2D fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will get a new lease of life this March, when the spin-off arrives on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
The beat-em-up is a follow-up to Persona 4 Arena, which itself was a sequel to Persona 4 Golden. It features the cast fighting a mysterious army of Shadows in something called the P-1 Climax. Basically, it’s an excuse to get loads of Persona 4 and Persona 3 characters together for a big ol’ throwdown.
The game originally started off in the arcades in 2013, before a PS3 and Xbox 360 release a year later. This new version includes everything that did, including the entire original Persona 4 Arena story. The Steam version will also be bundled in a Midnight Channel Collection, which includes this game and Persona 4 Golden.
Here’s the blurb for the original Persona 4 Arena story : “Two months after the events of Persona 4, a sense of terror runs through Inaba once more. A new program, a fighting tournament called the P-1 Grand Prix, begins to air on the Midnight Channel, and members of the Investigation Team start to disappear one by one. The protagonist and what’s left of the team delve back into the TV world to solve the case. There, they find themselves participants in the P-1 Grand Prix, forced to fight their own friends…! Fortunately, the Shadow Operatives, consisting of Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Aigis, are also on the case and join the battle. As they fight, they learn more about the circumstances of this strange tournament… Who is behind it all, and to what end?”
You can check out the trailer for yourself down below. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will arrive on PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2022.