Persona 4 Arena Ultimax hits North America Fall 2014, Daiji scores 30-game GG Xrd -SIGN- win streak using Millia, and more of Nemo's Faust

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 25, 2014 at 2:33 p.m. PST

We've got quite a bit of ArcSystem Works news for all you anime fighter fans out there. First up, it has been officially announced by Atlus USA that Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold will be making it's way stateside later this year. We can expect to see a release on Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 some time this Fall.

The Persona 4 Arena update adds new fighters: Sho Minazuki, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, balance changes, new gameplay mechanics, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer, along with the official announcement from Atlus.

Arc System Works is bringing the sequel to the award-winning tournament fighter Persona 4 Arena to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® in 2014! A few days after the P-1 Grand Prix concludes in the first Arenatitle, the city of Inaba gets enveloped in a thick red fog and Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis are shown as prisoners on the MidnightChannel. The Investigation Team from Persona 4 and former SEES from Persona 3 must once again fight to their limits in the new P-1 Climax tournament to rescue them and finally uncover the true culprit behind the deadly tournaments.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will improve on the award-winning fighting game formula with battle-altering 1-hit special attacks and new characters, including Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori from Persona 3 and a brand new character, Sho Minazuki. Not a lot is known about Sho other than his goofy nature and being an unstoppable force in both puns and combat. Two swords, two scars on his face, red hair and red mist in Inaba? Surely it can't be coincidence that he's standing in the way of the Investigation Team. And to make matters worse, it seems he can control a Persona...

In other news, a former Dizzy player by the name of Daiji recently visited the Urban Square game center in Japan in order to get some time in with Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. During this time, Daiji was able to successfully achieve an impressive 30-game win streak using Millia.

Luckily for us, Jourdal captured the footage, and below are the first three parts of Daishi's win streak. Be sure to check out Jourdal's playlist for the remainder of the footage.
Lastly, a bit more footage from the Mikado Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- tournament has hit the internet as of late. Originally broadcast by Nico Nico, this bout features Nemo's Faust going up against FAB's Potemkin.

If you'd like to check out more of Nemo and FAB in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, you can find additional footage here.
Sources: IGN, Kotaku, AtlusUSA, Goldenrody, and SRK. Tips sent in by HooliganComboFTW, Shinkuu_Kikoken, and ArturoA9790.


Sadisticcupid said on February 25, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.

I just want to see some i-no game play already

Keyblade said on February 25, 2014 at 2:48 p.m.

Hope the fall release of persona isn't too far off from the Japan release, really eager to play it.

AttorneyMayCry said on February 25, 2014 at 2:53 p.m.

Japan release for PS3 is this summer, iirc.

On a side note, I'm wondering if they'll officially add Adachi to the roster before the console release or if they'll make him DLC.

Shinkuu_Kikoken said on February 25, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.

Gonna have to really work on getting most of P4A done, after having bought the digital version on sale last year. Been enjoying it so far.

Sage_Liebert said on February 25, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.

Why no coverage on J-Star Victory Vs.?

ScarletTerror said on February 25, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.

360 version of P4AU LETSGO!!!!

Teohkaka said on February 25, 2014 at 3 p.m.

So why is it the new Persona 4 Arena can get a 360 release , but not either BlazBLue Chrono Phantasma or Guilty Gear Xrd ?!?! Explain please Arc System ?

So does that mean the 360 version of Ultimax is coming out for Europe too ? .... although I both laugh and cry in my head at the possibility of a 2015 release for europe ...

TheLightWolf said on February 25, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.

Why are all of ArcSystem Works fighting games so similar,, there's really no reason to get all 3 games unless you're just a huge Arcsys fan.

ShinzoBishamon said on February 25, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.

except that they all play completely differently

Wardog said on February 25, 2014 at 3:27 p.m.

So Rival School, CvS & SFxT all play totally different.

Dude, let's be real. All companies that make fighting games, makes the same formula with a little twist in their games. This is nothing new.

pants4ever said on February 25, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

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Gladspencer said on February 25, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.

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DangerousBacon said on February 25, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

They probably made it that way because Xrd is a love letter to Guilty Gear fans.

jme said on February 25, 2014 at 3:52 p.m.

Too much anime. Makes me wanna do a kamehame gumu gumu no jet raisengan.

shadowhumane said on February 25, 2014 at 4 p.m.

i cant wait for p4u but why p4u gets a 360 release but not blazblue or guilty gear i feel sorry for the blazblue and guilty gear fans that don't own ps3 or ps4 to play them

valkerionseven said on February 25, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Seriously, I appreciate that people are doing direct capture of arcade titles.... but common, you literally get better quality pointing your damn phone at the screen than this. Japan needs to step their recording and streaming game up or get in contact with someone who can.

So many Japanese streamers rolling stuff like Battlefield 4 at max settings and streaming at 1080p yet we cant even get cellphones from 8 years ago quality videos in 2014.

#pissedrantatstuffthatmakesnosense over.

Xykes said on February 25, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

Execpt, the previous GG games were HAND DRAWN 2D GAMES.


The fact that you think it looks exactly the same as previous games is the biggest compliment you could give them. They took a hand drawn 2D game and recreated it from the ground up in 3D without you even noticing.

That's AMAZING artistic talent and techincal skill.

TrueGamingGuru said on February 25, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.

To be quite honest, every game based of anime/manga/light novel barely gets any coverage on Eventhubs. (with the exception of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) Even crossovers like J-Star Victory Vs., AquaPazza, & Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax hasn't been covered at all. It boils down to A. Eventhubs just covers whatever they want (meaning they're not covering every fighter game to existence), B. You'd find these games on other websites/sources/communities, & C. Some of these games have little chances of getting a US/Euro release. (although they still get coverage regardless)

Overall I don't see any chances that J-Star Victory Vs. getting coverage on this site, you'd have to go else where. Sorry if this is disappointing, but its part of a community.

SoftShocks said on February 25, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.

Ahhh, so hyped.
Also P5 getting comfirmed was amazing.

HooliganComboFTW said on February 25, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

360 release confirmed for P4U2? Atlus or Sega probably had a hand in this because Arc Sys is starting to shy away from MS. Another possibility was that the overseas Persona fans bought enough P4A copies on the 360 to justify continued support.

pants4ever said on February 25, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

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Neoxon said on February 25, 2014 at 5 p.m.

The last justification you mentioned was probably it. Although the P4A fanbase is present on the PS3 everywhere, the 360 fanbase is only there in the West, hence why Japan isn't getting a 360 version while the rest of the world is.

TheLightWolf said on February 25, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.

The combo systems in those games are quite different, the only things that are really similar is the way that you do special moves and the L-M-H button setup. All Arcsys games have air combos, air dashes, bursts and even Instant kills. Well I'm not sure if GG has instant kills though.

Sun_AV said on February 25, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.

Did you see the HD gameplay yet? because you can't see how cutting edge is this game in these poor videos.

I would say that it is the most beautiful cell shaded game ever made.

Wardog said on February 25, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.

But my point was, all fighting games got the same formula in their game.

What you just described to me can also apply to the Persona and Guilty Gear series. You just have to sit down and really learn the mechanics to those games(or any fighting games), to understand what is different about this game, from its last title.

Trust me. When you're looking from a outside point of view, of that particular game and just seeing it like a same game with nothing different, then you won't fully understand the new update features. But if you gave that game time & dedication, then you'll see how this game play a lot different from the last installment.


Play the first installment and try the latest one, to see the difference.

Gynoid said on February 25, 2014 at 5:34 p.m.

Aww Yiss!!! P4AU Xbox 360 version! Let's go!!!

icejohn said on February 25, 2014 at 5:58 p.m.

Dang i hope i can get that good with Millia.
All this gets me hype!
For wasn't just a Tuesday.

Jayson619 said on February 25, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.

Same here; her commands for one of the moves is now just a 214 or something. I wanna see more SOL BADGUY bcos he's my main. Sad there's no Order-Sol.

Smorgasboard said on February 25, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.

I still don't understand why millia who attacks with her hair would wear a hat. Also, orange might be the worst colour for an assassin. She must really not want to fight now.

Ninjanuity said on February 25, 2014 at 8:54 p.m.

There's plenty of I-no gameplay out there if you actually take the time to look (Dustloop forums, Goldenrody's channel on Youtube, Niconico, etc). Eventhubs isn't going to post everything for you.

GaryTheStreamMonster said on February 26, 2014 at 3:46 a.m.

Ask and ye shall receive

Dimensional said on February 26, 2014 at 4:44 a.m.

I hope P4U isnt region locked or if it is they actually release it in the UK in a timely manner it was ridiculous last time.

LarsMasters said on February 26, 2014 at 5:43 a.m.

J-Stars: Jotaro! Where are you?!

*No region lock plz, as of this:
*ENG voice still in progress. I doubt Flynn voices Sho due to might have somekind of MG's Raiden like voice
*Any chance for console exclusives like Adachi, Makoto Yuki, "Manami" Yuki, Ken Amada, Koromaru
*BB Style Character CG (Full Body, Pre-Battle, Defeat expressions)
*P1-Grand Prix constructions & True Ending
*Gag Reels
*When Vita version?

*When Sin & R. Valentine playable on Arcade like how Izayoi, Mu-12 & Nu-13 included? As well as other XXAC+R & surviving Overture characters, either also arcade or console? Will ENG voice included as most of Overture casts reprised
*Hoping for 2 Console Guests: Persona's Yu & Blazblue's Ragna & Vita version

TheTHCGamer said on February 26, 2014 at 6:19 a.m.

Some actual console released dates would be nice and if any of the ports take far it long like with BBCP people are just going to import killing any localized sales. In other words don't take as long as you did withh BBCP to make an English version and for that matter stop making Europe wait so long for your games. I love ASW but sometimes they drop the ball when it comes to there fanbase noticing in Asia.

I've had BBCP for months and it's just getting released here in the US at the very end of next month. Do they not know how many people already imported the game? All you need is to make a Japanese or if you want it slightly cheaper a Hong Kong playstation account then just download it. Some sites will just email you Japanese or HK PS after you've paid with credit card.

TehViraL said on March 1, 2014 at 7:46 a.m.

This Millia footage made me the happiest person alive just now


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