Shin Megami Tensei: Persona for PSP system now available on PlayStation Network in Europe and Australia

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- August 11, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona® for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the handheld remake of the first chapter in the critically-acclaimed Persona series, is now available on PlayStation®Network in Europe and Australia.

SMT: Persona was well-received in North America, gaining multiple positive reviews. gave it an A grade, saying, "In every way, this is a perfect example of how to remake a great game..." gave it their Editor's Choice award and called it " of the system's top adventure games."

Completely remastered for the PSP and now finally available in Europe and Australia, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone English localization, 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 now available in Europe and Australia on PlayStation Network for €24.99. For more information about SMT: Persona, visit the website:

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 English script, revamped user interface, faster battles, expanded soundtrack, and new in-game movies with voice work.
* 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, "16" with Sex, Violence and Gambling by PEGI and has been classified "M" with Fantasy Themes and Violence by the OFLC.

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