Persona 4: The Ultimax Suplex Hold Coming To PS3 Next Year

By Ishaan . November 24, 2013 . 4:42am


In addition to the Persona 5 announcement for PS3, Atlus also announced today that Persona 4: The Ultimax Suplex Hold is coming to the PlayStation 3 next year.


Slated for release in arcades this winter, the fighting game is an updated follow-up to Persona 4: Arena. The PS3 version will be available summer 2014.

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  • Azzrem

    Thank you Atlus,for all of those awesome announcement :’)

  • Keko

    I can’t wait! I really want to try Shadow Yukiko and Haza-eh, Adachi! The name keeps getting dumber and dumber, though.

    • Cazar

      I always read your comments in Nep’s voice.

      • Keko


  • Ben Green

    So, we got 4 new Persona announcement in one day. Persona Q, Persona DAL, Persona USH, and Persona 5. Thank you Atlus.

  • Shippoyasha

    Playable Adachi please. Playable Adachi please. Playable Adachi please!

    • Landale

      During all that stuff they were showing there was a blink and you miss it moment; Either someone else is using Magatsu-Izanagi, or yes he’s playable.

  • Cazar

    So I gotta ask, do we know yet if the story for this game is a direct continuation of P4 Arena or is it the same but with additional story content? I’ve been holding off on P4 Arena for this version, and I’m concerned I might have screwed up by doing so.

    • admeister

      It’s looking like a direct continuation to me. P4A ended on a cliffhanger, so it makes sense.

      • Cazar

        A cliffhanger eh? I guess I better go and pick up P4A then.

        • admeister

          I recommend it! :)

  • transferstudentx

    2014 = year of persona

    • Shippoyasha

      Sorry Luigi. You had an awesome year. You might have deserved even more during 2013. But true love is here now. Persona, my home town. Farewell Luigi.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        2014 is the Year of Yoshi and Devils

      • Servant BerserCAR

        “Luigi can eat my Marin [email protected]^king Karin.” ~ by one of the hottest and most powerful female entrepreneurs in the world

  • SupaPhly

    please dont region lock
    please dont region lock
    please dont region lock

    • Thatguy

      It’s Atlus….
      So, Europe, you are screwed… They even region lock games on region free platforms.

      • Pdugna

        only Arena was locked it wasn’t Atlus doing that

        • Go2hell66

          it was atlus that did that. it definitely wasnt arcsys

      • Theob Vious Choice

        I read “Atlus” as “Anus” at first glance, not sure.

      • Xerain

        Arena was only region locked because they yen was much stronger than the USD and they didn’t want Japanese players importing the US copy for cheap.

        Which of course, screwed the European players.

        My vote is this time they make the JP voice acting paid DLC. Even if it’s just a couple of bucks, it woudl mean JP players would need a US credit card to get the JP voices, or import PSN cards like I have to do to buy things on JP PSN.

        Also the Yen is about equal to the USD right now, so that might not even be necessary.

        • Wappuli

          Which was pretty stupid reason, even with a little lower price than Japanese version and only ~2 week wait, the number of importers most likely woudn’t have been high at all.
          And instead of doing that to voices, a much more effective solution would be not to include Japanese text this time.

    • Tatsuya Fabre

      Or any of the others, for that matter. I already had to buy 2 3DSs, please not 2 PS3s…

    • Did P4: Arena not get a European release? :(

      • InfectedAI

        Much much later than everyone else.

    • Servant BerserCAR

      I’m willing to do ANYTHING as long that doesn’t happen… (>_<)

  • transferstudentx

    lol upgrade to ps4 they said you well regret not buying it they said well HAHAHAHA in your face early ps4 owners 2014 is the year where the ps3 well truly shine

    • PreyMantis

      Honestly, it’s getting harder and harder for me to pick up a PS4 with the PS3 still having more games coming out than the new platform.

    • Arrngrim

      I didn’t even consider attempting to hunt down a PS4 on release since as far back as 4 months ago I was unable to preorder it. Seeing it, and the X-One, going for like $1k on eBay/Amazon…yeah…no. I went through the Wii craze and watched people throw away hundreds extra to get one for X-mas. I can wait for my PS4…

  • Sentsuizan_93

    It’s also worthy to note the arcade version is coming on the 28th this month.

  • Khoo Neekang Kazuki

    Playable Makoto pls…

  • Strain42

    Adachi!? :O Well this is a pleasant surprise.

    Now would you kindly hurry up and reveal Sho’s Persona? I wanna see what it looks like.

    I must confess though, I had planned on maining Sho because he’s a new character but…Adachi…that is just way too tempting <3

    • DragKudo

      Sh copis his opponents persona if you look at his fight with junei you can see he has trigmateus i dont know how to spell his name.

      • Strain42

        Oh well that’s…that’s…very disappointing, actually ;_;

    • SmokeScreen

      He is the Yasoinaba Lady Killer! XD

  • Have to wonder… Will this game further set Adachi on a path to redemption?

    • Trevor Nicolaysen

      I severely doubt it. He passively writes an indifferent letter and the fans forget that he did all this spoilers stuff.

      • Niveous

        He sends that letter off on the last day it would matter, informing you of some stuff you should get to doing before the train leaves. Come on, isn’t that kind of important? And frankly if he was a less passive player, Persona 4 would not be the bright spot in the series we know it to be. Consider the effects of an active, less playful Adachi.

        • Trevor Nicolaysen

          I think its imprinted in his nature to be too selfish and indifferent. If they change that, they change the character into someone completely different. In any case, his presence will be somewhat good, very bad, or both.

          • Niveous

            Maybe; I agree, though I do view that selfishness and indifference as a result of severe melancholy, that they are important to his personality, if not insurmountable. I think, if the fog reaches prison, then it’s sheer curiosity that’s going to get him moving: Adachi doesn’t like to be left out of things like that, especially with jail being so boring. Still, in the P4G epilogue he’s happily back there. My best guess is that he’ll investigate the fog because it’s interesting, and that will lead where it leads, pos neg or no. The screenshots imply a personal mission, so there is that also. The question with Adachi, as always, is does a killer deserve redemption?

  • WyattEpp

    So let me get this straight: They announced FOU… THREE POINT FIVE Persona games today? Atlus is not screwing around, jeeze.

  • Unlimax

    Kinda close to my name lol
    Excited for it ~

  • Go2hell66

    wow pretty much the only thing atlus left out today was SMTxFE

    • Rake

      That’s not Persona related. From what I remember, it’s only the hardcore SMT Protagonist that are in the game. SMT 1, 2, 3, if, and 4. But then again, I’m still excited from all this <3

  • urbanscholar

    So Akihiko buffs aka second coming of the thunder god ? bring them

  • Eder García

    Whens Adachi?

    • Strain42

      Towards the very end.

  • Rake

    Sho.. I’m not sure if he’s going to have a Persona, but if he does.. it better something so damn fitting for him ;v;

    As for Adachi…. Atlus has listened to my prayers. Now if only they can get Dojima to be a playable character in the future…

    • Strain42

      I’ve just been informed that apparently Sho’s thing is that he just copies his opponents Persona. Which if true is pretty disappointing and will only drive me deeper into Adachi’s arms :P

      • Rake

        That’s actually interesting.. To me though o.o
        Could give him an upper hand have deadly combinations.. but then makes me wonder about his back story and motives~

        • Strain42

          The idea itself isn’t too bad, I was just really looking forward to seeing a new Persona design. I suppose if he had like a doppleganger Persona or something that just acted like Ditto or something that could still be pretty cool. I just don’t really like the idea of him not having his own Persona to associate with.

          • Rake

            Who knows, the story could end up having a twist where he just obtains a Persona.. Or.. his Persona could Nyarlathotep~ xD

  • Who wants to talk about MEEEEE? :D

    Playable Adachi… Please don’t let this truth languish in the hollow, fog-filled forest…

  • $61526767

    Hope to see game-play of Adachi soon.

  • MrJechgo

    So… Q4 for an English release then?

    • Arcana Wiz

      in 2015 you’re saying? It wont come until in the final of 2014 in japan…. probably early 2015 here.

      • Brunstad Exicuren

        That’s P5, he’s talking about P4AU, it comes out in Japan on summer, so taking in consideration how much they took to bring it to the west (aprox 6 months) i bet that at the end of the next year we’ll have the fighter.

        • Neophoton

          Console-wise, P4A’s NA release was actually a few weeks after the Japanese one. Both regions had to wait a few months after the arcade release.

          • Arizato

            With Europe getting it in 2013.

          • Guest

            you mean 2015 right? :P

          • Arizato

            Was talking about the last Arena game, which was delayed 9 months in Europe.

          • MrJechgo

            P4A JPN release: July 26th 2012
            P4A NA release: August 7th 2012
            Oh yeah, you’re right…
            Hoping for a 2-3 weeks delay then ^_^

        • Arcana Wiz

          ops, screwed up, this is what i get for browsing the three comments section at the same time :P

      • Guest

        “The PS3 version will be available summer 2014”
        If the JPN version comes out at this point, the English version should be up around Q4 2014.
        What’s with the 2015?

  • Altin

    Ultimatax Suplex Hold and Guilty Gear Xrd coming next year. Truly a great year for fighting games.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      What no Mention of Blazblue Chrono Phantasma? Even if it’s for the Western Audience?

      • Altin

        Forgive my ignorance. My Hype-O-Meter was too high during the time in which I commented, but you are absolutely right!

  • Alestaos

    And still no EU date yet for Shin IV

    • evilkoala

      What? You guys don’t have that yet??

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Can’t wait for this game.^_^ The last one is very fun to play and i believe this one will be further improve over this game.^_^

  • Warren

    No XBOX! Atlus you have truly made this year amazing for me! I will always be a fan of yours!

    • doubleO7

      This year is amazing and you’re a fan because less people will get to play the game? Including people that played the first one? I’m not even sure what to say to that…

      • Warren

        Well i was not trying to be rude but if Xbox is going to hog titles why not have some PS3 games hog titles. Plus i don’t want to hear all that mess about Xbox taking over stuff. Just shows that if you like Japanese stuff pay money to the Japanese companies, not live on hope of it coming to something you didn’t want.

        • Why bother saying so much when you can say “yeah fuck xbox 360, glad people who own that console don’t get to play the sequel”

        • CptPokerface

          Hog titles? What are you even talking about?

    • Friend just called in asking me to borrow him my PS3. I said no and he told me to go screw myself…sad day for both of us :/

      • Warren

        Well you will benefit, thats seems like his problem!

        • No thanks. I’ll talk to his sister to allow him to play with her PS3.

    • Warboss Aohd

      stop da fanboism, yer playin’ into da companiez handz.

      • Warren

        As long as its in one of Atlus hands i don’t really care.

        • Warboss Aohd

          i meant Sony.

          when ya are a fanboy fer a console, ya paly into dere handz.

          go where da gamez go, not out of some misguided loyalty.

  • RagingTiger44

    No reason to jump on next-gen bandwagon yet. Plenty of fun to be had on the PS3. Happily waiting for localization announcement.

  • Rokubato

    No vita? ):

  • miyamoto


  • Raidou

    Can’t wait for full gameplay of both Sho and Adachi

  • Crevox
    • $61526767

      Would this count as real too? I found it. Not sure if its legit though.

      • Crevox

        very old, very fake

        my image is from arcade

      • Pdugna

        Fake but with the above image its probably real in that he might be playable…which in case is really awesome !!

      • AnotherTime

        See how the last name is mispelled?

  • Mirai

    Even though I’m excited to see Adachi will be playable, how they gonna explain his break-out of prison considering this game is canon.

    • MrJechgo

      I have my theory, but it’s screaming “SPOILERS” from P4A…

    • Lynx

      You- know- who.
      You- know- who.

      Most likely the answer.

    • personablaze

      Well, from the looks of the trailer, maybe the whole town goes to hell and since adachi is in jail around there…he got out?

      Or maybe he gets thrown into a TV? (Oh the irony).

      Still, more characters are always a welcome in any FG imo.

    • SmokeScreen

      All the power went out. Maybe it disabled the security. Or he just used his Persona to bust out. or maybe he’s simply unlockable

  • 하세요

    If Adachi is playable…how will his English voice turn out? Since P4A Yu has his VA.

    • Warren

      The same way they did the anime and have him play both roles.

  • ReidHershel

    Does this mean no 360 version? :(


      360 is dead in Japan

      • Warboss Aohd

        but not in da west.

        guess wot JRPG franchise does well in da west.

        • Warren

          but this is a Japanese company not an american company, they just have small units here that help with shipping out the games to the west. As a rule what the Japanese want is what you get not the other way around.

          • Warboss Aohd

            guess wot game got released on da 360 so it’d do well in da west.

            i’ll give ya a hint, it woz a Persona game.

            it may be a Japanese game, but there are FAR more potential sales in Europe an’ da States if ya can get their attention.

            Persona iz a franchise dat haz.


            P4 ARENA global sales:

            360: 0.09m
            PS3: 0.41m

          • Warboss Aohd

            yer not wrong.

            my point woz, don’t dismiss it az a possibility so soon.

          • Warren

            Im PRETTY sure it said for PS3 only.

          • Warboss Aohd

            it said ported ta PS3, i don’t recall the word ‘only’


            no 360 version

    • antithesis

      Almost certain no 360 version.. The last BlazeBlu is a PS3 exclusive in NA and Europe because it was exclusive in Japan.

  • Yan Zhao

    Playable Adachi!?

    ….new main found.

    • KuroNathan

      YESSSSSSS! I goddamn love Adachi, he is one of my favorite villains of all time

  • zferolie

    … I played P4A… but it looks like this game will really throw out the P4 spoilers… so I really should go play P4 Golden…

  • Rokubato

    No Vita? ):

  • Engi3Piece

    Quick question do you think I will need to get the first Persona 4 Arena before I attempt to get this one?

    • personablaze

      If for story then yes.

      If for the fighting then maybe cause characters move sets will be a lot different from P4A-1 (I’m not sure how different though)

      All in all, I’d say buy it now ta see if you like it :3

  • Cyrus

    If ATLUS pulls the same bullshit they did with P4A with this game and region lock it / push the EU release date back several millennia, I will… get real angry about it and change nothing…

  • Cool =^_^=

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    I get why P5 is on ps3 but why isn’t this on ps4 and ps3.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Well, I still wanted Adachi earlier if it had been viable. Guess I’m getting SOME characters I wanted in Suplex, but no Koro or Ken saddens me. :/

  • Ace

    Still waiting for Zombie Minato to be a DLC character. It’s not everyday you get to play as a huge door in a fighting game.

  • Suriel Cruz

    It is me or every next year after next-gen consoles have been release, there’s always a Persona title or something Persona related?!… which is AWESOME!

  • leingod

    I’ll get this if they put it on the Vita.

  • DeadLineDance

    Calling it now.
    Shou is Shadow Yuu. Somehow.

  • Alexander Aubert


  • KingGunblader

    So this will be localized right? I imagine it has a better chance than PQ or Dancing, though obviously not as good as P5.

    I really loved Arena, and I’d love to see some new characters shake up the balance a bit.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Dear god was that who I think it was at the end???

    Please let this come to Vita! Please so I can play it T.T

  • Randi Hakitarou

    The guy in red, who’s his name again?, but I got a feeling that he’s gonna be involved in Persona 5, probably he’s the hero or the bestfriend of hero (like Yosuke to Yu), anyone agreed?

    • Arcana Wiz


  • SmokeScreen

    Lot of mystery around that redheaded guy isn’t there? You think he could be Yu’s shadow? Everyone else was fighting theirs. :/

  • Steven Higgins

    Awah! Atlus! Why must you raep my wallet! T_T

    • Alexander Aubert

      they rape my wallet since 2010

  • SmokeScreen

    Junpei & Yukari are gonna be playable! Yukari’s lookin hawt and Junpei’s lookin like a baseball player (WTF?). I found some leaked gameplay test footage with Junpei in it. Quality is meh, but it’s legit. Check it out!

  • LibraryOfAlexandira .

    Persona 4 spin-offs and Persona 5 comes out in 2014. Time to learn Japanese and move to Japan. I wonder if there’s a demand for archeologists-in-training?

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