Posted by Travis Bruno on Aug 23, 2012

Persona 4 Arena development encounters unforseen issues in Europe

Anyone who has played Persona 4 would probably be running for the hills seeing the above statement from these girls, but there is more pressing news to talk about. It seems that European gamers are going to have to wait a bit before they get a chance to play Persona 4 Arena. That region’s publisher, Zen United, made a statement on the Persona series’ European Facebook page stating that they have experienced delays outside of their control.

The full statement can be found below:

There are currently a number of issues surrounding development and subsequent release of Persona 4 Arena in Europe. As we are not directly involved in the development process for P4A, these are elements which are beyond our control. We are however, doing everything we can to help resolve this, so that we can get the game into stores and, crucially, into your hands as quickly as possible.

We do understand your frustration and a need for a concrete release date, however, until we can ascertain exactly what that release period will be we are hesitant to do so. We would rather have all the facts about release to hand, and all issues be resolved, before making such an announcement.

Please be assured that as soon as WE know what the release date will be, YOU will be the first to know.

Any dates you see online are purely speculation. The first announcement of a release date will happen on the Persona Europe FB page and the Persona 4 FB page. We will then notify our contacts in the main Fighting Game Communities around Europe. If you have not seen a confirmed release date on this page, then it is best taken as a rumour.

Please also be aware, any events that are taking place around Europe will not disrupt the process of releasing them game. Given that these issues have arisen, the team here are making a concerted effort to support the community by having payable builds at your events while you await release. I know many of you are eager to play P4A, and we will facilitate that as best we can in the interim.

It is worth noting that thanks to Persona 4 Arena being region locked on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, European gamers cannot even import the title if they desperately want to play it. Until then, they can go ahead and read my review for the game here.

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