Persona 4 Arena will not hit Europe this year
posted on 11.05.12 at 05:42 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Publisher Zen United apologizes, looks forward to better news.

Persona 4 Arena will not hit Europe in 2012 as initially planned, publisher Zen United has said.

“A 2012 release for Persona 4 Arena [in Europe] is now no longer possible,” said Zen on Facebook. “We will of course, continue to update you, as soon as we have more information.

“We know this is very upsetting for many of you – us included, we might add – and we sincerely look forward to being able to deliver better news to you soon…”

Persona 4 Arena launched for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan on July 26 and in North America on August 7.

  • The Black Rabbit

    man that sucks for eu, i hear some people are dropping this game…..

  • DarthBrian

    Article picture is perfect.

  • LordKaiser

    This is where region lock strikes you…

    • new_tradition

      Speaking of which, with the game so grossly delayed for EU players, I hope they make their PS3 version region free. The whole justification for the region lock was to keep sales within the respective markets due to the close release dates, right? 

      Granted, there might be no real reason to do it, but if the EU version gets a well deserved special edition, I’d like to grab it and play it on my NA PS3, lol.

    • YangTerlupakan

       say that for nintendo fans

  • PrinceHeir

    poor EU players :

    definitely should have gotten rid of that region lock BS

    shame you’ll have to wait till 2013 to play the game.

    they should put all DLC colors for free as compensation for the delay.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    This is why region locking is a bad idea…. You learning this yet, Nintendo???

    • YangTerlupakan

       i think nintendo never learning about that, sadly!!!!!

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    This day is nothing but terrible news with delays and things not coming. Hopefully Atlus change its mind for the European players.

    • Willgaea

       What about team Bamco letting us know about the English wrap up?

  • TwinbladeAlkaid

    *sigh* … I… really have no words for this anymore.
    This is the reason why I moved on to a Sony console and never looked back. And now, thanks to another region lock … oh well… no point arguing about it.
    It’s just really disappointing….

     

  • Sevyne

    Awwww, why you go and upset Nanako?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    This is pretty sucky news. Sorry for those waiting to get the game in EU. =(

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      By the time it releases in Europe most Japanese players will have moved on to CP and the remaining US/JP players will mop the floor with the EU newbies as they had like half a year head-start. Way to piss off European customers. Fucking region lock. Should remove the region lock from the JP/US release (initial goal had been met after all, no cannibalization of JP sales) and ditch the EU release entirely. Now I know how legit 360 users feel, bloody retarded region locking.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I’m not a fan of region lock either. I have the game, but I can’t say I’ve had much time to play it. So many games to play.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          So true. Got a decent back-log and lots of awesome games releasing in 2013. Getting BB:CP over this, however.

  • xMCXx

    Where exactly is the problem?
    Why can’t they launch it here in Europe?

    • LordKaiser

      Likely multiple language translations.

      • xMCXx

         Damn you, languages!
        Just release it in english.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Mostly the Germans, Italians, French and Spaniards are to blame for European delays :P

          Case in point: UK version of Under Defeat HD releases in November, German version in January.

  • Gigus

    They better fraking have a bloody good reason for not releasing in EU.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Fortunately the PS3 is region-free ;)

    • The Black Rabbit

      P4A….is region locked…0_0 

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        My comment was supposed to by a cynical joke, I am sorry you did not get it.

        • The Black Rabbit

          oh im sorry. :/ 

          • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

            no hard feelings, mate ;)

  • BizarreJelly

    Persona 4:Arena was region locked on PS3, hence the ongoing shitstorm regarding the Europe release.

    Edit: Was meant as a reply for ro-kurorai, commentfailure/10

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      My comment was supposed to by a cynical joke, I am sorry you did not get it.

  • jebara_92

    Screw Atlus.
    If they can’t get their stuff out here then they should stay away from region lock, but no, they are more into it than ever.
    This is not just P4A, Atlus is putting a huge focus on the 3DS, a region locked system,SMT4 is gonna suffer the same fate.

  • jebara_92

    Screw Atlus.
    If they can’t get their stuff out here then they should stay away from region lock, but no, they are more into it than ever.
    This is not just P4A, Atlus is putting a huge focus on the 3DS, a region locked system,SMT4 is gonna suffer the same fate.

  • RedWolfe

    Ugh, Nanako crying just pierces the heart :

    And wow, I didn’t realize the game hadn’t even shipped there yet. Sorry guys.
    At least be optimistic. Maybe they’ll pull a BAMCO and give you guys an extra special edition at no extra cost (ala Tales of Graces f). Who knows?