Revenge Of the RPG Reprints

By Spencer . November 13, 2008 . 3:12pm

image Another wave of RPG reprints is on the horizon and Atlus is kicking it off by re-releasing Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. The reprint comes with a bonus disc containing a developer interview and is considered by Atlus “extremely limited.” This isn’t the first time new copies of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment have entered the market, but unlike the copies Gamestop sold these won’t be unwrapped for your pleasure. You know what we haven’t seen from Atlus? A reprint of Revelations: Persona, the game that kicked off the series. I wonder if the now frowned upon localization is one of the reasons Atlus hasn’t given it a reprint.


NIS America is getting on the reprint train too by putting new copies of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories and Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome on the market for $29.99 and $19.99 respectively. It looks like Rosenqueen is the only outlet selling these as brand new games though.


Images courtesy of Atlus.

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  • ryne11

    The deal started and was over before I even got home from school. They should really limit purchases to one per customer, for those who plan to buy dozens and resell them on ebay

  • Volcynika

    I got a copy before they disappeared! Can’t wait to play it when I get a chance.

  • Mr. Mee

    I’m really hoping that they will do a reprint for Digital Devil Saga 2 like they did the first one. And you’re right, the games disappeared quickly as they appeared. They really should put up a buyer limit. I was thinking about getting one too!

  • Simon

    I got a copy before it was gone

  • Judo

    Unfortunately, by the time I knew about this, it was already over. ;_;

  • QBasic

    Spencer, this is exactly the kind of shit you should NOT post up.

    This was a deal primarily aimed to the Atlus Faithful. Thanks to a small blunder on their part by not limiting sales, and most of all, thanks to gaming blogs like Siliconera and such, it was really just a golden chance for douchebag resellers to make a small fortune.

    Be proud Spence my man!

  • Aoshi00

    Damn the scalpers.. Atlus should reprint another batch, and let people who want to play it have a chance.

    I have played a little bit of this back in high school, couldn’t get into Persona 3 either. But Persona 4 has a very good narrative and gameplay very addicting (though I died several times before getting the hang of the strategy), just saved Amagi from the castle :)

  • lostinblue

    I paid 94 dollars for a sealed copy of this game a few months ago.

    this said, Amazon US doesn’t ship to Europe so it really comes as something I couldn’t take “advantage” but still, I sure paid a bucketload (but it is worth it)

    Is this really a reprint though? does Sony still print PSone discs? (I heard Metal Gear Solid collection last year was a special situation) And with the original bonus disc? hmmm… smells like some old stock that surfaced somewhere, perhaps? (or something Atlus had in their warehouses for years perhaps)

  • superdry

    I’m happy that I was able to grab a copy right after I read the email. I think it was the fastest “don’t think about it” purchase I’ve made.

    Anywho…it’s amazing what the popularity of Persona 3 has done for the SMT franchise in the US. Even though, from what I’ve read online (so take with a grain of salt), most P3 fans don’t like or really know about the older SMT games, at least this gives a chance to the people who are curious to get a hold of older games for a reasonable price.

  • Nabe

    Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is readily available at Amazon. Fans whose only entry to the MegaTen franchise is Persona 3 should go ahead and order a copy. It’s one of the finest RPGs around.

    Digital Devil Saga is another good title and also available at Amazon.

  • thaKingRocka

    dangnabbit. i just got home, checked my email, and found that there was no longer a persona 2 for sale on amazon. same day? bastards.

  • ZefiroTorna

    It’s been quite a pleasant surprise to look over at Amazon’s bestsellers just now, as of this posting, and see a PS1 game rank number 16 on the overall bestselling games list in this day and age. I just hope that most of this recent reprint stock went to the fans, as opposed to hoarding resellers.

    I can’t even imagine how quickly a Valkyrie Profile or Suikoden II reprint would sell out. A timestop ability would be a person’s only fighting chance in those instances…

  • Fuck, I wish I didn’t miss out on this! I can’t believe how fast they sold out…

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