SMT: Persona 3 Portable Video Walkthrough Released, Reminds Gamers that Dichotomies are Awesome

Apr 14th 2010

School kids by day + demon slayers by night = win

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- APRIL 14, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today released a video walkthrough for Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®3 Portable™ for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, reminding gamers of the awesome dual nature of the upcoming handheld adaptation of one of the highest-rated role-playing games of all time. The video, which covers Persona 3 Portable's basic design and gameplay, also offers fans their first look at the game's North American localization.

"It's a known fact: people like dichotomies," mused Crystal Murray, PR Specialist at Atlus. "Our lives are full of dualities, of stark contrasts, and it's ample manifestations of them in Persona 3 Portable's uniquely satisfying RPG design that has made the game one of its genre's most popular entries ever. During the day, you have to attend school, juggle interpersonal relationships, and even court a romance or two. By night, you're tasked with the lofty goal of saving the world from encroaching Shadows and darkness, having to fight off a grotesque menagerie of otherworldly creatures. It's a recipe the Persona series has become synonymous with, and it's what makes Persona 3 Portable one of the biggest, most substantial, most fulfilling handheld role-playing games ever."

A second walkthrough video detailing the enhancements and additions--particularly the inclusion of an all-new female protagonist--found in the new handheld version of the popular RPG is scheduled for release in the coming weeks.

Featuring the addition of a new player-controlled female protagonist who offers players a fresh new perspective to one of gaming's most inventive narratives, P3P dramatically increases the replayability of a game already renowned for its length and depth. Numerous additional improvements and enhancements serve to streamline the experience for optimal handheld RPG enjoyment.

SMT: Persona 3 Portable is currently scheduled for release on July 6, 2010. For more information, visit the official full Persona 3 Portable website: http://www.atlus.com/p3p

About Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day?

Key Features

* Maximum Persona 3--The RPG that captured critics and fans alike achieves a new level of excellence. Built upon an enhanced version of the game, players will find numerous significant improvements, including the addition of Skill Cards, part-time jobs, a total of five difficulty settings (ranging from the newcomer-friendly "beginner" to the ultra-hardcore "maniac"), and most importantly, the ability to directly control your teammates in battle.
* Gain a whole new perspective--The choice of your protagonist's sex at the start of the game has a dramatic impact on the game's intricate social dynamics. Persona 3 veterans will get a kick out of playing through the story from a new female perspective, gaining new Social Links, special events, and unique romantic opportunities.
* Slick system enhancements--Improved playability permeates every aspect of the gameplay experience. One-button menu shortcuts, streamlined team equipment changes, incredibly short load times, and other tweaks and enhancements create an ideal pace for portable gaming.

About Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Demon's Souls, Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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SMT: Persona 3 Portable has been rated "M" for Mature with Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence by the ESRB.

©2006-2010 ATLUS SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI, SMT, and Persona are registered trademarks of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.


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