Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona® for PSP® (Playstation®Portable) System Now Available in Retailers Across North America; Playstation®Network Version to Release on October 1st

Take this Persona-lly.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona® for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the highly-anticipated remake of the first chapter in the critically-acclaimed Persona series, is now available in retailers across North America. The UMD version of the game is a Collector's Edition boxed set that includes the game's full 2-disc musical score at no additional cost (only at launch and at participating retailers). A digital PlayStation®Network version of the game is also planned, currently scheduled for release on October 1st.

"Twelve years after Revelations: Persona for PlayStation® was released in North America, Atlus is proud to return to the first chapter of the best-selling, most-acclaimed franchise in the Shin Megami Tensei universe with SMT: Persona for PSP system," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales for Atlus. "Remade, remastered, and fully relocalized, SMT: Persona is the definitive version of the game, with additions, enhancements, and refinements in almost every facet of the play experience. Series and genre fans shouldn't miss out on this."

Both versions have an MSRP of $39.99, but only the physical launch copies will include the game's soundtrack on 2 discs, all packaged in a premium oversized outer box.

Hidehiko "Brown" Uesugi:

Yukino Mayuzumi:

Yuka Ayase:

Reiji Kido:

Win the demons' favor through negotiation:

A different approach to fusion:

Old dungeons, new floors:
About SMT: Persona
The rumor going around St. Hermelin High School holds that if you play the "Persona" game, you can see what the future holds for you. When a group of students-some eager, some skeptical-tries the game out, they experience something quite different. Before long, the city is turned upside-down and demons are roaming the streets, and only the students' newfound power of Persona can set things right again.

Whether you pursue Takahisa Kandori and his abuses of the power he wields as SEBEC's president, or whether you delve into the curse of the Snow Queen that has plagued St. Hermelin for decades, a deep, modern, psychological tale awaits. Remember your true self, and free the tortured psyches of others...

Key Features
More than the same old JRPG -- Dark, philosophical, and complex, Persona sets you up in a modern day Japan that has gone into chaos. Demons run free, and you and your team must navigate corruption, mental frailty, and an alternate version of your world to bring your reality back into order.
A second chance on PSP -- Offering a second opportunity to experience the beginnings of the acclaimed Persona series, this remake boasts a fully relocalized script, revamped user interface, faster battles, expanded soundtrack, and new in-game movies with voice work added just for the North American release.
Unique tactical opportunities -- The inner selves known Personas are your key to progressing through the adventure, adding skills and incredible depth to your battle tactics. Expand and improve your collection through the Demon Negotiation system that offers spell cards that you can later fuse into new Personas.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona has been rated "T" for Teen with Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Simulated Gambling, and Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.

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 Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit

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