an obscure character character. They even placed in his description “Magnificently Revived for Mankind.” 

    • Shinji is dead….

      • Not if they pull a “Magnificently revived for Mankind” on us. But still I’d like to find out what happens to Junpei, Yukari, Ken and Fuuka. Leave the dead characters dead

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        DLC Characters need to fit in with the plot?

        • Then I suggest Junpei, Koro-chan or Yukari.

      • cj_iwakura

        Depends on the universe.

        • JazzWithAttitude

          If you save him in P3P he will die anyway because of his fake Persona :DD

          • I think it was the drugs that killed him… drugs are bad m’kay? I’m part of the group that considers P3 as the more canon verse but still Shinji is dead. But if he was an extra character only available in versus, I would always pit him against Labrys. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE WHO WIELDS A B.F. AXE.

  • MrKappa

    Why am I not surprised? Hopefully there are no DLC characters costing an arm and a leg like in BB. Otherwise it will be all too clear that a complete edition will be released later after they rake in their insane profits off the game sales and DLC sales.

  • Margaret will not stand for this……. 

  • Nitraion

    :( arc system dlc is so pricey 

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    Hmmmm…this makes me apprehensive towards the game. Hopefully, Atlus will not let ASW get away with what they did with BlazBlue. I only want to buy ONE version of Persona 4: Arena.

    • raymk

      This is only one version of P4:arena.

      • *6 months later*
        We are proud to announce Super Persona 4: Arena Arcade Edition!

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        And, at one point, there was only one version of BlazBlue.

  • canarinta

    You get 4 recolors for 3.99
    Voice packs, one character – 2 versions, for 4.99

    Probably like Blazblue.

    Arc is great at fightan, but
    >Planned Recolors as DLC
    >Planned Voices as DLC

    I feel like they were cut from the game, just so they could sell them later.

  • AzureNova

    They’re just colors………..

  • The wheel of fate is turning…against our wallets D:

  • >Glasses
    >Accessory barely visible on your character
    >Paid DLC


    • Triplicity

      The glasses all appear in cut-in animations as well (which they’re naturally far more visible), but yeah…

  • RmanX1000

    No… Atlus, dont let them do this…

    • Hraesvelgr

      Uh, wouldn’t Atlus have a large part in this?

    • raymk

      From what I’ve heard yesterday the stuff can be earned in game like BB and you can buy them with real money if you want to.

      • canarinta

        You can’t unlock DLC items with in game money in Blazblue.

  • Cephrien

    Reanimating every single sprite with something as simple as “alternate glasses” is a lot more hard than you might think.

    • canarinta

      They can just take the glasses sprites and switch the colors.

      They aren’t part of the main character sprites.

    • SirTeffy

      Or just you know make the sprites WITH glasses and make them a “flesh-pallet” like Skullgirls did for characters like Parasoul.

      Basically the color pallet has a set “glasses color” that can be adjusted as easily as any other color on the sprite, it’s not like color edits take THAT long to do for sprites, assuming the base coding is there.

      Allowing for a separate glasses color takes a BIT more work but nothing major.
      if Pallet.GlassesColor = custom
      Set Sprite.GlassesColor custom
      Set Sprite.GlassesColor default

      It’s pretty much that simple. Then add a few lines to the pallet loading to check Sprite.GlassesColor to get the correct color and add it to the spritesheet’s color list.


    Everything that aren’t extra voice samples(as far as I know) can be unlocked.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      So basically its like what happen in the first BB? where you can be lazy and buy everything and not unlock it? lol.

  • Dianatos

    As a high school graduate going to college as well as a guy really looking forward to the glasses option, …well crap.

  • takopako

    glasses arent free? :C aww

  • Shadowman

    I don’t wanna pay. dammit

  • Refuse to buy any of this. Don’t really care about colors as it’s not essential to my enjoyment of the gameplay. 

  • Metalsnakezero

    Yes, because I want the ex-school president who “Execute” her enemies to greet me in the menus.

    On the other hand, Aigis lovely voice :D

  • Brandon001

    im hoping for the goofy moustache glasses that Yukiko anf Chie put on as DLC, would be great

    • Or dat glasses in the anime when Yuu dates basketball club manager.

  • TheFoolArcana

    Christ people, THERE’S AN IN-GAME STORE, meaning you buy things with points you earn by PLAYING THE GAME. You’ll hardly have to pay for anything that isn’t extra characters.

  • Neko Kawaii

    Colours? Really? Also would you even notice them wearing glasses I can barely see a lot of the characters eyes in battle especially with those explosion things. This type of thing really doesn’t need any dlc at all unless if its those “buy this now so you wont have to unlock it later” type of dlc

  • Setsu Oh

    keep those dlcs coming, !! i won’t buy them but u never know who will!!!

  • Of course…would be atlus without Colors Dlc and…Glasses…remember not only Capcom likes to do this~

  • I want Teddie with glasses

  • Valkenhayn

    I definetly see why Katsura Hashino and staff wanted fans of their franchise to play genres other than RPGs. It’s pretty clear here not many people play fighters….

  • Setsuna ♥

    At least its not “incomplete” characters on the disc that were paying for :x Plus word is that we can just unlock these normally, putting it as DLC is just for the lazy folk who don’t wanna work for it lol

  • KyoyaHibari

    Why not more characters!? Stupei…Ken…Koro… ~.~

  • LynxAmali

    Assuming we get characters as DLC that have nothing to do with the story (and thus only get an arcade mode and playable in versus), I would be very well be willing to pay for a playable Adachi.

    Think about it. It would be awesome.

  • joe ling

    Just wondering, will this spoil Persona 4 plot? Haven’t play it but I plan on getting this before P4.

  • Aigis and Mitsuru for menu voices? I’ll never be able to actually play the game…*greets me* *backs out to menu screen* *greets me again* rinse and repeat. 

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