After enjoying a healthy release in Japan and the US almost an entire year ago, the angry folks in the EU territories will finally get their hands on Persona 4 Arena.
If you’re like me and you feel you must own every fighting game the platform has to offer, Persona 4 Arena’s lack of presence has left you feeling a little sad. With little more than Youtube videos to tide you over, we were finally given a date for the fighter. May 10th marks the date that fight sticks and controllers will be getting dusted off around Europe, and a lot of us Europeans can’t wait.
In a press release straight from Zen United (The EU Publishers), they stated:
Much more than a fighting game spin-off, Persona 4 Arena from ATLUS, PQube and Zen United represents the next big step forward in the Persona 4 universe.
Set after the events of Persona 4 and focusing on the sinister tournament the ‘P1 Grand Prix’ – Yu and the Investigation Team must enter the Midnight Channel to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of his friends, Rise and Kanji.
Meanwhile, Teddie seems to be acting very strangely, and a brand new character, the mysterious Labrys, has appeared. How are these events linked? And why is the Midnight Channel back on air?
In Persona 4 Arena, ATLUS have delivered a new, full-blown Persona experience, boasting a 30+ hour story that fans of the award-winning Persona 4 can enjoy as canon – further exploring the much-loved characters from the RPG.
More than just an after-thought, the Persona 4 Arena story is as engaging an experience as any of ATLUS’ world-class RPGS.
The Persona 4 Arena storyline features:
· Brand new story arc which picks up 2 months after the events of Persona 4.
· Over 30 hours of Story Mode gameplay.
· 12 individual story paths, as players experience a new chapter from multiple perspectives.
· The introduction of brand new character, Labrys.
· The coming together of both Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters in the same story for the first time.
· Akihiko, Mitsuru, Aigis and Elizabeth return, two years after the events of Persona 3.
· The Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 voice cast reprise their roles forPersona 4 Arena.
· Beautiful anime cut-scenes from renowned Japanese studio, Madhouse.
· The beginning of a new chapter in the Persona 4 story – that bothPersona fans and newcomers to the series can enjoy.
With Persona 4 Golden having recently released in Europe, Persona 4 Arena offers fans a brand new Persona 4 experience and an all-new way to continue the adventures of their favourite characters.
With Injustice: Gods Among Us (Which we scored a hefty 8.5/10) having just been released, and an impending Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Version 2013 (exhale) update on the way, is it too little too late for this fighter?
We hope not. Persona 4 Arena is released next Friday, May 10th on the Xbox 360 Europe wide.