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Persona 4: Arena Seeing "Issues Surrounding Development" In Europe

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Persona 4: Arena’s European release is having a spot of trouble, publisher, Zen United, confirmed this morning. In statement on the Persona series’ European Facebook page, Zen say the delay is due to issues beyond their control. The statement reads:

 

There are currently a number of issues surrounding development and subsequent release of Persona 4 Arena in Europe. As we are not directly involved in the development process for P4A, these are elements which are beyond our control. We are however, doing everything we can to help resolve this, so that we can get the game into stores and, crucially, into your hands as quickly as possible.

 

We do understand your frustration and a need for a concrete release date, however, until we can ascertain exactly what that release period will be we are hesitant to do so. We would rather have all the facts about release to hand, and all issues be resolved, before making such an announcement.

 

Please be assured that as soon as WE know what the release date will be, YOU will be the first to know.

 

Any dates you see online are purely speculation. The first announcement of a release date will happen on the Persona Europe FB page and the Persona 4 FB page. We will then notify our contacts in the main Fighting Game Communities around Europe. If you have not seen a confirmed release date on this page, then it is best taken as a rumour.

 

Please also be aware, any events that are taking place around Europe will not disrupt the process of releasing them game. Given that these issues have arisen, the team here are making a concerted effort to support the community by having payable builds at your events while you await release. I know many of you are eager to play P4A, and we will facilitate that as best we can in the interim.

 

We’ll keep an eye out for further news updates as they become available.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.