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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Will Hit Japan On August 28th


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available in Japan on August 28th, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reports. (Thanks, Hachima)


As reported earlier in the week, Persona 4’s Rise Kujikawa is now a playable character in the game, and a Shadow variant of Rise will make an appearance as well. There’s speculation that the game’s story will somehow connect to that of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, but no details are available on this front.


Additionally, the game now has a new Golden Arena mode, which is a tournament utilizing an RPG-like system whereby you can level up and customize your characters with different skills. Famitsu says there are over 150 skills to choose from.


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available on PlayStation 3 in Japan, but North America will get the game on both Xbox 360 and PS3 this Fall. Meanwhile, the arcade version of the game in Japan will be updated with the Golden Arena mode later this month.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.