Persona 2 On PSP Is Designed For Fans Of The Original

By Ishaan . November 1, 2010 . 3:33pm


When Atlus produced the enhanced Persona port on PSP, they did it with fans of Persona 3 and Persona 4 in mind. Persona 2: Innocent Sin on PSP, however, is being designed for fans of the original PlayStation title.


This is what the game’s composer-cum-director, Shoji Meguro, revealed in the game’s first development blog post today. Meguro goes on to say that, because Persona on PSP outsold expectations, Atlus are pouring more money into development of Persona 2: Innocent Sin.


He refrains from specifying the budgets of either title, or the actual increase in said budget, however, so take that with a grain of salt.


Persona 2: Innocent Sin has been in development for a while. It’s slated for a release sometime this Winter in Japan.

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  • Wow I hope that means that every single bit of dialogue will be fully voiced and meaningful anime cutscenes will be utilized. I loved the anime scenes in Persona 1 PSP. Im excited for this one, though it wont be coming out in domestic north america until the Spring, I assume.

    • Everything isn’t going to be fully voiced. They thought about re-doing the voice work already, but they realized some of the voice actors had retired, so they’re not going to be doing that.

      • Hraesvelgr

        And thanks heavens for that.

        • MemeticRichard

          Well…depends on how you look at it.

          As I recall, Baofu was voiced by George Nakata… Less voice work, means less Nakata… That’s a sad commentary lol.

      • They couldnt enlist new voice actors?! Oh wait…are you saying they will use the original script and not add new lines? (I wonder, would they fully dub the english version…)

        • Kamion

          Why should they add new lines?? The only thing they should even consider to do to the script is add a bonus dungeon and that doesn’t have to be voiced. At all.The script of Tsumi is perfect the way it is. I didn’t finish the whole game but what I played was compelling and awesome.The only thing Tsumi needs is a “speed up Battles” Button and less emphasis on Fusion-Attacks. Apart from that it’s a great game and stands the test of time. Even the graphics are okay. At least compared to P1/P1P.

  • malek86

    Well that’s pretty weird. If P1 was geared into fans of the newer titles, why would they suddenly shift their target market?

    I guess that, even with the good sales, they noticed people complained a lot about the new music.

  • hopefully. I’m playing the PS1 version. Although, it is very different and could take a while to get used to, I love Persona 2 so far.

  • I take it that the biggest split in the fandom comes from the new style music vs the old style. They should just toss in a feature that lets you choose which you would like to hear. Everybody’s happy.

    • I think you missed the info where they said they will allow you to choose between the original and an arranged soundtrack in the config.

      • Oh huh I most definitely missed that. Well everyone is happy then lol.

  • That’s good news, considering there’s really nothing wrong with the original P2:Tsumi.

    Makes me wonder why didn’t they just release a PSN version of it

    • You would prefer the original version over this seemingly modernized and streamlined version?

      • having actually played it, yes. Even after a decade, the original game will be rocking people’s souls. it hasn’t aged well in the graphics department, but everything else was nice

    • Exkaiser

      Can’t localize a PSN version.


  • neon6

    Oh thank goodness, I couldn’t stand the plot, the music, or the gameplay in Persona 3 or 4 so this works out perfectly for me as long as they don’t try and update the titles too much like the remake.

    • Really? I find the plot in Persona 3 to be extremely compelling as well as the character interactions. Social Links and daily life stuff is as equally compelling as the battle system.

      • Junpei is such a “bro character.” Reminds me of a lot of my friends.

    • raymk

      WoW you couldn’t stand none of them. All 3 were good actually and the gameplay was a step in the right direction, and music is subjective as always. I like all the persona series games though but i guess they are a bit different oh well.

    • I you don’t like the don’t like
      where 10000 and your only 1

      • neon6

        I can’t understand what you just wrote, use spell check next time. By the way, why is it that more people agree with me than everyone who replied to my comment including you?

  • Hraesvelgr

    Well, this is a good thing, as, more often than not, the newer fans don’t really get into the older games as much. I’m glad when they do enjoy them, but I’m also glad they aren’t throwing us to the wolves for people who only seem to care about the modern pop soundtrack.

    • I thought P1P was pretty awesome considering it was my first actually entry into the series. The soundtrack really brought me and hooked me into that one, oh as well as the battles (Lets Get Funky!). I think it was an is an excellent dungeon crawler for this time.

  • i like the updates i hope for a new battle music and updating tweets into the battle system and some extra stuff i can;t wait for this game

  • cmurph666

    People buy this so it does well. I really want an updated PSP version of the sequel P2:EP too.

  • > Persona 1 remake
    > Targeted to P3/P4 fans
    > Money earned with P1 used to make P2 remake
    > P2 remake
    > Not targeted to P3/P4 fans

    Oh, you, Atlus. “Let P3/P4 fans eat this crap, we take their money, make the dessert, but we’re NOT giving it to them!”

    • neocatzon

      well, P3 & P4 fans can taste P1 and P2
      it’s better this way

  • SupaPhly

    I was thinking about playing the ps1 fan translation, but then I now know theres a psp port coming, so i’ll wait for the inevitable english release. maybe Atlus USA will even use the fan translation for quicker translation, like what xseed did with ys

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