Eric from We Got This Covered wrote:
Back when Persona 4 Arena was announced in 2011, it seemed like an odd move for both parties involved. For Atlus, it was a drastic shift from the critically acclaimed RPGs they had been known for. The other developer involved with production, Arc System Works, was already juggling two franchises of their own when the project was announced. However, all of the concern over the title was for nothing, as it received solid scores across the board. Now, just two years later, the two have joined forces once again for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, which sits somewhere between full sequel and add-on.