Japanese Persona 4 Arena Ultimax ‘Premium Newcomer Package’ includes full story mode from original game
posted on 05.26.14 at 09:26 AM EST by (@salromano)
Plus, tons of other downloadable content.

Atlus will release a downloadable content-packed limited edition of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in Japan, the company announced.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

The “Premium Newcomer Package,” as it’s dubbed, will include download codes for:

  • The story mode from the original Persona 4 Arena
  • The entire character glasses set
  • 12 additional BGMs
    • Three from Persona 3
    • Five from Persona 4
    • Four from Persona 4 Golden
  • Additional navigators Teddie and Mitsuru
  • An illustration from Shigenori Soejima (not a download)

It will cost 8,315 yen when the game launches for PlayStation 3 on August 28. The standard edition costs 6,980 yen. In North America, the game is planned for a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release this fall.

  • Revorse

    Hopefully we get something like this too. I’m hoping the story mode is a bit different this time around. Playing through the same story 8 or so times made it hard to get through.

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

      I missed out on the original game, so I’d like the original story mode too.

    • Anime10121

      It is different… It’s been confirmed that the game will have two “focused story modes this time with one being a Perspna 4 story and one being focused on 3s characters.

      • Revorse

        Niiiice. I like I idea.

      • Manny Being Manny

        I can’t say I like the direction the story mode is going in these Arksys games. I’m holding off on Blazblue 3 until its like 20 because of them shortening the story mode, and I’m going to do the same with Arena 2. There just isn’t the value to pay full price when the story mode is only like 8 hours instead of 40.

        • Revorse

          I can sorta understand what you mean. But at the end of the day they are fighting games. The fact that they would even have 8 hours of story is impressive enough.

        • Anime10121

          Who said the story will be short though? They never said anything about length, all they said is that it would be more focused…

          Besides, I’d rather have 2 focused stories that total to around 20 hrs over 8-10 same stories told from different perspectives with only one being the “true canon” lasting 40hrs…

          • Sevyne

            Thank you for saying kind of what I was thinking. I made this point til I was blue in the face about the story mode for Chrono Phantasma, and didn’t want to repeat myself about this one.

  • Zukato

    What about Europe? Anything at all?

    • 罪罰

      Nope :c

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Love that box art, that exclusive to the limited editions? ;)

    • DyLaN

      That not the box art though…. I think its the bonus illustration included.

      • Anime10121

        He(?) was referring to the Now Printing black cover on the PS3 case (it was a joke) hence the wink :P

        • DyLaN

          Oh.

  • Digidyne017

    Now, if only this could come over to the vita, if Blazblue EX and CP can come to the vita, then why not P4 Arena? They wouldn’t have to worry about porting the first game; its all in one package.

  • MrKappa

    Doesn’t seem worth the price unless missed out on the first game and really want the story. Though I guess it may end up quite the deal if you consider all of the dlc separately will cost more than it is worth.
    A shame they don’t toss in the Fuuka and Nanako navigators but they probably want to lock them in the impossible score attack mode so buying them is the better option again.

  • Akari Akaza

    P3 and P4 united…^_^ the universe collide can’t wait.

  • Scrooge_McDuck

    Does anybody know whether this is the story mode from the first game copied wholesale or this’d just cover the relevant bits a la Calamity Trigger Reconstruction?

    • Digidyne017

      well, given that there’s a download voucher for the first game’s story mode, and the words “premium newcomer package” infers that P4A’s story mode is fully intact, other than Blazblue’s “Reconstruction” which was included for free in an updated game, not to mention the dlc from the first game being bundled with Ultimax.

  • Anime10121

    Also, cant wait to hear those new tracks :D

    I can pretty much guess one will be Marie’s Dungeon theme from the Golden! Unless they literally mean just the same tracks brought into the game like the menu section in the first arena…

  • DrForbidden

    Has Atlus announced whether this game will be region-locked as well yet?

    • deimos

      Hope they learned something by now.

  • PrinceHeir

    Looks ace ^^