Persona 4 Arena - £24.99 @ Grainger Games
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Persona 4 Arena - £24.99 @ Grainger Games

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Found 18th Aug 2012
PS3 Link - graingergames.co.uk/gam…ena

Says the release date is 07/09, most places say 31/08 but an official release date hasn't been announced yet.

Persona 4 Arena seamlessly integrates the elaborate characters and worlds of a JRPG with the exciting head to head combat of a fighting game. Set two months after Persona 4 – Persona Arena is a direct sequel and an adventure in its own right.
Following Teddie's sudden disappearance in Inaba, his friends find what appears to be Teddie in a pirate outfit announcing a fighting tournament called the "P-1 Grand Prix" to see who is the "Ultimate Persona User". Bewildered by this turn of events, they band together once again and enter the tournament to find out what has happened to their friend, but end up being pitted in battle against each other.
Each character has their own unique story and path to unravel the mystery – told through all new anime sequences and scenarios written by the Persona Team.

10 Comments

Good price, cheers. Heat added.

Surprised there's not more heat, I guess it's an indicator of how much the game will (very sadly) bomb

UglyGeezer

Surprised there's not more heat, I guess it's an indicator of how much … Surprised there's not more heat, I guess it's an indicator of how much the game will (very sadly) bomb


It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six years is unforgivable.

Aretak

It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six … It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six years is unforgivable.



Not quite sure I'd go as far as unforgivable, but each to their own. As long as a game reaches the UK relatively sharpish I'm happy either way, region locking bothers me more with stuff like Devil Summoner Overclocked on 3DS where you never know for sure if/when it'll come out here (thankfully we are getting it, albeit a year or so late, along with the sequel on DS at the same time).

The game isn't likely to have that much appeal simply due to the fact that it is in a niche of Arc Systems fighting games, which definitely aren't for everyone (me included, I really didn't enjoy BlazBlue and I'm not that much more into Guilty Gear) and also the niche of being a sequel to a cult classic that probably 85% of people who play games have never heard of and probably about 95% of which have never played (in the UK I mean, I know how huge SMT stuff is in Japan).

It is meant to be a bit more accessible than BlazBlue though, plus as a Persona fan I totally want it. £25 seems a pretty ace price.

I loved Blazblue and Arc's other games, but won't be purchasing based on the Region Lock on the PS3 copy.

Bad mistake Arc.

Don't really understand the full reasoning behind region locking it but couldn't care less myself. Prices in this country are competitive enough at the moment to not have to go through the hassle of importing and its not like were getting this 6-12 months after other regions.

Massive fan of what Arc does here but as everybody else said this will bomb despite positive reviews as its niche upon niche upon niche, thus I'll hang back on purchase till xmas and play through my backlog.

Wow this dropped quickly. But like most Arc games, this will drop very very quickly.

Don't really understand the full reasoning behind region locking it



The only reason region locking was introduced on this title was to prevent the Japanese reverse importing it from the USA where its half the price. RRP is approx £80 in Japan and seeing how popular ASW and the Persona brand are over there they just want to secure as much revenue from it as possible.

I loved Blazblue and Arc's other games, but won't be purchasing based on … I loved Blazblue and Arc's other games, but won't be purchasing based on the Region Lock on the PS3 copy


It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six … It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six years is unforgivable.



Your choice but you'll be missing out on a great product. It's not like it's the start of a new trend of region locking by Atlus. It's a one off and they've explained the reasons for it - to secure max revenue in Japan.

The unfortunate news is this is unlikely to be released on Sept 7th. Translations are still on going, game has yet to go gold, Special Edition isn't being promoted by pqube yet - all with less than 3 weeks to go? I don't think so. More like end of Sept/beginning of Oct.





Edited by: "Lodjik" 20th Aug 2012

It has been confirmed by pqube today that the September 7th release date will not be met due to 'problems' etc.

No new release date has been announced but looking at the history of the companies involved we can now expect it early next year! Oh well. TTT2 here we come!

Don't really understand the full reasoning behind region locking it

I loved Blazblue and Arc's other games, but won't be purchasing based on … I loved Blazblue and Arc's other games, but won't be purchasing based on the Region Lock on the PS3 copy

It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six … It deserves to bomb. Introducing region locking to the PS3 after six years is unforgivable.



That doesn't surprise me at all, the way games are priced in Japan is an absolute scandal and we wouldn't stand for it in the west (basically RRP is set on each title dependent upon how much they think they can charge so the likes of Persona/Final Fantasy/Professor Layton can cost upwards of £70-80).

Greed is not a justification for breaking a cycle which has been in place since the PS3 was launched 6 years ago.
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