It looks as if 2008 is going to be a good year for role-playing game fans. Not only are Fable 2, Lost Odyssey, and Final Fantasy XIII supposedly due, but Japanese PlayStation 2 game Persona 3 has just been confirmed for European release.
Due for release on February 29, Persona 3 is a unique role-playing experience: a combination of a Japanese dating sim and a standard RPG with some odd touches.
During the day, players must work on relationships and make choices at their school, and these decisions will strengthen and expand the variety of Personas that they can call on during the "hidden hour." The hidden hour is the time between one school day and the next, and it's when the demons come out to play.
Personas are summoned in battle by shooting oneself in the head, which is just one of the strange twists in this PS2 title. The Persona series has so far sold over one million copies in Japan, and this is the first to make it to Europe.
For more information on Persona 3, read GameSpot's full review.