Atlus has issued a message to its fans following Sega's £88 million purchase of the company.
UPDATE: Sega has confirmed it has bought Index.
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.
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.
Persona 4 Arena will release in Europe in May, its publisher on these shores has announced. Well, hopefully.
After months of silence, it appears fighting game Persona 4 Arena is nearing release in Europe.
Persona 4 Arena will not release in Europe this year, it's been confirmed.
Fighting game Persona 4 Arena has been delayed in Europe.
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.
UPDATE: Andy Pearson, head of marketing at PQube, the UK publisher of Persona 4: Arena, has told Eurogamer that it is "working to" a 31st August release date on these shores.
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.
Catherine developer Atlus has announced a Persona 4 remake for PlayStation Vita, called Persona 4 The Golden.