Persona fans, get ready to head back into the ring: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is launching on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in March. Rumored to be getting a remaster earlier this year, the game was originally released in 2013 for arcades and 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As part of the series’ 25th anniversary, players will get to re-experience this beloved fighting game on modern consoles.
The port contains all previously-released content, with dual Japanese and English audio options available as well. The game also includes Persona 4 Arena‘s story content.
Watch the trailer for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax below, courtesy of Atlus West on YouTube:
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is back — here’s what to expect
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax takes place after the events of Persona 4 and also features returning characters from Persona 3. The game is a hybrid of a fighter and visual novel, with players going toe-to-toe against each other (or the computer) in one-on-one battles, attacking with a combination of standard moves and summonable Personas. Story segments come via visual novel gameplay, with multiple characters from both Persona 4 and 3 returning.
P4A’s story concerns the Investigation Team of Persona 4 who enter a fighting tournament within the Midnight Channel. The Shadow Operatives, consisting of the remains of SEES from Persona 3, are also participating and team up with the Investigation Team to uncover the mysteries behind the tournament.
Pre-orders for the Steam version are available now. For a limited time, Steam users can also purchase the Midnight Channel Collection bundle which contains both Ultimax and Persona 4 Golden.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is developed by Atlus and Arc Systems Work and published by Atlus / SEGA. It will release on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on March 17, 2022 for $29.99 USD. You can pre-order the Steam version here; pre-orders for the PS4 and Switch versions will open up later.