NIS America, which is responsible for publishing Persona 4 Golden in the EU, told Joystiq last October that it was aiming for a February 22 release, though the game's official launch window has remained "Spring 2013" until now. We were also informed that the game would likely be released sans Special/Collector's Edition, which appears to be the case considering no such announcements accompanied the confirmation of its release.
Well, there is one way to get a Special Edition in Europe. If you stare into the screen of an unplugged television during a heavy rain, at midnight, you'll find what you're after. You have to be completely alone though, otherwise it won't work. It also helps if you've got some kind of repressed issues or have been having trouble accepting part of who you are.
NIS America is thrilled to announce its plans to partner with ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., to publish Persona®4 Golden™ in Europe. The game will be available 22nd February 2013 for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. Persona 4 Golden is an enhanced and extended version of the highly acclaimed, award-winning RPG Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®4. It offers beautifully remastered visuals, 1.5 times the amount of voiced dialogue of the original release, and a new online dungeon rescue feature. Persona 4 Golden also offers a massive amount of new content-new Personas, new story events with an all-new character, striking new anime cutscenes, and much more! More information will be available on NISAmerica.com soon.
About the game:
A rumor has been spreading through the high school of a rural town: staring into the darkened screen of a powered-off television on a rainy night will reveal your one true love. But investigating this rumor uncovers a dark truth, and leads to an adventure through the strange world waiting on the other side of the TV screen...
A bigger, better version of one of the best RPGs ever: Improved visuals, new anime cutscenes, tons of new story and voiced dialogue, and much more, combined with deep turn-based combat, addictive character and Persona management, and a memorable cast of personalities.
Make meaningful bonds with characters via social links: In between its exploration, battles, and Persona management, Persona 4 Golden lets players choose how they wish to spend their time each day in a variety of different activities. What they opt to do and who they choose to spend time with can have a significant impact on their experience.
Will you uncover the true ending to the story?: Over 100 hours of gameplay thrusts you into a deep mystery where midnight television leads to serial killings. You must investigate murders, rescue those who can be rescued, and unmask the culprit behind it all... Or risk being forever shrouded in the fog of doubt.