More unexpected is the announcement of yet another Persona 4 game. "The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena" (pictured above) is a new 2D fighter developed in conjunction with Arc System Works (BlazBlue). The story will take place two months after the events of Persona 4, and will include characters from both Persona 4 and Persona 3. Each character will have his or own unique story to play through, and the game will also offer online competitive play. The fighter will be released in arcades first, and will eventually move to PS3 and Xbox 360 in the summer. You can check out the first screenshots at Famitsu. Finally, with Catherine finally complete, development on Persona 5 is finally starting to begin. The "usual staff" is returning: Katsura Hashino as director, Shigenori Soejima as character designer, and Shouji Meguro as main composer. Siliconera reports that the new game will be based on a new internally developed engine, as opposed to the Gamebryo engine used for Catherine. This will make development take longer, but should make the process "smoother" as well.
Mary, from Persona 4: The Golden