Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Arrives on PlayStation Network in Japan

By on August 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

After a year of watching arcade footage, getting familiar with new gameplay mechanics, and following character reveals, Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is finally available for consoles in Japan. Today marks the title’s release in that region, both through physical means and PlayStation Network, which means a whole new group of players (namely, western audiences) are now able to get their hands on this highly-anticipated sequel.

A follow-up to Atlus and Arc System Works’ successful Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (otherwise known as Persona 4 Arena outside of Japan), Ultimax expands on the original game by nearly doubling the base playable cast and adding Shadow versions for most of the returning and debuting¬†characters.

Should you not want to wait for an import copy to make its way from Japan, you can now purchase Ultimax with a regional PlayStation Network account and start playing tonight! It’s currently available for ¬•6980 (~$67 USD). A few pieces of downloadable content are also available for varying prices.

We’ve included the game’s opening movie below, so feel free to watch it through a few times while your copy is downloading.

Ultimate will land on North American shores (as Persona 4 Arena Ultimax) for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 30.

Source: PlayStation Network