Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Details On Rise And Her Shadow Form

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It was recently revealed that Persona 4’s Rise Kujikawa, who was previously an NPC character, will be playable this time around in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. This week’s issue of Famitsu shares more details on her backstory.


Rise was ready to return to work from her hiatus in the idol world, and had been working hard, doing lessons. However, one night, she noticed something strange in town—the town had been covered in some kind of strange red fog, and the people had vanished out of nowhere.


Now that she’d been separated from her friends, what danger could be awaiting her…?



Rise Kujikawa fights with a microphone, and will have various projectiles such as music notes that explode on contact. She also has the ability to analyze opponents, which changes her attacks, giving her a unique fighting style.


Her one-hit-KO move is called “True Story,” where she gets Himiko (her Persona) to grab the opponent while she sings a song that charms them for the finish. Similar to the other characters, Rise will also have a Shadow form, also known as Risette, who will show a bit more of her… lewd side, and taunt with billboards that display “Special Risette Exposed!”


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will include a story mode for the PlayStation 3 version that will tell the “after-story” of Persona 4, from the perspectives of Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters. This unique story will also feature special illustrations.


Finally, the magazine shares details on the “Golden Arena Mode” that lets you pick any character and win through stages to level up in RPG-like fashion. You’ll gain new skills and skill points that can be used to upgrade stats as you level. Golden Arena Mode has a total of four courses with varying difficulties.


There will also be boss fights after beating a certain amount of stages, and you can also acquire rare skills by beating them. There are about 150 skills total, and you’ll also be able to learn them through a Social Link feature with a navigator character.


This mode will also be added to the arcade version of the game at the end of April.

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