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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will launch for PlayStation 3 in Japan on August 28 for 6,980 yen, this week’s Famitsu reveals.
As leaked earlier, Rise Kujikawa, who acted as navigator in the first game, will be playable in the fighting game sequel. A Shadow version of Rise will also appear.
A new “Golden Arena Mode” has also been added. A battle tournament incorporating RPG elements, players will be able to raise their levels, learn over 150 skills, customize their favorite characters, and build Social Links with the navigator character.
This mode will also be implemented in the arcade version at the end of April.
Outside of the new mode, it appears the story for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax might tie in with that of Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
Plugging for one of my employers~
Secret favorite bit about this leak from Japanese sources is Rise’s fighter title: 完全変態☆スーパーアイドル
Very hard to translate well because it’s a multifaceted pun that plays really well on her character development in the original game. Literally that first bit can either mean “complete metamorphosis” or “complete/raging pervert” and the latter is just “super idol.”
Me? I’d probably do something like “The Beauty and the Beast.” Hard to say. Never envied the folks at Atlus USA tasked with coming up with official lines for that stuff since a lot of the Japanese ones are super good.
Still way more excited for this craziness than I should be either way!