Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Has Adachi As Free DLC At Launch In The Americas

By Spencer . July 1, 2014 . 12:32pm

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For the first week Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches, Tohru Adachi from Persona 4 will be free to download. The "Egocentric Police Dick" comes from Persona 4 and has Magatsu Inzanagi as his persona. Arc System Works must have had fun making alternate color schemes for Adachi since one of them looks like Batman villain The Joker.

 

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax comes out this fall for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America.

 

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  • ReidHershel

    “The Egocentric Police Dick”
    Why is ATLUS USA so perfect?

    • God

      But now whenever you bring it up it will sound like you are talking about porn.

      • Zeik56

        I’m sure all those people that used “Tentacle Hentai” in their titles in the last game weren’t thinking about porn at all.

        • God

          Well, that’s disturbing.

    • Mirai

      Its not perfect they didn’t add Cabbage in the title :(.

    • MSJ

      it just sounds much better than cabbage

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

      Because they’re geniuses.

  • Ultraviolet

    I like that title they gave him, but it needs more cabbage.

    Welp, I hope Europe gets this as well.

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      I’m stuck with Shadow Mitsuo so I don’t get the joke or may have miss it but sounds funnier anyway ‘cus swearing is never as clever.

      • God

        It’s more of an Anime thing.

        • Stephen Mc Devitt

          Even better. That’s like how Golden referenced the Hiimdaisy comic.

          • God

            You mean the fsteak?

    • ShinNeoGranzon

      Maybe one of his special attacks will make it rain cabbage. Or eat a cabbage to get an attack boost. Or temporarily replace all of his lightning attacks with cabbage based ones. One of his color palettes should make him and Magatsu-Izanagi cabbage green. Macabbageiodyne!

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Since Atlus is publishing games themselves now, this may sadly be digital-only like Shin Megami Tensei IV.

    I don’t want a digital only future.

    I’ll import the game if I have to, ignore the DLC and just watch Adachi’s story on YouTube.

    I’m not making the same mistake again as I did with Drakengard 3!

    • Kintama

      If you’re gonna import you might as well download Adachi, there’s no need to watch his story on YouTube.

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        But I live in Europe and I couldn’t be assed to make an American PSN account.

        • Kintama

          It’s worth it especially if the result is Adachi

        • Zeik56

          It takes like a couple minutes. I have American, European, and Japanese accounts I set up on a whim to download exclusive stuff. If you’re too lazy to put in that little amount of effort you have no one to blame but yourself.

          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            But it sounds like I need to put in a real address and I know very few cousins living in America.

          • Zeik56

            I don’t think it has to be real. I just made up random crap. And even if you do, the internet could easily find you some random address to use. It’s not like they verify it.

  • Dashiell A.T., esq.

    I assume by the first week thing that it’ll be paid after? I’m okay with that, as long as he’s still available to get after that first week.

  • Holy Diver

    Such great color palettes. First two cool detectives and now two troll villains.

  • 하세요

    Joker color scheme, nice.

  • Jonathan Tse

    i really hope there’s a Yoshikage Kira color.

    • Superior Spider-Man

      Omg, perfect! But we talking normal Kira or Kosaku Kira? Who cares! Give us both!

  • LordHyper

    Adachi is my second favorite new character for this game.

    Nobody can take Junpei’s number 1 spot in my heart.

    New Ken won me over and he takes third.

    • God

      You mean Akihiko is not even in the top 3 but Junpei is 1?

      • Steven Higgins

        He said NEW character, Akihko was in the first one and is therefor not “new”

        • God

          You are righ my good Steven, now, have a blessing!

    • Byron Kerrison II

      Rise needs to be in your top 3 somewhere…

      • LordHyper

        I debated putting Rise as number 3, but the range and the dog won me over.

        • Byron Kerrison II

          I see. I really can’t wait to play this just to hear th ENG cast and see Ken’s range with that spear.

        • God

          Dat range…

  • Alberto Maytorena

    Let’s put a smile on that face.

    • Guest

      Is this good enough?

    • Guest

      How about this?

    • Guest

      What about this?

    • Digidyne017

      the three guests below were me, didn’t know how to upload pics properly

  • Land of Green Pasture

    guess the roster is now complete, now waiting for ‘The Fall’

  • CptPokerface

    “So, now you’re both losers. Both of you. LOSERS. Just accept it.”

    Oh Adachi, you loveable cabbage eating troll bastard.

  • Desk

    that title

  • Kornelious

    Well that’s a nice surprise :)

    BTW, is there a set release date for this yet?

  • MSJ

    Kira alt would be nice cause of the part 4 connection, Joker one looks pretty baller tho.

    • Digidyne017

      Persona 4′s story plot is loosely similar to/ themed around diamond is unbreakable, so i can see that being able to work. Kanji could even have an okuyasu color alt.

      • MSJ

        be nice if some charaters got alts from the main DiU cast, but yeah I could see giving Kanji an Okuyasu alt with The Hand.

        • Digidyne017

          and give Sho a good DIO alt…he DOES throw knives at least….

  • Makoto Yuki

    Awesome Atlus! btw i haven’t able to catch up with P4AU lately, is this gonna be another region lock game ?

    • IS | 桂木

      Atlus hasn’t confirmed or denied region locking. When asked on the Ultrachen stream Namba said they’ll get back to us on that

    • Zeik56

      No.

  • MrJechgo

    Did I… read Adachi’s title correctly O_o ?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Dick is a very old slang term for detectives.

      But since this is a Persona game, it’s used figuratively and literally.

      • komiko12

        “literally”…lol

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the literal meaning of dick a male genital?

        • Mr_SP

          No. That’s actually slang. Yes, it is the commonly accepted “meaning”, but it wasn’t always quite so vulgar. If it wasn’t, then Dick wouldn’t be a common nickname for Richard. And Dick Grayson would never have been greenlighted as the name of Robin, back in the 1940s.

        • AuraGuyChris

          …I think “figuratively” meant two terms at once. Oops.

      • MrJechgo

        That’s not what Wikipedia has listed for alternate uses O_o

  • Sinful

    And people were losing it because Adachi is going to be dlc~

    See what a little calm-ness does~?

    • 하세요

      Still sucks that those who don’t read websites like this will probably miss out if they don’t plan on getting it day 1.

      • Zeik56

        Atlus also sent the news out through their newsletter. And failing that anyone could just check the store. You don’t need to own a game to download DLC.

        I can’t feel too bad for anyone missing out beyond that. This seems like mostly a way to reward fans who support them early and follow their releases.

        • 하세요

          I don’t have an Atlus newsletter (had no idea it even existed) nor do I ever check their online store. I’m aware you don’t need the game to have DLC, but I don’t see Xbox Live nor PSN having a little announcement at the top saying “Hey, snag Adachi now!”

          Just because you don’t feel too bad for them doesn’t mean it still sucks. It’s a step above a pre-order only bonus, I’ll give them that.

          • Zeik56

            I’m talking about the playstation store. I don’t even know how going to their online store would work here.

            The fact that there is not a big advert on the playstation store is not exactly something they can control, but anything like that would still be under new releases. Anyone who bothers to check new releases on PSN or Live could easily see it.

            Plenty of fighting games have DLC characters. If someone is completely secluded from any source of information that might tell them about this free DLC they probably wouldn’t know one way or the other anyway. Ignorance is bliss, right?

    • Shippoyasha

      Internet and Calmness. The rarest combo of all.

  • Snorlaxation

    I love everything about this article. Can’t wait to have my Adachi Police Dick!

  • frogurts

    “Egocentric Police Dick” that is the Greatest title for any character, I know who’s gonna be my main.

  • Xmas Lopez

    Oh wow, I didn’t recognize his yellow alt costume until I took a closer look. These alt Adachi looks are all pretty fun

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/2a60971173bc8237fa992a892931c299/tumblr_n81sc93ThV1r3hrmvo1_500.png

    And the screenshot above the article. That’s some character development.

    • Superior Spider-Man

      I swear, that guy was the biggest troll ever.

  • Maia Kasoya

    Oh cool, Terumi color.

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    Shut UP – Adachi.

    • FlobotingIt

      You changed your picture just for that didn’t you

      • Afternoon Intergalactic

        Actually, this has been my picture since I created this account. It’s perfect for this situation, though.

        • FlobotingIt

          Either way, a winner is you

  • Yan Zhao

    I wonder if Adachi is still a scumbag or will he at least be more of a “good guy” in the plot. I figure he kinda had a bit of redemption near the end of P4G, helping the crew solve the Izanami mystery and all.

    • Sakurazaki

      There’s some speculation that this Adachi isn’t the real one, but ehh…

      • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

        That or he was obfuscating his redemption. Or some kind of inferiority-superiority complex, dunno.

    • Shippoyasha

      He always had a bit of a semblance of being a good guy though. No telling how much of his crimes was because of the supernatural mind poisoning. But you could tell he had a bit of a kinship with Yuu.

      • Steven Higgins

        All Izanami did was awaken his Persona, nothing else Everything he did was purely his own choice.

        • Shippoyasha

          Yeah, but then there was a whole deal with Sagiris invading his body. That certainly wasn’t his doing.

          • Steven Higgins

            True, but he admits in his letter that the things he did were still his desires.

  • Astraea’s Eyebrow

    I’m so confused. why is he a Police “Dick” and is that not as inappropriate as it sounds?

    • Steven Higgins

      “Dick” in this context, is an old slang term for detective. But yeah, he’s a dick too.

      • Astraea’s Eyebrow

        Oh wow i never knew that. Thanks for the info! i havent beaten the game yet. (just rescued Nanako) but he always seemed like a nice guy just kinda lazy. Unless he has a hidden side Ive yet to see o_o.

        • Steven Higgins

          All will be revealed in time.
          If you want to avoid spoilers, I’d avoid these articles until you’ve beaten the game. You’re not that far away from the end so is shouldn’t take too long.

          • Astraea’s Eyebrow

            Alright, thanks for the heads up! I just need to find time to finish it now haha

  • Steven Higgins

    Just so everyone knows, they probably used “Dick” in his title to not only reference his personality, but his job as well, since “dick” is an old slang term for detectives. I think from somewhere between the 50′s and 80′s

    • Zeik56

      It makes me a little sad to think people might not know that.

      • Steven Higgins

        Like I said, it’s an old term, one that has long been retired, most people under 25, and almost no one under 20 will have ever heard it used that way. I myself am 26 and the only reason I know it is because I’ve seen movies where it was still used that way.

        • Zeik56

          It’s moments like this that make me realize I’m actually old now. *sigh*

        • keithmaxx

          Yeah, the Dick Tracy story being one of em.

    • Rose Spinoza

      Oh man, I totally forgot about that word being used for detectives! Heh! That’s a pretty clever double meaning there.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Oooh, so that’s why Dick Gumshoe is named Dick Gumshoe.

      • bahamut920

        That, and “Dick” is a nickname for Richard. He’s Detective Richard Gumshoe, with both his nickname and family name being slang words for “Detective”.

  • Astraye

    Can we get the dlc from the store even if we dont have the game ?

    • IS | 桂木

      Yeah

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    As nice as it is that he is free… why don’t just have him on the disc at release? He looks finished, there’s no reason to need to download a key to access him,

    • Zeik56

      Because then they wouldn’t make any money from the people getting him later.

      • Based Ignacio Puppo

        I understand that point, but from my POV, I like to buy older games, to this day I buy PS1 games that I skipped on. Now think on the retrogamers of the future, when PSN is no more and now they can’t play as Adachi, doesn’t that suck? Or imagine if your PS3 dies, and you need to get another one, say ten years in the future, Adachi is gone.
        Consoles don’t have the same liberties as computers, it’s not like you can just search for the Adachi file and pop it in as if nothing, I don’t like to think that I could potentially lose access to Adachi, so to speak.

        • Zeik56

          Not much you can do about that. We’re in the digital age now, and stuff like that will happen more and more.

          But I know what you mean, it already happened with Marvel vs Capcom 3. The DLC is no longer available, so I will never have access to the DLC costumes or the two DLC characters, and that’s a real bummer.

    • Kelohmello

      He IS on the disc, that’s the best part.

  • Pdugna

    I wish Terumi was done this way for BBCP, bastard costs $8….could buy a game with that.

    • vileBrenman

      Terumi was free with pre order.. I got him with my copy of bbcp

      • Pdugna

        With pre-order so he wasn’t actually free….while Adachi is free in that I don’t even need the game to redeem him.

        • vileBrenman

          No.. This adachi is also dlc for pre order it’s the same thing…

          • Pdugna

            Nope not a pre-order bonus it’s straight up free on the PSN/XBLA store free. Just redeem it and be on your way no pre-order necessary.

          • Kaye Cruiser

            Terumi WAS the same way. The other person got it wrong.

            Terumi was 100% completely free if you bought the game new. That’s how I got him. I didn’t pre-order.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    This is why I’m never going to be able to put my PS3 away. Too many good PS3 games still coming. That and PS4 is not backwards compatible

    I’ll pretend PS Now doesn’t exist as I have no interest in streaming PS3 games I already own.

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      Ditto. Mine’s still humming right along, and I have a backlog of stuff I want to play, so why not just keep stacking ‘em one on top of the other?

  • Mr_SP

    You know, the Joker pallette swap is nice and all, but, well… I guess they just didn’t have the resources to give us a JOKER version.

    • Zeik56

      You mean a full alternate costume? Yeah, that’s not going to happen. You rarely see alternate costumes in 2D, since it means every frame has to be redone. It’s not a simple mesh over an existing model like with 3D.

      Plus I doubt a palette swap costs them anything, but a full costume would certainly require permission and license fees from Warner Bros.

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      Or Nyarlathotep as a hidden boss/DLC character….

  • http://thespellcraftcolumn.wordpress.com Rudolph Consuegra

    They actually call him a dick?

    • Zeik56

      As in a detective. A Gumshoe.

      • http://thespellcraftcolumn.wordpress.com Rudolph Consuegra

        Phew.

  • Benjamin Tyler

    I’m genuinely disturbed that Adachi doesn’t have any instances of “insane-face” in this game so far. (Except for that cutscene.) It makes me fear him even more.

  • Kamenashi

    This series is done to death, it hurts. First, you got that Minawhateverheis, now Adachi, and you’re bringing back Labrys, one of my favorite characters.

    I’d have more fun riding a ZX-14R than playing P4U2. ATLUS, you’re doing something wrong.

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