Shin Megami Tensei: Persona - Megathread - Remake of PSone game!

Jan 29, 2009
First released in North America as Revelations: Person in 1996 for the original PlayStation, the spin-off to Atlus' popular Megami Tensei gets a relaunch this fall on the PSP. The remake gives younger players a chance to see how the series first began, while a number of new features make the game worthwhile for even the most dedicated fans.

The new version features an updated interface, reworked music, new cut scenes, a more balanced difficulty level, and a "completely redone localization and content never before seen in North America". Content never before seen in North America? Could that mean the Snow Queen quest left out of the original localization is back in?


beer snob
Premium Supporter
Feb 16, 2009
Milwaukee, WI
Persona's September 22nd release is awfully close to the release of the all-digital PSP Go. So, what's Atlus to do? Release Persona on UMD and PlayStation Network simultaneously, of course! This will be the first PSP title in America to simultaneously launch in both physical and digital forms. Atlus' dual-format release circumvents Sony's earlier policy to disallow PSN/UMD releases until October 1st.

While we're entirely supportive of PSN releases, we recommend you buy the retail version if at all possible. Why? Only the retail version will include the bonus two-disc soundtrack; a digital version won't be bundled with the PSN game. Considering both the UMD and retail versions will cost the same at launch, it's a no-brainer as to which version of Persona you should buy.

For a full rundown on what's new in Persona, don't forget to check out Atlus' walkthrough video.