Yukari And Junpei Unleash Their Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Super Attacks

By Spencer . December 2, 2013 . 10:04pm

Atlus has a new version of Persona 4 Arena in the works called Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold in Japan. This version has three, wait make that four new characters.


Sho Minazuki is new to the Persona series and he shows up when the Red Fog takes over Inaba. He wields two swords and gets in the way when Yukari rushes to rescue Mitsuru.


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Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold also has a character that looks a lot like Shu, but his battle style, the way he talks, and acts are different. While Shu always smiles and has an innocence to him this other character doesn’t feel the same. The mysterious fighter’s name has not been revealed yet and he has Tsukiyomi as a persona.


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Yukari’s Final Feather Arrow

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Junpei’s Big Explosion! Turnaround Goodbye TTT

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Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is in arcades now and will come to PlayStation 3 in summer 2014.


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  • Richard N

    Love seeing Junpei in shades. Hah.

  • Sognatore

    well… i doubt i’d be able to come up with a more confusing title even if i tried XD

  • TheExile285

    I can’t wait to play with Super Sentai Yukari ^_^

    • Freud_Hater

      Hehehe. Yeah, ‘play’ with Yukari, if you see what I mean? ^_~

      No, I don’t know what I meant either…

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    So they’re doing the Labrys/Shadow Labrys thing all over again. I can imagine there’ll be another character that won’t be made available until a bit later like Elizabeth was.

  • Chris Yuen

    My favourite part of the P4U announcement in the Atlus livestream was the teaser of Adachi.


  • Triplicity

    To explain the “four” new characters thing; Sho has both non-persona and Persona-using versions.

    Video of Yukari/Junpei/Persona-less Sho’s moves: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm22350304

    • Bobby Jennings

      No Adachi?

      • Triplicity

        Only shows up in arcade (story) mode for the arcade version; he may be console-exclusive at best or continue non-playable at worst

        • Bobby Jennings


        • Byron Kerrison II

          Like Rise? Where they have her sprite but she’s not a playable character.

          • Triplicity

            That’s exactly the correct analogy! Just the standing sprite, because the arcade story modes use the fight screen interface for cutscenes.

          • Byron Kerrison II

            Hopefully that’s not the case. :(

            I can see him being Narukami’s “Shadow” since all the other characters have playable Shadow versions… Maybe…

          • Zeik56

            I highly doubt that, because the Shadow’s are only slight modifications of the normal characters. Unless they randomly give Adachi a sword and make him inexplicably fight like Yu that’s not happening.

            If he’s going to be playable it’s more likely they’d pull an Elizabeth and add him later.

          • Byron Kerrison II

            Yea that’s the only thing though…

            I only bothered to mention it though because of Mangetsu-Izanagi.

          • Sakurazaki

            Sprite Rise was the cutest thing ever.

          • DeadLineDance

            Agreed (sigh)

      • Sigh, that’s the thing I was really holding out for. I’ll keep hoping they’ll add him at some point. TT.TT Maybe unlockable surprise? Like in the good old days of fighting games? Remember when that was a thing?

        • Bobby Jennings

          Yeah i do :/

        • Slayven19

          Yes it was a thing when the internet wasn’t big, now there are no surprises. Games still have unlockable characters sometimes, they’re just known before hand like with smash bros.

          I can see margaret making an appearance for the home console version and that’s about it.

    • Rohan Viajar

      I am extremely disappointed then.. imo
      we’ve got all of p4 but not of p3.

      not saying sho is gonna suck, but I mean come on!
      It feels like a waste of a character slot. (Ken and Koromaru are MIA)

      • Zeik56

        I’ll take Sho over Ken or Koromaru. Arena is seriously lacking in playable villains.

        • Rohan Viajar

          I can agree with that last statement, but then again. other than the shadows and “mysterious ultimate bad guy” there really aren’t any villains in the game.

          Also we have the shadow option for each character now.

          It feels wasted to me because they’re re-using what they did for labrys, wherein shadow labrys is different style and takes a character slot.

          Two shos feels meh to me. That’s my real problem.They could’ve just made it a second option for sho kinda like the shadow option.

          (this one is purely my opinion, but I would so want to play ken or koromaru because: ken – I wanna play a spear character; koromaru – playing a dog with a knife would be cool too.)

          Either way. If not ken or koromaru, at least someone other than just “let’s just have the same looking guy but slightly different gameplay” would be nice.

          • Zeik56

            I think you’re looking at it the wrong way. There’s no reason to think he’s “taking a character slot”, because there’s no hard cap on the amount of characters that could be in the game. (If they really wanted Ken or Koromaru in the game they would be in it.) Much like the Shadow characters, it’s better to just look at them like bonuses, because if each of those characters had to be completely built from the ground up they probably wouldn’t be in it at all.

            Although I’m not convinced both of those characters will be separate additions. There’s no way Persona-less Sho is not going to be a playable character on the roster, so as of now Tsukiyomi Sho is the only viable option. It’s possible they’ll give Sho his own unique and separate Persona by the end, just like Labrys, but I also wouldn’t be too surprised if they both had Tsukiyomi and the other just took the place of his Shadow version.

  • Niyari

    sho’s persona looks cool as fuck. there’s like some vizard shit going on there

    • Zeik56

      Sho’s Persona feels very reminiscent of some of P2’s Persona designs IMO. Much moreso than most of Soejima’s Persona’s anyway.

  • Dianatos

    Oh hey, Tsukyomi! Now with Susanoo and AHMUHTERASOO, the trio’s all here!

    • natchu96

      And their parents :/

      Well, one of them anyway, we just beat up the other a few months back from P4A’s point of view.

      • DragKudo

        Izanami isn’t there birth mother. She died before they were born. Who we need is Kagutsuchi their older brother who killed Izanami.

    • Shinigami__san

      that Tsukuyomi persona look AWESOME *¬*

  • I wonder where Adachi’s portrait will fit on the character select screen. Unless he’s off-the-screen or appears above Yu.

    • 하세요

      He’s not even playable. As someone has said before, maybe he’ll be added in the console version, but as for the Arcade he’s merely a cutscene sprite.

      • junir

        But is he a plucky sprite?

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Someone please help… (._.)

    • Warboss Aohd

      i would think ‘Albino Shiba Inu’ would be a more accurate description when puttin’ out an ad fer tryin’ ta find a dog.

      • Servant BerserCAR

        I know that he is a white Shiba, but what can I do? I am just a victim of the Internet .

    • miju

      But he’s safe around Mitsuru’s shoulders.

      • Shinigami__san

        now safe and dead are the same thing ?

        • miju

          Well he certainly isn’t “missing” and we know exactly where he is.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        No you didn’t omg.
        I’d be so angry if that wasn’t so funny

      • DyLaN

        Your avatar XD

    • FivePointedTheStar

      I want Koromaru in the game, too. I think the main reason why they *shouldn’t* (not that they couldn’t) is because Koromaru vs. anyone else leads to the horrendous unfortunate implications of having a person beating up a dog and vice versa. The PETA and animal rights activists would start slitting throats. Or you’d have Koromaru vs. Koromaru, AKA caged dog fighting.

      From a gameplay standpoint, Koromaru would rock. From a societal standpoint, this would make some groups cry extreme foul.

      • Servant BerserCAR

        I think we don’t have to worry about that. We already have a dog fighter in Marvel vs Capcom 3, Amaterasu (although she is not an ordinary dog but the goddess of Sun lol) and so far there aren’t any news about Capcom office been burned down by the animal activists.

        My point is that, theoretically, a dog fighter in a fighting game is possible and we already seen one, so I just sincerely hope that ArcSys can bring our beloved white Doge back in action.

      • Dominic St-Jacques

        In The Answer (P3 FES epilogue) you (as Aigis) end up fighting him+Junpei and activists didn’t seem to have a problem with it.

  • Suriel Cruz

    In love with Tsukiyomi Persona. Persona series artwork is always AMAZING.!

  • Sardorim

    Yukari and Junpei have matured well.

  • Coconut Flower

    Observation about Tsukuyomi:

    Outfit seems to be based off Izanagi’s, with some design cues taken from Thanatos. His golden face mask, if you look at it closely, seems to resemble the design of Athena’s opened face mask.

  • Hinataharem

    Finally Tsukiyomi. It has been bugging me that that one was missing

  • new_tradition

    I feel kind of bad for perving on restrained Akihiko.

    Okay, not that bad >3>

  • natchu96

    Tsukiyomi (to Izanagi): I’m . . . CUTTING ties with you, Dad.

    For all we know, this guy with the actual persona’s the real deal and the Sho with the bigger smile is a shadow.

    • DragKudo

      It would have bbeen cool if the personas could talk to each other like in the old games. Would love to see Izanagi talking to Tsukuyomi before the fight starts. ,Or Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu/Susano’o.

  • Prinnydoom

    I spy adachi…….shit just got real.

    • Hashim Kutbi

      I don’t think he’s playable :( maybe he’s only there for plot reasons.

  • InfernoCommander

    who’s the fourth new character? Shu’s twin?

  • Arizato

    So… Any chance for Makoto/Minato this time around? Considering this has to have something to do with the Dark Hour, right?

    • Steven Higgins

      Dark Hour is not in this game and the game is canon so there’s really no chance of Makoto appearing.

      • Arizato

        We’ve got two stages from Persona 3. I wonder why Tartarus is there.

    • DragKudo

      He’ll probably be mentioned again. But not a full on appearance unless Nyra poses as him.

  • lesangpro .

    ok , who is shu ? i’m only know Sho or Yu in the game ?

    • DyLaN


  • Did Junpei just send Kanji flying into space.

  • Randgriz

    So Junpei is a baseball player and Yukari is a .. sentai superhero???

    • Addy

      She’s an actress and got the job as the Pink Argus from Phoenix Ranger Featherman R

  • Göran Isacson

    Chie finds Akihiko bound to a cross.

    … I have read enough h-doujins to know where this is going :3

    Also, while Junpeis shades are neat they are not enough to distract me from the fact that apparently Sho has a clone aaand I don’t even know what is going on anymore with that dude. Can’t say I’m overly interested in him either, buuut maybe the game itself can change my mind.

  • Nice Boat Quatro
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  • DyLaN

    So PxDN Tsukuyomi got the non-canon shaft? I like both Tsukuyomis design anyway.

    • LexKitteh

      Yeah! I was hoping we’d get to see Sousei (the Male Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon) in a game someday, but since him and Sho now have the same Persona, Detective Naoto story probably isn’t canon..

      • DragKudo

        Well two people can have the same persona.
        Jun and Junpei
        Mark and Yosuke
        Reiji and Kandori
        Yeah it would have been nice to see Sousei come in and woop ass.

        • DyLaN

          They have to give him a new persona though. This one can’t fight at all lol.

          • DragKudo

            Could change it to a defense only persona.

          • DyLaN

            Well, that could theoretically work.

  • personablaze

    Gonna play baseball, need Junpei on my team.

  • doubleO7

    Wait, theres another version of Shu, as in Shu Nakajima? The kid you could tutor for the Tower Arcana? O_o

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      No, Sho.

    • DragKudo

      He’s on a quest for vengeance.

  • IS | 桂木

    His name is Sho, not Shu

  • Vash bane

    gosh they look different …. why does yukari look like a power ranger XD?

    and on a separate note who is the robot that look like aigis?

    lmao now I remember her outfit makes her look like jun some

    • doubleO7

      Yukari looks like that because she is one. She got an acting job in a tokusatsu show.

      The other robot is Labrys. She was introduced in the first Arena game. Going too much into her story would be spoilers, so I’ll stop there.

      • Vash bane

        oh I see thanks

  • LexKitteh

    I’d still like to see how Ken has grown! Even a non-playable appearance like Fuuka’s works for me.

  • Otoya

    So, if I dint play p4 arena, can I still play this? This is just an update version of Arena right?

    • Lynx

      Care about the story?


      Just want the actual fighting game?

  • Coconut Flower

    What I noticed about Tsukuyomi:

    His design seems to be predominantly based on Izanagi with a dash of Thanatos. The face mask, however, seems to be taken from Athena.

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