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Persona 4 Arena European version awaiting approval from Sony and Microsoft, release date in the works

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 16, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. PST
Persona 4 Arena European version awaiting approval from Sony and Microsoft, release date in the works The official Persona Europe Facebook page recently posted a status update concerning the Persona 4 Arena release in Europe. It appears that the PlayStation 3 version of the game is ready to be sent over to Sony and the Xbox 360 version's preparation will soon follow. Once these are approved by both companies a release date can be generated.

Check out the status update below.

We have now taken delivery of the PS3 EU version of Persona 4 Arena, and we are expecting the Xbox version soon.

Once we have both, the next step will be to submit P4A to Sony and Microsoft. At this stage, we'll be able to estimate a likely release window for you guys - and once it's been approved by both platform holders, we'll be able to give you a realistic street date.

We will, of course, let you know what stage we are in this process so you can have a clearer idea of when the release date is likely to be.

Again, thank you for your patience...

Tip by kupowns.

Comments

SabishiiRyuu said on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

lol

#1
SevenDaggers said on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

Goddamn, About time. Shame the hype is dead.

#2
Bustahwurf said on January 16, 2013 at 9:28 a.m.

#RIP

#3
grabityfree said on January 16, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.

Yeah nice stuff , iam going to buy the dead game 6month after the rest of the world... Or i will juste keep my money for injustice cuz the editor dont treat europe like a crap.

#4
Skye said on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

Too little too late :( Don't really think this game is anything but dead.

#5
M1Punk said on January 16, 2013 at 9:31 a.m.

Agree with #2. The hype is completely gone, especially when it doesn't get much attention during major tournaments. I recently picked up BB:CS Extend for a bargain and that should keep me busy along with Marvel and SFxT (2013) until we get a new dominating fighter from Capcom.

Hope Injustice will rise above expectations.

#6
DivinePhoenix69 said on January 16, 2013 at 9:36 a.m.

Not dead yet. Dunno why people keep saying that it is..

#7
M1Punk said on January 16, 2013 at 9:37 a.m.

I may consider buying it if it's being sold for half the price like Anarchy Reigns.

(sorry for double post)

#8
illness690 said on January 16, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.

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#9
revolvingsun said on January 16, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.

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#10
KingKong said on January 16, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

I've waited long enough. RIP.

#11
mvegetam said on January 16, 2013 at 9:53 a.m.

The game is dead my ass..
It seems some poeple want there game of the year award

#12
trufenix said on January 16, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.

you guys are idiots.

#13
edrigo said on January 16, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

dead on arrival?

#14
JdotSweapA said on January 16, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

@Skye - Oh you! ^^

*Sigh*
They'll have to sell it at a significantly reduced price if they want this game to have a fighting chance in Europe. Or at least come up with some kind of deal to sweetener.

#15
revolvingsun said on January 16, 2013 at 10:07 a.m.

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#16
poignant_potency said on January 16, 2013 at 10:09 a.m.

This is great news for the eu crowd some of them honestly gave up hope. Maybe gaming as a whole should give these companies a look over since the major console providers have such a hard time with worldwide releases.

#17
Tensa said on January 16, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

P4a is not dead with over 150 players at nec,so yeah lol but its too late to get into the game because I am sure p4a will drop down after evo because of bbcp..sucks that Europe gets a crappy release I feel bad for you guys

#18
MAXIMUM_PANTS said on January 16, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.

I don't understand why this took so long when Europe is getting NO localised or additional content.

We're getting the US game with no changes in an EU box.

WTF Zen United?

#19
revolvingsun said on January 16, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.

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#20
Cardinair said on January 16, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

About damn time.

If you're a fan of Persona 4, you owe it to yourself to get this simply for the story-mode.

#21
darkblade13 said on January 16, 2013 at 10:27 a.m.

Too bad online is dead now. Really good game though.

#22
BumblebeeCody said on January 16, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

I'd personally like to thank Sony for being massive a**holes with this game making the only PS3 ever, to be region locked so we in the EU can't important it. Thank you very much Sony.
Thank...you...very...much.

#23
zUkUu said on January 16, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

It's not yet "awaiting approval" since they wait for the box version, so the title is a bit misleading EH.

I'll pick up the game, but probably wait till a used version is around. I want it mainly for the story, since it's too late to take it seriously.

#24
Day5e said on January 16, 2013 at 11:04 a.m.

@13 Laughing at ya big time.........Are you blind !! ??

#25
Boogityboy said on January 16, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

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#26
BlackReaper201 said on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 a.m.

This game is pretty bad. I mean the characters are really cool and I like the concept of using personas in a fight, but I just don't consider this to be a good game. It's very casual friendly though, so I guess it has that going for it, but I just don't consider it to have a lot of depth.

If you want to play a good game with similar mechanics it's better to just go with blazblue or guilty gear.

#27
SgtKonus said on January 16, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.

@24

I'll just say this, the plot is very Japanese. They love it to death and love the characters. I completely understand where you are coming from, I don't understand the plot though I can see where it is going.

We (Americans in general)see a very Animeesque RPG when we play the game, they see the next best thing since Oxygen.

We see the next best thing since Oxygen when playing Halo or COD, they see "Big Dumb Western Shooter #832847"

#28
mp91 said on January 16, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.

better wait for a sequel (if there is any) we had the same trouble with the first BB but BBCS wasn't release so late in EU (and was not region locked)
if not will probably get it after a hudge price fall

#29
Hypermarth said on January 16, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

The online isn't as active any more but tournaments generally still have decent amounts of players. And the people you can find online are usually really skilled to practice against.

#30
EDarkness said on January 16, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

I've been waiting for this for ages. But if they think of charging full price for a 6 month old game then screw it.
A group of my friends are getting it and I'm sure we'll play our money's worth out of it. Hopefully online isn't completely dead by the time we get it.

@20: You serious? Europe is like the majority of the western anime community. In fact that makes me wonder even more why Atlus doesn't care about us.

#31
HooliganComboFTW said on January 16, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

Lulz love when people preemptively declare a game "dead" when its not

About the Persona Story Mode. It was mainly for the Persona 3/4 fans from the rpg. If you don't like it there is an arcade mode with more fights if you can't stand Visual Novels or don't care about the Persona Lore

#32
Ermapume said on January 16, 2013 at 11:36 a.m.

Why does Europe always get the shaft?

#33
revolvingsun said on January 16, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.

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#34
Shiragaku said on January 16, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.

lol @34,
The auto-combos are nowhere near as good as a sako combo, stop being hyperbolic. And if you are having trouble against auto-comboers, then you really suck.

#35
mvegetam said on January 16, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

@25 yeah and im laughing iori yagami's laugh
cuz you are the blind ...

#36
DivinePhoenix69 said on January 16, 2013 at 12:17 p.m.

Lol @revolvingsun how about instead of meatriding Tokido, you actually learn to play the game before talking trash. Otherwise put a sock in it. I can see why The SfxT fans on EH find you annoying. Stay free:D

#37
LordProsper said on January 16, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

Why enjoy a game when you can suck Tokido's dick like revolvingsun?

#38
enagamer said on January 16, 2013 at 1:09 p.m.

Not sure why people are complaining about the online being dead, everyone I know who plays online in europe won't go near an american connection. This will probably be more active in europe than bb is atm.

#39
Echo01 said on January 16, 2013 at 1:36 p.m.

Much too late, personally. My hype has dried up no matter how I tried to keep myself up to date and interested with the game. I honestly thought they should just cancel the EU release and call it a day. European Persona RPG fans must have watched YT playthroughs of the story by this point.

#40
revolvingsun said on January 16, 2013 at 2:52 p.m.

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#41
massi4h said on January 16, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

I was so excited for this game. Now I'm gonna be the only one in my scene playing. F**k you Arcsys or whoever screwed us over.

#42
LordProsper said on January 16, 2013 at 3:07 p.m.

@42 It was Index Corp/Atlus Japan that screwed you ever.

#43
MetroCityPub said on January 16, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.

@34 Are you retarded?

The best reasons you can give that the game is bad is because Tokido says it's not for him and that it has been awarded fighting game of the year from various publications? Oh and auto-combos aren't even comparable to Sako's high damage and optimized combos or a threat unless you're a total scrub.

You are so damn moronic. Seriously...your stupidity is killing many brain cells of anyone who reads your crock.

#44
TheTHCGamer said on January 16, 2013 at 3:47 p.m.

@23 Dont blame sony or microsoft instead blame P4's publisher who decided to region lock the game. This is the same issue i believe they had with blazblue and the publishers for the arc system works games need to just show europe more love.

#45
sarvets said on January 16, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.

first comment was right on the money

#46
drillbit777 said on January 16, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Persona 4 Arena's story mode is awesome. But i would rather have Persona 5 for ps3/x360

#47
ZrogiX said on January 16, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.

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#48
Crysalim said on January 17, 2013 at 5:10 a.m.

It'd be nice if Atlus gave Europe an olive branch, and added a bit of new hidden content for their release to apologize for the massive time it took to localize.

This is what Square Enix does for worldwide releases sometimes, most notably with the Kingdom Hearts series; we get bosses and content that Japan doesn't, and usually this is re-localized back to Japan so they can have that stuff too. It goes even as far back as Final Fantasy 7, which had the Ruby and Emerald weapons added for the (U) release - you guys remember those don't you? ;p

Some kind of secret boss for story mode would be great. Marie from Skullgirls is probably the hardest cpu boss in a fighter from recent memory, and a boss like that would be nifty. Some kind of "ultra" Labrys, perhaps.

#49
dsjkhiuhsdf said on January 17, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

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#50
Sethtic said on January 17, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.

lol indeed.

#51
liddell1988 said on January 17, 2013 at noon

Well, they did say European countries would receive a certain bonus or gift for the time they (we) waited. So... I guess they'll at least give us the DLC glasses for free?

#52
Teohkaka said on January 17, 2013 at 2:02 p.m.

Wow , now i can finally play this when it comes out , too bad it's probably dead in other territories which they had it for months now ....

At this rate it's probably gonna be released close to another fighting game ( like Injustice ) and have even less sales.

I'm pretty sure BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm will end up like this too in europe/uk , just like it has for all previous iterations of the series in this territory.

Those who are handling the european release have really let down alot of fans.

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