Persona 4 Golden hits Europe's PSN Feb. 20, two days ahead of retail

Those patient European Persona 4 fans don't have to wait quite as long as they thought for Golden to reach their Vitas. NIS America revealed today the re-release of the Atlus' RPG is available from PlayStation Network on February 20, two days earlier than it arrives at retail.

As for the retail release, confirmed for February 22 earlier this week, there are no announcements of any Special or Collector's Edition, so it doesn't look you'll be missing out on anything by buying it on PSN. Apart from the box with some sexy cover art, that is.
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Santa Ana, Calif. (January 24, 2013) – NIS America is extremely excited to announce that Persona®4 Golden™ will be released across Europe on February 22, 2013 for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The digital version of the game will be available two days earlier via PlayStation®Network, on February 20. Persona 4 Golden was developed by ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., and 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!

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

This article was originally published on Joystiq.