Adachi Is A DLC Character In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

By Ishaan . June 3, 2014 . 3:56am

Adachi will be a playable character in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reports (thanks, Game Jouhou).

 

Adachi’s Persona is Magatsu-Izanagi and he has his very own story, titled “Episode Adachi”.

 

Here’s the catch—Adachi won’t be in the game out of the box. He’s a DLC character, although Japanese players that buy first-print copies of the game will get him for free.


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  • Taedirk

    Who wants to talk about murders?!

    • https://www.facebook.com/mike.degroodt Mike de Groodt

      YAY!

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince
    • Duo Maxwell
      • Jadfish

        It is summer after all

    • Slickyslacker

      *SPOILERS kind of*

      Just be like this all day.

      • DragKudo

        Lol who ever thought i’d be happy to see a killer.
        IMO at this point this is no longer a spoiler.

      • ReMeDyIII

        Damnit people, I haven’t played the game yet. I didn’t even know the game had mystery solving to it, so I wouldn’t have thought anything of the first few screenshots, but then you’ve got Mr. Slickyslacker and Drag spelling it out for us as if they have to hammer the point home. Well, there probably goes 80% of the plot. No point in me buying the game anymore.

        • chroma816

          The spoiler isn’t *that* bad, because there’s a lot more to the mystery and stuff. Plus, the rest of the game is worth playing.

          No need to be so pessimistic.

  • Raze

    Cabbage fighter!!!

    Adachi is life…

    Adachi is love…

    Adachi for president!!!

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Episode Adachi.

      Looks like he’ll get to shine after all.

  • Robert Kupper

    Wooo! Every time I think I know what my main will be…

  • Androu1

    It’s happening!

  • xe7en

    Are we gunna get another (blackhole) unblockable setup? #800yen

  • EQeE

    DLC – Disk Loced Content

    Seriously, you could unlock all the DLC navigators in first P4A, but you need to be extremely skilled. Score attack is impossible.

    Maybe Adachi is unlockable too.

  • Trotmeister

    Isn’t he kind of dead, though?

    • Pdugna

      no he isn’t

      • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

        A model prisoner too, I heard.

    • https://www.facebook.com/mike.degroodt Mike de Groodt

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      Nope he get’s arrested

  • Chim_era

    Can we smash the creep’s head around?

    • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

      That would be hilariously stupid an fun but I think Terumi has it covered…..I don’t mind if they let adachi stomp some heads tho :P

  • Crevox

    They did the same thing with BlazBlue and Terumi as a playable character.

    I don’t mind.

  • Prithivi

    If I have the first game, will I be able to update it to get this version such as in Ultra Street Fighter IV, or it will be necessary to buy the whole game? Because I might sell the first P4A to get this one in the future…

    • Bio438

      Nope, it is a brand new game.

      • Prithivi

        D=

        • 하세요

          It’s nearly double the cast, if not more, with major overhauls for everybody. It’s way more than just an “update.”

  • Bio438

    Please be first run in the US, Blazblue doc prices are absurd.

  • Astraye

    Shit, why he is a dlc ? I thought he was important in the story !

    • ManSizeSextet

      Yeah it’s weird cuz apparently he has his own story episode!

  • Hagaren

    I really hope he’s somehow unlockable in-game, but even if not, I’m very glad he’s playable! Now all I need is Minato.

    • John Md

      I…dont think thats gonna happen. Kinda hard to be alive when you’re dead…

      • DeathTurn

        …You really haven’t been keeping up, have you?

        • John Md

          Keeping up with what? He’s as dead as a doornail. Yeah, he’s in Persona Q, but that isn’t canon.

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            Adachi isn’t dead. He’s in jail. At least he was at the end of Persona 4/Golden.

          • John Md

            Talking about Minato.

          • DeathTurn

            You just proved you have not been paying attention.

            Expect to see him in P4AU. Whether or not he will be playable remains a mystery, however.

          • John Md

            What, Elizabeth trying to save him? That doesn’t take away from the fact that his body has been six feet under for 2 years.

          • DeathTurn

            …I’m not going to explain.

            Just play the game when it releases.

          • John Md

            You don’t have to explain. I’ve played through P3 FES and Elizabeth’s story on P4A. I know that he became the “Great Seal” for Nyx and all that. But how do you expect him to come back to life when all that’s left of his body is ashes? It would take some crazy Deus Ex Machina for him to come back. Do I want him to? Hell yes, he’s my favorite Persona character. Will he? Unlikely.

          • DeathTurn

            I did not mean just FES and P4A. I meant ATLUS recent hints in 4Gamer and Famitsu that he will return. Also Persona Q’s foreshadowing (which is canon, by the way), as well as the character messianic ethos. If you knew everything, you would know full well he is borderline confirmed to appear in this game. The question is whether or not he will be playable.

            You are going to be pleasantly surprised, that’s all I’ll say.

      • Hagaren

        I know, but still, they can add him in with no actual connection to the story if they want to. Just as a bonus. :)

        • John Md

          I wish. He’s my favorite Persona character.

  • Tonton Ramos

    The pic is so fitting…

  • greeeed

    players: Why are you trying to destroy the world?!
    Adachi: for the lolz

    Adachi persona:
    http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090124003256/megamitensei/images/9/98/P4-MagatsuIzanagi.jpg

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      In this game, he’ll save the world… For the lulz again.

  • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

    Awesome can’t wait to play as him prolly not gonna be my main but a fun gimmick for a couple of days :P (unless he’s really fun might have him as a side sub O_o/)

  • ivanchu77

    What the hell, the game is not even released in consoles yet and they are with DLC characters already, no thanks

    • Bobby Jennings

      You know you still buying it. ;)

    • Daltykun

      Caring about dlc when its for a good character. Push your ass away from the computer and off a cliff.

  • Sebastian Scaini

    I have a feeling adachi is going to be over powered with Magatsu-Izanagi.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha oh man, I know someone who won’t be too happy about this… even if it’s mostly because Adachi has become this weird sort of character that you’re not really sure if people like him because he’s delightful to beat into a pulp, or if it’s because they actually LIKE-like him and secretly want to be him. Always a skeevy prospect, that. Kinda curious how much his storyline will matter in the long run though considering it’s just DLC…

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Man, who wants to be a murdering rapist?

      • Göran Isacson

        From the looks of things, a disconcertingly large amount of people seem to be drawn to the skeevy little scumball. Or at least enjoy his attitude enough that they use it “ironically for the lulz”. Often in a way that can’t really be separated from actual misogyny. How ’bout that?

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          I understand the appreciation of a truly diabolical villain, but what you’ve described is just :(

  • ER_Mac3

    This is looking better everytime I check the news. Can’t wait for the US release D:

  • Guest

    >Everyone complaining Adachi is DLC

    Chill the fuck down, it’s Adachi. And last time I remember ATLUS is not a rich company, so I would gladly pay for the DLC as long as it isn’t overly priced.

    • RunningWild1984

      DLC characters in a fighting game is dumb. It’s like selling a chess game with missing pieces.

      • Herok♞

        The simple solution is to preorder the chess board then to avoid missing out then.

        • Guest

          ^This. Or just don’t buy the DLC at all if you’re against it. I’m not not complainnig since it’s just one character. It’s not like ATLUS/Arc System are gonig to make 7 characters DLC only.

          • Mir Teiwaz

            Yes, it’s just one character. This time.

          • Rawindra

            I think all that’s left is Makoto Yuki (iai fighter/Yu’s 2P rival), Theodore (maybe. Wanna throw off a good counterpart of Relius (VA Allusions)? & Nanako (maybe she should start as Solo like Sho, of how she survived alone without any type of Persona or while her Persona is in development before awakened)

          • 하세요

            Nanako is WAY too innocent and adorable to beat up. I don’t think anyone would enjoy that.

          • Locklear93

            That depends on whether or not she’s quit singing that stupid Junes jingle since Persona 4. <_<

          • 하세요

            Whaaaaaaat? D: I even have that shirt. It’s adorable when she sings that.

          • Steven Higgins

            She managed to survive because Shadows don’t attack people who don’t have Personas and she’s too young to have an ego or shadow, so the only danger facing her were a deranged man with a messiah complex (who, in his own misguided way was trying to protect her) and the toxic atmosphere of the TV world.

        • British_Otaku

          Or not buy the game and wait for them to do a release which doesn’t hold anything back…

          Or buy the game second hand to make up for the penny pinching.

          • Slayven19

            Its just one character so I’m not seeing the issue with this. This also isn’t bad DLC practice from what I can tell.

          • British_Otaku

            How does “just one character” change that this character was clearly designed in advance of the game’s release even with a story mode, but deliberately picked and cut out to maximise preorders or profit on latecomers.

            Are some games like Street Fighter X Tekken worse? Yes, but this is still bad DLC practice.

      • buddyluv324

        This could go alot worse. Atlus and Arc System Works could pull a “Capcom” on us and have the additional characters locked into the disc to be purchased for some ridiculous price

        • Herok♞

          You mean by buying an whole second version of the game

          • buddyluv324

            Like the 5th version of SF4 or an updated MvC3 only less than 6 month after the release of the vanilla version ( and the DLC chars you have to buy in the updated version too). Again, this could of gone alot worse. At least with this game, this is a sequel.

        • Vesperion

          Blazblue DLC characters are like $8 each

          • buddyluv324

            True, but also for some reason with Capcom, the majority of color swaps were paid DLC ( I cant remember which game it was but i could be wrong ) along with extra costumes. At least with the previous BB game they were unlockable through playing the game. But yeah gaming companies do abuse the DLC content. Some do it much worse than others.

          • Vesperion

            Yeah, but the first 2 BB games had extra colors as DLC, and Chrono Phantasma is the same way. Extend was only one that didn’t. I would still buy the colors since i love me some BB

            Are you talking color palettes in SfxT? alot of those were free

          • buddyluv324

            I do remember the older BB games charging for extra colors, but for CP the colors they’re actually free this time according the PSN. I just think that Capcom has been getting alot of shit over the whole DLC mess because of some of the other stuff thats added they’ve been doing to their fans and pissing away those that helped made them what they use to be.

          • Vesperion

            The CP colors still must be paid for, but you can get 2 free colors for all characters.

            It’s doesn’t really seem fair to pin it all on Capcom as if they’re the source of all DLC issues. The CP system voices alone can run up to $50, DOA costumes run way beyond $100, and Namco makes a killing on idolmaster DLC.

            Yet it’s still optional just to enjoy the game more. We can talk about it all day, but the companies just want our money no matter who the developer/publisher is.

        • Qunton C.

          Thats exactly what is happening though. Yuuki and Kokonoe were already on the BBCP disc and you paid $8 for the unlocks.

          • buddyluv324

            I wonder then why the files sizes for the DLC vastly differ from one another. The SFxT DLC chars for example is 300kb for all of the extra chars while Kokonoe and Teremi are 2MB each.

          • Qunton C.

            You’re naive if you think 2mb is enough to hold hundreds upon hundreds of HD sprites for the animations on top of god knows how many voice clips.

      • Suzaku

        Having personally seen the cost analysis for creating a single character for a fighting game (between programming, art, and voice acting, it’s really fucking expensive), I have no problem with them being sold as DLC.

        • Daltykun

          Anyone who supported skull girls got this information up front. This shit is not cheap and I’ve got money to spare for a good company like ATLUS.

      • Astrotrain

        The chess analogy is wrong. Characters are not like chess pieces. The moves of each character are the tools you need to overcome your opponent. THOSE are like chess pieces.

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          But. . . chess pieces also have moves exclusive to them.

          • Astrotrain

            If you are a Ryu player, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have Blanka o Guile in your roster, you still can compete against your opponent. On the other hand if Ryu doesn’t have his shoryuken move then you are in serious disadvantage, you are missing pieces.

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            Can you edit characters so they don’t have their moves? Because that comparison doesn’t really hold then.

            It’s more like, all of your chess pieces relate to your character, but if the opposing player suddenly decides that your queen shouldn’t be allowed to move in every direction, then you would be missing a “piece” of your side.

            A chess set comes with a variety of pieces, and some players utilize some of those pieces more than others; same for gamers. I think the inital analogy works very well.

            I guess it’d be more appropriate to say: it’d be like selling a book with extra chapters missing. You could finish it, but it’s obvious that some of the epilogue/closure isn’t there?

          • Astrotrain

            I’m saying this because people often say that when companies sell characters as DLC, it’s like selling the chess without pieces. I say no. Characters are not chess pieces, moves are. You can’t beat someone in chess with only one piece; you play the game with all the pieces as a unit. If the companies start selling the moves of the characters as DLC, then that’s like selling a chess without pieces.

          • 古戸ヱリカ

            And yet nobody accepts that my Queen is a special one that can use Hadoken.

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            I would! But that would be harder to do if it weren’t the SF edition~.

    • Vesperion

      Tecmo must love you

    • Strain42

      Eh, bad DLC practices are bad DLC practices. I’m not going to let Atlus get away with the same stuff I complain about other companies doing just because they’re Atlus or because they’re “poorer”

      That said, I don’t consider this to be an example of bad DLC practices. It’s an extra character WITH a story attached who players may have the opportunity to get for free anyways, essentially making all complaints here possibly moot.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Yeah, it’s not like they’re releasing a whole new updated version of the game or anything.

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Female dogs and overused women!

  • http://soma4all.tk/ Soma

    Atlus have my support. Don’t mind their dlc policy.

  • LordHyper

    Is there any hope of getting Fuuka in on this fight?

  • RunningWild1984

    The Arc System Works Vortex continues.

  • Ecchitori-san

    MURDERS!!

  • LordHyper

    I would complain about him being DLC if we’re just paying for him, but since we’re also getting a story, I’d say it’s worth the money.

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

      Let’s just hope it isn’t as overpriced as BB DLC D:

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

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/narutops2xbox/videos Black Koshinomi

    I hate this guy -_-! But hey it’s a new character i wonder if johnny bosch will voice him ?

  • Zonic505

    “Adachi confirmed for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax”

    Yeeessssss!

    “as a DLC character”

    WUUUUUTTTTTTT.

    “although Japanese players that buy first-print copies of the game will get him for free. ”

    Please do that for the US version, Atlus!

    • Herok♞

      Arc did that for Terumi in BB:CP so I believe it will happen again that way

  • Herok♞

    I preorder all the games that I want, so getting Adachi for free doesn’t change anything for me. The only reason I would have a problem with this is if they had another DLC character like Kokonoe, afterward but if I get the full set by buying day one I have no problem with it.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Throwing all plot points and character deaths out the window in favor of fanservice, huh.

    • AnotherTime

      Adachi never died. Nobody on the entire roster has died.

      • Strain42

        Well technically Shadow Labrys did, but I don’t expect her to play into the story of Ultimax at all anyway. I think they just kept her playable for funs sake and because it was easy to do so. If she is in the story it’ll probably be like the Shadows in the first game where the ME is involved.

        • AnotherTime

          If we’re going in to technicalities, Shadow Labrys is now Ariadne, but that’s unimportant. I think you’re right that she only exists either for playabilities’ sake alone, or that a “remix” version of her was made by the ME.

    • Strain42

      We know nothing about his story, so until that happens we can’t say this contradicts any of the existing plot points. Adachi didn’t die if that’s what you’re implying.

    • Slayven19

      I think you spoke to soon bro lol, not only that but the game is basically fan-service from day 1 anyway. Its a fighting game with persona 3 and 4 characters so how wasn’t it already that?

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        haha yeah. but isn’t supposed to be a canon sequel? goofy.

    • Specineff

      Adachi isn’t dead.

  • Andrew Boyce

    DLC? That just kind of bothers me. It is seemingly hinted that he plays some kind of role in the story, but you’re not gonna get to use him without paying for it. I could see putting the P3MC as DLC depending on how the story goes, but to not include someone who is actually involved with the plot? Kind of silly.

  • Tincho Kudos

    If Adachi is there, Misato/Makoto along Minako should be there too.
    Anyway, I hate Adachi one of my least favorite villain in the history of videogames.

    • Strain42

      If you hate him, that’s fine. I can respect your opinion, but your “if” logic at the beginning doesn’t really make any sense.

      • Tincho Kudos

        There wasn’t any logic to begin with. My tought was if they make a DLC character with its own story, they can add Makoto/Minako as DLC character and make its story like a dream or something (they just need an excuse to make them playable) It doesn’t even need to have a canon story.

        • Creed1217

          Giving dead and non canon characters a story makes no sense for a continuated persona 4 sequel? Where is the logic ?? Please let p3 protag be dead in peace, while saving humanity …..

          • Tincho Kudos

            Well guys, lets have Adachi and the entire cast of P4. Why not Dojima? Why not the fox? Why not Nanako?
            Jeez…
            And again, there is no logic here. It would be cool to have the P3 protags. Persona Q have both protags, and its non canon and I don’t see everyone complain.

      • DeathTurn

        Yes. His logic makes no sense.

        But ATLUS is reviving Makoto anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

        • Strain42

          Are they? I hadn’t heard anything about this. Is that in this game? I admit I’ve been keeping myself somewhat guarded as for far Ultimax story spoilers go.

          • DeathTurn

            I could write an entire college dissertation, but all I can say is…expect to see him.

          • AnotherTime

            Go ahead and write it, because as of now, nothing has been confirmed. Judging by what I’ve observed, what I’ve heard, and what has been said I’m of a like mind, bt I’d like to hear what you think. I want to, at least, have a more solid belief that Minato will be around for at least one more game.

  • KyoyaHibari

    WOAH. I called this too! Suh-weeet.

  • Strain42

    “Adachi will be a playable character.”
    That’s good.
    “He’s DLC.”
    That’s bad.
    “But Japanese players will be able to get him for free.”
    That’s good.
    “No word if American players will get the same deal.”
    That’s bad.
    “He’s going to have his own storyline.”
    That’s good.
    “The frogurt is also cursed…”
    …Can I go now?

    • konsama

      That’s bad!

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

        Not unless it’s cursed with Awesome!

        • Hound

          Bwahaha

    • friendly neighborhood_dude

      Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll get the same deal just like Blazeblue.

  • Kornelious

    Still haven’t gotten around to beating Persona 4, But I still love Adachi and this would be a DLC I would definently buy :D

  • Mirai

    I know some people are complaining about Adachi being DLC, but we really should just be glad he is even playable at all, because now I’m even more hyped to play the game.

    • Creed1217

      Can’t wait to see a trailer for him !!!

  • Makr0ss

    I’m here hoping that Nanako (a.k.a. best girl) gets in the game too.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    Bitches and whores confirmed.

  • Ace

    Spoilers: Adachi is the killer.

    • Daltykun

      Dude just tell the truth it’s Naoto. It’s not like everyone doesn’t know by now.

      • Kaetsu

        Nanako*

  • Sinful

    Adachi as DLC? I don’t know why people are against it. There’s a story mode episode coming with him. I really don’t understand the hate towards DLC. It’s like a common thing to lash out on. I see DLC as something to extend the games playability. Adachi is a character I have wanted in the game since the first Persona 4 Arena, and now we got him. I am not flipping my shit over him being DLC. Like really.. it’s just ONE DLC character with a story mode.

    Even though those who are against it will still probably buy the DLC.

    Just don’t argue about it. I wouldn’t mind even if there were more reasonable DLC in the future. But I doubt more DLC characters would exist since it doesn’t seem like Atlus remembers Persona 1 & 2. And the remaining characters that are alive that haven’t been added are Metis and Margaret. So this could just be a one time thing, I don’t see any other characters they can make DLC out of.

    People really need to calm down.

    • AnotherTime

      Metis isn’t “alive” anymore since she was Aigis’ shadow. They merged at the end of the Answer.

      • Sinful

        …I should have completed the Answerer before anything.. Well dammit x_x

    • Card

      Because it’s apparently the crack in the damn that will just destroy everything.

      I don’t think it’s that Atlus has forgotten Persona 1 and 2, I just don’t think they can tie them the universe. I mean 3 and 4 seem like they were written in tandem, and who knows, maybe 5 will be one that stands on its own too.

  • Qunton C.

    The comments here are really worrisome. “Just be glad we get him at all”? No. Screw that line of reasoning. Although Capcom is the one with the reputation for Disc Locked Content, ArcSys is just as guilty and worse. In UMVC3 Jill and Shuma were on disc and you paid $5 each to unlock them. In BBCP, Yuuki and Kokonoe were on disc and you paid $8 each to unlock them. There’s literally no justifying this in a rational manner.

    “Fighters are expensive to make”.

    Yeah, but we’re already plopping $60 or more down. There are a lot of re-used assets here too. Im happy for more content but im not happy about paying extra money to be able to access all of the stuff already in the disc I juat paid $60 plus tax for.

    “Just preorder then”

    Therein lies the problem. This is solely to push preorder numbers. And even then, what if something happens and I cant get the game on launch?

    Ugh. It is amazing just much the anti-consumer mindset has been absorbed by consumers themselves.

    • Mirai

      You know you could always buy the game second-hand for $20 if you have that much of a problem with the DLC, and if you are really that determined on your point you’re making here, then you should also have the patience to wait until the game gets to this price.

      • Qunton C.

        Did you even read my post? Total price is not the *main* issue. It is an issue yes, but the main problem is that I HAVE TO PAY FOR STUFF ALREADY ON MY DISC. Its nonsense. If he was totally free for everyone forever or was ublockable through normal ganeplay like Kagura was in BBCP, i wouldn’t have a problem with it.

        Or maybe they could just give me the complete game that I paid for? Oh who am I kidding, thats a crazy idea.

        • Mirai

          Its too soon to judge whether this will be on-disc DLC or not but knowing ArcSys its very possible but its not definite yet so you should wait and see. If it does turn-out to be on-disc DLC then simply don’t buy it and show your disapproval of this. As much as I would of liked having Terumi as a playable character in BBCP, I didn’t buy him because I disapproved of having to pay $8 just for a playable character who was already in the game. (the fact you fight him in the main story is prove)

          The point is if you dislike Adachi being DLC and he turns out to be on-disc DLC then don’t get it, punish ArcSys and not just you, get other people who have a similar opinion to you on this matter and don’t buy it and if enough people do this then ArcSys will get the message as its not them that’s in charge, its us consumers who are buying their products that are and they will stop doing this if enough people go against it.

    • Ren

      While I definitely agree with you on it being stupid and ridiculous, Disk Locked DLC, specially in games that focus on multiplayer, is actually a better solution than downloading the content.

      Because, say, if you get online and fight against someone who’s using Adachi, you’ll need to have his data in your game. The ammount of data a character has is just too big for the other game or the server to just stream it to you (not to say the kind of bugs that faulty connections would create), so you need to have his data. And because of that, there are four ways to do this:
      1- Only people with Adachi DLC can play against Adachi online and vice versa
      2- You need to download Adachi’s data when you start the game as a patch (even though you won’t be able to use him unless you buy the DLC)
      3- You need to download Adachi’s data if you want to use the online features (this assumes you’d have to download the DLC itself that couldn’t use if not bought anyway, considering how patches work on the PS3)
      4- Adachi’s data already comes in the disk, meaning you don’t have to patch the game just to play online.

      If I recall correctly, BlazBlue CS actually did options 2 for its DLC characters, because they weren’t finished by the time the game released.

    • john doe

      Buy a first print?

    • ArmoredBoar

      Kokonoe wasn’t on disc, she came with the day 1 patch.
      She was legit DLC. Jus’ sayin’.

  • AuraGuyChris

    His ultimate attack is dropping a large shadow cabbage dropping on his cabbage-hating enemies.

  • buddyluv324

    The mess up part of this whole “DLC sucks ranting” is that more than likely the same people bitching about it will buy the same DLC stuff they claim loath which really doesnt help much.

    • Sinful

      They will. Because think about it.

      It’s Adachi along with a story chapter based on him.

      Adachi is one of the major fan favorites in the Persona series.

  • natchu96

    His very existence in this game is kind of a spoiler isn’t it?

    Though I guess that’s what you get for playing a sequel of a pseudo-sequel before the original game(s).

    • Wappuli

      Not really any bigger spoiler than any other character being in the game either.
      And they did show that he is in the game in the first trailer during the livestream in November last year, so atleast this particular news shouldn’t be any spoiler anymore.

      • natchu96

        Well, but the rest of the fighting cast was either introduced in the last Arena game or are pretty much heavily advertized on their own game boxes even if they don’t show up immediately.

        Magatsu Izanagi is a living plot twist. Which I don’t think was actually in that last trailer Adachi was in.

  • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

    It’s BP’s Terumi all over again. Pretty miffed that Arksys can get away with this stuff. Not only are all of their “DLC” already on the disc they’re asking way too much for them. The characters are double the usual price and who actually wants to spend $5 each just to hear the announcer speak in various ways of broken Engrish?

    They’re worse than Capcom when it comes to this practice.

    • ArmoredBoar

      “The characters are double the usual price and who actually wants to spend $5 each just to hear the announcer speak in various ways of broken Engrish?”
      A ton of people, actually.

  • Saphira

    I think chances are high that the US pre-orders will get free this free DLC (and maybe more) judging from the Atlus Faithful mail I got…

    “But what can you expect in terms of pre-order bonus items? Well, just like
    that trickster Teddie, we still have to hold a few things up our sleeve.
    You’ll learn about them in due time…maybe at some big event on the
    horizon? Hmmm….”

  • Rawindra

    X-X no region lock *repeat 3 times*! PLZ No Region Lock mommy!

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    This interests me…

    • Slickyslacker

      No, Dojima! It’s still too early…

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

      Are you gonna put him to work your way, Dojima-san?

      • 하세요

        As long as he pays for his service. Ba-zing.

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

          That’s how it works in an Employer and Employee environment.

  • Brimfyre

    I always thought Adachi looks like James McAvoy.

  • Yan Zhao

    Getting the game right away anyway, so wont affect me as DLC since i’ll get it for free :3

  • ndjn3979

    Looks like I have a main

  • http://people.ign.com/neil_rev Luna

    Yes for Adachi baby XD!

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    YES

  • James Reilly

    Oh god yes pre-order confirmed :D

  • friendly neighborhood_dude

    FINALLY! I Just shouted out of excitement and now my brother thinks I’m stupid lol.
    ADACHI BABY!

  • Aisha Lee

    Reads comments about one dlc character…..
    First World Problems.

    • qetuo6

      Wouldn’t complaining about people complaining also be considered “First World Problems”?

      • Aisha Lee

        Well then it just because a domino effect then.

  • MaidKillua

    Hopefully when Europe inevitably gets screwed on the release date they’ll let us have Adachi for free (even without preorder) as an apology? (Ha, how unlikely, but a man can dream of Atlus not being completely inept in their treatment of EU fans)

    • john doe

      Its already free

  • MrJechgo

    Really? Why the Kokonoe treatment AGAIN?!?

    • 하세요

      Because people purchased her? If it worked once, it’ll probably work again.

  • MadokaXHomura

    why does Adachi get to be playable but not P3 MC?

    • James Reilly

      Adachi isn’t dead. He was also hinted to be in the game since the arcade trailer when he was teased at the end and appears in the arcade mode.

      • MadokaXHomura

        I didnt say he was dead,if they can make Adachi playable as DLC why cant they make P3 MC playable?he doesnt have to be part of the story to be playable.

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    Ah, the Jester is here! Preorder secured.

    • Strain42

      I am curious, will Atlus USA dub Magatsu as Jester, Hunger, or will they veto their stupid decision and go back to Lust?

  • Go2hell66

    Aww yeah! “Bitches and Whores”

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

      “Bastards! You’re all Such a Pain in the ass!”

      • Thatguy

        “I could continue my killing spree if not for you and your… bear! Curse you, investigation team!”

  • WOTTERHUG

    Well, I’m glad he’s playable, but being a DLC character bothers me for 2 reasons
    1- Given the announcement trailer the game got during the huge “persona announcements”, he seemed like a fairly important character to the new game, so doesn’t making him DLC kinda contradicts this idea?
    2- Announcing DLC’s before the game even comes just looks wrong and greedy, given the game is in development, I see no reason why this couldn’t have been included on the disc for free as well. I know some may say it’s done this way to boost pre-order, but it’s still a fairly cheap practice
    I’m not really sure if I’ll end up buying him or not later down the road as I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy his playstyle (I wouldn’t bother paying for a character I won’t use) unless all of the games copies include him when it gets cheaper, but I do think he makes a good addition overall. I frankly don’t get why so many people want Minato in the game, Atlus clearly cares for this game being canon to the series so they won’t just bring him back from the dead out of nowhere, that asides, I don’t really understand what’s the appeal of an avatar with no personality outside of the players choices in the game, I already have enough with Yu for that to be honest. Besides, if we are going to bring back the dead, I’d much rather have Shinjiro, hell, why not give Persona 2 some love and include Tatsuya and/or Maya to the game? Just my 2 cents on the matter of character selection

  • PragmaticSoul

    He’s basically Terumi, as far as availibility is concerned.

  • ShinNeoGranzon

    Considering that every other character has a shadow version, will Adachi also have one?

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