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The Director of Persona 4 Arena Wants a Persona 5 Fighting Game

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While Persona 5 just launched in Japan, we’ve learned (via Games Jouhou) that a fighting game spinoff based on the latest in Atlus’ flagship RPG series might actually be coming.

The news comes via Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax director Kazuhisa Wada, who said he’d like to make a Persona 5 fighting game.

He made a note in saying the team put everything they had into Persona 5, so a fighting game spinoff is something they’ll address in the future. However, he asked fans to let them know how badly they want the game.

Persona 5 is launching in both North America and Europe on February 14th.

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38 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Just don’t buy it day 1.

  2. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    October 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Can’t we just have one big ol’ MegaTen fighting game. I would love to see Demi-Fiend or Raidou kick Yu Narukami’s ass.

  3. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    October 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    If it has fatalities even better.

  4. Smug
    Smug
    October 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    The sole thing I remember from Persona 4 Arena is Yosuke’s story mode and him getting the robot pussy

  5. 2501
    2501
    October 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Do it nigga, do it.

  6. Valchior Jenkins
    Valchior Jenkins
    October 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I love Persona 4 Arena & for the longest time it was the only reason I was jealous of my console friend because my library is PC only. I used to get my “fix” every couple of weeks going to a gaming bar here in town before they went out of business. Bartender just knew I was either coming in to play Persona 4 Arena or MTG.

  7. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I think we all guessed we wouldn’t be seeing the last of Persona 5 anytime soon.

  8. Guin
    Guin
    October 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Mite be cool

  9. Guy Dudebro
    Guy Dudebro
    October 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Ultimax 2.0 patch for North America please, why the hell did we never get that?

  10. Guy Dudebro
    Guy Dudebro
    October 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Well they originally delayed the game because of how passionate they were about this project. The game was ‘finished’ 6 months ago, but the devs were so invested that they asked for an extra half year simply to add more and more content.

  11. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Twins Guantanamo Bay simulator when?

  12. Guy Dudebro
    Guy Dudebro
    October 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Seriously, we need an SMT crossover battle. The combat system is all there, get P1 and P2 out of their technically-not-existing-anymore status for Shin Megami Tensei Suplex Global Tour, starring Demifiend, Raidou, Maya, Midori, anyone– get “Fuhrer” in there with the Spear.

  13. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Might be interesting if they got another dev to take care of the game this time around; wouldn’t mind another Tekken-based spinoff series, or maybe even a Persona vs Capcom.

  14. luggage lad
    luggage lad
    October 16, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    P4A on Steam first to get PC players on board, then I say do it

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    “Persona vs Capcom by Eighting/Capcom”
    Isn’t it obvious by now that it would be shit or just not worth the money if it was made by current Capcom?

  16. Guy Dudebro
    Guy Dudebro
    October 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    SFV hasn’t instilled much faith in Capcom, I consider anything good coming from them a product of what few talented and hard-working developers they have left over at Capcom JP. Or a fluke.

    Comparing the level of mindblowing detail and effort put into Marvel3, to SFV’s awful clipping, wonky proportions, and paltry roster/modes, you would think Marvel3 came out more recently. It is fucking packed with content. And Ultimate had MORE content and was sold at a lower price as an apology. It still had on-disc DLC which was shitty, but the base game had so much content and was so good that barely even mattered. It still draws huge crowds at EVO all these years later with no official patches. And they made no effort to keep hold of their Marvel license at all.

  17. Scorching Sirius
    Scorching Sirius
    October 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Or Makoto Yuki…

  18. sanic
    sanic
    October 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I’d buy it even without titsuru

  19. Juhata
    Juhata
    October 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Watching Aleph vs. Nanashi would be entertaining.

  20. 2501
    2501
    October 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    As long as Yoshinori ono isn’t involved, it will have a chance of being a good fighting game.

  21. BROKEN R.Hoffmann
    BROKEN R.Hoffmann
    October 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    While a Persona 5 fighting game would be good, I want a Shin Megami Tensei fighting game that has characters from the smt main series and other spinoffs.

  22. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    October 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Probably demons that were major bosses at some point in the series, or demons that wouldn’t take too kindly being ordered by summoners. Demons like Metatron, Medusa, Asmodeus, and Shemyaza comes to mind.

  23. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    October 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Or, if they’re allowed to, Akemi Nakajima from DDS: Megami Tensei vs. Flynn from SMT IV.

  24. ivanchu77
    ivanchu77
    October 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Please put Labrys if they do end making it, best girl <3

  25. Dawn Blast
    Dawn Blast
    October 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    We all know either Serph or Demifiend would be most broken.

  26. BROKEN R.Hoffmann
    BROKEN R.Hoffmann
    October 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I know some things about being broken.

  27. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 16, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    nobody will play it on pc. nobody plays fighting games on pc.

  28. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Well, with P5 being the best selling game in the series, I think they’ll make it happen.

  29. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    October 17, 2016 at 6:07 am

    beg more!

  30. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 17, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Disgusting.

  31. Guy Dudebro
    Guy Dudebro
    October 17, 2016 at 11:08 am

    It would also be nice to see some attention given to the legacy SMT games that have never been released in English, get some characters from those… or Persona Mobile… or SMT Imagine…

  32. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 18, 2016 at 5:51 am

    How can I forget what I didn’t know, thought everyone already ran; do they have bad hips or something?

  33. 2501
    2501
    October 18, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Who knows, it puzzles me that Capcom has hired Shinkiro, the legendary artist from SNK and just use his art for promo material.

  34. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    October 19, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Yes, He DEFINITELY needs his ass kicked.

  35. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    October 19, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Hopefully they give it more support than P4U got.