Persona 4 Arena Unpacked

By Spencer . July 30, 2012 . 4:40pm

Atlus sent over an early copy of Persona 4 Arena, so here’s what you’ll get next week if you plan on buying the North American version.


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Launch copies include the arranged soundtrack CD, which has six songs:

The Arena (Naked Mix)
The Hero from Junes (Electro Mix)
Like a Dragon (Girl Pop Mix)
Princess Amagi (Traditional Taste Mix)
The Wandering Wolf (Straight Mix)
Missions for the Brilliant Encounter (2K Mix)

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  • Is that a full color manual?

    • British_Otaku

      I’m a man who would import for a colour booklet, so I am also curious about this. >_>

      • ShinStar

        I’m with you. It may not mean a lot to a lot of buyers here in North America, but I really hate it when companies go cheap on the instruction booklets and go black and white (*cough*SEGA*cough*.) Assuming I want to pay the full $60 for the game, I should at least get some quality packaging!

        • l777l

          SEGA black and white. Ubisoft no paper. EA has started that nonsense, too. Of course it’s just about “protecting the environment”. Which, curiously, didn’t prevent them from adding colored paper fliers advertising a future release.

  • Herok♞

    I like what I see and how large is the manual and what does it include since I remember BB:CT having move guide in it and CS had a slip of paper.

    • Go2hell66

       yea but CS had a full-blown tutorial mode in game that not only taught you the basics of BB but the basics of fighting games themselves, i can forgive them for skimping on manual lol

      • Herok♞

         I understand but even if it had a cheat stick ( Right analog) I still like having a move guide next to me at all times without having to download it. The tutorials were useless out of trophies since I was already used to BB and Fighting games by the time CS came out.

  • Revorse

    You should let me have that copy. Lol.
    But I’m glad the CD is only 6 songs. I don’t feel like I’m missing out.

  • sad , i was planning to buy this set , game n OST , but 6 songs , oh come on

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Dude its a preorder bonus, you put your money down for the game early and they give you the game free. You aren’t paying for the OST.

  • My heart, I can’t take it anymore especially when Zen said this on Twitter. 

    Why do you torture me so? ;A; 

    • Samurai_Heart

      We’ll have our ass kicked when we get online ='(. It’s probably gonna take a while, after it was revealed that Zen United has only 6 employees =/. Kudos to those employees working on the European release, but I wish they release some kind of news. The lack of promotion for Europe makes me believe it’ll be a september release T.T

      • If I remember correctly Aksys has a low number of employees as well, but hey, you’re awesome people. LOVE.

        Regarding promotions; were there any promotion during BB’s release. I’m sure I knew about it from word of mouth, but let’s not talk about BB. Our main issue here is getting P4A and get ready to kick some ass. I can only think of 2 things here. One is Zen announces the game will come much later and the crowd will show an infinite amount of rage, and two is Zen decides to keep quiet and people will get anxious over the actual release date. 

        Of course, if they can make it by 31/8, it makes everything much sweeter. I can wait for a lot of games, but fighters not so much.

    • Code

      rar, don’t worry I’m sure we’ll be playing together soon Ash >A__3<;;

  • Josh Strange

    6 songs? wtf…

    • RmanX1000

      its just a preorder bonus. I doubt you buy the game just for that.

  • Istillduno

    Also comes with region locking because gamers will take anything if you run off a few 6 track CDs with their game.

    • RmanX1000

      Get over it.

      • ivanchu77

        It´s so easy to say that when you have this game released next week instead of having to wait a “indefinite date”

        We have all the right to complain because it´s really unfair, the ps3 was marketed as a region-free console, yet we are forced to deal with this region lock crap.

        • RmanX1000

          Deal with it.

        •  Rumors say that you’ll be getting it Sept. 7th

        • Dantis

          Pretty much.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Region locking has been discussed numerous times regarding this title, and in far more considered and less incendiary ways. Let’s leave this thread as a discussion of the package itself.

    • Hinataharem

      Seriously? Come on, now.

    • Christopher Sandoval

      the purpose of region locking is because people will import the game from different countries to save money

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Again, something which has been discussed to no end. Welcome to the site, but please note this thread is about the packaging for the NA release scheduled for next week.

  • RmanX1000
  • Aoshi00

    Very cool art for both the mini-soundtrack sleeve and disc.. Love it when Atlus includes CD for pre-order bonus like Catherine :)  XSeed for Last Story too..

  • Code

    rar, I want it, I want it NAO >A<~!! Let me borrow it Spencer ◕w◕~!

  • CasualGamer

    good enough for pre-order. Hoping it does well in NA

    • Tee Niitris

       I second this.

  • Oltheros

    Who did the soundtrack mixes?

    • Dantis

       Toshiki Konishi and Atsushi Kitajoh

  • jd213

    So what happens when you try and play the US release on a JP PS3 and vice versa?  Have there been any screenshots of the lockout screen or whatever?

    • Natat

      I’m guessing it won’t read at all? Kinda like Wii games.

    • malek86

      I’ll assume it’s the same screen as when you try to play a wrong region PS1/2 game.

  • Natat

    This looks sooo sweet! Just one more week!

  • Setsuna ♥

    They should have sent me an early copy :( 

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    jelly levels reaching critical

  • Zonic505

    Slightly disappointed that it’s only 6 songs long (was hoping for every character’s theme), though I’m assuming it’s the remixes of the themes of the P4 characters, so that’s not too bad. Cannot wait for next week for the game & to hear those remixes.

  • Go2hell66


    this sounds amazing, as if the soundtrack in this game wasn’t badass enough already

  • Shadowman

    Now I play the waiting game and try not to spend my money. B]

  • SaberSaurus

    How are people getting this so early? O.o

    • RmanX1000

      Usually news sites and reviewers get early copies so reviews can be prepared to be read on Launch day.

    • artemisthemp

      JP Version, which ain’t playable on NA or EU PS3

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    How come it doesn’t have the Arena version of Reach out to the Truth song? It’s an awesome version! 

    • Triplicity

      It’s a special Arrange ST with remixes (that aren’t in the game) of actual tracks from the game.

  • milne2k9

    Is Europe getting the CD?

  • So the case has no flip/inner art. Is the booklet at least in color?

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