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Persona 4: Arena Ultimax is the sequel to Persona 4: Arena and takes place a few days after the events of the first game. A red fog appears in town and a new tournament appears on the Midnight Channel called the "P1-Climax" that shows Mitsuru, Aigis, and Akihiko getting crucified...

In Japan, this game goes by the title "Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold".

List of system changes from P4 Arena


P4AU Margaret portrait.png P4AU Sho portrait.png P4AU Naoto portrait.png P4AU Teddie portrait.png P4AU Yukiko portrait.png P4AU Yu portrait.png P4AU Yosuke portrait.png P4AU Chie portrait.png P4AU Kanji portrait.png P4AU PSho portrait.png P4AU Marie portrait.png
P4AU Ken portrait.png P4AU Yukari portrait.png P4AU Labrys portrait.png P4AU Mitsuru portrait.png P4AU Aigis portrait.png P4AU Adachi portrait.png P4AU Elizabeth portrait.png P4AU Akihiko portrait.png P4AU SLabrys portrait.png P4AU Junpei portrait.png P4AU Rise portrait.png

In addition to all the playable characters from Persona 4: Arena, nine new characters have been announced:

  • Yukari Takeba is a zoning character that uses wind magic and arrows to quickly move around and fill the screen with arrows and wind.
  • Junpei Iori uses his baseball bat to attack the opponent and level himself up scoring 'points' in his baseball meter.
  • Ken Amada & Koromaru fight together as a team. Ken uses a Spear and his Persona Kala-Nemi while Koromaru supports him using a Kunai and his Persona Cerberus.
  • Rise Kujikawa uses the power of music and her Persona to power up and attack the opponent.
  • Tohru Adachi is a DLC character that fights with a gun and his Persona Magatsu Izanagi.
  • Marie is also a DLC character that fights with weather, contents of her bag and with her Persona Kaguya.
  • Margaret is also a DLC character that fights with multiple Personas.
  • SHO Minazuki fights with dual swords and without a persona. This version of Sho has 3 buttons for normal attacks and a Drive-like dodge button, akin to that of BlazBlue's button input style.
  • Sho MINAZUKI. This version of Sho fights with a persona named Tsukiyomi, can quickly teleport in front and behind the opponent, and has attacks that drain the opponent's health and SP.
Yukari, Junpei, Ken and Koromaru are originally from Persona 3, Rise, Adachi, Margaret, and Marie are from Persona 4/Persona 4 Golden and Sho is a new character to the series.

Almost every character in the game has a Shadow Type that plays slightly differently from their normal versions.

See this section for more details.
About Persona 4: Arena Ultimax
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Atlus (Japan and North America)
PQube (Europe)
Release Dates:
Japan (Arcade): November 28th, 2013
Japan (Console): August 28th, 2014
North America (Console): September 30th, 2014
Europe (Console): November 21st, 2014
Persona 4: Arena Series
Preceded By:
Persona 4: Arena
Followed By:
Persona 4: Arena Ultimax Remaster
Extra Links

Official Sites

P4U2 Community

JP Resources

Video Database

version date summary
Ver.2.02 2015-03-26 Bug fixes.
Ver.2.01 2015-01-29 Bug fixes.
Ver.2.00 2015-01-15 System overhaul, character balance. Rise Kujikawa, Ken Amada, Toru Adachi, Marie, and Margaret added to the arcade version roster.
Ver.1.11 2014-05-19 Bug fixes.
Ver.1.10 2014-04-25 System changes, character balance. Console release based on this version.
Ver.1.03 2014-02-13 Bug fixes.
Ver.1.02 2014-01-16 Training mode additions, bug fixes.
Ver.1.01 2013-12-19 Added training mode, bug fixes. MINAZUKI Sho added to the roster.
Ver.1.00 2013-11-28 Arcade release version.