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Persona 4 Arena sequel announced

Fine fighting game Persona 4 Arena is to get a sequel, Japanese mega-mag Famitsu has blurted (via Polygon, Shoryuken).

The do-no-wrong developer Arc System Works is naturally behind it, and is bringing two new fighters to the fore: Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori.

Takeba is fast and armed with a bow and jumps around a lot - a technical description if ever I've read one. Iori is more of a brute, armed with a bat, and apparently has a baseball-style combo buff thing going on.

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Finally, Persona 4 Arena European release date confirmed, pre-order details announced

Finally, we have a Persona 4 Arena European release date: 10th May 2013.

The game launches then on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 nearly a year after it went on sale in Japan and the US.

If you pre-order the Arc System Works-made game you get the Limited Edition bonus content pack, which includes the Official Arranged Sountrack with exclusive artwork and the Digital Fan Pack.

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Atlus launches impassioned defence of Persona 4: Arena PS3 region lock

Atlus launches impassioned defence of Persona 4: Arena PS3 region lock

"The decision to region-lock P4 Arena was a business one."

Atlus has launched an impassioned defence of fighting game Persona 4: Arena, the first region-locked PlayStation 3 game.

In a lengthy press release sent out to press overnight, the US arm of the company responded to criticism from angry importers, which it insisted had come as a surprise.

"As we've ascertained from your impassioned responses online, this is obviously a tremendous frustration for many fans," the company said.

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Persona 4 Arena confirmed for Europe

Persona 4 Arena confirmed for Europe

Fighting game out this year.

Fighting game Persona 4 Arena launches in Europe this year, Atlus has announced.

The spin-off of the Japanese role-playing game series hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on these shores courtesy of Zen Unites.

Persona 4 Arena is a collaboration between Atlus and BlazBlue developer Arc System Works, and features hand-drawn 2D artwork. Characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4 feature in a story set after Persona 4.

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