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Persona 4 Arena wins GamesRadar's best fighting game of 2012

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • December 16, 2012 at 9:06 a.m. PST
Persona 4 Arena wins GamesRadar's best fighting game of 2012 Persona 4 Arena has won yet another award from a well-known gaming outlet known as GamesRadar who names it 2012's fighting game of the year. Unlike the same award given by Destructoid, this one was chosen by the editors. The VGA award for P4A was decided by community vote. Games that competed against Persona 4 Arena at GamesRadar were:
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Skullgirls
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • UFC Undisputed 3
  • Soulcalibur V
  • WWE 13
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
Do you expect Persona 4 Arena to win more awards in the future as the year draws to a close? Did GamesRadar make a mistake by allowing WWE13 and UFC Undisputed 3 to compete alongside the more traditional 2D and 3D fighting games? Leave your thoughts below.

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Comments

CarlitoKeyes said on December 16, 2012 at 9:14 a.m.

WWE 13?
UFC Undisputed 3?

BAN THIS SICK FILTH!

#1
Nyoro said on December 16, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

hahahaha

#2
Oroku_Saki said on December 16, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

All those Himdaisy/Himdaidy/whatever-the-name-is images being used for the P4A articles are awesome. I'm glad P4A is getting awards. Maybe we'll see an expansion with more Persona/Megami characters, and hopefully the Atlus version of DMCs Dante.

#3
ozma said on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 a.m.

Depressing that a game winning all these awards is still not available in the UK :(

#4
DevilMaySpy said on December 16, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.

Dante would be perfect for that game. It already has MitsuVergil.

#5
Techtun said on December 16, 2012 at 9:40 a.m.

@4 I feel your pain. :C

#6
47drift said on December 16, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.

Makes me sad that Dojima is not playable in P4A with a dive kick.

#7
icejohn said on December 16, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

luff dat thumbnail.

Drop kick dim h8ters...

yeeeah imma spellin' like dat.

#8
DARKKARASBLADE said on December 16, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.

WWE and UFC games are sports games not fighting games.

#9
RagingGhost said on December 16, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.

This is getting more BEARable. Good.

#10
gtfopanda said on December 16, 2012 at 10:08 a.m.

Will P4A ever come out in Europe? It's just ridiculous...

#11
SnakeX said on December 16, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.

Can someone inform as to why Arcsys games have such trouble with EU releases? What is going on there??

#12
IMainDanHibiki said on December 16, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.

Dojima as a DLC character?

I can dig it.

#13
AttorneyMayCry said on December 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

I really hope all these awards lead to something new for the game. Maybe a Vita port, or a sequel with new stuff since there were still some things in the game's story that needed answers (why did Shadow Yu appear if a person's Shadow and Persona cannot co-exist? Who was the person controlling Labrys near the end of Story Mode? etc.) Alss, I'd just like to say that I absolutely love the dubbed version of Hiimdaisy's comic.

#14
Imonk036 said on December 16, 2012 at 11:44 a.m.

How did it beat Tekken Tag Tournament II? That game has at least 1 years worth of reply and depth in characters!

#15
ya_boy said on December 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

What is with that awfully drawn thumbnail? Is that a GamesRadar thing?

#16
LordProsper said on December 16, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.

Damn, P4A is killin it with the awards!

Also @14, *spoilers... marking spoilers in for a fighter is weird*

The person who was controlling Labrys was pretending to be Yu's Shadow. They never said who it was though.

#17
IMainDanHibiki said on December 16, 2012 at 12:16 p.m.

@ya_boy: Look up hiimdaisy's Persona 4 comic.

#18
darkblade13 said on December 16, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.

@#15

It is because the game is just Tekken 6 with a tag feature.

#19
HooliganComboFTW said on December 16, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.

Congrats P4A for yet another recognition

#20
CrossoverFighterRyu93 said on December 16, 2012 at 1:03 p.m.

Persona 4 Arena is a very unique fighting game, out of all the new fighters out there this year, this was surprisingly the best since its known as the best RPG ever. I'm glad its getting awards, but i know it wouldn't get enough recognition like all the capcom fighters. I mean look at KOF, it was the most hyped game at EVO but it gets pushed away for Capcom fighters.

#21
OhYouDontSayThat said on December 16, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.

why no dive kick!?!?!?

#22
Rainierman said on December 16, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.

@17: Thanks for marking for spoilers, nevertheless. At least I appreciate it.

And seriously, where are you getting those thumbnails from? All things considered, I find them hilarious!

#23
Protoman said on December 16, 2012 at 1:48 p.m.

Good to hear P4A is getting all this recognition but it still pains me this game has yet to release in Europe. I know these things take time, especially with atlus/asw games but come ON, I can't even import it for crying out loud.

#24
gtfopanda said on December 16, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.

@ #24

That's the issue there: if you're not gonna release it in EU, at the very least don't freaking region lock the game!

#25
Tensa said on December 16, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.

wow EU still haven't gotten this game,geez about time they get it the new bbcp will be out

#26
omegamarth said on December 16, 2012 at 5:39 p.m.

How the hell?
P4A isnt even the best Arcsys game that came out this year! To make things worse VF5FS, a supirior game to P4A, wasnt nominated.

Its rediculous. Its only winning because its got name recognition, and story modes for the same casuals that recognized the name. The new GG is MUCH better. TTT2 is MUCH better. After the 2013 patch, even SFxT might be better.

Joke tier oppinions, everywhere.

#27
HooliganComboFTW said on December 16, 2012 at 9:02 p.m.

#27

1. VF5FS is based off a several year old game don't know why you bothered to bring that up. 2. You make it sound that "new" GG was out long enough to be considered "fighter game of year" when it barely came out at the end of the year, enough with the superiority attitude. 3. TTT2 is a glorified Tag T6 it was pretty disappointing and I like the Tekken Series.4. SfxT? The game as now would not win any award and complaining about a future patch does not mean jack if it comes out past 2012 or very near the end of it.

So your adopting the arrogant mindset of "My Opinion is better then your opinion" cool

#28
Oniros said on December 16, 2012 at 9:58 p.m.

I hope P4A getting all this recognition somehow gets the game get to Euro crowds faster.

#29
ChipsLight said on December 17, 2012 at 3:37 a.m.

"Talkin' about mind, do you know what's on mine ? Murders ! So, don't tell I tell that but we kinda thing Yukiko is the murderer and that-"
*PFFF*

#30
jhgguhgfuy said on December 17, 2012 at 3:54 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#31
alphagen said on December 17, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.

2D fighter's all the way!!!! F~k your block button's....

#32
deice said on December 17, 2012 at 2:38 p.m.

Shouldn't P4A have been put in the 2013 awards, its not even out yet ;)

#33
Tangogamer45 said on December 19, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.

P4A totally deserves all these best fighting game awards. It's about time ASW and Atlus get recognition for making an awesome game stemming from an awesome JRPG series. :)

#34


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