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