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Persona 4 Golden

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Persona 4 Golden

Also known as: Persona 4 The Golden (JP)
Developer: Atlus
Publishers: Atlus (JP/US/KO), NIS America (EU/AU)
Platform: PlayStation Vita
Released in JP: June 14, 2012
Released in US: November 20, 2012
Released in EU: February 22, 2013
Released in AU: February 20, 2013
Released in KR: August 24, 2012


AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
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In Persona 4 Golden, Scoob Teddie and the gang gather clues and track down a serial killer in the small town of Inaba.

Hmmm...
To do:
Leftover Persona 3 scripts, more debug text, some potentially unused graphics, and some more texture oddities.

Sub-Pages

Persona-4-Golden-Unused-Arcana-Small.png
Unused Text
Yo, Protag. Did you plant corny jokes? 'Cuz you got maize for DAYS.

Unused Models

Persona-4-Golden-P3-Protag-Model.png

A model of the Persona 3 protagonist can be found in the game still, internally named VIEW2. This is from Persona 3 Portable for the PSP, and comes with a full set of battle and dungeon animations.

Persona-4-Golden-light-test.png Persona-4-Golden-Editor-Model.png

A simple pyramid. There are two copies of it named light_test and editor. There's a duplicate of the editor model in a slightly different format. It features a wider base.

Persona-4-Golden-Dummy-Cutin.png

A generic placeholder cut-in portrait. This text is only seen upon rendering the model. There are multiple copies of this model.

Persona-4-Golden-Rise-Temp-Animation.gif

A placeholder animation for Rise's cut-in portrait during an all out attack. The text that falls into place says (temp). The animation speed is estimated.

Persona-4-Golden-Rise-Temp-Skill.png Persona-4-Golden-Rise-Pink-Outline.png

This flat model appears to resemble the pink outline used for Rise's portrait during an all out attack (seen on the right). The model is curiously placed among attack effect models.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Graphics

Placeholder & Test Graphics

Persona-4-Battle-Trash.png

A battle related graphic that says "trash".

Persona-4-Golden-Test-HUD.png

A test HUD that reads "12/24 金 放課後", which translates to "12/24 Friday After School".

Persona-4-Golden-Jack-Frost.png

A tiny Jack Frost image used for effect-related tests.

Persona-4-Golden-Izanagi-Placeholder.png

This is a small version of Izanagi, Yu Narukami's main persona. It's used as a placeholder for persona portraits.

Persona-4-Golden-Unused-Arcana-Small.png Persona-4-Golden-Unused-Arcana-Large.png

A small and large placeholder tarot card that says "異邦人 (仮)", or "Stranger (Temp)".

Persona-4-Golden-Rise-Old.png

An old-style piece of Rise artwork, used in the placeholder cut-in animation seen above.

Persona-4-Golden-Gas-Attendant-Dummy.png

A portrait of the gas station attendant. There is a censor bar over the eyes, and "(Dummy)" written on top.

Persona-4-Golden-Shichiri-Placeholder.png

A placeholder location image for Shichiri Beach. The text reads "Shichiri Beach Rain & Fog (Temp)". The background image here is identical to the road near the Samegawa Flood Plain.

Persona-4-Golden-Okina-Placeholder.png

A placeholder location image for Okina City. The text reads "Okina City mostly sunny (Temp)". This background image does not match any background used in the game.

(Translations: Divingkataetheweirdo)
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Cut-In Portraits

The portraits in this section were found among some cut-in graphics for the navigator when exploring dungeons. The larger square ones may have been intended for non-dungeon scenes though, as is the case with Yukari's in Persona 3.

Persona-4-Golden-Cutin-Naoto-1.png Persona-4-Golden-Cutin-Naoto-2.png

Two cut-in portraits for Naoto. Naoto's chin in the second portrait appears to be modified to some extent.

Persona-4-Golden-Cutin-Rise-1.png Persona-4-Golden-Cutin-Rise-2.png

A similar set of portraits for Rise. The squished portrait here has some splicing going on, which is most evident on Rise's cheeks.

Unused Final
Persona-4-Golden-Cutin-Rise-3.png Persona-4-Golden-Final-Rise-Portrait.png

This third portrait of Rise features a lighter hair tone and lacks a gradient on her skin. It's also vertically squished in comparison to the final portrait.

Persona-4-Golden-Cutin-Yukari.png Persona-4-Golden-back-effect.png

A portrait for Yukari Takeba, along with a backing visual effect. This portrait was used in Persona 3, but cropped to some extent. There are multiple copies of these images.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Persona 3/Portable Leftovers

Persona4 YukariPortrait.png Persona-4-P3-Yukari-Blink.png

A full size portrait for Yukari. Comes equipped with an over-saturated blinking frame.

Persona-4-P3-Orpheus.png

An image of Orpheus, the Persona 3 protagonist's main persona. This is used as a placeholder for persona portraits.

Atlus-Broken-Test-TMX.png Persona-Q-Test-TMX.png

An overlay effect used for testing. The version on the right is a restoration of what the image should look like. The original image found in the game files is broken due to an unintentional LF→CRLF/CR→CRLF conversion. The image in its broken state can be found in Atlus titles as far back as Persona 3 Portable.

Persona-4-Golden-P3-Protag-Male-Tall.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Protag-Female-Tall.png

Persona-4-Golden-P3-Protag-Male.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Protag-Female.png

Cut-in portraits for the male and female protagonists from Persona 3. There are vertically and horizontally cropped versions. The female protagonist only appeared in Persona 3 Portable.

Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Protag.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Koromaru.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Aragaki.png

Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Takaya.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Jin.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Chidori.png

Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Elizabeth.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Theodore.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-Cutin-Margaret.png

Close up cut-in portraits for various characters from Persona 3. In order, they are the female protagonist, Koromaru, Shinjiro Aragaki, Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, Chidori Yoshino, Elizabeth, Theodore, and Margaret.

Persona-4-Golden-P3-BG.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-BG-Red.png

Persona-4-Golden-P3-BG2-Blue.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-BG2-Red.png

Persona-4-Golden-P3-BG3-Blue.png Persona-4-Golden-P3-BG3-Red.png

Some cut-in backgrounds found alongside the Persona 3 cut-in portraits.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Miscellaneous

Persona-4-Golden-Family-Portrait.png

A portrait of the Dojima family, meant for a picture frame. This image uses a piece of Ryotaro Dojima's concept art.

Persona-4-Golden-Rise-Glasses.png

A set of sideways facing glasses are hidden on the alpha channel of every Rise navigation portrait.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Texture Oddities

Alpha No Alpha
Persona-4-Golden-Portrait-Example-Alpha.png Persona-4-Golden-Portrait-Example-No-Alpha.png

Portraits and a few other graphics feature a hidden layer of data where the alpha channel is set to zero. Therefore, it is only possible to see this extra data by ignoring all alpha channels (and subsequently losing transparency). Most portraits in Persona 4 Golden have a large portion at the bottom that is never seen in the game. This Yosuke portrait for example has some French text on the t-shirt that would have otherwise not been seen. The text on Yosuke's shirt appears to say "Tu voi(s) | Je suis fai(t)", which translates to "You see | I am made".

(Translations: LuigiBlood)
(Source: Puggsoy)

Persona-4-Golden-Naoto-Lab-Holoscreen-1.png Persona-4-Golden-Naoto-Lab-Holoscreen-2.png

These two textures are used for some hologram projections in the Secret Laboratory dungeon. These are actually excerpts from a French Huffington Post article about a Japanese agricultural minister who resigned.

The entire section of text below is used in the second texture. The text in the first texture is bold:

Le premier gouvernement formé par Abe avait collectionné scandales et faux-pas, et le dirigeant conservateur de 52 ans a procédé à un remaniement, lundi dernier, pour tenter de regagner en popularité après la défaite de la coalition au pouvoir dans les élections du 29 juillet, qui ont donné à l'opposition une majorité à la Chambre haute du parlement.

Le ministre, Takehiko Endo, avait avoué samedi que l'organisation qu'il avait dirigée avait illégalement touché 1,15 million de yens (9.900 dollars) de fonds publics sans en informer Abe avant sa nomination.

Endo, 68 ans, qui avait rechigné à accepter ce poste marqué par de précédentes défections,
a confirmé sa démission lundi lors d'une conférence de presse donnée après un entretien avec Abe, dans sa résidence officielle.

Le premier ministre de l'Agriculture
d'Abe s'était suicidé à cause d'une autre affaire. Le deuxième avait été limogé en raison d'allégations d'irrégularités dans ses comptes de campagne.

UN ÉTAT DE GRÂCE FRAGILE

Deux autres ministres du premier...

The text in the first texture translates to:

The minister, Takehiko Endo, admitted on Saturday that the organization he directed has illegally obtained 1.15 million yen (9,900 dollars) of public funds without informing Abe before his nomination.

Endo, 68 years old, who begrudged his position marked with previous defections,
has confirmed his resignation at a press conference after an interview with Abe, in his official residence.

The prime minister of the Agriculture
of Abe has committed suicide because of another case.
(Translations: LuigiBlood)

Persona-4-Golden-Adachi-Badge.png Persona-4-Tohru-Adachi-Concept-Art.png

Tohru Adachi's police badge is not easily seen in-game. The texture uses a piece of Adachi's concept art for the portrait.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Voice Actor Interviews

The Japanese and Korean versions of the game feature interviews with twelve voice actors for main characters. This bonus feature was not redone for the English-speaking releases with the English voice actors, and was instead cut entirely for those versions. The models used for the Japanese voice actors interviews remain in the localized releases of the game. The models and their associated character and (actor) names can be seen below.

Yu Narukami (Daisuke Namikawa) Yosuke Hanamura (Shotaro Morikubo) Chie Satonaka (Yui Horie)
Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Yu.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Yosuke.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Chie.png
Yukiko Amagi (Ami Koshimizu) Kanji Tatsumi (Tomokazu Seki) Teddie (Kappei Yamaguchi)
Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Yukiko.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Kanji.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Teddie.png
Rise Kujikawa (Rie Kugimiya) Naoto Shirogane (Romi Park) Tohru Adachi (Mitsuaki Madono)
Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Rise.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Naoto.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Tohru.png
Ryotaro Dojima (Unsho Ishizuka) Nanako Dojima (Akemi Kanda) Marie (Kana Hanazawa)
Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Ryotaro.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Nanako.png Persona-4-Golden-Interview-Marie.png
(Source: Original TCRF research)