It was recently revealed that Persona 3’s Ken Amada and the pup Koromaru are a playable character in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares a first-look at the duo, along with a few details on their fighting style.
A couple years have passed since the events of Persona 3 and Ken has a much older appearance. Koromaru hasn’t changed much aside from wearing the hoodie that Ken used to wear.
While the two characters usually stay away from fighting, they sensed that their buddies were in danger, and decided to participate this time around in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
Ken uses a spear as his weapon and Koromaru fights with a kunai. As far as Personas go, Ken will have Kala-Nemi on his side and Koromaru with Cerberus. They’ll make a formidable duo with Ken excelling at long-ranged fighting and Koromaru’s speedy attacks.
For their instant-kill, both characters will be using their Personas at full strength, to pull off a powerful attack consisting of Kala-Nemi’s light attribute and Cerberus’ darkness.
Like most of the other characters in the game, Ken and Koromaru will have their Shadow-types. Famitsu doesn’t share too much details on the story behind the two, but it shows a glimpse of Shadow-type Ken saying, “Haha, what? You’re afraid of fighting a little brat?”
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be released sometime this Fall in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.