Persona 2: Innocent Sin Coming to PSP

As many of you know I’m a big Atlus fan – my Catherine review is in the works – a bigger Shin Megami Tensei fan, and even more specifically a Persona fan. Something about the juxtaposition of religious iconography, teenagers with crazy powers, and creepy rumors just tugs at my penchant for all things odd and macabre. So I am very pleased to hear that Atlus USA is bringing Persona 2: Innocent Sin to North America and that Ghostlight will release the title in PAL regions. For those not familiar with the Persona series it features a story line based around high school students that have access to personas, generally a deity from any of a number of religions, that grants the character magical powers. In Innocent Sin you play as a group of such students that must take on Joker, a being who grants wishes to people who call their own cell phones and has a grudge against the students for an unnamed wrong done to him in the past. While it’s an admittedly crazy story, with interesting shades of Freddy Krueger, but that is not what has me excited. The reason I am anticipating this title is that it is the only numbered Persona game that has never been released in North America. We finally get to experience this story for ourselves and see how it connects to Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, which was released on the PlayStation in 2000. Ghostlight will release Persona 2: Innocent Sin this fall in the PAL regions, and will offer a collector’s edition, while Atlus USA will release the title on September 20th in North America. For those who love Persona get your best rumors ready, because this fall you will once again face off against Joker and get to complete the missing chapter in this fascinating franchise.

Written by Justin Spielmann

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  • Nice to see the PSP still getting some love.

    • Anonymous

      It reminds me of the end of the PlayStation’s life cycle. They would re-release updated versions of older games, or try to complete the back catalog of long standing franchises (e.g., Final Fantasy Chronicles, Final Fantasy Origins). In fact it’s pretty amazing to think that at one point Final Fantasy’s I, II, and IV through IX were all available on the PlayStation.