June 11, 2009
Spoils the Stuffing out of SMT: Persona (PSP)
Atlus U.S.A., Inc., masters of
spoilage (the good kind), today revealed that each and every launch copy of Shin
Megami Tensei: Persona for PSP will be a premium boxed set. In addition to the
game, customers will receive the game’s exceptional soundtrack, which features 2
CDs of music from master composer Shoji Meguro (while supplies last, at
participating retailers). Also disclosed today were the game’s first English
screenshots and official North American release date.
"SMT: Persona is scheduled to
release on September 22nd," announced Aram Jabbari, manager of PR and Sales for
Atlus. "As with many of our games this year, SMT: Persona will be included in
the Atlus Spoils fan appreciation program. Each and every copy of the game will
be a premium boxed set and will include the game’s full 2-disc soundtrack. In
addition, we are able to confirm to series fans that in addition to the all-new
localization, the ‘Snow Queen’ quest, game content never before available in
North America, will be included in this new release."
This first chapter in the
critically-acclaimed RPG series leaves no doubt as to why the franchise has
grown in popularity over the years: the game features an evocative script laden
with philosophy and morality, an incredibly unique game world free from the
clichés and repetition of the genre, and relentless JRPG gameplay with fast
action and intelligent strategy.
Completely remastered for PSP
system, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone localization (including content
never-before-seen in North America), all-new music from composer Shoji Meguro,
beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, and
enhanced graphics optimized for the PSP system’s widescreen aspect ratio. With
new content, adjustments to game balance, and a number of technical and design
improvements, this is the definitive version of one of the most sought after
RPGs of all time.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is
currently scheduled to release on September 22, 2009.