First look at Ken and Koromaru in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Shadow versions of the pair also set to join along for the ride.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Famitsu has gone up with its latest online preview for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, providing our first look at Ken Amada and Koromaru as a playable fighter.

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Ken and Koromaru fight together, operating as a team during combat. Story-wise, the former has been described as a year eight-star student in middle school who’s still top notch at fighting. As was the case in the original Persona 3, he still fights with lances. Details on how Koromaru fits into the narrative are unknown for the time being. But like Ken, he retains the combat knives he used to fight in Persona 3.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

While the Famitsu piece doesn’t elaborate upon how the pair fight in tandem, like with every character in the Persona 4 Arena games, the magazine did reveal that Ken and Koromaru will have a one-hit K.O. attack of their own. Described as being difficult to pull off, their one-hit K.O. is said to play off the contrasting elemental affinities of their respective Personas, with Ken’s Kala-Nemi and Koromaru’s Cerberus pelting the opponent in waves of light and dark attacks, respectively.

Additionally, both Ken and Koromaru also have their own playable Shadow counterparts. But once again, the narrative specifics regarding their presence isn’t detailed in the preview coverage.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax due out for PlayStation 3 on August 28 in Japan, with a North American release planned for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this fall.

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