Persona 2: Innocent Sin committed to PSP

Acclaimed 1999 PlayStation RPG set for release outside of Japan for first time; remastered version with new side quests set for release this fall.

While the Shin Megami Tensei series has become a familiar sight on North American store shelves in recent years, it wasn't always that way. Take Shin Megami: Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, for example. The 1999 role-playing game for the original PlayStation was never released outside of Japan, even though critical acclaim for the title had no trouble crossing borders.

Atlus is repentant for keeping Innocent Sin from the world.

That's an oversight Atlus is ready to remedy, as the publisher today announced that it would be bringing Innocent Sin to North American PSPs this fall. The game is being tweaked to suit its new platform, optimized for the PSP's 16:9 aspect ratio and given a new interface and additional side quests. Innocent Sin will also feature a remixed soundtrack, though purists will be able to play with the original tunes if they prefer.

To date, Innocent Sin is the only Persona game never released in the US. Despite its North American absence, Atlus saw fit to release Innocent Sin's direct follow-up, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, in North America in 2000.

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32 comments
CapitaoNinja
CapitaoNinja

Yay that's nice, I have the fan-translated psx version (don't blame on me, they've never put out and english version) the game is awesome, best story ever in persona series.

polarista
polarista

OMG...innocent sin has been on my wishlist for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time

Mysterywriter
Mysterywriter

This has been a long time coming! Now..When do we get Persona 5??? I know, I know..Be happy with this but it is a valid question. Anyone else wondering?

shabulia
shabulia

I've been waiting for this one for a LONG TIME!!!

chyng85
chyng85

Just finished the PS version~ Looking forward to Eternal Punishment~

X-RS
X-RS

sigh...im kinda glad, but still. why cant you new smt fanboys ask for the first devil survivor? give persona a break already >_

ilikepandas
ilikepandas

Great, so all that time I spent learning Japanese just so I could play this game was wasted. I should've put my effort into building a time machine so that I could go back 10 years and tell myself to just chill out and wait till 2011. Seriously, though, totally gonna buying this when it comes out.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

it was about time, I never got why Persona 3 was released before Persona 2 for PSP

TheLoneMortal
TheLoneMortal

I've personally never played a persona game (I know, blasphemy), but this looks like a good title to start with. I've heard great things about IS from my friends.

TheLoneMortal
TheLoneMortal

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Altheena
Altheena

persona portable 3 was insane i bet this will be awesome too

BFKamui503
BFKamui503

It's for reasons like this that I love Atlus and joined the fateful. Now all we need is some new info on Persona 5.:)

Jordanairs_23
Jordanairs_23

Persona 2 will be a very good game for the psp

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

I don't know what is better, having this awesome game released here or the fact that we have to fight Hitler I mean who don't wanna give that piece of trash enormous punch(a the least I do).

soulless4now
soulless4now

Does this one have a high encounter rate too?

cameio
cameio

I love Persona Games i'm getting this Day one :)

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Persona games are awesome :) Can't wait to play it.

Stabby
Stabby

Is this the real unreleased version? IE has gay characters and a boss fight against Hitler

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Are these games really good?? Hear good things about them?

DiabloPL
DiabloPL

Hell yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you Atlus for briniging one of the best and most underpreciated games to U.S. Just remake "Eternal Punishment" as well and I shall be happy:). This and Overclocked will keep me busy:).

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Hopefully Eternal Punishment gets the same treatment lol

bigmouthkid
bigmouthkid

I love the Persona series. I still play Persona 3 FES and Persona 4 to this day. Persona>>>>>>>>>>>>Final Fantasy. Yeah I went there. :P

locutus442
locutus442

i was hoping this would happen. i'll definitely be getting this in the fall.

pokecharm
pokecharm

sounds interesting enough to add to my follow list :)

fkbwii
fkbwii

Sweet! I've been waiting to play this game for a loooooong time.

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

Yes! This is great news :)