It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. OK. Maybe not quite yet, but the fall rush will see it’s first huge release next week, and that’s something to be excited for. I promise.

This week has something special, too. For fans of fantastic RPGs and fighting games, Atlus put the two in a blender to give this week’s only retail release worth caring about: Persona 4 Arena. Taking place after the events of Persona 4 (which will be available to Vita owners later this fall), familiar characters from the series’ 3rd and 4th entries duke it out with an engine designed by 2D brawler masters Arc System Works. For those following the the Summer of Arcade, the neat zero-G shooter Hybrid will be coming at you with its interesting weightless shooting and persistent online war.

Here is this week’s lineup:

PlayStation 3

  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Sound Shapes (PSN)
  • (Please refer to the PlayStation Blog’s The Drop feature here for this week’s PSN update.)

Xbox 360

  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Hybrid (XBLA)

Wii

  • NOTHING

PC

  • Babel Rising
  • Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome (Collector’s Edition)

Mac

  • Babel Rising

3DS

  • NOTHING

DS

  • thinkSMART Chess for Kids
  • * Note: we’ve now listed Myst for DS at least twice. We’ve been assured that it will be coming out, but it isn’t quite ready.

PS Vita

  • Sound Shapes (PSN)

PSP

  • NOTHING
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