Atlus porting Persona to PSP

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

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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.
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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