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Persona 4 Golden
ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン
Perusona 4 Za Gōruden
Game Information
Developer Atlus
Publisher Atlus (JPN, NA)
NIS America (EU)
Genre RPG
Platform PSVita
Release Dates
Flag of Japan June 14, 2012
Flag of the United States November 20, 2012
Flag of Europe February 22, 2013

Persona 4 Golden, also known as Persona 4: The Golden in Japan, is an enhanced port of PlayStation 2's Persona 4 for the PlayStation Vita.

Gameplay ChangesEdit

  • Two new Social Links. Both Social Links are capable of unlocking new story content — such as new dungeons, and additional scenes for every ending.
  • New Difficulty levels similar to Persona 3 Portable. On New Game+, the player can change and even customize the difficulty levels for individual game elements in the configuration menu. The pre-set levels of difficulty are:
    • Safety (Very Easy in NA Version)
    • Easy (Left untouched in NA Version, used to be called Beginner)
    • Normal
    • Hard (Left untouched in NA Version, used to be Expert)
    • Risky (Very Hard in NA Version)
  • Several new music tracks.
  • Additional voice over dialogue.
  • Chie and Teddie have new voices in the English versions.
  • New animated cutscenes.
  • More Personas, including new Ultimate Personas for the Investigation Team.
  • New areas, such as Shichiri Beach, and a ski resort. Okina City, which was only seen during certain Social Link scenes, is now accessible.
  • New events, such as a Halloween event and a skiing trip.
  • The player can now explore Inaba in the evening, when Dojima is not home. Places to visit are limited, just like Persona 3.
  • Yu and his friends now have motorized scooters to explore various areas.
  • Costumes are now available to buy at Croco Fur, in Okina City. Costumes have their own slot for equipment, and affects the Investigation Team's appearance, similar to Persona 3 FES and Persona 3 Portable. Costumes do not affect the party's stats.
  • New Garden and Bug Catching features.
  • Trophies.
  • The ability to choose which skills can be inherited by the persona the player is fusing. (However inheritance restriction still applies.)
  • The Vox Populi (Voice of the People) and SOS are new additions to the game, available while connected to the PlayStation Network.
    • The Vox Populi can be used to see what other players of Persona 4 Golden have chosen to do during the current day in the game. The feature is also available in the Velvet Room to see what personas other players are currently fusing.
    • The SOS feature calls other online players for help in dungeons, allows you to send help to others, and is received as a gift of a minor amount of health and spirit. The amount restored by the SOS is very little and isn't restricted by the current health status of your party.
  • New scene skipping function.
  • If the player fulfills criteria for at least the good ending, daily activities are expanded to February 14, 2012, giving more time for events and social links.
  • New epilogue for the True Ending.
  • Changes to the requests of NPCs or the fox.
  • Some changes to the flow of battle:
    • Some shadows/enemies have changed their attribute (weakness/strength/null) or area spawn.
    • Shuffle Time has been revised.
    • Rebalanced characters.
    • Rise can now assist the Investigation Team in All-Out-Attacks.
    • Tag Team attacks.
    • Cavalry Attacks: Attacks from members of the Investigation Team that are not currently in the party. These usually are a follow up to Weak/Critical attacks that down an additional enemy or two allowing for an All-Out-Attack.
    • Some spells has been reduced its usage cost (Megidolaon now only costs 38 SP and Morning Star costs 55 SP).
  • A new "TV Listings" menu, for displaying bonus content unlocked through the main game. Bonus content and the game itself are presented as television shows. The various shows are:
    • Song Battle 2012 - Various clips from Persona Music Live 2008 and 2009.
    • Mr. Edogawa's TV Classroom - Lectures on the various themes of the game and their relation to psychology.
    • Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - A Quiz show with questions regarding minor aspects of Inaba and the Shadow World. The character dialogue in this content is fully voiced.
    • Daily Personamations! - A hub for rewatching the game's animated cutscenes. Scenes are unlocked as they are encountered during play.
    • P4 Golden - The main game, this program serves as a link to return to the game.
    • Giants of P - A series that shows Persona 4 concept art with commentary on each piece. Additional pieces of art are unlocked as the story progresses.
    • HEE! HEE! HOO! Music King - An in-game music player for listening to previously encountered music. Additional tracks are unlocked through playing the game.
    • Persona Hits - This series shows various Japanese television commercials for Persona, Persona 3, and Persona 4.
    • What is P4 Arena? - Plays the P1 Grand Prix introduction video from the Persona 4 Arena story mode.
    • P4 the Animation! - A Japanese extended trailer for the Persona 4 anime, this content has the original Japanese audio and does not contain subtitles.
    • The Midnight Channel - A Minigame accessible only when the PlayStation Vita's clock is at Midnight until 1:00 AM. It features Teddie covered by TV static and can be manipulated with the device's touchscreen. Teddie is fully voiced in this mode.
  • The return of the Aeon Arcana and the introduction of the Jester/Hunger Arcana. Personas present in Persona 3 FES that were not carried over in Persona 4, such as Seiten Taisei and Lakshmi, as well as some brand new Personas like Baphomet and Kaguya Hime, have been placed in the Aeon and Hunger Arcana. 
  • Floors and chests in dungeons reset by changing floors instead of leaving the dungeon and TV world or visiting another dungeon.
  • Spell buffs and debuffs can now be used on the same character to prolong the effect.

Trivia Edit

  • Atlus held a vote for the Top 10 Persona 4 Golden characters leading up to the Flash! Persona Channel 2015 livestream. The results are as follows:[1]
Rank Character Rank Character
1 Yosuke Hanamura 6 Kanji Tatsumi
2 Chie Satonaka 7 Nanako Dojima
3 Tohru Adachi 8 Rise Kujikawa
4 Yu Narukami 9 Yukiko Amagi
5 Naoto Shirogane 10 Marie


Boxart & Promotional Art
Japanese Cover
P4g boxart USA
North American Cover
Promotional art
Box art
General Gallery
Persona golden 2
Marie's introduction
Marie Social Link Event
Catching the Hachiro Octopus at Shichiri Beach
Bike riding to Shiciri Beach
Persona 4 Golden 4
The Investigation Team at Shiciri Beach
Persona 4 Golden 5
Yu, Yosuke and Teddie at Shichiri Beach
Okina Bike Event
Yosuke organising a Halloween event
New Year cutscene
P4G New Animation
Hot spring cutscene
Persona 4 golden 21
Winter event with Nanako and Dojima
Persona 4 golden 11
Winter Vacation event
Persona 4 Golden 12
Winter Vacation event
Persona 4 golden 8
Winter Vacation event
Persona 4 golden 13
Winter vacation cutscene
Persona 4 golden 14
Winter vacation cutscene
P4 golden difficulty
Difficulty Select Screen
Requesting Assistance Online
Persona 4 Golden 2
Costume changes - Yukiko's Maid Costume
Persona 4 Golden 9
Yosuke and Teddie team up
Persona 4 golden 10
Chie and Yukiko team up
Persona 4 golden 18
Kanji and Naoto team up
Persona golden 3
Bike Skill in Battle
Rise joins an All-Out Attack
Persona 4 golden 25
Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz
Persona 4 golden 26
Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz
Character Gallery
Yukiko splash
Yukiko concept sprite
Yosuke splash
Yosuke concept sprite
Protagonist splash
Protagonist concept sprite
Chie splash
Chie concept sprite
Teddie splash
Teddie concept sprite
Kanji splash
Kanji concept sprite
Rise splash
Rise concept sprite
Naoto splash
Naoto concept sprite
Marie splash


  1. Fans vote for top Persona songs and Persona 4 Golden characters - Gematsu

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