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Skyrim: Dragonborn, Persona 4: Arena, Twisted Metal, TM Black, more added to PS Store

persona4arenalogoWelcome to your weekly update of the PlayStation Store. This week…

  • Bethesda has finally added the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim expansion, Dragonborn, to the store.
  • Atlus has added the Persona fighting game spinoff, Persona 4: Arena.
  • Konami has added another Yu-Gi-Oh! game, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus.
  • The top-down shooter Alien Breed is available as a PSN/Vita Cross-Buy game.
  • Twisted Metal (PSone) and Twisted Metal: Black (PS2) have been added to the Classics section.

A few other games were also added to the PlayStation Store this week and you can read all about them after the break. A full list of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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The Walking Dead shambles away as the big winner at the 2012 Spike TV VGAs

The tenth annual Spike TV Video Game Awards have been handed out and The Walking Dead has come away the big winner, trouncing more ambitious (and expensive) titles such as Halo 4 and Mass Effect 3.

The episodic adventure game based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series won Game of the Year, Best Adapted Video Game and Best Downloadable Game. Developer Telltale Games also won Studio of the Year while Melissa Hutchinson was honored in the Best Performance By a Human Female category for her role as Clementine.

The other big winner of the night was thatgamecompany’s Journey, which nabbed three awards: Best PS3 Game, Best Independent Game, and Best Original Score. Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 also took home three awards: Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best Performance By a Human Male (Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack). The viewer-voted Best Character award was also given to Borderlands 2’s Claptrap.

Hit the jump for a complete list of winners from this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards, which also includes XCOM: Enemy Unknown, New Super Mario Bros. U, Sound Shapes, and many others. (more…)

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New Releases: Persona 4 Arena

After a veritable bounty last week, this week the new release calendar is limited to a single new game.

That game is Atlus’ Persona 4: Arena, a 2D fighter based on the popular PS2 RPG. It was developed by Arc System Works and it’s available on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

If a Persona 4 fighter doesn’t thrill you, there’s always this week’s downloadable content (including Sony’s Sound Shapes and Microsoft’s Hybrid) to look forward to.

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Persona 4: Arena gets August 7 release date, dual language support

Atlus has announced that the Persona fighting game, Persona 4: Arena, will include dual language support when it’s released in North America on August 7. Players will be able to toggle between the original Japanese dialogue and a brand new English language track on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

“While it remains a feature we are unable to add in every one of our releases due to any number of factors, we are incredibly excited to be able to offer our fans the frequently requested dual language option in as highly anticipated a title as Persona 4: Arena,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus.

Fans of the Persona series are no doubt thrilled at this news, and hopefully they get even more giddy after viewing the new E3 trailer above.

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Persona 4: Arena battles its way into stores in August

A short report from Aram Jabbari, Atlus’ PR Relations Manager, has revealed that Persona 4: Arena will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in August.

Jabbari also brought along three ultra-colorful screenshots as well as a promise that Atlus is “doing everything possible to retain the full English voice cast from Persona 3 and 4.” The publisher also isn’t ready to confirm or deny the status of the Japanese language track in the North American release, so don’t ask.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Atlus confirms US release of Persona 4: Arena

The Internet figured it out last week, but Atlus has just announced a North American release for the Persona fighting game Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, which they will bring to America as Persona 4: Arena.

Originally available only in Japanese arcades, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Persona 4: Arena are scheduled for a Summer 2012 release with console-exclusive story and online modes. And if you’re worried about Atlus’ lack of experience in the fighting game sphere, don’t be, Persona 4: Arena is being co-developed by Arc System Works (creators of the BlazBlue series).

And be sure to click on the image to your left to see Atlus’ full message to their Faithful about Persona 4: Arena with all the initial juicy details.

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Atlus teases US release for Persona 4: The Ultimate… probably

Last year, Atlus announced Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, a fighting game spinoff of the popular RPG series developed by Arc System Works (who are also responsible for BlazBlue). Until now, it had only been confirmed for Japan, but it looks like an American release is in the works as well. Probably.

Yesterday, the publisher sent out an email to their Atlus Faitful mailing list that contained just a black rectangle. But if you have a crappy monitor like I do where black doesn’t really mean black, you could see letters hiding in the supposedly blank email. After a little image manipulation, the “Stay Tuned” image to your left became clear.

Atlus being Atlus, this could be anything. But the investigators at NeoGAF narrowed it down to Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (which will probably have a different title in the US) due to the starburst pattern in the game’s logo (which is also in the “Stay Tuned” image).

Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena will be available in Japan for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this Summer with an American release to follow. Probably. But also very likely.

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Persona 4 stage play hitting Japan in March

Atlus’ RPG/school sim Persona 4 has been seeing a lot of attention lately in it’s home country of Japan. At the Tokyo Game show this year, two new games in the franchise were announced, Persona 4: The Golden for Vita and Persona 4: Ultimate Mayonaka Arena for Xbox 360/PS3. Even an anime based on the series, called “Persona 4: The Animation,” has begun airing in Japan and is on episode six.

The video game is breaking some entirely new ground as well… ground in REAL LIFE. The new production company Marvelous AQL has greenlit Visualive Persona 4, a stage play based on the popular video game. The play is set to run from March 15, 2012 through the 20th at the Sunshine theater in Tokyo.

The voice actor for Teddie (Kuma in the Japanese version) is even reprising his role from the video game on stage.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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