It's official: Atlus and ARC System Works's Persona 4 fighting game collaboration, known in Japan as Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is coming to North America under a new name --- Persona 4 Arena.
Developed in partnership with genre master Arc System Works, Persona 4 Arena uses gorgeous, hand-drawn, high definition 2D anime-style fighters and colorful, over-the-top special effects to bring to life characters from the acclaimed, highly popular Persona 3 and Persona 4. Backed up by an original, hardcore fighting engine from one of the most respected 2D fighting game developers in the industry, Persona 4 Arena represents the biggest, most noteworthy expansion of the esteemed series to date.
Atlus will be releasing Persona 4 Arena in North America sometime this Summer on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Numerous retailers have the game pegged for an August 7 release, although Atlus themselves have yet to official confirm that date.
Until then, feel free to check out the screenshots below and check out the game's official website.