Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2 Innocent Sin finally coming to US

Shin Megami RPG fans are well aware that Persona 2 was released in Japan way back in 1999.  Those of you clamoring for a western release have finally been heard and answered.  Arram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales for Atlus in Irvine, Ca, announced this morning that Persona 2: Innocent Sin is coming to the North America.  Shin Megami’s Persona 2 will be released here on the PSP this fall.

For those of you unfamiliar with Shin Megami’s Persona series, it features mechanics like demon negotiation and party-building in addition to a third-person view of the action.  This story unfolds through sprite animations and dialogue portraits, which were current series artist, Shigenori Soejima’s first contribution to the Persona games.  Of course it’s the characters who shine the most, from the memorable villains to the fully fleshed-out main cast to the vast array of people they meet along the way.

Innocent Sin is a deliciously dark, twisted narrative about a world in which rumors are becoming reality.  This new version promises to feature many improvements and additions.  Some of these improvements include:  16:9 aspect ratio, re-mastered visuals and audio, remixed musical score (with option to toggle between that and original,) streamlined user interface, new quests, new intro animation and more.  Persona 2: Innocent Sin will be available in retail stores and for download on the Playstation Network.

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