The latest Famitsu issue confirms that Marie will be included as a playable character on Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. She will be available as paid post-release DLC. Marie was first introduced in the PS Vita remake of Persona 4.
Dubbed “The Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet”, Marie will use her Persona Kaguya in combat, as well as make full use of various items inside her bag. She excels at ranged attacks and deceptive techniques.
In addition to Marie’s confirmation, a new “Lobby” feature has been included to the game’s online mode. In this mode, players can gather and chat while waiting for battle. Players can wander around world locations such as the school and Junes using their own avatar.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is scheduled to release this fall in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.