Persona 3 Heroes Dish Out Mass Destruction In Persona 4: Arena

By Spencer . July 3, 2012 . 1:03pm

New videos from Persona 4: Arena show what the more experienced Persona 3 characters can do in Arc System Works’ fighting game. It almost feels unfair for Yu and his friends since all of the Persona 3 cast have their advanced personas and Aigis is armed with a Gatling gun. Mitsuru can inflict freeze status with her ice spells and Akihiko can stun enemies with lightning magic. I guess this counter balances the "spunky dragon" Chie’s meteor strike.


Mitsuru Kirijo


Akihiko Sanada



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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Nice title, lol. P3 characters will be my mains.

  • DarthSithZero

    Now we’re talking  Persona 3 VS. Persona 4

  • Chow

    * Looks at title *

    I see what u did there. ;)

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      baby baby baby

  • Mitsuru’s ending kick in the Myraid Arrows move~ <3 
    (lol, is it wrong that I'm a chick who always have Mitsuru on my team -if possible- just to see her kick the shadows in P3/P3P? XD)
    Akihiko, though I love you to death, you're moves aren't really that interesting to me. I'm sorry, Darling. ;_;

    • Setsuryuu

       To want to have Mitsuru around is NEVER wrong. ^_~

  • DanteJones

    Aigis is going to be my main! That Heartful Cry. *__*

  • I’ve been waiting for this.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Read it in his voice!

  • konsama

    Mitsuru FTW!

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Rule #1 of RPGs and fighting games: Swords and daggers are as effective as guns.
    Rule #2: After beating up an opponent the best thing to do is celebrate and smile rather seeing if you wounded him because…Rule #3: Character deaths only occur in cutscenes, never in fights

  • Code

    Excellent was eagerly waiting for P3 character exhibitions owo~! I really dig the looks of the ice/electric effects on Mitsuru, and Akihiko’s attacks, plus Aigis just looks fun to play >w3<;

    Also I'm really pleased by the release, I really did expect this to slide given the typical delay between US/JP ASW releases, but August 7th is surprisingly tight, nice work on ASW/Atlus's part ow<;

  • Herok♞

    all these videos made me do is wonder why anyone would play as any character other then aigis.

    • MrJechgo

      Aigis has an overhead gauge and an ammo counter. Neglect these just for a second and you could get screwed. She might be awesome because of the guns, but she’s probably the character that requires the most management of the roster. Rushing head first with guns blazing might get yourself killed.

      • Herok♞

         I am fine with that stuff, but you have a point for a less experienced player

    • Akihiko is boss.

  • KingGunblader

    Akihiko. <3

  • joe ling

    As soon as  I play with Mitsuru, I’m going to be spamming marin karin. 

  • MrJechgo

    1) I kinda wish that both P3 and P4 had these moves in their respective games.
    2) I also wish that more P3 characters would have been included in the game. Yeah, I’m aware that it’s called “Persona 4 Arena”, but since both Atlus and ASW added P3 characters in this game, they might as well add Yukari (with her bow; we have Naoto with a handgun and Aigis with plenty of firearms, so I don’t think an archer would be problematic), Junpei (with his sword… who wields ti like a club, so he would be different than Yu in terms of fighting style) and Ken (with his spear).

    August 7th huh ? Well crap… Otakuthon, in Montreal, Canada, is from August 3rd to 5th, and both Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt will be present… so much for having them sign this game’s box.

    •  Wow dood, that sucks. I’m sure Yuri and Tara would love to see the game up for signing.

      I wonder if they’ll buy the game themselves and settle their love quarrels through playing their respective characters. xD

      • MrJechgo

        There aren’t many actors who play games unfortunately, let alone the ones they voiced in. I know, for instance, that Quinton Flynn, mostly famous for voicing Raiden in Metal Gear Solid, can’t play the game, because he can’t get a grip on the controls. Some are exceptions though: Reuben Langdon apparently plays a lot of Street Fighter games, as Ken Masters, and as does Matthew Mercer, as Fei-Long.

        Your interrogation intrigues me though, so much that I’m SOOOOO gonna that question at their panel. XD

        •  I know Troy Baker’s definitely a gamer, which is always cool.

  • Too bad PE3 female protagonist is not here

    • JazzWithAttitude

      too bad the p3 male protagonist is not here ¬¬

      • Herok♞

         he is as a color swap, since this is canon.

        • JazzWithAttitude

          Is not the same thing =/

          • Herok♞

             In know what you mean, but look on the bright side all other P3 characters are fair game, they should have Koromaru and Ken, so I can beat people up as a dog and a little kid

          • Isn Ken s’pose to be a teenage by then? But I agree w/h your statement. Ken will prob. be younger or around the P4 cast age by P4A.

          • Herok♞

            @facebook-100000854638739:disqus he is only 13 by this point or he could still be 12, so I stilll count him as little kid. since arena only takes place 2-3 years after 3 where he was 10

          • JazzWithAttitude

            Ken and Koromaru appears in Trinity Soul


  • Hinataharem

    Ken: “Aww crap! I’m not in the roster!”

    • Yukari: “So now I am out of this because ppl think I am a whiny b*tch!? Guess wht, hv your b*tch-cuit then!”

  • Aigis: “By the time I’m done with you, you’ll be the one needing HALP.”

  • Reposting this here, so people’ll see:

    For all those interested: P4 Arena PS3 is indeed region locked.

    However, if you own a JP PS3, don’t worry. Apparently there are
    English text/voice options in that version as well.

    • Kefkiroth

      “404 Not Found”
      Wonder why they region-locked it.



  • But they’re not any of the heroes I wanted foremost, so that alone balances it out.

  • Setsuryuu

    Cool, it seems Aigis can get in Orgia mode.

    And hey, had Mitsuru a Marin Karin attack? I failed to see it in this vid…

    • Testsubject909

      She does have a Marin Karin attack, I don’t know if she used it in this video.

      But basically. Mitsuru has ice attacks that freezes and immobilizes, and her Marin Karin Charm status inflicting attack causes her to drain the opponent’s SP.

      So she freezes you, and she steals your SP to then continue using specials to freeze you some more.

  • revenent hell

    This is not an accurate portrayall of Mitsuru she is not spamming marin karin!
    All irk factors aside I totally cant wait to play her, akihiko and Elizabeth.
    After fiddling arround a bit then i’ll decide whom I shall main,though for as much as I want those three it might be a different charecter it all depends on who matches my playstyle realy.. I know I wont bother much with Aigis since I never realy liked her to much and her particular style of combat is not to my likeing…..its just not my preffered type.

  • *sheds a single tear for Elizabeth* Soon…

  • Alphabet Soup


    • Girls don mind it though. 

      • Prithivi

        and some boys!

  • DyLaN

    Dang Minato done a good job in those SLink. Their attack look even more flashier!!
    Akihiko and his METEOR PUNCH!! So he finally hitting girls eh? (yeah lame pun) PS Does MARIN KARIN works 100% this time? If so I foresaw Mitsuru spamming the hell out of it…..

    • Arizato

      Their Personas didn’t evolve from social links. It was story-related. The Persona 3 characters got their evolved personas from other reasons.

      • Eh, I though evolved persona come frm SLink? I know tht Yukari and Mitsuru one is story related but can you detail abt it cuz IIRC Fuuka one is SLink related.

  • XiaomuArisu

    So who would win?
    Akihiko Sanada vs. Makoto Nanaya
    EarthBreaker vs. MoonShatterer

  • *screams “ICE MIRROR”
    *on screen reads “BUFULA”

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