(Via a tweet and forum post at ArcadeOtaku)
ArcSystem Works, makers of fighting games like BlazBlue has another 2D fighter in the works for arcades and this one is called Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka. This will be a fighter based upon the popular RPG released by Atlus for the PS2 but will be a little more related to the PSVita port which will come out at about the same time as this fighter. Famitsu has some details on the fighter and they also show that console players won’t have to wait very long to get their hands on the console port of the arcade version as it will come out to Japanese arcades in the Spring of next year and will come to the PS3 and Xbox 360 a couple of months later. It hasn’t been confirmed what hardware it will run on at the moment but I imagine that it will use Taito’s NESiCAxLIVE network, which is really the best way for operators in Japan to get it since that works on an online revenue sharing basis.
UPDATE: Today comes confirmation that the game is coming to NESiCAxLIVE. GameWatch and Andriasang agree. As I mentioned, since NESiCA allows ops to do it on an online revenue share basis, that means that the risk can be minimal to them since they can download the game for free, share payment on how much it’s played and if sales sink, no major loss of being stuck with a board that might not pay itself back. But this isn’t a Capcom fighting game so it’s unlikely that a standard arcade board for this particular game would cost more than $3000.
Other than that there isn’t much to say about it at this point although I found it amusing that it already has some Engrish going on there. Free Pray!
UPDATE: So a trailer for this has been released and no mention of the arcade version. I can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to promote the arcade version, seeing how it’s something they’ve spent time and money producing.