4 posts tagged Europe
Sorry, Europe. Persona 4: Arena Won’t Arrive In 2012
Zen United, the UK publisher for the game, stated in a FAQ today that a 2012 release for Persona 4: Arena is out of the question.
“Unfortunately, there is still no new information to give you which was not originally covered in the FAQ,” reads a portion of the statement. “With that being the case, a 2012 release for Persona 4: Arena is now no longer possible.”
The main apparent reason is that the European build is still being developed, and the game cannot be published before the final build is complete. No concrete release date is available at this time, but a FAQ related to the issue is available to read here.
EU Rules You Can Sell Downloaded Games
If you’re a European citizen, you now have the right to sell copies of downloaded or digital games. According to the Court of Justice of the European Union, publishers cannot prevent you from selling your licenses to the digital content you downloaded after you have paid for them, allowing you to resell your license at your leisure as though you own said content. Even if you agreed to a different set of rules, publishers cannot stop you from re-selling this content, as exclusive right of distribution of digital content is "exhausted on its first sale".
There is one catch, however. When you sell your digital data, you must erase your license as well.
The ruling suggests that if you’ve bought a license for a game off your mate, you’re within your rights to download it from the publisher’s website. “Therefore the new acquirer of the user licence, such as a customer of UsedSoft, may, as a lawful acquirer of the corrected and updated copy of the computer program concerned, download that copy from the copyright holder’s website,” the Court said.
Whether or not major game publishers will be changing their European terms of service or other legal digital matters has yet to be seen, but we can be sure to see a new avenue emerge for digital distribution soon.
Europe to get Batman: Arkham City Bundle
Microsoft has announced an awesome Xbox 360 bundle for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City game, but it’s available only in Europe.
Destructoid posted a listing from the German Amazon site which shows off the bundle. It will come with a 250GB system, controller, headset, and the game itself. The Xbox 360 console that is to come with the bundle, however, is just a normal console.
Australian and European Release Dates for Pokemon B/W Announced
The official release dates for the European and Australian versions of Pokemon Black and White have been announced!
In Europe, they will be released on March 4, 2011, making them the first ever main series games to be released in Europe before North America. The games will release on March 10, 2011 in Australia and New Zealand.