Atlus U.S.A., Inc., masters of spoilage (the good kind), today revealed that each and every launch copy of Shin Megami TenseiÂ®: PersonaÂ® for PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system will be a premium boxed set. In addition to the game, customers will receive the game’s exceptional soundtrack, which features 2 CDs of music from master composer Shoji Meguro (while supplies last, at participating retailers). Also disclosed today were the game’s first English screenshots and official North American release date.
“SMT: Persona is scheduled to release on September 22nd,” announced Aram Jabbari, manager of PR and Sales for Atlus. “As with many of our games this year, SMT: Persona will be included in the Atlus Spoils fan appreciation program. Each and every copy of the game will be a premium boxed set and will include the game’s full 2-disc soundtrack. In addition, we are able to confirm to series fans that in addition to the all-new localization, the ‘Snow Queen’ quest, game content never before available in North America, will be included in this new release.”
This first chapter in the critically-acclaimed RPG series leaves no doubt as to why the franchise has grown in popularity over the years: the game features an evocative script laden with philosophy and morality, an incredibly unique game world free from the clichÃ©s and repetition of the genre, and relentless JRPG gameplay with fast action and intelligent strategy.
Completely remastered for PSP system, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone localization (including content never-before-seen in North America), all-new music from composer Shoji Meguro, beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, and enhanced graphics optimized for the PSP system’s widescreen aspect ratio. With new content, adjustments to game balance, and a number of technical and design improvements, this is the definitive version of one of the most sought after RPGs of all time.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is currently scheduled to release on September 22, 2009. Looks like it is currently only for North America.