The calm before the storm of Ultimax
The first of the four Persona games ATLUS will release in 2014-15 will be the fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, developed by Arc System Works and published by Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Coming fall 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, P4AU will retail for $59.99 and include special pre-order bonus items to be revealed at a later date. Pre-orders are open now at various retailers, which you can find on here.
In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there’s a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona.
Each playable character in P4AU is involved in a story mode that continues past their individual games to reveal more about them and how they came to be involved in the P-1 Climax. P4AU expands on its pedigree as a tournament-caliber fighting game with a new Shadow type with completely different fighting mechanics for each character. Both newcomers and hardcore gamers alike can find the style that works best for their individual style.