Rise Has New Support Abilities In Persona 4: Golden

By Spencer . May 9, 2012 . 1:35am

imageWhile Rise doesn’t fight shadows directly, she’s invaluable during battles. Rise informs the party what enemies are BEARY weak against and recover the party’s HP when she levels up.


Rise will have even more support abilities in Persona 4: Golden. Famitsu reports her Battle Support skill makes Rise provide logistical support by recovering the party or giving the group a temporary buff. Rise Check allows Rise to analyze enemies before a battle begins. Cheer Up has Rise assist her friends when they’re on the offensive.


As reported earlier, Rise has a new evolved persona Kouzeon and Persona 4: Golden has a bug catching mini-game too.

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  • Linhua

    T^T … why won’t they let you hurt shadows too, Rise-chan…

    T^T … why won’t they pull another Mitsuru > Fuuka exchange…

    … I need you in my party… u_u …

    • Zal_Yagun

      ummmmm. they kinda did…..

      you know for Teddie….. :p 

      • Linhua

        ._.|| OH CRAP. THEY DID.

        T^T … Nooooooooooooooooo… I like Teddie but nooooooooo…

        … reverse… REVERSE!!

        T^T … oh god… I just made myself sad.

      • RablaAndrews

        Option to switch them back where?

    • jc0111

      I would love to have Rise as a playable character.

  • GreekGod88

    so i never played Persona before should i start with the upcoming Vita game?
    any advise

    • Dantis


    • RablaAndrews

      If you buy a Vita you’ll have access to the entire series bar Persona 4 Arena, since 1, 2 Innocent Sin, 2 Eternal Punishment, and P3P are all on PSP.

      I would honestly start with Persona 3 since thats where most people get into the series and its widely regarded as the best one (though debates continue). Get P3P so you have the better battle system and the two playthroughs.

      Then you can move on to P4G and/or move backwards to Innocent Sin from there.

      • GreekGod88

        i have a vita already 
        so the stories are not connected like Final Fantasy ?
        THX  RablaAndrews and Dantis

        • RablaAndrews

          1 and 2 are slightly related, and 3 and 4 are slightly related. But you really can start from anywhere.

          • Uh, I wouldn’t say P1 and P2 are slightly related. Just think about what Dantis said.

        • Dantis

           1 and 2 are related in that characters return from the previous games. Persona 3 and 4 take place in the same universe, but the only connections are small references, like a character from Persona 3 appearing on the TV in Persona 4.

          So you can start on Persona 4 and not miss anything in terms of story.

    • Herok ♞

       Start with 1 and work your way through the series since there are only 5 games at this point, and all have there good and bad points, like 1 its enemies can be way over your level if you rely on talking to demons, but its an overall solid game, and 3 how its a good game most of the time, but if you don’t want to do social links there are literally 0 other things to outside of Taurus. 

      • Dantis

         No offense, but this is terrible advice. DO NOT start with Persona 1. Start with 3 or 4.

        Persona 1 and 2 are completely different games to 3 and 4 (Including the actual development teams). Only play Persona 1 if you become a big fan of the series, otherwise stay away.

        • icecoffemix

          Agree with this, it’s far easier to get into the series with 3 than 1 and 2.

          Not like he has to do that though since Persona game have minimal connection with each other.

        • Herok ♞

          You know since they are completely different games that it is a good idea to try them all, personally I was a lot happier playing through 1 than 3 because as soon as I realized the day time portions in 3 were holding me back from continuing the story, then it got real irritating to do social links, especially on days no one was available since I didn’t use a guide and nights since after you do the monk and max your stats they are useless. The way you word it makes it sound like the first 3 games are bad but they aren’t they are different, so I figure since they are all unique start at the beginning, not the place where the series gained a ton of fans because even if you love 3 and 4 you could hate 1 and 2 and vice-versa you said that if you really like 3 and 4 try 1 which is a bad way to approach it, I am a fan of the series because of 1 and not 3 unlike most people.

          • Hraesvelgr

            Your whole comment doesn’t have to be one paragraph long sentence, you know… even if I agree with it for the most part.

          • Herok ♞

             sorry bout that I sometimes I type things first thing in the morning when I have no to edit for punctuation.

        • KuroiKen

          Yeah, right, it’s easier to start with a pretty much vanilla school settings like 3&4, but 1&2 are still the best in the Persona series. Closer to MegaTen universe too, even though in Japan Persona series isn’t considered a part of it.
          There are many reasons why I love Persona 1&2 and greatly dislike 3&4, but those are a matter of personal preference afterall.
          Still, I really think you should play it again, since the first game is great.

          • Dantis

             I actually really like Persona 1 (The PSP remake, anyway. Let’s ignore Revelations.), but I think it would make for an incredibly rough start to the franchise. The art and gameplay design are unbelievably dated nowadays, which is a sharp contrast to how slick Persona 3 and 4 are.

            And the reason I told him not to play it unless he becomes a fan is because I think it holds truth. I personally enjoyed it, but I also buy the art books and the soundtracks and the various re-releases, so I would consider myself a fan. You can’t assume someone will enjoy something like that just because the hardcore fans do.

          • The PSP remake totally killed the mood of the game, if you ask me. (Referring to the music)

        • OverlordZetta

          Them being different doesn’t make them bad. The gameplay and characters alone should make them worth looking at.

          Hell, P1 is my personal favorite.

          • Dantis

             I don’t think Persona 1 is bad. I think it’s pretty great in a lot of areas. It is not approachable in any way though, and if somebody is starting the series it is a terrible way to get into it, and I wouldn’t recommend anybody who isn’t a MegaTen fan to play it.

          • OverlordZetta

            … That’s… Ridiculous. If anything, I’d say that about 3/4, since at least the first two games are more like your standard RPGs.

          • Jirin

            I’m a huge fan of the Persona 2 games, but I would never recommend them to somebody I didn’t know was a huge fan of other heavy dungeon crawlers like Nocturne.  Somebody new to SMT should start with 3 or 4.

          • I still say Devil Summoner 3 is the perfect choice for SMT newbies. But it would cost them. A lot.

            Sure, it’s no Persona, but it has a lot of the standards.

    • akiko_sakuraba

      I asked the same question (about Persona 4) when I was looking at videos of gameplay on Youtube. I was told to just start with Persona 4, since there’s almost no connection between 3 and 4. It was the best decision I ever made. :3 I played Persona 3 after that. I definitely think there’s no need to play the other games first (especially 1 and 2, which are completely different genres of games altogether). Persona 4 is a story all it’s own.

  • jujubee88

    This game is very VERY metrosexual.

    Nothing wrong with that :>

  • Shadow: Heeeere I coooome!
    Rise: Ummm… guys.. becareful…. its going to hit you….. Here have your buff tht may or may not work.

  • OverlordZetta

    Probably the first piece of real content they’ve added that actually means something to the game (unless the rumors of a January dungeon are true), as opposed to all the sprinkles they’ve been adding to now.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Rise as a playable character. WOULD BE NICE 

  • Jirin

    I like the support abilities, but is it a good idea to make it possible to learn an enemy’s weakness without experimenting?  I think that would make regular encounters pointless.

    One thing I wish they’d left in in Persona 4 is that being knocked down costs you a turn. That really made gave you some more strategic options. Like, oh, I’ve knocked everyone down. Would I rather do a huge chunk of damage, or take away all their turns? It’s a boss who spams rage and charm attacks, so I think I’ll leave them down.

  • I like all of this new stuff they’re adding.

    I just hope it won’t make the game easier. That’s also one of the reasons I’m gonna start on the hardest setting.

  • JazzWithAttitude

    i can’t even finish that…

  • Siliconera dishing out dem puns

    • LynxAmali

      I know.

      It’s un-bear-able.

      Damn it. Now they’ve got me doing it now.

      Somebody, shoot me now.

      • Testsubject909

        I couldn’t bear to shoot you.

        • amagidyne

           It would be far too grizzly, and you can just bet that some journalist would see it as a kodiak moment and take a picture. Things would get a lot w…-ursa.

  • SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY… in loans…. cuz i still dont actually have a vita.

  • Nosajk

    That’s great i always thought those support characters should be a lil more helpful, not saying they aren’t but this is great news… I like Rise a lot more than Fukka for some reason…

    • JazzWithAttitude

      Fuuka is cute too…

      • I seriously don’t understand the hate Fuuka gets.

        • Eilanzer

          her voice and twisted eyes 
          (* ̄m ̄)

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