ATLUS has announced that Persona 4 Arena, the fighting spinoff of Persona series of roleplaying games, is now available across North America for Xbox 360 and PS3. Developed in partnership with Arc System Works Persona 4 Arena uses hand-drawn, high definition 2D anime-style fighters and colorful, over-the-top special effects to bring to life characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4.
ATLUS also revealed a host of launch day downloadable content (DLC), some of which can also be unlocked through challenging in-game achievements. The DLC varies from sets of glasses for every character (an iconic aesthetic element from Persona 4) to additional Navigators providing in-game commentary and quick tips. The content is assured to be entirely cosmetic, offering passionate fans a chance to further customize their characters and play experiences without affecting the game's critical balance and mechanics.
The publisher furthermore addressed reports of lag from Xbox 360 system users, confirming that a patch was in rapid development and would be released as soon as possible.