How to play the story in chronological order
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax expands on the story of Persona 3 and 4, but it presents its storyline in a somewhat confusing and convoluted way.
Like other JRPG franchises, Character has had all sorts of spinoffs developed from its core games. This includes the Persona 4 Arena games, which take the turn-based Persona battles the series is known for and replace them with high-octane fighting game action. Now with Persona 4 Arena Ultimate being re-released for modern systems, new fans are likely hoping to experience its story for the first time – but it can be a little confusing.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimate is the direct sequel to the first Persona 4 Arena, and the re-release includes story content from both games in the same package. However, just looking at the menu doesn’t tell what order new players should approach the plot in.
When is Persona 4 Arena Ultimax taking place?
As indicated by his name, Persona 4 Arena Ultimate mainly focuses on the investigation team of Persona 4although it also involves a crossover with characters from Persona 3. Therefore, it is better to play the fighting game after enjoying these two main entries (especially persona 4 golden) to avoid major story spoilers.
However, by selecting the game’s story mode option, players will immediately be immersed in “Episode P4”. Although it sounds like a retelling of history for Persona 4, it’s not. Episode P4 is the scenario of Persona 4 Arena Ultimate itself, which takes place after the story of Persona 4 Arena. The opening scene also includes spoilers for its predecessor’s ending, so newcomers should avoid it until they play. P4Athe story first.
How to play Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in order
To enjoy the game’s story in chronological order, players should select “Persona 4 Arena Story Mode” instead. This will allow them to discover the plot of the first Arena game, which provides important context for Ultimaxthe story. After that, players can finally tackle “Episode P4”. However, this is not the end of the story. After Episode P4, players unlock “Episode P3”, which is the story of Ultimax but told from the point of view of Persona 3 characters. There is also “Episode Adachi” (originally DLC for P4AU), which tells a new story from Tohru Adachi’s perspective after the events of persona 4 golden.
The arcade mode also condenses each of these stories, though that’s really only the case for those playing as the protagonists of either game. While fighting games typically don’t place as much emphasis on storytelling, given the source material, Persona 4 Arena UltimateThe elements of the visual novel make perfect sense.
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