Udon To Publish Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works In North America

By Ishaan . April 26, 2013 . 9:30am

Udon’s next Persona-related item will be a Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works book. Slated for release this July, the book will feature illustrations, character designs, interviews and story & background info on all of the characters in game. Check out a preview below:











Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works will be 176 pages in length and has a listed price of $40 on Amazon.

  • Chris Yuen

    I got the Persona 4 Official Design Works. Really like the quality that Udon brings. That Valkyria Chronicles 3 book looks really nice too.

  • I didn’t know Udon worked on the P4A artwork as well. It’s quite different from their more well known artstyle (Genzoman’s).

    • Solomon_Kano

      They didn’t. They’re just publishing it in the US. They’ve previously published other Persona-related artbooks.

  • ‘Aegis’ and not ‘Aigis’?

    • XiaomuArisu

      Like the name of Athena´s shield.
      Aegis the unbreakable shield

      • I knew this but in the game she goes by Aigis.

        EDIT: Looked this up, apparently it’s romanized as Aegis but for some reason they named her Aigis over here…

        • Haseyo

          Imo, Aigis is a better name for a character. Aegis would’ve been kind of lame as it’s just the name of an unbreakable shield. That’s like actually naming Teddie “Bear” since his JP name is Kuma.

          • ShadowDivz

            But… wouldn’t that be an accurate translation?
            Also, yeah it’s just the name of an “unbreakable shield” i mean, what’s so impressive about a shield that can thwart any attack and not even so much as dent.
            ….Did you even think about that one?

          • XiaomuArisu

            Her Persona is Athena
            Athena´s shield is called Aegis
            Makes sense to meXD

    • Go2hell66

      Really? coulda sworn it was Aigis

    • Matt Moylan

      These are early pages in progress. We will be going with the English version names on the final – UDON Matt

      • ShadowDivz

        So is her name really Aigis or Aegis? I haven’t played P3 in awhile but i think it’s Aigis.

        • Her official Japanese name is Aegis while her official localized name is Aigis. Both are right, neither are wrong. This is fact no matter what weaboo/anti-weaboo tells you.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Let’s share the information without the added commentary. Thanks.

  • Xmas Lopez

    Oh wow, those illustrations are pretty thorough. I’m totally getting it.

  • Solomon_Kano


  • personablaze

    Day one buy for me
    But man..I’m gonna be kinda broke-ish for the summer XD

  • Yesterday after the Atelier Arland post went up, I looked their books up on Amazon. Relatively cheap, relatively cheap shipping – I had to stop myself before I put 8 into my basket…

  • At least they can’t region-lock it.

    • Neppygear

      But what if they print it on extra super special paper that instantly erases all of its contents when it gets transported from America?

    • Herok♞

      in theory they can if they prevent it from being shipped out the country.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Some quotes can be taken the wrong way…

  • Neophoton

    Sigh… I wish I had the money for this. It’ll just have to go on the back burner for now until I get enough cash. Summer sure is managing to be pricy this year.

  • ShadowDivz

    I wish P3 got this much love. Then again it did get FES and P3P.
    While, P4 got golden AND arena.
    P4 got anime
    P3 is getting movie. I think that pretty much evens them out.

    • miju

      Their concert this year is named Persona Music FES while in a previous year it was named Mayonaka TV. The only way they can even things out even more is if they made more P3 character merch but that will probably change once the movie comes out.

      • ShadowDivz

        I don’t mind. I (unlike most people from what i’ve noticed in forums) actually prefered P3 over P4.

  • Karl Josef

    I want a PSV, PS3 crossplay to this P4 Arena!

  • Azazel

    Does this comes in hardcover?

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