Persona 4: Arena dev Arc System Works holding 25th anniversary event next week

By Dave Cook, Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:36 GMT

Arc System Works, creators of such games as BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Guilty Gear and Persona 4: Arena is holding a 25th anniversary bash called Arc System Works Festival – or ‘ArcFes’ – in Yokohama, Japan. The festivities kick off May 19.

Gamespot reports that ArcFes will play home to the Guilty GearXBlazBlue Music Live orchestral concert, and the Arc Revolution Cup tournament finals, which includes BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Persona 4: Arena and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R on the fight roster.

On May 18 the final qualifiers for the ArcFes showdown will take place at the Leisure Land Akihabara arcade in Tokyo. We’ll have more once the bout takes place.

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