If you’d planned on importing a copy of Persona 4 Arena for PlayStation 3, then you might want to start making alternative arrangements. Atlus USA has confirmed that the Arc System Works developed title will be region locked, which is unusual for a PS3 game.

A representative said on the company’s official forums: “I certainly can't offer details as to why, but there might be an official response at some point.”

The game’s due out later this month in Japan, with a North American release set to follow on 7th August. European publisher PQube has promised that it’s working towards a 31st August launch date overseas. Let's hope it hits it.

[via atlus.com]