Persona 4 has been making the news lately, on both its anime and gaming fronts. Anime wise, the official website
for the TV anime series Persona 4 The Animation
has announced that a 90-minutes-long compilation movie subtitled The Factor of Hope
will premiere in ten Japanese theaters this June 9.
The anime film will recap the 25-episode TV anime series that aired between October 2011 and March 2012, but it will conclude with the unaired "True End Episode"
, which will later be bundled with the TV anime's 10th Blu-ray & DVD volume (out in Japan on August 22). Additionally, "The Factor of Hope" movie will also include some all-new cuts of footage.
Over on the gaming front, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the crossover fighting game Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena
will be released one week earlier
than previously planned
. So instead of August 2, it will be out in Japan on July 26. For now, its North American release is still expected for August 2012.
And finally, Persona 4: The Golden's opening animation
- created by studio Madhouse - was offered online not long ago. The game itself is releasing in Japan for the PS Vita handheld this June 14. The North American release should follow in Fall 2012.