By Spencer . October 26, 2010 . 5:49pm
Atlus is bringing Persona 2: Innocent Sin back on the market, but not as a digital PsOne download. This week’s issue of Famitsu brings us news about a Persona 2: Innocent Sin remake for PSP.
Satellite, the animation studio behind Macross Frontier, is creating a new opening movie for the game. Atlus is also including the original animated movie in the PSP version too.
Noted Shin Megami Tensei composer Shoji Meguro is the director of Persona 2: Innocent Sin. Meguro also handled the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona remake, which Atlus released last year.
While Atlus released Persona 2: Eternal Punishment in North America many years ago, they skipped Persona 2: Innocent Sin. Hey Atlus USA, now would be a great time to catch up on Persona history by localizing the PSP remake.
A thousand Jack Frosts and thanks to B.K. for sending us the scan!
Update: It sounds like Persona 2: Innocent Sin is along the lines of the Persona "remake." Atlus tweaked the PsOne game by with widescreen support, which made the menus easier to navigate. On the field players can see a mini-map and the status of the party.
A big gameplay change is you can see the emotions of demons on screen. This was done to make negotiation easier. Fusion skills have cut-ins similar to future Persona games. Persona 2: Innocent Sin also has an install feature for the UMD version.
When asked about Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Meguro said he thought about including a remake of that PsOne game too, but putting both games on one UMD was impossible. While there are presently no plans for an Eternal Punishment remake, Meguro would like to make one very much.