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.
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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