After many years since its original Playstation 2 release, it is finally time to return to Inaba… at least if you live in either North America or Japan – with ATLUS USA today announcing that Persona 4 Arena, their fighting game spin-off of its Persona series of RPG’s is now available in stores across North America for both the Playstation 3 and XBox360.
ATLUS also today revealed a host of launch day downloadable content (DLC), some of which can also be unlocked through challenging in-game achievements. The DLC varies from sets of glasses for every character (an iconic aesthetic element from Persona 4) to additional Navigators providing in-game commentary and quick tips. The content is assured to be entirely cosmetic, offering passionate fans a chance to further customize their characters and play experiences without affecting the game’s critical balance and mechanics.
The publisher furthermore addressed reports of lag from Xbox 360 system users, confirming that a patch was in rapid development and would be released as soon as possible.
DO NOTE - Unlike other games for the Playstation 3 currently on the market, Persona 4 Arena DOES feature a region block to the country in which it was purchased. If you live in a PAL region or own a PAL console, you will need to wait until Zen United make their official release of the game in the next couple of months.