Eric Albuen: "I’ll admit: when the announcement of Persona 4 getting a fighting game happened, I flipped out in happiness. One of my favorite RPGs being translated into a fighter? That sounded pretty awesome. Or at least in my head, anyway. I was legitimately excited for this game to make its way to a Western audience.
But then I thought to myself, the last time I ever saw RPG characters inside a fighting game was back in the PlayStation era with Ehrgeiz. Even then, it was a lackluster fighter, featuring Cloud, Tifa and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Given the track record of RPG characters in fighters, how would Persona 4, a full-length RPG, translate their characters into a fighting game series?"