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Persona 4 Arena on PS3 will be region-locked
The North American version of an upcoming fighting game will only work on North American and South American PS3 consoles; online servers will be global.
Atlus has announced
that the North American version of the upcoming 2D fighting game Persona 4 Arena will only work on PS3 consoles in North and South America.
While both the Japanese and North American version of P4A will be identical and will include both English and Japanese text and voiceovers, the Japanese version of P4A will require a Japanese PS3 console.
Atlus also confirmed that the online servers for P4A's online play will be global. This means that players using the North American version of the game can fight against other online players from different territories.
No comment has been given by Atlus to GameSpot as to why the region lock has been implemented in the PS3 version of the game. For more information, check out GameSpot's recent coverage