Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Launching in March 2022 w/o Rollback Netcode, Atlus Confirms


Earlier this month, Atlus announced PS3-era anime fighting game classic, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, is getting a re-release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. This week's issue of Famitsu confirmed the upcoming P4U2 port will not, however, include the competitive online FGC-demanded "new standard" of Rollback Netcode when it launches in March of next year. On the (very) bright side, Atlus said they are "considering" implementing rollback network functionality at a later date in a future patch! Below are Japan and English announce trailers for the upcoming re-release. [UPDATE] Atlus confirmed Rollback Netcode will in fact be added to the new ports in Summer 2022.

Originally released in 2014 on PS3 and Xbox 360, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was the sequel to Persona 4 Arena, adding several new characters, modes, and updating the story. Fans of P4U can look forward to picking up the game on modern platforms when it drops on March 17th, 2022 for $29.99.

This re-release will include all DLC content and characters released for the game post-launch, including alternate color packs, announcer voiceovers, music collection, etc. Furthermore, the Japan announce trailer (below) confirms the re-release will be updated with the Japan arcade version 2.50 patch for the first time on console.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is now available for pre-order on Steam for $29.99. Also worth mentioning, Steam is offering a bundle with P4U packaged alongside the excellent and highly-acclaimed Persona 4 Golden (RPG) - Digital Deluxe Edition for $38.48. If you're into great JRPGs and fighting games, it might be worth your while. 
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