Atlus porting Persona to PSP

PlayStation original of contemporary RPG to be revamped and relocalized for Sony's portable this fall.

It's shaping up to be a pretty big day for the PSP. This morning, Sony confirmed a host of new games headed to the portable, including MotorStorm Arctic Edge, Little Big Planet, Rock Band Unplugged, and an exclusive Assassin's Creed game. Now, Atlus is jumping on the PSP game train, announcing today that the original Shin Megami Tensei: Persona will arrive for Sony's handheld this fall.

Atlus concurs.

Originally released for the PlayStation in 1996 under the name Revelations: Persona, Atlus' modern-day role-playing game was ported to the PC in 2000. Setting the stage for later installments in the series, Persona told the story of a group of teenage students banding together to repel a wave of interdimensional demons assaulting their city.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona for the PSP marks the second rerelease of the game in the US, the first having come for the original PlayStation in 2000. However, Atlus promises that the newest remake will be a vast improvement over the original, saying that the game has been "fully rebalanced, visually enhanced, and completely relocalized." The developer-publisher expects to announce more details on Shin Megami Tensei: Persona in the near future.

For more on how the Persona franchise has developed over the years, check out GameSpot's review of the well-received latest installment, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.

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81 comments
rbenns2
rbenns2

This is awesome! I hope they also remake Persona 2(s), though when is this series going to hit 360/PS3?

Bigcol1611
Bigcol1611

Great news, shame its going to be a while before i can play it!!!

master_zidane
master_zidane

"Psp has gotten a lot of love lately" And its all thanks to games like Patapon and the new SquareEnix releases.

KrayzieJay
KrayzieJay

YES! I'll be holding onto my PSP for a little while longer then

Skylarkell
Skylarkell

Psp has gotten a lot of love lately

Mysterywriter
Mysterywriter

OH YEAH!!!!! I am really thrilled about this. HURRY!!!

X-RS
X-RS

please!!!! bring us teh rest of the devil summmoner series!!!! as well, ;) thank you

fatjoe400
fatjoe400

The games pretty sweet. I hope you guys enjoy it ^_^

pekumaru
pekumaru

another reason to buy a PSP!

ivan_the_one
ivan_the_one

The more Shin Megami Tensei the better ^_^

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

agree with a lot of others, psp has been getting better and better since last year, dont know why people keep saying it has no games!

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

I enjoyed this game on the PS1 back then. I'm curious of how this will turn out.

Mackie180
Mackie180

the only bad thing about this announcement is, we have to wait till the fall.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

This is awesome news. I was wanting to play this but not really wanting to spend all my time at home doing so. Now I can play it on the go! :D YIPEE!

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

now the psp is more awesome than before, 2 star ocean remakes including one where the original never made it here, no persona 1, i never played the first, but if its anything like persona 3 and 4, im gonna freak out! in a good way.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Keep it up Sony, don't stop the flow of games. 8)

NarcMonkey
NarcMonkey

holy crap the PSP is getting a ton of support all of a sudden... Awesome, because I just bought mine recently, and pretty much exhausted the bargain bin options, mostly games beginning with "Metal Gear"... Between Prinny, this, and anything else SONY and Square-Enix have cooking this year, PSP has finally got something to show for.

Kloisien17
Kloisien17

CAN THE PSP GET ANY BETTER OR WHAT?!?!?! THIS IS AMAZING!!!JUST WHAT I WAS WAITING FOR!!! THANK YOU ATLUS!!!!

EPaul
EPaul

Cool, this reminds i haven't finished P4 yet *runs to PS2*

jadefury27
jadefury27

this is a very good move! now i have a reason to dust off the psp for something other than hot shots golf and patapon.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

So which information is allegedly incorrect, kratozero?

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Looking forward to this, thanks Atlus!!!

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

PERSONA???? Man, what a day to be a PSP owner... the only thing we need now is an announcement from capcom about SF2THD Remix for PSP, or SF3 PSP, SF IV PSP, MVC/MVC2 or something like that.... come on Capcom, jump into the awesomeness wagon!!!!!

Lyca
Lyca

This is good news. The psp is lacking a whole lota games and this seems strange to me as there are many more psp titles available in Japan that are not being ported to other countries.

Leoulch
Leoulch

sweet i cant wait to see this game on psp iv only played the 3rd one and the game is really cool so i cant wait

lew_0911
lew_0911

C-critical hit to the nads! MY NADS! WHOOHOO!

Shizmatr0n
Shizmatr0n

Was just about to sell my PSP......better re-think haha.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I thought I'd never be able to play the first Persona because it never released on PAL region! :D

eggmcmuff
eggmcmuff

About time! Atlus is one of my favorite developers because they aren't lazy about porting, updating or re-releasing their titles when their faithful express the interest. I love their work. As a PSP owner, I'm delighted. It appears Sony's lip service to their red-headed step child of a system is finally bearing fruit. MotorStorm, LBP, Assasin's Creed and now Persona? Music to my ears! Looks like I need a second job...

BC20FLY
BC20FLY

Great to see a remake of this classic coming to the PSP

Gunbladebuster
Gunbladebuster

Oh yeah! Konami should bring back Suikoden II also to complement the first one :)

Aurey
Aurey

Really great news! It would be awesome if the people at Atlus decide to port all the series for the PSP!

newb16
newb16

msudude211 said now the PSP gets all its games. After what? Five years of the psp being in development?

rizalariff
rizalariff

alright! Atlus make all my dreams come true.. :)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Persona, Motorstorm, LBP, Assassins Creed, Resistance! What a great year to be owning a PSP. I hope they utilise the visual enhancements of the PSP 3000.

hahamanin
hahamanin

oh finally this is gr8 for the psp

Shanarah
Shanarah

That's awesome news! Now if only they'd port/remake Shin Megami Tensei I and II.

-Katsuri-
-Katsuri-

"Yes!" is right! I've been waiting for something like this for some time now. I'm really looking forward to this.

Alphamale001
Alphamale001

Yes! Time to dust off and charge my PSP. Been so busy with other games, my poor PSP has been neglected. I hope this comes out in the summer. Would be nice to have a long game to play during the drought that will probably be upon us at that time.

kratozero
kratozero

This information is wrong, the original persona was ported to the Playstation 1 in 1996, months before FFVII was launched, it was 1997's runner up RPG only behind FFVII

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

Nice. I enjoy Persona 4, so I going to keep a eye on this one.

Irohazaka
Irohazaka

Definitely gonna get this and SMT:summoner. Lookin pretty good, now I just gotta start playing all them that are in my backlog.