The 25th anniversary celebrations of Persona have been somewhat disappointing so far, but fans are still getting some great announcements out of them. Persona 3, 4, and 5 finally moving to other platforms is fantastic news for new and old fans alike, and everyone agrees that there is no way this celebration will conclude without the announcement of Persona 6. It's a fantastic time to be an SMT fan.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was released on modern platforms after leaving Japanese arcades as a late seventh-generation console game. This game will be released on August 7, 2022, on the same day as EVOs fighting game tournament finals, and just a few days after Persona 4 Arena Ultimax received its much-anticipated Netcode update.
Persona 4 Arena Was a Massive Surprise
The Persona series did not receive any spin-offs for its first sixteen years, with just a few re-releases. This is because it was originally intended as a spin-off of the main Shin Megami Tensei franchise, but it only began to develop as a separate entity with Persona 3 in year eleven. However, Atlus noticed the particular popularity of Persona 3, 4, and 5.
Persona 4 Arena was never set to be released. The Persona games had always been a hardcore turn-based RPG series, and now they were getting a fighting game adaptation from Arc System Works, the makers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. It had also developed many other licensed games before, such as the famously bizarre Hokuto no Ken arcade game and Sengoku Basara X, a wild adaptation of Capcom's Dynasty Warriors competitor.
Why Persona 4 Arena Was a Hit
Persona 4 Arena is a canon sequel to Persona 3, which was previously double-confirmed to be a sequel to Persona 3. Although minor tweaks to the cast are rare and indirect, cameos in Persona 4 and 5 establish that Persona 3 and up are consistent.
Persona 4 Arena surpassed all expectations with its combat. Other controls, like the One More system, status effects, and even the Light and Darkness elements that act as instant kills, were all included to enhance the game's overall experience.
The Legacy of Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was released as a sequel to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, which retained all of the original characters, as well as a number of new fighters, all of which were included in the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle crossover.
The floodgates to spin-offs in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax had been opened, as well as the Persona Q games that included more character crossovers between the Persona casts. Persona 5 Strikers is a major sequel to Persona 5 Arena, which is widely available now. With its previously arcade-exclusive 2.0 update, all the DLC included, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax should be able to maintain its popularity for another decade.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.