Atlus has revealed the release date of the upcoming port of Persona 4 Arena, the 2D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and based on the Persona 4 universe. According to the recent issue of Famitsu (via Andriasang), the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of the title will be out on August 2 in Japan.
The home version of the game will feature a brand-new story mode, much like the past BlazBlue series console ports. Here, players will start off with a selection of four characters, with the rest of the play roster unlockable as the story progresses.
The narrative will take place two years after the events of Persona 4. Atlus also mentioned that the mode will feature new story scenarios not available in the arcade version, which has been out in Japan since March.
In addition, gamers who preorder the title will get a Persona 4 Arena soundtrack CD as an incentive. There is no word on whether the game will be out in the same month outside of Japan. For more information on Persona 4 Arena, visit GameSpot's gamespace on the title.