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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Now Available for Pre-order

/ May 20th, 2014 No Comments

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Atlus announced Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches this fall for $59.99 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title is available for pre-order now at various retailers with special pre-order bonuses to be revealed at a later date.

Those who pre-order Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and attending CEO 2014 will get a special bonus. Atlus and CEOGaming are teaming up to put on an official Persona 4 Arena side tournament during the event with a $500 bonus pot. The tournament is open to anyone attending CEO 2014 with a $5 entry. Those who pre-order Ultimax and bring their receipt will get their entry free waived as a bonus. More information on the tournament for those planning to participate can be found at CEOGaming.

[adsense250itp]Ultimax is the first of the upcoming Persona games releasing in 2014-2015. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the sequel to 2012’s Persona 4 Arena. It is developed by Arc System Works and published by Atlus U.S.A.

Each character in Ultimax has their own story mode continuing after the events of their original games. The game also expands past the systems of its predecessor by introducing a new Shadow type with different fighting mechanics for each character.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax sees the characters of Persona 4 and Persona 3 competing in the P-1 Climax. The original cast from Arena is back along with new characters. These new characters include Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa and more. One of the biggest dangers in Ultimax is Sho Minazuki. The dual katana-wielding Sho is a threat to everyone in the tournament and worse there is a Sho doppelganger that wields a Persona.

Stay tuned to Gaming Illustrated for more on Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and the other upcoming Persona games from Atlus.

Quick Take

The Persona blitz begins with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (although the original Japanese subtitle  The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold was much better if not indecipherable). Persona 4 Arena was a good fighting game with a decidedly Persona approach to a story mode that made it more than worth checking out. Seeing more from both the Persona 4 Arena cast and these new fighters is more than welcomed. The biggest question about Ultimax is the addition of the character Sho. How does he fit into the Persona world? Is he a new character for Ultimax only or is he a bridge to Persona 5?

 

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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