The JRPG classic is at last released from the shackles of the PlayStation Vita as Persona 4 Golden has been released on Steam. Before actually being announced on the PC Gaming Show, even.
Unleash your Persona
Originally released on the PlayStation Vita in 2012, Golden is an expanded version of the PlayStation 2 classic Persona 4 which released in 2008. The Persona series is a spinoff of the Shin Megami Tensei series and is one of the rare examples of a spin-off series becoming more successful than what spawned it. Since then Persona 4 has had two anime series, the follow-up Persona 5 (with its own anime series) and dozens of other spinoffs. Which spawned numerous genres including rhythm-action as well as a fighting game called Persona 4 Arena. Which also had a follow-up, with the best subtitle for a game ever, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold.
Heavily inspired by other anime and manga series, most notably Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Persona 4 is the story of a newcomer to the quiet town of Inaba. As this nameless protagonist begins to make friends with his classmates, a string of mysterious murders begins plaguing the town. Not only that, but the murders may be connected to a mysterious world inside TVs, occupide by Shadows – physical manifestations of negative psyches. It’s up to the protagonist and his friends to solve these crimes and bring the killer to justice.
There is no excuse now!
Persona 4 is beloved for its memorable characters, riveting story, excellent turn-based RPG combat, and an absolute banger of a soundtrack. Golden adds more characters and extra story additions to the main game while tweaking the already stellar combat and gameplay mechanics to near perfection. You can get the game on Steam right now at the following link here. This new Steam version features variable framerates, full English and Japanese audio, and HD resolution. We’ll have a tech review up once we’ve had a chance to check it out. You can also check out some HD gameplay in the trailer below.