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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will not be region-locked, according to Atlus; check out the game's pre-order goodies and new trailer here!

In a press release sent out by Atlus this morning the company announced that their upcoming 2D fighter, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, will not be region-locked. This means that players from other regions will be able to import the game from North America when it is released this Fall.

Since the European version of the original Persona 4 Arena was delayed several months after it dropped in the US, fans have been wondering if history may repeat itself. Siliconera reached out to the company, asking if European players would also be able to import the upcoming update. An Atlus representative responded, simply stating, "I believe so."

That's not all the good news for Persona fans, however. Those who pre-order the game, or get their hands on a first print, will receive a collectible Teddie bop bag and Set #1 of the Persona Tarot cards.


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Below you will find the latest Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailer.

CEO 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, PR Balrog, Momochi, Dieminion, K-Brad, ChrisG, Armada and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2014.

The time is finally here for some more rumbling in the ring, with the massive Capcom Pro Tour premier event CEO 2014 taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Names expected to be present at the event include EG|Justin Wong, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Momochi, EMP|Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricky Ortiz, GG|NYChrisG, EMP|IFC Yipes, C9|Mango, EMP|Armada, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|ChocoBlanka and many more.

The event also features special guests Akimo, Nishikin and Dunhill from Japan, who have been flown out to the tournament by Twitch.tv.

Games to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, Project M, Persona 4: Arena, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and DiveKick.

Below, you'll find livestreams and a schedule for the event.

Mad Catz releasing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax themed TE2 stick; Adachi, Yu character trailers streamed

The new Ultra Street Fighter 4 Mad Catz TE2 sticks look stunning.

But if you're looking for a more "Persona" touch to your joysticks (geddit? Personal... Persona... never mind), as it turns out, Mad Catz has got you covered as well.

Earlier today Atlus announced on their official Persona Stalker live stream that they're collaborating with the good folks over at Mad Catz to bring you a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax themed TE2 stick for the PS3.


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Mad Catz's Mark "Markman23" Julio has confirmed that the stick is indeed PS3/PS4 compatible, just like with the USF4 version.

In other P4AU news, today character trailers for Adachi and Narukami Yu were also released.

Rise Kujikawa's Awakened Super is a rhythm game, Ken Amada and Koromaru has separate life gauges; Persona 4 Arena Ultimax demoed on UltraChen TV

Atlus USA's Yu Namba stopped by UltraChen TV earlier this week to show off the E3 build of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

The E3 build had playable two-out-of-three of the game's console-exclusive characters: Rise Kujikawa, and Ken Amada and Koromaru (the third playable character being Adachi from Persona 4).

Unfortunately, Namba could not go into detail what Ken Amada and Koromaru's moveset was like. But he did run through pretty much all of Rise Kujikawa's moves -- including her rhythm-game Awakened Super, and her Instant Kill -- and played two vs. CPU battles against Ken and Koromaru.

On the stream, he also ran through the move sets for Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori, explain the new mechanics added in this sequel, and gave answers to some questions from UltraChen TV viewers.

Tiers for Persona 4: Arena, Mortal Kombat 9 and Guilty Gear launched

Our next set of tiers listings have launched on EventHubs, here are links to the new areas.

Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus R
Mortal Kombat 9
Persona 4: Arena

If you're familiar with these games and feel like you have a good level of knowledge to share with the community, please get in there and vote on the match ups.

Keep in mind, when tier sections first launch, they can change wildly with a single vote, so try not to worry as things fall into line usually after a day or two.

All of our tier sections update once per hour, so you can keep checking back to see how things are evolving.

It's a dog-eat-dog world - Latest Persona 4 Ultimax trailers show Ken and Koromaru together in action, and the new Golden Arena Mode

It was announced a little more than week ago that the latest addition to Persona 4: Arena Ultimax would be Persona 3's Ken and Koromaru, working together as one character.

Today, we get to see it in action, as Atlus have released a trailer featuring the gruesome twosome doing their thing. Besides that, they've also released a trailer which details the Golden Arena Mode, which, reminiscent of the Persona RPG series the game is based on, lets you level up social links between characters and view unique conversations between them.

Hit the jump for both trailers.

Did you miss UFGT10 this past weekend? Catch the full top 8 matches for SSF4 AE v2012, KI, BBCP, KOF13, P4A, and GGXXAC+R here

UFGT10 took place in Chicago this past weekend, and the event was home to a slew of great matches between top-notch competitors.

Today we have the full top 8 matches for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, Persona 4 Arena, Skullgirls, and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R.

Ryan Hart, EG|Justin Wong, Wolfkrone, EG|K-Brad, LU|Alex Valle, Banana Ken, and many others can be found duking it out here, so be sure to check out all of the action after the jump.

If you can't wait and immediately want to know who won, you can check out our UFGT10 results.

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, Mike Ross, PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, KBR and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for multiple games.

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 kicks off today over in Chicago, Illinois, and will run throughout the entire weekend.

We can expect some great fighting game action at this event, as titles such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Project M, and many more will be competed in.

Players participating in the tournament include EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, Mike Ross, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, LU|Alex Valle, CJ Truth, CORN|Sethlolol, CTRL|RayRay, CCG|Air, 801 Strider, BE|KaneBlueRiver, and many, many others.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and a weekend schedule.

Ken Amada has reach while Koromaru has speed; 1st details on the new combination character in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

The new issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine is finally out on store shelves today, and in it there is a two-page feature on Persona 4 Arena Ultimax that gives us the first details on Ken Amada and Koromaru.

Although normally Ken Amada is a member of SEES who assists the other members off-site away from the battlefield, now that his friends have been captured, in this game he is jumping into the front lines to aid the rescue operation.

Scans of the two-page feature in Famitsu have appeared online (which we've attached below).

Hit the jump to find out what was said about the fighting style of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's one-and-only combination character.


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Persona 4: Arena Ultimax's newest playable character is Ken Amada and Koromaru

Famitsu magazine reported today that Ken Amada and Koromaru the dog, both characters from Persona 3, are a playable fighter in Persona 4: Arena Ultimax.

Yes, you read that correctly, this fighter does battle with a canine in tow.

Very few other details were given about Galford Ken Amada and Koromaru, but this unique approach should bring some interesting gameplay mechanics to the table.

Source: Siliconera, submitted by Blackoshinomi, Quezacoatl, HooliganComboFTW and SMITUS.

Toryuken 3 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, K-Brad, Chi-Rithy, RayRay, Noel Brown and more

Updated with live results from day three of Toryuken 3: We're adding the results from the finals day of Toryuken 3 into this story. Hit the jump to view them.

Toryuken 3 is taking place in Toronto, Ontario this weekend and the live stream is already underway.

A myriad of different games are being played at this event, including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, and many more.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, CCG|Chi-Rathy, UVG|Noel Brown, CTRL|RayRay, Ed Ma, MTLSF|Snafoo, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and tournament schedule.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will set you back $60, pre-orders available now

The first Persona 4: Arena game was released a few years ago, in the summer of 2012. It was well regarded for its stellar netcode and depth of gameplay.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a new version of the game which adds characters, rebalances the roster and more.

The new game will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 30th in North America, and late August in Japan. Pre-orders are available now through major retailers. The pre-order bonuses will be announced at a later date.

The suggested retail price for P4AU is $59.99 USD.

After the jump, you'll find the press release Atlus/ArcSys sent out today, detailing some of its features, along with a new trailer for Labrys.

East Coast Throwdown 2014 results and stream archives

Update: This story has been updated with final results for East Coast Throwdown 2014.

East Coast Throwdown 2014 is happening this weekend in Secaucus, New Jersey, finishing up Sunday evening.

There are multiple games being played like SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Injustice, KI, P4A, SSF2T, SFxT and Doa5U, and many more.

Some of the notable players in attendance include: EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, EMP|IFC Yipes, RG|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|Sanford Kelly, PIE|Smug, RG|Rico Suave, CTRL|RayRay, PIE|Zeus, AG|Demon Hyo, CTRL|Unkn0wn, EDC|TrueLionHeart, PIE|Poem, BT|MarlinPie, XAN|DJ Huoshen, EMP|JRosa and CTRL|Flux.

Also, an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test is taking place at this event, and once again, Decapre will be playable.

Hit the jump to view the live video streams and schedule.

Reveal trailer for Rise in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax shows her pummeling competition with microphone

Rise is the newest confirmed character for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Atlus just put out a reveal trailer for the fighter.

The trailer is a hair over a minute long and if you've ever wanted to pummel the opposition with a microphone — this is definitely the character for you.

Hit the jump to view her trailer, and the latest videos Atlus put up onto YouTube for the new game, showing more gameplay and features, in Japanese.

Famitsu confirms Rise Kujikawa as playable in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

It had been rumored early last week that two new fighters may be entering the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (or Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for short) battle. This morning, a partial glimpse at a scan from Famtisu's upcoming issue confirms that one of those characters will indeed be playable in-game.

Rise Kujkawa from Persona 4 has been added to the roster, as seen on the scan below. Because this image is so heavily blacked out, it appears that more Persona 4 Arena Ultimax news may be coming very soon.

Perhaps we'll be seeing a confirmation of the other rumored character: Ken Amada from Persona 3, later this week. Until then, check out the scan below, and let us know what you think about the inclusion of Rise in the upcoming Persona 4 Arena sequel.


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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is slated for a North America release in the Fall of this year.

Source: Famitsu. Via Siliconera. Tips sent in by Blackoshinomi, Quezacoatl, and an anonymous reader.


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