Are Ken Amada And Rise Kujikawa In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?

By Sato . April 16, 2014 . 12:42am

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has new characters including Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, and Sho Minazuki, but it looks like Atlus made room for more fighters. A listing found on Best Buy’s page for the game states that Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’s Rise Kujikawa are also playable characters.

 

Here’s the tidbit from the page under “Product Features”:

 

Select one of six new characters — including Persona 3 favorites Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori and Ken Amada, Persona 4 Arena NPC Rise Kujikawa and Sho Minazuki and his Persona-wielding doppelganger.

 

While this could also be an error from Best Buy, it would come off strange to have Ken and Rise’s name specifically mentioned. The description also specifically mentions Rise as an NPC character from Persona 4 Arena and Ken Amada, who was never a part of the first fighter.

 

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America in Fall 2014. Best Buy says the game will be released on September 16, 2014.


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  • Ninezero

    Wow, that would be Amazing :D

    • ndjn3979

      that rack is amazing

      • AkuLord3

        Shermie’s the best~…ANYWAY~

  • hazelnut1112

    Damn, Best Buy ahead of the curve from everyone else.

  • BalmungX

    But what about Koromaru?

    • Shinobikens

      Hopefully that never happens. It’s bad enough if we get Ken.

      • Rohan Viajar

        are you saying you don’t want Ken or Koromaru? :(

        • Shinobikens

          That is exactly what I’m saying

          • Rohan Viajar

            :(

      • Tienron

        ken is an awesome character!

        • Superior Spider-Man

          nope.

          • God

            Dude, he is a kid who fights at the level of people older, stronger, and twice his size, not to mention he is probably more mature than most of the older cast, what is not to like? I mean, his inability to let go is part of being human, and his obsession with killing shinji is understandable due to his age, and to the fact that no one else would do anything about his mother’s killer, not even the police.

        • Shinobikens

          He’s so lame though. He wasn’t even useful in P3

          • Tienron

            dunno what game you was playing but he was very useful in my game and his persona skills were so well tailored that fights were really easy and his str was amazing

          • Shinobikens

            But you could have just used Akihiko and not even bothered with Ken because his character is horrible

          • DragKudo

            Akihiko always got bodied because of his weakness. Not that many enemies had Mudo skills so ken was the best and he always got crits and rarely missed Hama, he also had Rearm so didn’t have to waste my R.beads.

      • BalmungX

        May I ask why it’s bad to get more characters?

        • Shinobikens

          It’s not as long as they’re good characters

          • BalmungX

            Why do you dislike koromaru?

    • Sakurazaki

      He’s… already in the game…

      But long gone…

      • Landale

        Too much fur there to be Koromaru. Too much to be just Koromaru anyway.

        • MrTyrant

          Koromaru puppies…

        • Yan Zhao

          Dogs grow a lot after only a year or two huehue

      • Arrngrim

        That made me laugh pretty hard, nice one!

        • Superior Spider-Man

          It’s a rather old joke. I, myself, have used it on here like 3-4 times. XD

  • Aunna Terrell

    I clicked the link and now they removed it. XDD
    Great job, Best Buy!

  • EQeE

    No Adachi?

    • The Old Shopkeeper

      clearly u haven’t seen the trailers

      • EQeE

        Clearly, This roster makes me worried because Adachi is not confirmed as a playable character. And sir you are wrong, I have seen all the trailers.

        • DragKudo

          Then you would know Adachi is going to play a big role in the game and it would be stupid for Atlus to not make him a playable character.

          • RablaAndrews

            “Big role” ha.

            He only showed up in like three of the Arcade modes. As an exposition guy.

            Hell we can’t even say for sure it’s really him, could be a fake created by Malevolent Entity.

          • DragKudo

            We do know its the real Adachi since they told us it is. Also told us that he knows whats going on and needs to get to the top of Neo-tartarus. That seems like he’s going to play a big role, why would they put a spoil character out like this and not give him a big role?

          • RablaAndrews

            Can I ask you to source where it was confirmed that he’s the real Adachi. i might of missed that.

          • DragKudo

            No i can not but we know its not ME. Adachi’s dialogue is good enough evidence.

      • James Reilly

        Adachi was confirmed to at least APPEAR in the game story since he appears in the arcade mode as an NPC, but will he be playable remains to be seen. Would be a shame if a non combat character like Rise took the slot from a pretty significant antagonist figure who has a ton of potential on how he would fight. Missed opportunity if so.

    • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

      Yeah, I’ve been really, really hoping for playable Adachi this whole time… (Though I imagine that comes as a surprise to nobody.)

  • SerendipityX

    I never really got the hate for Ken, but I’m actually really curious as to what he looks like now, so this is surprising.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Hopefully, really hot! :V

    • Landale

      As a character he makes some sense, but not as a playable character. It’s established that the Dark Hour is far more physically taxing than normal, and then here comes this kid who’s blatantly defying physics left and right and all the while keeping up with everyone else. It’s just stupid.

      • DragKudo

        Ken wasn’t a normal kid he seemed to strugggle keeping up with crew at least in his dungeon dialogue, everyone in the game defies physics. Shinjiro carrying around a fucking huge axe, thats not stupid?

        • Landale

          Compared to floating in the air for a bit by spinning a spear, hauling around an axe isn’t all that stupid. Especially not when the person hauling said axe has been noted to have experience with being active during the Dark Hour.
          You’ll also note, I said blatantly defying physics. Yes, everyone does but his is obvious to the point of breaking any sort of suspension of disbelief. Excessive physical activity beyond what anyone else performs in conditions where everything is more taxing is not something that makes sense for him to do. Had he been the support character instead of Fuuka, simply able to be active at the time like Ikutsuki, or even just a magic focused character he’d be more tolerable. But instead he is arbitrarily exempt from key details that have been established for the sake of having some little kid on the team.

          • AkuLord3

            Oh yes truly in a world of Personas users from Dogs and Robots. Fighting monsters the levels of gods and such. A kid with doing spear spinning combos…CAN”T TAKE SERIOUSLY. Dude its like years later, and he has the combat experience compare to Fuuka, Its not like he be the same kid as before. Get over it

          • Landale

            You’re not paying attention to context here are you?
            I never really got the hate for Ken
            I’m explaining at least some of the hate. “Years later”, “Comparable to Fuuka”, “Not the same kid as before”, none of those are applicable to what I’m talking about.

            Koromaru and Aigis were strange, but they didn’t defy the logic of the setting. Dogs are far superior to children physically, and a machine wouldn’t tire.

          • Abysswalker90

            But But But
            It’s not about how Koromaru and Aigis are at battle, it’s the fact that Koromaru understands human speech, and Aigis being P3′s equivalent of Pinocchio.
            Neither one of them make more sense than Ken’s battle animations. Although I’m not an expert on robots, but as a former dog handler, I can at least tell for a fact that dogs are unable to even grasp the concept of human speech.
            The point of having such a whacky cast of characters in P3, from what I gather, was to try and explore the concept of death from as many angles as possible. Each character struggles with a great loss, and each character comes from a different point of view. A dog losing it’s owner, a robot with a task, and even a kid who lost his parents in an accident.

            I don’t think Ken can be considered out of place when you have such a crazy cast of characters in the first place.

          • Tienron

            i 100% agree with that statement, ken was nowhere near out of place with the characters, and im pretty sure in the game it said he was being trained pior to joining the team anyway.

          • Landale

            As I said, they’re strange but they do not defy the setting’s rules. Ken does, that’s the problem with him.
            “Exploring the concept of death” from his angle could have been done without making him playable. It could have been done with him behaving in a more realistic to the setting manner.
            If you’re fine with him ignoring setting rules because there’s a “wacky cast” that’s fine, it’s not my place to tell you how to enjoy something. I was simply explaining where some of the hate came from.

          • Abysswalker90

            I just think it’s kind of baseless.
            Realism isn’t P3′s stronger point anyway.

      • Shane Guidaboni

        It’s a fighting game! The more playable characters, the better. Could care less about story that makes the characters viable or not.

        • Guest

          I think Landale was talking about the Persona 3 story (10-11 in P3 & P3FES), not the fighting game. He’s now about 16-17? by P4A’s story.

      • God

        I never used him, how is it that he defies physics?

        • Abysswalker90

          He does acrobatics with his spear.

          • God

            Like what?

          • Abysswalker90

            Like jumping 5 meters into the air and propelling himself with the spear.

          • God

            Einstein would cry on his grave… but this game is too awesome so he is playing it instead.

      • Nathan Topousis

        Just because it’s more taxing, doesn’t mean it’s not possible to do the things he does. Just that he gets tired faster. It’s also established that these taxing effects lessen the more a person experiences the dark hour, and it’s also pretty obvious that having a persona lessens the strain. They couldn’t exactly have all of the character’s animations gradually changing as each individual character became more accustomed to the dark hour either, it would have taken way too much time and money.
        It’s also a well known fact that children have considerably more energy than even a teenager. So, even if the strain was the same for all of them, he’d still have more energy to move around and do things like acrobatics.
        As for the “defying physics”, he isn’t the only one that does so. I refer to you to the previous paragraph about energy.

    • Brimfyre

      Never got the Ken hate? I never got the Rise hate.

      • God

        I didn’t get it at first either… but when you play the game multiple times and you have to hear her say the same obvious crap again and again and again bot inside and outside of battle, it gets annoying.

        • Brimfyre

          Hmmmm to each their own i suppose. I’m on my third play through and I choose her as Yu’s gf each time. It feels wrong to go with another girl.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            You chose only one gf? :P

          • DarkLight

            lol

          • Ric Vazquez

            LMAO!

          • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

            Wow, that’s strange. Most people go with all the girls xD I was plannin on dating just one on my first playthrough too but I couldn’t handle the pressure and ended going out with everyone xD

          • Brimfyre

            I like playing how I would act in real life. I was going to try the multiple girl route on Golden, but I hear on Valentines Day they all tell at you if you have multiple girls. But I am going with Marie at least as well.

          • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

            Oh, yeah. The Valentine Terror D: So much heart-break events T_T

          • God

            I actually laughed when i saw a video of that (i frienzoned everone i my, as of now, only paythrough, so i could be “Yu Narukami: Master Of The Frienzone”, and get the Friendzone Arcana as opposed to minato’s mandatory Pimp Arcana), and facepalmed when naoto’s inmaturity shone through.

        • Yan Zhao

          Your issue with her is due to the game though, not due to Rise’s personality/background/story/design. Cant really blame Rise for that.

      • Bunzi

        I’m not a fan, but I understand where her character is coming from so I don’t dislike her, either.

        Coquettish happy go luck anime girls really get on my nerves, but the game makes it clear that serving that role is what she knows from being a teen idol, so I can at least appreciate the nuances of the character, knowing they’re actually there.

      • Yan Zhao

        Wait people hated Rise? She’s always been my favorite and is always the first female I max social link with :3

        • Ric Vazquez

          Same here

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        It’s impossible to hate Rise. Laura Bailey voices her.

        That just makes no sense.

        • AnotherTime

          I’ll say it flat out. I hate Rise. I have nothing but love for Laura Bailey, but I hate Rise.

          • Kaitsu

            B-But she’s the Lovers Arcana.

          • AnotherTime

            Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I never liked Yukari either. Persona 3 through 4, the people for me were Naoto and Mitsuru.

          • Tienron

            i didn’t even think people hated rise? i guess people find it strange that i disliked teddy when he got a bishi form…

          • natchu96

            I think people mostly didn’t mind the bishie form because it’s also the trap form tbh.

          • Tienron

            for some reason i could take him being a hollow teddy but him being a human bishi just made it very unrealistic for me…

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            Ouch. I just met her in the game, it’s my first playthrough of P4.

      • MrJechgo

        “Huh? Is this for real? Wait… isn’t that measured wrong?”
        That line from Rise killed me XD

    • Yan Zhao

      He’s got that angsty teenager syndrome going for him. And people arent a fan of those annoying bratty characters, justified or not.

      I will even say people hate him for the same reason people hated Hope in the first Final Fantasy 13.

      • DragKudo

        That’s what I never got both of these characters mothers died right in front of them I’m pretty sure you would turn into an angsty teenager if that happened to your mom just imagine your mom getting shocked or impaled by a huge horse persona thing.

        I remember reading Japanese Ken personality was a little different than the english dub

        • Yan Zhao

          Yeah but like I said people just arent fans of these type of angsty bratty characters to begin with, even if they are justified, since most players are older and more mature.

    • ndjn3979

      I don’t think anyone in the main casts of Persona 3&4 was purely hate-worthy. Some more annoying than others, but yeah, pretty balanced.

      People just hated Ken because he was a kid stuck with a bunch of high school kids. Probably thought he took away from the same-age-group experience.

  • ocaritna

    Please be Naoya and/or Tatsuya…
    …who am I kidding, ATLUS forgot about them.

    • MrJechgo

      If you can connect P1, P2 and Devil Survivor to the events of P3, P4 and both Arena games, then it would make sense.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    This one I’ll wait for. Gotta play Persona 4: Golden first, then watch P4 Arena’s story on YouTube, then I’ll be ready for this one.

  • Arizato

    Really cool if true, I won’t say no to a few more characters! Though I am sad that I probably won’t be able to play as Minato/Makoto. I actually wouldn’t mind some BS plotpoint just for him to be in. Though there would be legit reasons as to why he could be there. I am still positive about Elizabeth’s story and how it relates to him.

    • AkuLord3

      Do some Shadow version of him/her, i mean if the P3 cast can have shadows and the events in P3 Answers were anything…they could totally do it.

      • Arizato

        Someone understands me! : D

        Indeed, you could totally involve the abyss of time again in some way. Hell, do it in Elizabeth’s story if you want him as an unlockable or something!

        • God

          I was thinking actually something along the lines of Elizabeth releasing a fraction of his soul, but only beacuse i want to see Yu barely survive a fight against him, only to realize it wasn’t even 1/10 of Minato’s true power.

          • Vorsun

            But Yu is objectively stronger than Minato.

          • God

            Firt of all, objectivity is, much like the cake, a lie. Second, how is the user of the Universe Arcana, who is also a messiah (even having Messiah as his ultimate persona) who has a skill that does 9999 damage, and fought and defeated Elizabeth (whom Yu is not match against in P4A), weaker than a regular World Arcana (The common arcana all “succesfull” velvet room guests get) user?

          • Aspenharls

            People who know Tarot cards know that the Universe is the same exact thing as the World. Pretty sure the MEssiah couldn’t beat a god of creation, Izanagi-no-Okami. If you’re talking about the skill armageddon, I highly doubt that matters, not to mention Minato probably struggled against Elizabeth himself.

          • DragKudo

            If people kno about persona they would knowuniverse and world are not the same. Messiah can create and destroy worlds. Yes he did struggle but he still won by himself.

          • Arizato

            We also shouldn’t forget that Minato acutally kept Death inside him for several years as a young boy. If that isn’t more badass than Yu, than I don’t know what is. Yu is awesome too, I just have a hard time believing he would have an easy time against Minato. But that’s just my opinion.

          • God

            I know, but Igor said in P3 that it was his first time seeing it, and since the World Arcana appears in P1 and P2 it can be assumed that inside the persona universe, the World and the Universe arcanas are different. Izanagi is not a reflection of Yu’s personality, it’s only the Persona Izanami awakened in him, and by extension, Izanagi-No-Okami is not a reflection of Yu’s power, it’s only an evolved form of the persona that was given to him, Minato’s Messiah however, is a reflection of his personality and strength. I just meant that gameplay-wise Minato is stronger. MAYBE he did, but he still defeated her, all Yu managed was to get up after a thorough beating, and this is perhaps, the only real way to compare their strengths.

          • Vorsun

            Simple. Yu lived, Minato died. That’s the bottom line and, at the end of the day, all that really matters.

    • Macreen Smith

      Playing as Minato/Makoto would be beast.

  • RajaNaga

    Surprised about Ken O: that’s kind of cool, I actually like him unlike a lot of people!

  • urbanscholar

    Ken…yeah he’s in. They got to pander to the lolicon female fans

    • Landale

      Ken… Pandering to lolicons. That word does not mean what I think you think it means.

    • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

      I think you mean shotacon…

    • Macreen Smith

      I think loli applies to little girls…

    • Brimfyre

      Also he will be the same age as the Persona 4 main characters at this point.

  • Göran Isacson

    HUh, spear kid and Idol Girl joins the fray? Wonder what Rises fighting style would be like… maybe she fights like Big Band in skull girls, with a lot of instruments. Saxopohne uppercuts! Cymbal anti-air attacks! Or maybe go with a “dance-fighter” motif, either full on capoeira or “ballet fencer” ala Utena? I’m game for crazy ideas, man.

    • Kaetsu

      Early in development of Persona 4, Rise was supposed to be a party member and she was supposed to fight with a whip or a chain.

      • RablaAndrews

        Yeah, back when her design was a delinquent character and not a pop idol. I dunno if a whip or chain would suit Rise now.

        • Göran Isacson

          Man, I think having her as a delinquent would’ve been real cool. Almost a pity they picked the idol-path instead… but yeah, unless they want to make her out to be some kind of dominatrix or animal tamer all of a sudden, I don’t know how much a whip would be “her”.

          • Kaetsu

            Kanji pretty much took over her old role.

          • Christopher Pedersen

            I think you meant to say Chie — Her Shadow is based upon her dominating disposition towards her friend Yukiko.

          • Göran Isacson

            Mm, I figured that’d be the case. Though now I’m curious: did he have a different role before he became the “delinquent”, or was he conceived to be that way from the start?

          • Kaetsu

            Actually in the Persona 4 design book there are early concepts of Kanji where he looks….more gentleman like.

          • Enma_Kozato

            Yeah, Kanji was planned to be a delinquent from the beginning. He was also supposed to be the senior classman of the group but that idea got canned.

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    One can wonder if after all these years, little Ken had a growth spurt.

  • Brimfyre

    Best Buy is playing with my emotions.

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    Where’s my Adachi baby as a playable character?

    • Aunna Terrell

      DLC! (Well, lets hope not. XD)

    • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

      Please Arc System Works, reach out for the truth and bring us some sweet sweet Adachi loving!

      • James Reilly

        His intro should be him casually walking by while eating cabbage with a rape face expression.

        • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

          Wouldn’t that be Hazama?

      • Superior Spider-Man

        They just want your affection.

    • fatzee123020
  • Eder García

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  • RablaAndrews

    With the upcoming major announcement on the 24th, this could be legit.

    Rise playable, huh. When I first played P4 back in… 08? I remember looking at all the people on the box and really liking her, and being really excited about getting to play as her. But then support replacement.

    But shit am I finally going to get to play as Rise? Don’t fail me now Atlus, you’re granting dreams here.

    • God

      And how exactly would she fight? she can’t handle a weapon and her persona has no offensive or defensive capabilities.

      • DragKudo

        Dance?

        • God

          That… actually makes sense, but what would her persona attacks be? (and if that happens i hope for at least one “Look at that step, It’s genius” reference.

      • Brimfyre

        I’ve never understood this argument. When you fight her Persona she has plenty of abilities.
        Also they can Easily write any excuse for her to fight That they want. Just have her Persona summon shadows or inflict status elements. The unique nature of her Persona might allow her to have the most original play style.

        • God

          1- You fight her shadow, not her persona, it’s not the same.
          2- She can’t summon shadows, and there is no logical explanation to that happening, it might, but i hope it doesn’t, beacuse it would mean some terrible writing…

          • Meshire

            you clearly don’t know much. I don’t think it’s ever been stated that rise can’t fight, but shes better suited as a support character.

            Also. PERSONA’S AND SHADOWS ARE THE SAME THING. Therefore, Rise should have some fighting abilities. They could easily make something up for her.

          • God

            Neither is she stated to be able to fight, and so far all playable characters have at least some explicit fighting experience.

            A psychology major just died… but that’s not even true in the persona universe, they are two sides of the same coin, but NOT THE SAME, teddie’s persona can’t use Nihil Hand can he now? If she is not stated to have them (to the point where she in the game repeatedly says she is sorry she can’t hel with the fighting), what you say is only groundless speculation, and of course they could make something, but between them using a shitty plot device and her not being playable, i rather have the second.

          • Brimfyre

            A good writer would be able to figure out how to make it work. I have faith in there Persona team.

            But by all means, keep judging things before you see them in action. Always works out great.

          • God

            I have a knack for predicting things, and i don’t close myself to 1 possibility, but it’s a game of nombers, and odds are against us this time.

      • Yan Zhao

        There has been plenty of non-fighters in fighting games, Im sure Atlus/Arc System Works can pull it off lol.

        I mean if nutjobs like Kirino can be playable in Dengeki Climax, why not Rise?

      • Abysswalker90

        Actually….
        She does have defensive capabilities -
        She can anticipate and read the enemy’s attacks and weaknesses.
        As for offensive…..they could just give her all the elemental spells or something.

        • AnotherTime

          You mean basically make her Elizabeth with a different sprite. Good plan.

        • God

          I don’t see how that is defensive… not to mention in the time she is doing that she would get pummeled into submission. And she never learns any elemental magic, and so far they only gave attacks that the personas learn in the game, plus physical attacks, and her persona has neither.

          • Abysswalker90

            Uhhh, you didn’t watch the anime.
            Her Shadow was able to anticipated everyone’s moves and dodge them. I assume her Persona can do the same. (I think her Shadow did that in the game as well.)

            >”not to mention in the time she is doing that she would get pummeled into submission.”

            Oh, please, I doubt they would just put a useless character in there for no reason, the characters are balanced for the sake of the game being playable duh(look up Marvel vs Capcom 3 Phoenix Wright). I don’t remember Teddie/Kuma’s Persona throwing barrels and exploding into fireworks, or Aigis pulling out a gatling gun and an anti-aircraft missile pod out her ass.
            You’re forgetting that they can do whatever they damn please to make the character viable, because it’s their world and it will bend to the developers’ will, not the opposite, you should know.
            Since it was established that she has the ability to read the opponent, I don’t see a reason not to include that ability in her fighting style.

          • God

            2 words, Poor writing, odds are it’s gonna turn out to be that if they add a support character as a fighter.

    • Asukami

      Rise can swing a mic around and sing her opponents to death! I’d main her.

    • Aimmi

      I’d love to play as Fuuka more than Rise. But, she doesn’t have a weapon..other than her bad cooking.

      • RablaAndrews

        Maybe she could fight using kitchen utensils

  • AnotherTime

    It says “Persona 4 Arena NPC Rise Kujikawa” so I wouldn’t be surprised if they mean she’s a navigator. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

    • Kaetsu

      No. It says “select one of the six new characters” meaning they are new to play as. If Rise was a navigator she wouldn’t be considered new. It mentions that she is an NPC in P4A because now she is playable.

      • AnotherTime

        “Select from” and “play as” are two entirely different things.

        • Kaetsu

          Then how come she grouped with playable characters and classified as “new” when she was already a navigator in P4A. It means she’s new as a playable character.

          • AnotherTime

            It means nothing given that this entire thing may be false. It’s good that you’re optimistic, but don’t expect much.

          • Kaetsu

            Fair enough. I’m just excited because I’m a Rise fan and I’d love to see her playable.

    • RablaAndrews

      It’s saying she was a NPC in Persona 4 Arena. And now she’s one of the new six characters.

  • Earthjolly

    They better add that dog, forgot his name

  • Matt

    “Persona 3 favorites..Ken Amada”

    NOPE

    • Aimmi

      I liked Ken. Plus, I’d like to see and hear his sexy, teenager body and voice.

  • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

    I never hated Ken nor Rise but I don’t think it’s a good idea to include them in Arena :/

  • KyoyaHibari

    Ken would be awesome, just need Koromaru as some huge beast being playable to be perfect.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

    Ken Amada, huh? Well, every ArkSys Fighter needs it’s Bridget or Carl Clover. Yessir, they do.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Hes older now..

      • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

        Same goes for Bridget. Do you think an Anime design is constant with Aging Body Types? Ever seen a 12-14 year old vs an 18 year old?

  • Yan Zhao

    Rise playable? If so, Im sold!!!!

  • Firion Hope

    I don’t see how Rise being playable makes sense, so I’m inclined not to believe it.

    Also we can Ken before Koromaru, really? :(

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    What would be Rise’s moveset and weapon?……dancer?

    Ken well……”My mom is dead…She’s gone! But, on my arm, and in my heart, she lives on as a part of me!

    If you’re gonna die, aim for the heavens! No matter what’s in my way, I won’t stop, once I’ve killed you, it means I’ve won!

    Just who the hell do you think I am!? I’m Ken…I’m not Sanada-senpai…I’M ME! AMADA KEN!

    Aaaah…GUH!…Finishing move.”

    *Raises evoker* “NEMESIS!”

  • Steven Higgins

    Hmm, wondering how Ken gets dragged in. Last I checked, Shadow Operatives had to be adults. Ken was 10-11 in P3 right? P4 took place 2 years after that and this is a few months after the end of P4, so 3 years after P3 so he’d be 13-14

    • DragKudo

      School Field trip? Nanako is his cousin? Ken’s mother’s hometown? Ken walked Koromaru too far.

      • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

        that last one would totally do it for this game, they could make it work XD

      • RablaAndrews

        Well if Kanji can sleepwalk into a TV, I don’t see why not.

  • Ladius

    Six new characters is more than I expected, honestly.

  • Mikari✘

    I don’t know if I’m asking too much when I say I wanted Atlus to recognize the existance of P1 and P2

    • Strain42

      They referenced the Nanjo group in P3 so…y’know, there’s that. (Though is that universal or is that like the Raidou thing where it was only in the dub?)

      • Mikari✘

        I guess it is both for the JP and US version. Nanjo Group was involved with the forced Persona-users like Strega.

        I know there’s little nods here and there, but I just wanted some bigger connection. Maybe Atlus was kinda limited in P3 and P4 so they couldn’t show things like, for example, a Nanjo Group building. Maybe P5 could add something like that.

        I don’t know, it’s more a personal (hah, no pun intended =p) request I guess. It isn’t really necessary but a bigger reference to at least P2EP would make me smile.

  • chroma816

    I’d be pretty happy to have Rise and Ken as fighters. This is fine with me

  • colorblindnightmare

    I could see ken being fairly good for this game. Not sure how Rise would work.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    Most likely is since the page is no longer available.

  • Strain42

    God, I would love it if Ken was playable in this game. Of all the P3 cast, he’s the one I’m most intrigued to see how he’s changed over the years (god, what if he’s now like a pimply preteen with a mohawk and like leather pants…ugh)

    But see, Ken was my least favorite character in P3. Yosuke is my least favorite in P4, but I kinda liked him in Arena. I would like Ken to also have that opportunity to redeem himself some.

  • Strain42

    Ken Amada SPEARHEADS his way into the fray!!!

  • LordHyper

    I’d actually welcome Ken. One of the main beefs I had with him is that he didn’t get any character development after his arc in the original game, so this is a good chance for that to happen. Although, I hope he doesn’t become an angsty teen; not only is that something I hate, but it would defy the reasons why his Persona evolved.

    If Rise is a fighter, I’d be looking forward to it! If she can strengthen your All-Out Attack, who knows what she could do?

  • Prinnydoom

    Well if they do include Rise I will make her jump all. the. time. ^____^ He he he he

    • MrJechgo

      Yukiko has a skirt as well, she also holds it tight while jumping.

      • DragKudo

        Not if she gets knocked out

  • Kornelious

    Huh, it seems weird for Best Buy of all places to have info about a Japanese game though……

  • Spicydicey

    Is this game a full sequel, or an expansion along the lines of Dissidia Duodecim?

    • RablaAndrews

      Sequel. Story picks up a few days after the P-1 Grand Prix from Arena.

      • Spicydicey

        Oh OK. So there’s a reason to buy both games? (The Dissidia sequel cam with the original game on disc)

  • Aimmi

    Ken will transform from cute to hot.

  • Xmas Lopez

    Guys, Koromaru can’t be in it because his hitbox would be too small. I was going to say the same for Ken but from what I understand he’s a teenager now so nevermind.

    Also, what about Europe? I don’t think they’ve even gotten the original P4A and now this? Super sucky.

    • Hiro

      Amaterasu made it in Marvel. Akamaru made it in Naruto GNT. Wonky hitboxes don’t stop chars from being in games, Kuma had a pretty weird one too.

      Europe got P4A in like, April last year, couple of weeks before they announced P4A2.

      • MrJechgo

        Amaterasu is still pretty big, she’s more on par with a wolf than a dog. One other game that had animals was Samurai Shodown 6, where you could play as Nakoruru’s wolf and Galford’s dog… but they’re significantly smaller that Ammy.

        Problem is that not only his age isn’t given (we still don’t know if Koro is even alive, since dogs age faster than humans), but his height and weight are given.

      • Xmas Lopez

        My mistake then.

    • DragKudo

      And he can’t talk so unless they found a way to make him talk his only appearance would be as a non playable character

  • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

    Rise? Please. She never fought once.

  • ShinStar

    If you click the Best Buy link now, it says the game is out of stock.

    HOW CAN A GAME BE OUT OF STOCK IF IT HASN’T EVEN BEEN RELEASED YET?!?!?!?!?!

    and please don’t tell me pre-orders sold out lol.

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      OK, I won’t, kupo. *hides Pre-Order receipts*

  • Silver Citizen

    SMT characters wouldn’t make much sense here. This game is part of canon you know?

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