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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax cover
Developers
Arc System Works
Atlus
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows March 17, 2022
Reception
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Fighting, Visual novel
Art styles Anime, Pixel art
Themes Contemporary, Japan, Supernatural
Series Persona
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on HowLongToBeat
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on IGDB
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax guide on StrategyWiki
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on MobyGames
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on Wikipedia
Persona
Subseries of Megami Tensei
Megami Ibunroku Persona 1999
Persona 4 Golden 2020
Persona 5 Strikers 2021
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 2022
Persona 5 Royal 2022
Persona 3 Portable 2023

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a singleplayer and multiplayer side view arcade, fighting and visual novel game in the Persona series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows
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Windows
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Windows
All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\P4U2\Save\p4u2configs.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1602010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\P4U2\Save\*.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1602010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Display and graphics settings
Display and graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
[1]
Ultra-widescreen
Aspect ratios wider than 16:9 are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.[2]
4K Ultra HD
[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Referred to as "Full Window".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Choice between 2x and 4x.
Separate options are available for windowed and full screen modes, as well as "Character Effects".
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS. Game logic is tied to framerate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)

Input

Keyboard bindings
Keyboard bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Displays gamepad settings by default.
Press L or O at "Button Settings" for keyboard or mouse bindings.
Confirm and Cancel bindings can also be swapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Confirm and Cancel buttons can also be swapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth, V2
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Option to toggle between keyboard and gamepad prompts added in v1.0.3 update.[4]

Audio

Audio and language settings
Audio and language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, BGM, Voice, Navigator, and Sound Effect.
Each setting can be adjusted in intervals of 1 or 10, from 0-100.
Surround sound
Stereo only.[5]
Subtitles
Referred to as "Movie Subtitles". Applies only to FMV cutscenes.
Versus screens and announcer dialogue before matches are still subtitled, regardless of setting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Toggleable in game settings under Options > System Options as of v1.0.2.[6]
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Character voices can be switched between English or Japanese separately for matches and cutscenes.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
This language was added in the re-release.
Traditional Chinese
This language was added in the re-release.
French
This language was added in the re-release.
German
This language was added in the re-release.
Italian
This language was added in the re-release.
Japanese
Korean
This language was added in the re-release.
Spanish
This language was added in the re-release.

Issues unresolved

Game crashes randomly

The game occasionally crashes when attempting to play different modes.[7][8][9]

“Intirenderer" error

Game will occasionally crash upon boot-up, citing a “Initrenderer" error.[10]

Random hitching and FPS drops

A common issue that occurs randomly, mainly in menus and when transitioning between screens.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus
Lobbies in "Player Match" can have up to 8 players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Uses delay-based netcode in stable build by default.
Rollback netcode added on 8/5/2022, and is currently in beta.[11]
Self-hosting
Lobbies are available in "Player Match".

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
AMD Phenom II X2 550
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 GB[12]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
AMD Radeon HD 6670
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1602010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1602010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-03-19
    Tested on a multi-monitor setup.
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-03-19
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-03-19
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.
  4. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Version 1.0.3. - ATLUS West, via Steam General Discussions page.
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-03-19
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  6. [1]
  7. Steam Community - "Please post your Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Bugs here!", comment #024 - last accessed on 2022-03-21
  8. Steam Community - "Please post your Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Bugs here!", comment #062 - last accessed on 2022-03-21
  9. Steam Community - "Please post your Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Bugs here!", comment #102 - last accessed on 2022-03-21
  10. Steam Community - "Please post your Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Bugs here!" - last accessed on 2022-03-21
  11. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Rollback Netcode Beta - ATLUS West, via Steam General Discussions page.
  12. SteamDB