[HOT] : How to unlock the true ending of Persona 4 Golden Part one
Like Persona 5, Persona 4 Golden has several purposes. Unlike Persona 5, the true end requirements of Persona 4 aren’t so obvious – at all. You’ll know if you get the bad ending fast enough; the story goes from December to March, and the credits roll soon after.
Getting the real ending in Persona 4 Golden involves a lot more work, but the guide below is here to walk you through the tangled web. And don’t worry. Ours is a true spoiler-free Persona 4 gold ending guide.
Persona 4 Golden True Ending Requirements
Understand the purposes of Persona 4 Golden
The first thing to do is to clarify which Persona 4 ending you want to achieve. There are five endings: Normal, Bad, Accomplice, True, and Golden.
For Persona 4 Golden, the golden ending is the true ultimate ending. The True Ending is a leftover from the original PlayStation 2 game, and while it’s a good ending, it’s not the best. The other endings are pretty self-explanatory, with the exception of Complice, which we’ll see later.
If you want the real regular ending, you don’t have to worry about social connections.
If you want the golden end, you’ll need to maximize Marie’s social bond, the Aeon Arcana. We strongly recommend that you aim for the golden end, as this is how you will unlock
- New characters
- Two more months of play
- A new dungeon linked to the tradition of the game
First, head to the Velvet Room on April 18th. You will launch the chain of events which will allow you to start Marie’s social bond. From here, you can spend time with Mary in the real world during the daytime Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as holidays, except when it’s raining, in which case she won’t be there.
Head towards downtown Inaba and you’ll see her standing in front of the entrance to the Velvet Room. As always, try to have an Aeon Persona handy to earn extra points during your conversations with her. The earliest you can merge Aeon Personas is level 18, performing a triangle merge with Nata Taishi, Angel, and Pixie to merge Ame no Uzume.
You also have plenty of time to create Marie’s social bond. You technically have until the end of December, but you better not leave it until the last one.
The only other remarkable thing is that you are stuck at Rank 4 until July 24th, so keep that in mind.
How to unlock the true ending of Persona 4 Golden
There are no other actual Persona 4 ending requirements to worry about until early December, after clearing the Heaven Dungeon. This is all extremely spoiler-y, so we’re going to tread gently here.
That said, you’ll know when you get to that dialogue streak, as the investigation team has to make some very serious choices. There are seven dialogue choices in a row that you’ll be working with to get Persona 4’s actual ending, and it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in and not know what’s best.
Here’s each choice you need to choose (again, without context).
- Choose any choice
- Choose “Wait a second here…”
- Choose “Something is missing”
- Choose “Their true feelings”
- Choose “Something is bothering me”
- Choose again “Something is missing…”
- Choose “Calm Hell!”
After that, the clock turns to December 5th and you are on the right track. You might want to create a second backup file here, or at least make sure your main file is up to date, as there is another end split.
Shortly after, you’ll be asked to say who you think is the real killer, and you should be able to guess it by now.
If you don’t say who you think it is, you’ll get a special, slightly disturbing ending (the accomplice ending) that’s definitely worth seeing how it ties into the game’s themes and character development until. point. If you’re interested, just follow it and then reload your save file which gets you on track for the real end.
Choosing the correct answer opens a new dungeon, Magatsu Inaba. You have up to a few days before Christmas to complete it, but be prepared. Like in Rise’s dungeon, you have a double boss fight in your hands. The final bosses are level 73 and level 75 respectively, so you will need to be near or above that level.
Persona 4 Golden: la fin d’or
With all of that taken care of, Persona 4 has another possible breakdown depending on whether you’ve maximized Marie’s social bond. If not, continue to the next section.
If you did it to the max, you will see New Year celebrations, and then get sick for several days. Once you regain consciousness, you have most of January to finish working on the social connections that you may not have already maximized – except Mary. Margaret informs you that Marie is missing, but don’t worry just yet.
Prioritize the social ties of the investigation team. Once you max them out at level 10, their Personas change shape. After that, or if you already maxed them out before January, talk to the person again the next day, and their Persona will transform into a third form.
Fart until February 5th, raise S. Links or do quests or whatever you want. Try to earn some cash so that you can stock up on items for the next dungeon.
The exams take place from February 6 to February 10, then the next two days are devoted to your ski holiday. February 13 is the day you can save Mary from the Hollow Forest Dungeon, and it’s the only day you can. This is another case of multiple boss fights in a row at the end, all at level 77.