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Adachi Joins Persona 4 U2 PS3 Game's Roster

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Also: Shō Minazuki gets 2nd promo with Tsukuyomi Persona

Japanese video game developer Atlus announced on Thursday that Persona 4 character Tohru Adachi will return to the Persona franchise as a playable DLC character in its upcoming PlayStation 3 port of the Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultrasuplex Hold arcade game. The game is the sequel to Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (Persona 4 Arena outside Japan).

[Note: Highlight the text below for the character description, which contains spoilers for the end of Persona 4 and its port]
A former detective who was deeply involved in the murders that occurred in YASO Inaba. He appears once again in front Yasogami High School, which has become a tower to the culprit of the most recent incidents. His confident attitude still exists as he stands in front of the protagonist, who is shocked. He appears to have had a prior meeting to the red-haired boy who says he's the culprit...

The official YouTube channel for the publisher also began streaming a second character promotional video for new original character Shō Minazuki:

    Shō: I will destroy this world. Everything will die, with only one life left.
    Shō: Let's begin... For the sake of his world.
    Shō: Don't worry... Sometime in the future, your lives would have burnt out anyway. No... Not just yours, but the lives of everyone in the world.
    Shō: Shō Minazuki... I'm the one who will destroy you all, those of the Kirijo, and this world.
    Shō: That girl is different from you. I just want to protect her... And I'll murder anyone who gets in my way!
    Narrator: In his right hand, madness. In his left, persistence. The scar-face dark Messaiah! Shō Minazuki!
    Shō: It's time to end this "power of bonds playtime."
    Shō: You privileged people are so naive that my head drops in exasperation. You're wretched, pitiful, and so very unpleasant!
    Shō: Regret your own weakness! Tsukuyomi!
    Shō: Well then, it's time for the curtain to fall. With this, everything will end...

The PlayStation 3 port of the arcade game will ship in Japan on August 28. First copies will come with a code to download extra scenario set for the game. Atlus will ship the game in North America on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall under the title Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

The story takes place only a few days after the events of Persona 4 Arena, when the town of Inaba is clouded in a shroud of red fog in which time is warped and people disappear. Inaba has almost become like the world inside the television. To add to it all, the members of the Persona 4 team find Mitsuru and Akihiko being crucified on the Midnight Channel. In front of the Inaba students appear Yukari and Junpei, members of the Shadow Worker unit who have come to the rural town in order to save their upperclassmen.

Atlus released the first Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena game in Japan last summer on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and Atlus USA released the game in North America.

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