January 16th, 2009, 00:29 Posted By: wraggster
Hong Kong gaming magazine GameWave, in their latest issue (dated January 22nd), claims to have information on a very interesting upcoming Japanese PSP game: a port of the original PS1 Persona. While the information hasn't been confirmed just yet, GameWave was also the source to break the news about the releases of both Disgaea 2 and Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield for PSP. So, their track record for PSP info seems to be pretty decent, especially give that the magazine even goes so far as to give the product number for the PSP Persona release (ULJM05422).
So, what can we expect from the game? The extent of the port is not yet known, including if this will indeed be more of a straight port or may lean more towards the "remake" side of things. However, supposedly we will be getting some new characters, along with additional storyline elements and scenarios. The release is said to hit in Japan on April 30th, with a pricepoint of 5040 yen. (I'd give the dollar conversion, but really, the yen/dollar rate right now makes me too sad to even think about it.)
If you recall our interview with Persona 4 director Katsura Hashino (and if you don't, go read it here), he did say that Atlus had "various plans for the Persona series," so this indeed could be one of them. Hopefully Atlus of Japan will give some sort of official confirmation soon, and then we can wait for the day when Atlus USA hopefully announces a North American release.
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