Sept. 19, 2014 – Irvine, Calif. – Peter the Anteater and the rest of the Fighting Gamers at UC Irvine will get a chance to put their fightsticks to the test and Sho their stuff on Saturday, Sept. 27 when ATLUS brings the upcoming fighting game, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, to the UCI Student Center before its release.
The event is free, and will be open to the public from 2-11 p.m., and will have open stations for gamers to try out the game, with the returning cast, 6 brand new in-game characters, and even DLC characters. There will be raffle drawings at 6 p.m., with many prizes to win, including a Mad Catz P4U2 FightStick Tournament Edition 2 (PS3 and PS4 compatible)signed by renowned ATLUS character designer, Shigenori Soejima. A P4AU tournament will begin immediately following the raffle.
ATLUS will also bring demos for Persona Q, the upcoming dungeon crawling RPG that mixes the casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4 in a first-person dungeon crawling adventure in the style of the cult RPG series, Etrian Odyssey. Persona Q has a brand new art style, story, and delves more into the back stories of the cast members.
The event will be held at the Balboa Island A, located on the 4th floor of the Student Center. Elevators to the 4th floor are located between Pacific Ballroom C and D on the 1st floor. Parking in the Student Center Structure is $2/hr or $10 all day. There are also free parking spots available across the street in residential areas – a minimal walk from campus – but spaces are very limited.
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game CatherineTM, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon’s SoulsTM, Atlus is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences.
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