The news comes following a listing on Best Buy’s website claiming both Rise and Persona 3‘s Ken Amada would be playable in the fighting game sequel.
In the original Persona 4 Arena, Rise was not playable, and acted only as an in-game announcer.
The sequel also boasts a new gameplay mode, something-Arena Mode (it’s censored by our source), which features character growth and Social Link building elements.
Famitsu also has a release date and price for the title. While the source has censored out the day, we know it’ll be out in August and cost 6,000-something yen.