Persona 4: Golden Slated For November Release

By Spencer . August 13, 2012 . 2:30am

imageA quick update about Persona 4: Golden comes from one of our sources. We hear Atlus has the PlayStation Vita version locked down for a November release.


Persona 4: Golden has been updated with a ton of voice acting, online enabled dungeon rescues, team attacks, additional personas, and an extra story arc that takes place in winter.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    November sounds good. Lots of stuff to keep me busy til then. Hell, lots of stuff to keep me busy after too.

  • Kuraio

    Locked down… You almost had me there for a minute!
    Import or wait for the European announcement?

    • hunterrnl

      Lets see. Hmmm ok the last big game in Europe from Atlus was Catherine with released 7 months later.


      • Dyne

         I 99.5% sure that there is no dlc for this game, so if it going to be late, i be importing.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Why does the post say this is news related to Japan when P4G is already out in Japan?

    •  uh?

      • Tom_Phoenix

        If you look above the title of the news post, it says “Japan”.

        • ohhh o-o, woah first time i notice that… and i have years here lol

  • TheTechnodrome

    I played a a little bit of P4 before my system died and planed on starting over 
    with this version. Held off on playing P4A’s story mode just so I didn’t spoil anything, and now I’m all excited because black Friday I will be getting a vita and some Golden Love

  • natchu96

    Looks like this is Christmas for me, then. Next thing on my list is to find an excuse to buy ACIII:L. Plenty of holidays in HK. This would be easy . . .

  • Xapth

    Not much longer now, the day my Vita purchase becomes worthwhile is coming soon.

    Seriously, the Vita could really benefit from more stronger titles like this one.

  • Tales_of_Master

    I thought this was going to be released on the 30th of October ? November….damn that’s a long wait -_-

    • Hraesvelgr

      October 30 isn’t much different from November, you know…

      • THAT IS LIKE SAYING DECEMBER 31 IS CLOSE TO JANUARY 1st! there is one year of difference!!!

        • Solomon_Kano


      • Tales_of_Master

         I….I was joking. I thought that was obvious, especially with the “damn that’s a long wait -_-” line. Anyway, now that I think about it the article didn’t specify a particular day, so it could be November 30th for all we know.

  • RmanX1000

    I was sure they said Oct 23rd >_<… was hopin to get this the same day as PlayStation AllStars… Oh well. Still guna preorder and buy like a boss.

  • Laith Rem

    So November. When ACIII and Paper Mario are released(And I get my Vita with Gravity Rush too!)

    Damn my wallet is begging me to be gentle and it seems I can not.

  • Zonic505

    Stiiiiilll waiting for a pre-order bonus to be announced, Atlus.

    Well, it was originally Oct. 30th, so seems it’ll only be a few weeks at the most.

  • Makes me want to break out the PS2 and play this again.

  • November eh… well that makes buying stuff in Oct. $40 (plus tax) cheaper. Though isn’t Nov. the release month of Wii U? Bleh. xD

    • Solomon_Kano

      There isn’t any clear window for the Wii U beyond late 2012 just yet. According to IGN (so take this with a handful of salt) Nintendo’s having manufacturing troubles that may push the release into December, though they apparently want it out in the US in time for Black Friday. Dunno how much of that I believe, but it sounds plausible.

      • December eh? Well… if so that would be better for ME. Others not so much.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I think I’d probably be good with either one. I’d prefer a December release though. It’d be hard to get all the game deals on Black Friday with a whole system to buy.

          • Heh… there is that. I usually already have games I am going to get before deals come. P3P is an exception. Though I bought it for a little more than it was when I last checked.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I usually do too. I like to keep an eye on Black Friday for games I was iffy about getting though. While I might not have gotten ____ for $60 if it’s a nice enough price on Black Friday, I might grab it.

  • Rudy Soto

    Damnit. There goes my whole plan in getting the Liberation Bundle and P4:G at the same day.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Wow…playing this for the first time recently…using my PS3.

    I wish I had a Vita so I could experience this version….awesome game so far.

  • I laready have enough games to buy in October, I’m grateful they pushed u=it to November, so I can have time buying Christmas gifts~

  • MCoelho

    I was hoping i could buy it together with my Vita in October while i was in the US.

    That’s a shame, gonna have to buy it at my country .-.

  • Herok♞

    When in November? if it is early I will buy it, if it is late November I will buy pokemon and wait for Christmas.

    • TaintedSeraph

      That’s what I was thinking too. I have a bunch of other games to buy so if its late enough I’ll wait for Christmas.

      • :o Is your avvie Law? :ooo Law is a badass. xD He’s so epic.

        • TaintedSeraph

          Yup, it’s Law. He’s my favourite. :D

          • Heh. I’m still catching up so I don’t know when appears again after he saves Luffy. Has he even appeared again, yet?

          • TaintedSeraph

            Yeah, he’s part of the current arc in the manga.

          • I see. Cool.

      • Herok♞

         Exactly what I was thinking I only have $50 to spend and I want to get one or the other and currently golden is more likely since its vita and I am basically gamless for the thing at the moment.

    • Wait if it was early you wouldn’t buy Pokemon? ;-; B-but P-Pokemon… xD

      • Herok♞

         I love Pokemon but it could wait since My Vita only has 2 games while my DS/3DS has 50X that.

        • You have 100 DS/3DS games? O-o

          • Herok♞

             I am not really sure I lost count, I know I atleast have 70 minimum.

          • Holy balls. xD

          • Herok♞

            To be fair I have had a DS for 6 years now.

          • I had mine for… at least that long.

          • Herok♞

             Well how many games do you have for it?

          • Uh I only have one. I think… yah. Just Pokemon. I have played more, but I used to sell my games. But still 70….. I dunno if I ever played that many.

  • Thank god, there was already so much stuff I need to get in October (Code of Princess, Pokemon BW2, white Vita bundle).

  • Oltheros

    So many additions…but no dual audio.

    Oh Atlus.

    • Dual audio usually takes up a lot of space, especially for an rpg this long.

      • Oltheros

        I understand. I just feel like they could put up a version on PSN that has Japanese voice acting. Wouldn’t even have to print/ship those copies.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Atlus has long been very open that dual language is not just a programming issue, but a business one as well. To pay extensive actor’s fees for a version that would see even less return on investment just would not be possible.

          • Oltheros

            I can only base it off the fact that other publishers do it without going bankrupt from these “extensive” fees. In the end, I guess it comes down to Atlus USA working with Atlus Japan to negotiate voice acting contracts that are licensed for international use at reasonable prices.

  • I guess this is good news since October is PACKED with releases. This will give me some time to finish those games up before I dedicate 100 hours to Persona.

    • Koulamatata

      I can juggle RE6 and P4 in one month.

      November is more packed. Stiffer competition. I hope ATLUS knows what they’re doing.

      This game could single handedly save the Vita over here if they market the game right.

      • What exactly… is coming in Nov.?

        • Solomon_Kano

          Call of Duty alone is enough competition, but I don’t really know of anything else releasing in November. I think Playstation blah blah whatever is coming out then too, but I doubt that’s anything serious. COD definitely takes sales though.

          • CoD is being released? Didn’t know that. Probably because I hate CoD. But meh. And Yah PSASB or whatever is coming out too. Meh… still not sold on it. And with all the other games I may not get it.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, I remember COD since it always comes out in the first week of November or just outside of it. As for Playstation whatever, the roster just kinda killed my interest. Having characters from other fighting games seems like a waste of a spot to me when there are so many other characters they could use. Well, a waste of a few spots now, since they’re apparently adding Jin in addition to Heihachi.

          • Locklear93

            “PlayStation Blah Blah Whatever,” may be the absolute best way I’ve heard of describing my sentiments toward that title, and I’m a Vita owner myself, desperately wishing for titles.

            From now on, that’s my official name for it. <_<

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, as a Vita owner myself, it’s pretty disappointing.

          • sherimae1324

            but i want a new MH game for my VITA too -__-…..

            what VITA really need is gooooood games that will cater the fps, rpg, hardcore, racing, adventure, platformer gamers ^_^ inside and outside of japan…. ^_^

            maybe that will happen in a year or two…

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, it’s just gonna need time. The games will come eventually.

          • sherimae1324

            i really hate those authors from videogaming sites or those wannabe analysts on youtube who blatantly conclude that the VITA is a failure and its SONY’S biggest mistake! 

            i really wish i had a deathnote for real!! (joke :P) tee-hee.

            your right oni-chan… the VITA needs Time…. its just only half a year here in japan and they say it fails…it it really makes me sad.. and how about the DS that is what i called dead while the PSP has still Moooooorrrrrreeeee games coming in

            i think it will be the same thing will happen here (siiigggghhh)

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, they’re counting the Vita out too soon. It took the 3DS a while to get rolling and that also needed a price drop. If Sony isn’t gonna drop the price then we’ve just gotta keep waiting. It’s tough, but it’s not dead.

          • sherimae1324

            the VITA has a lot of potential oni-chan if it were only be given a chance by some third-party devs and pubs…. i know they would!! the PSP also has a slow start and yeah your right i think it needs a price drop maybe that will happen this coming christmas ^_^  yippeee (i wish..)

          • Solomon_Kano

            The holidays should help some. Hopefully there’s some stuff shown off at TGS. With the stuff Sony’s expecting maybe they have something up their sleeve.

          • Koulamatata

            I guess both months are looking pretty good.
            But November has Halo 4 (not really sure how well it will do though), but like you said, it’s also has CoD. Which, love it or hate it, you can’t deny those games sell extremely well. A lot of people will be throwing their money there rather than on P4 and most likely a Vita as well.

            Plus, Wii U hype will probably be on the rise. 

            That being said, I’d love to be proven wrong. I love Persona, I love the Vita.
            I want it to all work out well for them.

            As a final note… I was under the impression the Last of Us was coming out in Nov, but I recently found out that is not the case.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Wow, I completely forgot about Halo 4. I think that’s probably gonna do big. The series usually does, but a November release boosts it’s chances even higher what with Black Friday and all that.

            I hope P4 does well myself, but I’m sure Atlus probably has done the projections on that. Otherwise, November would just be an odd time to pick when September is perfectly lonely.

            I wonder when The Last of Us does actually come out then? That is slated for this year, right?

      • Solomon_Kano

        COD is the biggest thing in November. I think it would’ve been a bit worse to release in October next to RE6 and Assassin’s Creed 3 (and Liberation to a lesser extent). October also has Need for Speed and Pokemon.

  • personablaze

    This is cool but,I hope we get a North american annoucement for P2EP…..I need that game.

    • Hmm.. that never received a US release did it? :/

      • personablaze

        Nah it didn’t T_T,P2EP came out before P4G so I had Hoped we would get that first but It looks like atlus is gonna make us wait for it ;_;.

        • Hmmmm…. we might not get it but we can hope.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    I’m in love with this game!
    I need this game!
    I want to play this game!

  • Jungo

    Oh man, can’t wait! P4A’s just gotten me even more excited for this game. I want to go back to Inaba and hang out with the gang again!

  • November? Perfect! Hopefully the PSVita will have some type of holiday season price cut by then.

    • Best chance of a “holiday” price-cut is the infamous Black Friday.

  • LazuliteLiamz

    please.. PLEASE Atlus, share some love to your out-of-Japan fans with some pre-order bonuses!

  • C’mon european release date at gamescom *crosses fingers* maybe even persona 3 ps2 classic *attempts to cross toes too*

  • WTH….!!!!! they should release P4G english version 1st rather than chinese version !!!!!!

    • AnimeRemix

      Uhh… In the end we’re still getting the game… I really don’t see what’s so bad about China getting the game first, if it’s still coming to the States eventually.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Lol please explain to me the bullcrap that you call logic in this post.

    • What’s so bad about Hong Kong getting it before NA???

      Europeans didn’t complain they are getting it later than NA….

      • Dylan Neill

        We do. Alot.

  • I think it’s been pushed back to the 20th…at least that is what Gamestop says.

    Anyways, I’m looking forward to this game.
    As someone who’s never played P4, excited hardly covers what I feel ^__^

  • Sho Zero

    They have really gone all out with this version of the game. I already have the ps2 version, but this may be a potential buy down the road.

    Atlus literally has my mouth watering with their upcoming games…this game, Etrian Odyssey 4, Soul Hackers remake (yay =D), Shin Megami Tensei 4, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment remake, Persona 5, A PSVita Shin Megami Tensei game on the horizon, etc. My favorite company for sure.

  • Cyrus

    Already beat the game twice. Take that, you Westerners! >D

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