Rise Kujikawa playable in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
posted on 04.22.14 at 08:59 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Weekly magazines confirm half of last week's Best Buy leak.

Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4‘s Rise Kujikawa will be playable in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, this week’s Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation reveal.

The news comes following a listing on Best Buy’s website claiming both Rise and Persona 3‘s Ken Amada would be playable in the fighting game sequel.

In the original Persona 4 Arena, Rise was not playable, and acted only as an in-game announcer.

The sequel also boasts a new gameplay mode, something-Arena Mode (it’s censored by our source), which features character growth and Social Link building elements.

Famitsu also has a release date and price for the title. While the source has censored out the day, we know it’ll be out in August and cost 6,000-something yen.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko and Famitsu.

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  • Zuhri69


    • Akemi Nakajima

      It seems she has a new updated persona.

      • Karl Patrick Jamero

        forums confirmed that its still Himiko… a fighting Himiko…

  • $61526767

    HOLY SHIT!!!…

    I really do look forward to see her fighting style.

  • OrangeArmy

    Strange to see her suddenly know how to fight but cool nonetheless, now all I need is Margaret and I will be a happy camper.

    • OverlordZetta

      Is it any stranger than everyone else (besides Kanji) suddenly being able to fight? If Yukiko can fight, Rise should be able to.

  • vileBrenman


  • vileBrenman


  • vileBrenman

    Ok ok this is just whoa!

  • pixxxelz

    Whoa! What? What kind of attacks is she gonna have??

  • whiteferrero

    ,SUWEEETTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! always been a fan of rise.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    remember guys, when you fought her shadow she could not be beaten, because she had a vicious counter style. Hell i can see her having a type of dance move set. She could steal the attribute an abilities of the other persona, but that would be too hardcore imo.

    • $61526767

      For some odd reason, i wanna picture her instant kill to dance… i don’t know why. But that’s what my mind is thinking at the moment. lol

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Official, then I know who my main will be!

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Wow, may have to import but we’ll probably get it

    • OverlordZetta

      Good luck. It’ll probably be region locked again.

  • Chrome’d


  • Jesse

    Well, that’s certainly surprising. =O

  • 罪罰

    me waifu

  • TokkanRAM

    “building up communication” Pretty sure that should be building up a social link, since social links are called “community” (or “commu” for short) in Japan.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Ah. That makes more sense. Thanks!

  • Invisbin

    Mitsuru went from navigator to fighter, so I don’t see why Rise can’t.

    • MrFinalgamer

      …They literally said in P3 that her persona was more suited for combat, than navigator. She only was navigator because there was no one else…This doesn’t make much sense, other then fanservice (which, at this point, is the whole reason the Arena games exist…and to fuck up P3’s ending!)

      • ConkerBFD

        Hey, they changed FES’s ending?!!!

        • MrFinalgamer

          The ending of Arena eluded to Elizabeth bringing back MC of P3, which angers me since the ending is perfect as is…

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Get over it. xD

            • MrFinalgamer

              It’s like seeing George R.R Martin revive everyone with the power of magic, just because he can.

              Or if you want to stay in series. It’s like if in another game, they make Tatsuya, and Maya end together. Not only is that stupid, but also against the whole point the ending tried to achieve (in this case, letting go). I can’t get over such a beautiful ending getting fucked in the ass! D=

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                lol Well nobody has died up to where I’ve read that I care much about. Other than the wolf.

                It is going to happen just accept it. Think of it as being able to play as Minato.

                • MrFinalgamer

                  You’re still on the first book? Don’t worry, you’ll get the all them feels moments soon enough…

                  And if I want to play as Minato, I’ll pop Persona 3 FES, or P3P, and play as Minato. I just hate endings being ruined, for the sake of stupid fanservice games…

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    Meh you will get over it.

          • Scrooge_McDuck

            Elizabeth merely wants to save his soul. P3MC’s body is already worm food.

          • ConkerBFD

            I coldn’t agree more! Even with the gameplay improvements in P4, P3 is my favorite because of it’s characters and story. A risky, nontrivial ending was the cherry on top. Hope it’ll be only an elusion and nothing more.

  • DarthBrian

    mmmmmmm…based Rise. <3

  • Anime10121

    Wanna see this!

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Uh… K. Ken made more sense. So he’s likely too then but what the hell. Seriously.

  • chroma816

    I can’t find one thing in this report that I don’t like immensely.

  • artemisthemp

    It’s a good thing that Persona 4: Arena Ultimax ain’t region Lock right?

    • $61526767

      Lets hope not..

  • DrForbidden

    Kind of weird thinking about Rise as a fighter. Honestly, I would have preferred Koromaru instead…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      A fucking dog?

      • DrForbidden

        Well, I’ve never seen Koromaru fucking in any game he’s in, but I don’t suppose it’s outside of the realm of possibility that he does it off-screen. Unless what you wrote is actually saying that you envision Koromaru as a dog for fucking purposes, rather than the entity doing the fucking. In which case, I would point out that fucking a dog is illegal in many places, as far as I’m aware, so it would be advisable if you tempered your enthusiasm for them. There are people who really frown on that sort of thing, though, personally, I try not to judge.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          You are so clever.

          • DrForbidden

            Thank you.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              No problem.