Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold revealed
posted on 09.26.13 at 05:03 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Mysterious red-haired Sho Minazuki joins the cast.

Related news: Atlus opens new Persona teaser site

Following its surprise location test last month, Atlus has lifted the lid on the Persona 4 Arena sequel Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold.

As previously announced, new fighters set to join the game include Persona 3‘s Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori. New from today’s announcement is a mysterious red-haired character named Sho Minazuki. All but his name and appearance are unknown.

Story-wise, the Investigation Team and Shadow Walkers are looking into the “wire puller,” who plotted the events of the first game. Then, the Midnight Channel is broadcast once again in Inaba. “An all out war has broken out!” President Teddie declares. The video is a preview of a tournament called P-1 Climax that is 200% more crazy than last time. Space time is distorted, people disappear, and Inaba is covered in a “red mist.” Then the Investigation Team seems Mitsuru and company crucified on the Midnight Channel. The Investigation Team works to resolve the entire issue and the Shadow Walker Emergency Rescue Team rushes to save Mitsuru and company.

The Ultimax is due out in Japanese arcades early winter. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases are also planned. Visit the game’s official website here. Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Raiyu

    A suplex isn’t a hold, is it?

    • Kobracon

      The Japanese have a….unique way of using English words ehehehe….

    • Mar Mar

      Super Mega Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold ATTAAAAACK!!!

      Should have been like that.

    • DrForbidden

      A suplex is a wrestling throw. It’s what you see Aigis doing to Yu in the Youtube still above.

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Why do I have this feeling that this teaser site is gona be teasing this sequel to P4Arena?

    Redhead, red mist, red website.

    • Derpazu

      That would be a major disappointment. :(

    • Raiyu

      But it already has a website.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    It’s always fun to hear Gendo’s voice.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    OH nice now this is a welcomed tease

  • Xaltmas

    Sweet. Making announcements hopefully means they are past the acquisition stuff and are back on track.

  • kirby755

    It will be nice to fight in the Tartarus(or how ever you spell it) again. That and also it is still a little funny to get over what Yukari is wearing.
    Sho Minazuki huh, I think i’m gonna be interested in this guy’s character. Knowing Atlus and Arc Systems works, this guy is going to be really awesome and frustrating.

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  • Protagonist

    Cool. just a heads up to everyone else, in one of the screenshots below, it shows the character selection screen, and six slots are blurred out like a tv. More character reveals!

  • TheExile285

    I want a PSV & PS4 version this time!

    • Xaltmas

      When it comes to consoles, it’ll probably still be just PS3 and 360, but a Vita version would be ace.

      • TheExile285

        Was disappointed they didn’t port Arena to Vita after P4G. Hopefully they don’t do the same. I tend to prefer my fighters on a handheld so i can play them whenever on the go. With console fighters, I only play them when i feel like playing online which is only like 30%I play them lol.

        EDIT: I bet the game would look pretty on PS4.

  • MrKappa

    That is one hell of a title.
    This will most likely be out on consoles in Fall 2014 if arcsys does things like always though.

  • Zackasaur

    Could it be possible that our redhead is in fact a Persona 5 character?

    Just speculating… It could also be that they just wanted a unique character for the fighter, this time around.

    • Protagonist

      Negative. If you look at the redheads(sho) lower garb, its yasogami uniform, p4 highschool. Atlus stated before p5 will take place in a new setting, new cast, and new plot.

      • Warboss Aohd

        hopefully not in a high school, cause dat iz gettin’ kinda old.

        College would be acceptable though.

  • Emdimian

    OH WOW! Looks so beautiful! SO HYPE! Holy crap, they all got new moves??? GEEZ did you see what Elizabeth just did? OMG Yukari looks so hot! Junpei! YES!!! Wait WHAT!? Who the fuck is Sho Minazuki!? Where the fuck is Minato!? WTF!?

    • Xaltmas


  • DarthBrian

    Gotta say, them leaving “arena’ out of the name of the game is kind of a huge troll on Atlus’ part. Based on title I thought it might be a HD version of Persona 4. >_>

    • Jeo

      It was never called Arena in Japan.

      • DarthBrian

        Oh yeah. o_O

      • ryougazell

        The original title was Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena

  • Gojira Twit

    lol best subtitle ever

  • MasterSensei

    SCREW YUKARI AND JUNPEI WHAT ABOUT MINATO? (I like yukari and junpei but i want closure for minato too)

    • Invisbin

      Unlockable plz

    • DrForbidden

      I honestly think Atlus is better off leaving Minato where he is. Same reason why I don’t think Adachi should return. I actually think that the P3 ending provides perfect closure. His sacrifice would only be for cheap emotions if he were to suddenly return, more badass than before.

  • Eclipse

    Haha, I like the title~!

    Still hoping for playable Adachi…

    • DrForbidden

      I think he should stay in prison. IMO, his returning would cheapen the emotional impact of P4’s ending.

      • Eclipse

        Yeah, that’s something that I’ve also considered.

        Maybe they could add him as a playable character that can be used in every mode excluding the story?

  • Rikimaru

    Ugh Yu is still my favourite but this Sho guy is really looking awesome, I would love it if he is the protagonist of Persona 5.

  • artemisthemp

    So this is gonna be available as DLC?

    • TheBlackRabbit

      it’s an entire new game….new every-hing…why would it be dlc?

      • artemisthemp

        Because it’s just Persona 4: Arena with new 2? new characters

        • TheBlackRabbit

          The shadow characters, new story, more combos, 3 new characters, and….hopefully new music :D I think it warrants a new game in my eyes.

  • EX+

    Looks amazing!