Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Has A DLC Story And A RPG-Lite Arena Where You Level Up

By Spencer . April 24, 2014 . 4:14am

image Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will have an additional scenario available as downloadable content, according to mega retailer Rakuten. This will be a bonus included with the first print of the game in Japan.


The product page also has details about Golden Arena Mode. This adds more RPG elements to the Persona fighting game. Players can pick their favorite character, gain experience points & items, while fighting through stages. Characters can level up, learn new skills, and earn status points that you can set. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has over 150 skills in the game.


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is scheduled to come out on August 28 for PlayStation 3 in Japan. Atlus has the game slated for release this fall.

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  • Androu1

    >Golden Arena Mode


  • SHSL Big Bro

    Golden Arena Mode did you mean Abyss Mode from Blazblue?

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Apparently there are social links.
    Apparently no one knows how good they will be.
    Apparently it’s still an Arc game and apparently they butchered the first P4A’s story mode.
    Apparently I am now in hesitation mode.
    Apparently this isn’t the final goodbye to Persona 4 because Dancing, because Q.
    Apparently final farewells are the hardest.

    • MrTyrant

      Social links?

      • God

        I’m guessing they will be scripted like the Fool social link or the Judgement social link.

        • MrTyrant

          You guess God? you should know everything…

          • God

            The knowleadge you dudes have of the divine is messed up… Face it, relgions (much like the cake) are lies.

    • Sam Malik

      P4’s original writer wrote the story for P4A.

      • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

        Apparently it’s still an Arc game and apparently Arc games have crappy stories regardless of writer merit

        • Sam Malik

          Really? Cuz the Labrys story was rather heart sinking.

        • Luckeh

          Apparently fighting games are played for gameplay and not stories. Who knew? ;x

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            Apparently so!

          • Abysswalker90

            Praise the sun!!

          • DragKudo

            Apparently this isn’t a normal fighting game.

        • God

          Appearently, Blazblue would like to have a word with you.

    • Mikari✘

      Persona Q comes out before P4AU. But yeah, about P4D you’re right.

    • Saraneth

      Persona 4 Arena had a good story. Not as good as the original game, of course, but still good. The plot was pretty interesting and all of the characters got more development. What more could you want?

  • Sounds good. P4 Arena Ultimax will have a venue where one can again climb that stairway to maturity.

  • Hexodious

    “Players can pick their favorite character”

    Hahaha, no. I probably can’t pick Tatsuya anyways.

    • Mikari✘

      Yeah, I probably can’t pick Minato or Koromaru.

      EDIT: Also, no Marie.

    • God

      And i don’t think i can pick Crono or Big Boss either.

    • MrTyrant

      I really want to see the persona Apollo in a fighting game.

    • celery

      He’s my favorite, too ;-;

    • awkwardkorean

      I wish I could play as shadow kanji :c

  • Ecchitori-san

    Is Adachi playable?

  • $61526767

    DLC scenario? Well, I wounder whom that’s going to be? Probably Adachi. I look forward to seeing it. Also golden arena mode looks really fun to experiment with.

  • xe7en

    I think the arena mode will be similar to abyss mode in blazblue. On the dlc, I wish they could’ve just included it as an unlockable not paid since the game isn’t released yet.

    • DragKudo

      where does it say the dlc cost anything?

      • xe7en

        Just an assumption but I think that will be the case. Probably would come in pack on the disc in the first couple of week release then become a paid dlc later.

  • MasterScrub

    I’m willing to bet the DLC scenario has something to do with Elizabeth.

    • Nitraion

      maybe adachi too?

  • Kornelious

    I wonder if we’ll get the same pre-order bonus…..

  • Nitraion

    Man those DLC set kinda turn off to me :/
    but i kinda excited about golden arena mode…
    because i suck at online mode XD

    • DragKudo


      • Nitraion

        Really?can you confirm it?
        the article only state first print edition that come with bonus… and i doubt i get that version

        • DragKudo

          If it comes with it i’m going to assume it’s free and its Atlus they aren’t known for paid story dlc.

          You can’t really confirm its paid dlc.

          • Nitraion

            Yeah but its arcsystem works in core…
            that charging for glasses,sound navi and color palette swap chara..
            so i’m not really sure it will be free dlc

          • Based Ignacio Puppo

            It’s “Preorder” DLC, like Terumi. If it’s Preorder DLC, it will be sold at some point, I’m sure.

          • Nitraion

            Yeah that’s why it kinda turn off to me..
            because i have to spend money again for DLC…

          • Based Ignacio Puppo

            Getting sidetracked a bit: DLC is the reason I’m gonna skip this gen. DLC sounds great, in theory, expand on the game!…. Except that companies just use it to take things out of the game and then sell them for more profits. Few are the games that did it right(Like Borderlands 1, or the characters in DOA5 Ultimate, even though the producer kinda lied about “Selling fighters is unfair”, they did make them WAY after the game was released).
            But hey, if it’s a Humor-Based story, like the Blazblue PSV exclusive chapter, I wouldn’t mind not playing it xD

          • Nitraion

            I like DLC like story if its Long enough and worth purchase like Valkyria chronicle
            but spam DLC at post release?
            Locking certain tiny things?
            or worse locking a portion of game eventhough you just pay full retail price
            honestly i hate it… i buy it eventually if the DLC worth it but i just feels… you know…

          • totoro

            “Atlus they aren’t known for paid story dlc.”


            Granted, the DLC plot was rather optional but it shed light on what happened behind the scenes.

  • Mikari✘

    Maybe the DLC has to do with that connection with Persona 4: Dancing All Night?

    • Ecchitori-san

      I think the “Rise Playable Plot” has the covered.

  • Hagaren

    I hope Adachi’s playable.

  • MrTyrant

    Here is the trailer for Rise

    • Hagaren

      Looks great!

    • Freakmasta

      I’m surprised how much rushdown she has. I would’ve totally assumed she was a straight zoning character like Yukiko.

    • God

      You gotta be kidding me…

    • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

      This is kinda how’d I’d picture her to fight but I’m not complaining she’ll be fun to use

    • HonoraryCMC

      Anyone else find Himiko’s redesign a little weird and at the same time more intimidating compared to her original design? Also does that mean Rise’s theme is “Time to make history”?

      • Ultraviolet

        Since Time to Make History is the new song for instakills, I guess it’s just a random choice for background music. Rise will probably have an original theme.

        • HonoraryCMC

          What? Really? Honestly I think that was a bad move then. It doesn’t have the same climactic feel that the Fog has.

        • Hinataharem

          No more Mist/Fog? Seriously??? Not cool >_<

  • Nagi

    OMG just saw the trailer for rise dem moves <3 so if ken takes the other slot the last one is either adachi or fuuka right? but i wonder how fuuka will fight… oh wait it can also be a shadow ken version :S

  • freezestar

    Where did you guys get that screenshot? Adachi is not even confirmed yet.

    • Wappuli

      While he hasn’t been confirmed as a playable character, it still has been shown quite some time ago already that he shows up in the game.

  • State

    so this is basically a variation of Abyss mode on BlazBlue? I’ll take it!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    If Adachi is playable that means everything that happened in the main game will be kinda meaningless, right?

    • Nitraion

      You right… Lol
      maybe adachi looking for round 2?

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        so he broke out of Prison using the TV? idk but its kool we get to kick his ass again

        • Nitraion

          Editted fear of spoiler

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            opps I should have put a spoiler warning , sorry.
            Altus just had to make P4A a “cannon” game hahaha at lest its not Kingdom Hearts confusing

          • Nitraion

            Disqus weird on me i want to make spoiler by enter to blank space but somehow i can still see spoiler so i edited
            anyway the bottomline is they should make P4A story non-cannon so they can free using chara like P3 MC..
            and of course not making original P4 adventure feel pointless but i like the game

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            it is really a spoiler? I mean by this point I think everyone knows the story

          • Nitraion

            Nah who knows…. XD
            i don’t want someone yell at me because i spoil something

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            I don’t :x

      • Probably that and, maybe he has reformed a bit whilst maintaining that smug, “magnificent bastard,” sarcastic disposition whilst sans the nihilistic mindset.

    • James Reilly

      He could have simply left the prison during the dark hour/whatever where everything is frozen. He wouldn’t be effected because he technically was a persona user too.

  • SlickRoach

    DLC story? Aren’t we already buying the game twice though?

    • kaotron

      welcome to the wonderful world of dlc…

    • Hunts Rattata

      You won’t have to buy the DLC if you get a first print copy.

      Just watch it on YouTube once somebody uploads it. If the Story Mode fights are as dull as the ones in the first game, that’ll probably be the more enjoyable way to experience it anyway.

  • hazelnut1112

    Already announcing DLC even though the game is set to release this august. Terrible, then again Aksys doesn’t surprise me with this anymore.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Arc System Works, not Aksys.

  • Geǿ Marley

    That’s great news!

  • Elliott Moon

    is the story the exact same as persona 4 arena’s?

    • Hexodious

      Nope. It continues from where it left off. There would be no reason to add characters with story mode if the story would be the same.

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