The Persona series – also known in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei – is a well-established JRPG franchise that has gone from strength to strength in Western markets with the release of Persona 4 Golden on the Vita achieving rave reviews. Admittedly an acquired taste, the story revolves around a group of Japanese high school students drawn into a bizarre alternate world through the Midnight Channel – an urban legend made real. Rumour has it that watching the channel on a rainy night will reveal your true love at the stroke of midnight. In Persona 4 Golden it doesn’t reveal your ideal partner; instead it reveals unlucky victims soon to be murdered. Relationships are forged, battles are fought and countless hours whittled away in a truly great JRPG and anticipation was high for a sequel. It was a surprise then to see the familiar elements of Persona transformed into a fighter from the developers of BlazBlue.