Persona 2: Innocent Sin Has A Soundtrack Toggle Feature

By Ishaan . November 4, 2010 . 3:32pm

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Hitoshi Sadakata, project manager for Persona 2: Innocent Sin, updated the game’s official blog today, with more words for fans of the original PlayStation title.

 

Unlike the remake of the first Persona game for PSP, he emphasizes, Innocent Sin’s soundtrack will include both the original music as well as re-arranged versions created by recent Persona games composer, Shoji Meguro, who is also the director of the remake.

 

Because not everyone was a fan of the new music in the Persona remake, Sadakata says, Innocent Sin will give you the option to toggle between the old and new tracks on the fly.

 

Here’s a quick comparison of the original and new Philemon theme:

 

Original:

 

New:


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  • http://www.aksysgames.com/ Akselziys

    I’m soooooooooo glad for this option because the original music rocks!Was just too bad they didn’t extend that same benefit to P1 PSP :)

    Though I won’t lie, he did do a nice job with the Philemon Theme re-arrange :)

    • Zeik56

      They should have just remixed the tracks like they are doing for this game instead of replacing them, then it wouldn’t have been a big deal.

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

    Good move Atlus.

    Now can everyone get along?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Groce/100000039461956 Alexander Groce

    Hopefully this will silence the annoying old school fanboys.

    • Testsubject909

      I’m an old school fanboy and I love the new styles (P3, 4, FES, the two portables)

      So yeah, I also hope the, key-word: Annoying, fanboys shut it too.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/hodr Antlos

      Ok, my mouth is now shut.

    • Faroush

      My god! People have opinions? And they have the audacity to voice them? What has the world come to?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Groce/100000039461956 Alexander Groce

        I am glad you agree with me that more people should stfu. Seriously though, if you don’t like it deal with it. When Persona 3 first debuted the P3 gamefaqs board was overun with old school Persona fans who did nothing, but troll and flame. I dealt with that, so I am sure you can deal with this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      How dare people not like something you do!

      • Phlo

        It’s one thing to say “I don’t like this” and it’s quite another to say that it is objectively bad. There has been plenty of the latter.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    The choice is pretty awesome, the rearranged sounds leagues better by the way. I hope he is included some pretty awesome vocal tracks.Vocal tracks are the highlight of the series.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000301072427 Mark Shaver

      I’d have to disagree with you, as I’ll Face Myself (All Versions), and The non-vocal Parts of Reach out to the truth-First Battle-(Though I do like the vocals) are some of the most awesome sounds I’ve ever heard; they always get me in the mood to kick ass, regardless of what game it is (and sometimes even when i’m not gaming!)

      • Exkaiser

        I’ll Face Myself ~battle~ is such a good boss theme. That rough guitar, mmph.

        The normal and “another” versions are also really good. I did like how the leitmotif showed up in Never More, though.

  • Ladius

    The Philemon arrangement sounds nice to me, but having the choice is always better :) Nice job Atlus Japan, you just avoided some ugly flames among old and new fans on the jrpg boards XD

  • neon6

    Seeing how J-Pop has really gone down these past years, this is a great way to cater to people who aren’t anime fans. Always better to cater to more than one demographic, in my opinon. That’s how you sell a game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1286296380 Damian Gaggero

      I like games i like, not bestselling games… I don’t care how many demographics they want to cater to :S

  • maxchain

    Each version has its highlights! I’m looking forward to getting well-acquainted with both.

    • RupanIII

      Same here. My friend has been trying to get me into Persona for years but I’ve been holding out to start with the earlier games, 2 esp since it’s his favorite, so this works out good for me. Very cool they’re including both.

  • MemeticRichard

    =_= I already told you about this like a week ago… So, not only was my post from back when ignored, but you’re also late, Ishaan…

    Not awesome. ;_;

  • ZomaNeko

    Now THAT is a simple, yet great idea! Makes everyone happy, and is a double win for me because I actually love both the new and old songs, so it’s like double the OST and double the fun!!!!! :DD.

  • cj_iwakura

    The reason this new OST is so positively received is that unlike P1′s OST, this isn’t a replacement, it’s a remix.

  • Raven_Shinobi

    I love Meguro’s work for Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga, and I consider the soundtracks for those games as some of my most prized music CDs, but I’m not a big fan of the style that he uses for the Persona games. So far, P2P has been going in the right direction. It might be my nostalgia, but I still prefer the old version of this theme, but the rearranged version is still good. I’ll just treat it as how Melodies of Life from FFIX has so many versions but all of them are a joy to listen to.

  • http://twitter.com/terrsc Terr

    Anything Shoji Meguro writes is brilliant joy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

    Philenom theme sound similar and the new one is good too. My problem are with the battles because I hate the jpop-rap in battles.

  • kupomogli

    They took my advice. I’ll buy it.

  • Joanna

    Never played P2, but I like both songs. I can’t really say one is better than the other, but that’s probably because the newer version is almost identical to the older version, composition wise.

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