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Marie joins the cast of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax post-launch as DLC

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Posted on July 15, 2014 AT 03:28pm

Marie, the spunky yet mysterious girl that joined the Persona 4 cast as part of the game’s Golden release on PS Vita, is the latest roster addition to be revealed for the upcoming Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Marie’s announcement comes on the heels of another DLC character’s reveal, Tohru Adachi. While Adachi will be free for the first week of the game’s launch here in the States, it’s safe to assume that Marie will be a paid downloadable option from the start.

In addition to Marie, another new detail has emerged about Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: the inclusion of an online lobby, where players can find opponents to face off against or simply chat with others. In the lobby, you’ll be able to pick your own avatar and move around Persona 4-based locations such as Yasogami High or Junes. Having seen the lobby system that developer Arc System Works put into their own BlazBlue games, I’m expecting something very similar to that. (That’s not a negative, to be clear—I think BlazBlue’s lobby system is really cool.)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will hit this fall here in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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