Persona 4 is in development for the PS2?

By Spencer . December 18, 2007 . 1:43pm

p3ts.jpgSara sent over an unusual tip (thanks!!) that points to Bloomberg as the source of the news. The last paragraph of the company profile mentions a sequel to Etrain Odyssey and Persona 4 are scheduled to come out in the next fiscal year. However, Persona 4 is listed as a PlayStation 2 game. While the platform choice is unusual, the time is ripe for a new Persona game. Japan has enjoyed Persona 3 for over a year and Persona ~trinity soul~ is about to air. Perhaps, Persona “4” is a tie in with the 2008 anime series.


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  • jeffx

    This makes me happy! I would rather have it on PS2 than PS3. Also, Sekaiju no Meikyuu has been known for some time (expected late Feb 08)… F.O.E.!!!

  • Shin

    well, we’ll see… but it’s gonna be damn late for Atlus US to release it in the US… 2009 ? and europe 2010 ? sadly, the PS2 will be long dead by then, to me…

  • Angelous

    I agree with Shin. The PS2 is all fine and dandy for Japan, but with the time it takes for games to get localized, US companies will not want to risk releasing games on a “dead” console.

    But then again I could be wrong. But then again, it could get ported to the Wii… and I detest the Wii.

  • tealovertoma

    Dead? Still the most played and 2nd most console (in Japan).

    Hell, I’m thinking about getting a PS2. I will never get a PS3. Never.

  • tealovertoma

    *2nd most sold

  • QBasic

    Highly doubtful. There has to be *some* kind of a setback in there…cause I’m REALLY doubting this is real…

  • ryne11

    I hope it is false kind of. If it is true and for the PS2, America will likely not get it

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @QBasic – I’m honestly a little doubtful myself, which s why I tagged it with a big fat question mark.

  • Blank

    and here i was hoping it would show up on gamecube

  • Dr. Slump

    Why would North America not get it if it’s for PS2? Atlus has put out all the PS2 SMT games so far, and Persona 3 has been one of the most popular out of all of them.

  • cesca

    I remember some time ago, (circa TGS 2007), The Magic Box reported that indeed Persona 4 was in development for PS3.

  • EvilAkito

    I have no problem with it being on PS2 (I have no desire to invest in a PS3), but it still seems a bit soon for a new Persona.

  • Yumi

    I hope Persona 4 will be on PS2.
    I’m the first one who’s going to buy it >///.<
    I have no desire to invest in a PS3 too ^^;
    for me the ps3 is too expensive after all and some games look better on ps2 than on ps3.X_X
    But i wonder when the release will be…

  • Borjmaester

    It wont hurt if the p4 game would be released on the ps2 since the ps3 is backwards compatible,im sure atlus america wont let the fans down, and would translate the game stateside as soon as possible. If not, hate mails will flood them just like the time fes was not supposed to be realesed in the u.s.

  • Heather

    This news totally excites me! I have fallen in *love* with Persona 3 and everything about it! As fpr re;easing it on ps2, i think it’s a smart move. I work at a video game store and we sell way more ps2 games than anything else! the P3 FES flew off the walls in a week. While I have yet to invest in a ps3 I’m sure when i do it will defintly be the BC one indeed.

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