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Persona 4 Arena, the freakishly gifted fighting progeny of ATLUS (makers of Persona and other fine JRPGs) and Arc System Works (makers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue), is out now in North America for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
What exactly do you get when you marry Persona and its rich I-want-to-go-to-there universe of characters and mythology and some masterful fighting game design? Based on the fact that it’s Japan’s top arcade fighting game, Japan’s bestselling conventional console fighting game of the past four years, and one of North America’s most anticipated fighting games in recent memory, it would seem you get one heck of a mix of gaming DNA. It probably has a perfect SAT score and everything.
After blasting off with the launch of Expendables 2, PSN PLAY continues to bring the heat with the PlayStation exclusive Sound Shapes! Coming bundled with both PS3 and PS Vita versions for one price, you won’t want to miss out on this unique platformer that combines awesome beats with clean 2D visuals. It’s available now and is 20% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Also a part of PSN PLAY, this week marks the window to pre-order Papo & Yo! Plus members receive an exclusive theme as well as a 20% discount.
This week PlayStation Plus delivers an update to the Instant Game Collection with the first two episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead free for Plus members! This acclaimed series delivers breakthrough storytelling and engaging choices that really matter. If you’re already a Walking Dead Season Pass holder, your purchase is still well worth it as you’ll be among the first to experience the later episodes as they release.
Nation of PlayStation(.Blog),
As for why we’re so convinced, it’s becau—wait, what? Oh, no, you heard right; we said “PSP.”
Look, folks, it’s still an immensely popular system with a huge user base and an amazing library of RPGs and SRPGs.
Friends of the Blog of PlayStation,
‘Tis a week — nay, why not call it an entire month — of celebration! Those of you who hath recently vanquished thy terrible foe known as “school” are now celebrating as much sloth and inactivity as your parental figures are willing to permit. Those of you who work for a living are looking forward to pleasant possibilities of the vacational variety, hoping some pool/beachside lounging is in your immediate future. The United States and Canada both celebrate their Independence Days.
Look at it. Just look at it. Your PlayStation Vita. It’s so sexy, isn’t it? Those sleek, glossy curves…Those adorable analog sticks…That gigantic OLED screen. Oh my goodness, dat screen.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were some RPG, some massive RPG with dozens and dozens of hours of tried-and-true gameplay and a captivating story to tell? Sure, it takes a while for every system to really get to that meaty part of its lifecycle, but luckily for PS Vita owners, their new handheld is going to get that game this fall.
Denizens of the Blog of PlayStation,
You know how you’re really excited for something and then something happens and you get even more excited? Like that time you found out they were making a movie for The Hobbit and you were excited…but kinda bummed that Peter Jackson wouldn’t be directing it. But guess what happened: Peter Jackson announced that he *would* in fact direct it, and you got a heck of a lot more excited. Right?
There’s a new PlayStation 2 Classic coming to PlayStation Network. I want to talk to you about it. Instead of just getting to the darn point, though…LET’S DRAG THIS OUT.
Join me, won’t you, as we take a trip back in time? Step into this police box with me, please. Get the door behind you? Thanks.
Ok, the year is 2008. You just saw Al Pacino’s 88 Minutes in theaters. It was terrible.
You’re on your way home, your head hung low in abject disappointment, when you pass by your local INSERT NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO GAME RETAILER HERE. What’s that? New releases? You wander in to take a closer look, thinking that a new game might help cleanse your mental palate…
Money. It’s like a baby in a burning building or a snail in the middle of a busy sidewalk; pretty much everyone wants to save it.
Since nobody wants to be the jerk that steps on that poor, innocent snail, we (the fine people at Atlus) are dropping prices on our PlayStation Store library of PSP system titles, not unlike the PS Vita’s undocumented ability to drop smaller articles of sub-clothing. We’re calling it…
Want to own the complete PSP Persona collection, including Persona 3 Portable, which is tied for the second-best-reviewed PSP game of ALL TIME, according to Gamerankings.com? It is now far more affordable to do so. Also getting a drop in price is the very recent Persona 2: Innocent Sin, a stunning handheld remake of one our company’s most highly anticipated games!