Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena uses a 4-button fighting system in order to be more approachable for fighting game beginners. Atlus released a sizable batch of new screenshots of the game today:

 

 

The console versions of The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena will come with the usual modes you’d expect. The ones announced so far are Arcade mode, Story mode, Score Attack, a Vs. mode, and an Online Battle mode that uses Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Moving on, here’s a rundown of confirmed characters so far:

 

Yu Narukami / Souji Seta / Whatever you want to call him:

 

 

Yosuke Hanamura:

 

 

Chie Satonaka:

 

 

Aigis:

 

Kanji and Yukiko haven’t been shown off yet. We assume Naoto will be in the game, too, naturally. Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is being developed at Arc System Works by the BlazBlue team. The game will release in Japanese arcades in spring 2012 and will move to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the summer.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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