Koei has announced that Persona 3 FES is to be released across Europe for PlayStation 2 in October. Persona 3 FES promises to offer gamers the ultimate version of the highly regarded RPG set in high school, with a brand new chapter featuring 30+ hours of gameplay and an enhanced version of the original game.

Although released as a standalone game, Persona 3 FES will allow game saves from the original title to be loaded up. Additionally, the new chapter will be available from the off and won't require playing through the original adventure to gain access.

"We've been inundated with requests to bring this highly regarded RPG to Europe so we're delighted to finally be able to give RPG fans what they've been wishing for," said Koei's sales manager Will Curley. "Persona 3 FES represents the very pinnacle of top quality RPG gaming and has already received some amazing review scores upon release in the US that have even surpassed the remarkable widespread acclaim for the original game."

Persona 3 FES is scheduled for release on PlayStation 2 across Europe on October 17, 2008.