Ken and Rise playable in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?
posted on 04.16.14 at 08:25 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Yes, if a Best Buy listing is anything to go by.

Ken Amada and Rise Kujikawa

A Best Buy listing for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax might have leaked two more new characters joining the fray in the upcoming fighting game sequel.

We already knew Persona 3‘s Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori were joining the fight, as well as new character Sho Minazuki. But according to Best Buy, Persona 3‘s Ken Amada and Persona 4‘s Rise Kujikawa will also be playable.

Select one of six new characters — including Persona 3 favorites Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori and Ken Amada, Persona 4 Arena NPC Rise Kujikawa and Sho Minazuki and his Persona-wielding doppelganger.

We’ve contacted Atlus for comment.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • iantothemax

    Sho counts as two characters, Sal. One with a Persona and one without.

    • Sal Romano

      Apologies if I haven’t been following it enough. They’re separate or?

      Edit: Googled it. Understood. xD

      • Sevyne

        Yeah, they’re completely separate.

  • DesmaX

    Ken? Man, I hate smaller fighters; fighting Teddie was kinda of a pain sometimes

    • OverlordZetta

      Ken shouldn’t be that small anymore.

      • DesmaX

        Oh yeah, there’s that detail.

        But I think he should be the same size as Teddie, at least

        • OverlordZetta

          Puberty’s a hell of a thing. Anime logic should do him good.

  • DarthBrian

    mmmmm…based Rise. <3

  • Reki Honoo

    I honestly just want kuromaru playable. Is that so much to ask for?

    • OverlordZetta

      That… That might be kind of hard depending on… Things…

      • MrFinalgamer

        Aw, don’t tell me that koro-chan died of old age! D=

        • OverlordZetta

          Even if he hasn’t, I can’t see him being in prime fighting condition anymore.

          Maybe a puppy?

          • MrFinalgamer

            If he is dead, that would explain that big ass white coat Mitsuru wears…

            • OverlordZetta

              Excuse me, you seem to have lost an internet. Here, have mine.

      • Reki Honoo

        How would it be hard? Koro is still alive as far as we know.

        • OverlordZetta

          Did they mention him in Arena at all?

          Seems like a topic they avoided if I recall right, and he wasn’t exactly young in 3.

  • MrFinalgamer

    “Fan favorite Ken Amada”.
    I personally didn’t mind him, but I thought a lot of people hated/didn’t like him, huh. This is nice to see though, but Rise…what the hell can she do? All her persona does is assist. Combat wise, her and Fuuka are the most useless…

    • OverlordZetta

      You thought right.

  • OverlordZetta

    If Rise is playable, I should hope that means Fuuka is at least given a more active role otherwise.

    But given on the Shadow situation of this game, who wants to bet only that version of Rise will be playable?

  • Jesse

    I’d believe that Ken would be in it, but I don’t think Rise could fight with her Persona, since it’s made for gathering information. But I guess we’ll see if/when Atlus responds.

    Edit: Well, that was a dumb idea to read any comments on NeoGAF. DX

  • icup ✔️

    i can confirm that ken amada is in persona 3.

  • Budgiecat

    they should put Jotaro Kujo and Dio in….


    • Sae-Won Yoon

      I was gonna say Josuke and Kira

      *also runs*

    • Guest

      As someone who is interested in All-Star Battle but has no knowledge of Jojo at all, can you help me understand why there are barely any female characters to play as? The two I remember from the Capcom game aren’t even in ASB.

      • Kevadu

        Female characters?! In Jojo? Jojo is all about being the manliest ball of manliness that ever manned.

  • Hatsuaki

    I can see Ken, but Rise? She doesn’t even fight in the original, lol

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Maybe she will sing them to death.

  • Martian Wong

    I wonder how Rise fights…

  • MrTakeba

    Ken was the only way to defeat Death at lower character levels, right? It’s been awhile but I vaguely remember stunning Death and then critting with Ken over and over until he went down.

  • Kurisu Makise

    Rise <3 That'd be awesome to see, hope this turns out to be accurate.

  • Auragar

    Seems unlikely. Rise is a supporter Persona user. Ken would be cool and not unlikely but being paired to Rise in this rumor means if she isn’t in the game then the whole rumor falls through meaning no Ken either. We will have to wait and see but it doesn’t seem likely. Hopefully we get an answer soon.

    • Duo Maxwell

      Remember the time we had to fight Shadow Rise? I wouldn’t say it’s impossible.

      • Auragar

        That was her Shadow though. Not her.

    • almostautumn

      If Kokonoe (at long last) happened, then anything is possible!

      • Auragar

        True it is made by Arc Sys too huh.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    I think I have a new main.

  • Kobracon

    How would Rise fight? Idol dance moves?

  • new_tradition

    Ken’s not an all-time fave character for me, but I never understood why he gets so much hate. I’d be really interested to see how much he’s changed since P3.

    Rise I’d love to see what they come up for her if it ends up being true xD

  • Kayseur

    That would be cool. More P3 is always a good thing, and since I like Rise, eh.

    Now if only we could get Minato or Shinjiro (even as DLCs with no story), I’d gladly buy this game again.

  • Nice Boat

    We need Makoto Yuki’s Shadow as secret boss!

    • Anime10121


    • Surgeon of Death

      Burn my Dread Arena mix NOW!

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    But where is my Adachi baby as a playable character?

    • $61526767

      He’ll likely be playable in the console version. I hope…