November 6, 2008
Announces That There Will Only Be One (Very Awesome) Version of Persona 4
announcement-of-no-announcement shocks industry
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced
to eager fans awaiting the release of the upcoming RPG epic Persona 4 that there
will in fact be no enhanced or expanded version of the game released, as was the
case with the game’s predecessor, Persona 3.
"We are today able to announce that
at no point in the future will we announce the release of a "FES" version of
Persona 4,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The very
finest, most definitive version of Persona 4 will be the one released on
December 9, 2008.”
This groundbreaking preemptive
anti-announcement puts to rest concerns among many Atlus devotees that an
improved version would be announced and released shortly following the release
of Persona 4.
Persona 4 will release for
PlayStation 2 on December 9, 2008. Each and every copy of the game will include
Side A of the Persona 4 soundtrack for free, which features the work of famed
composer Shoji Meguro. Fans who pre-order from select retailers will also
receive Persona 4: Visual Data, a 100-page, full-color art book loaded with
designs from master artist Shigenori Soejima (at GameStop, Amazon.com, EB Games
(Canada), Game Crazy, and other fine retailers, while supplies last).
In addition, hardcore fans can pick
up the Persona 4 Social Link Expansion Pack (exclusively at Amazon.com), a
bundle of rare North American-exclusive goodies unavailable anywhere else, like
the Teddie plushie, 2009 Calendar, Side B disc of the P4 soundtrack, and more!