Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Rated By ESRB, PsOne Classic Probably Coming

By Spencer . February 17, 2013 . 11:18pm

persona2epThe status of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment port for PSP is in limbo, but Persona fans may be able to play the follow up to Innocent Sin another way. The ESRB rated Persona 2: Eternal Punishment for PlayStation 3 and PSP. Since Sony Computer Entertainment America is the publisher, the rating is most likely for a PsOne classic.


What’s different between the two versions? Persona 2: Eternal Punishment for PSP is more streamlined and has a new scenario featuring Tatsuya. The localization isn’t like the original Persona for PsOne either. Maya, Katsuya, and Baofu retain their original names.


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  • Fitzkrieg

    I’m okay with this.

  • ToshiChan

    The original PSone Persona port scars me with the redesigned characters to this day.

  • Go2hell66

    just a shame this game is so dated now, doubt i’ll be able to enjoy it as much as i would have a couple of years ago

    • I’m surprised they haven’t put P4 on PSN yet. Unless they’re planning to port Golden over.

      • AkuLord3

        Ummm Golden is on Psn and they’ll probably do P4 (ps2) on it soon though i rather they do much harder games to find/get than that and have to emulate it well cuz unless Ps1 games, Ps2 games give much trouble from what i’ve seen

    • cj_iwakura

      It’s still one of the greatest RPGs ever made, it’s no more dated than FFVI or Chrono Trigger.

  • Syde Tokai

    good god the thumbnail image of igor makes him look like a pedo or just plain creepy.

  • Hours

    Much rather have the PSP version. I’m still pretty vexed that Atlus USA has skipped it, especially since other companies are still supporting the PSP with niche titles.

    • Combo

      It’s not that they skipped it, multiple sources have said that they simply “cannot” bring it over. Why? Who knows.

      • landlock

        Unless Atlus say it themselves. It’s all heresay and most likely made up.

        • Combo

          If you wanna keep thinking that, go ahead. But enough people independent of each other have said they can’t release it for reasons they can’t talk about. People who would know, and that have no reason to lie, at that. This has happened before, anyway. Capcom can’t put English MM: Powered Up on PSN because of an unspecified “issue”, even though the Japanese version is on PSN. Perhaps it has the same problem, whatever that problem might be.

          • Combo

            Besides, Atlus put out Gungnir and Growlanser IV after P2-2 came out on PSP, so it’s not like they had given up on it at that point.

        • WarioFan63
  • AkuLord3

    I’m happy we’ll get this but sucks we didn’t get the Psp version (it will play the same…just no add storyline). I still find it funny though.
    We didn’t get Innocent Sin but Eternal Punishment on Ps1 but we get Innocent Sin but not Eternal Punishment for Psp. Back then it kinda man sense why but for this…ehhh is there a “good” reason? Because the Psp being “over” in the West? eh *shrugs*

  • revenent hell

    Im a little vexed…Id like to play the new scenario and I think the only reason Atlus wont, sorry “cannot”, bring it over is because the psp is dead with the arrival of the vita and they probably dont want to risk low sales this being the case.
    Though I think it would probably sell very well myself….
    But at leaste people out there who havent played the game wont have to pay 100$ for the game like I did with it out on the psn

    • I kind of doubt even 15 percent of the people who bought psp’s have bought vita’s, so I kind of doubt the psp is dead.

      • revenent hell

        I ment that in the sence that game companies in the USA are HIGHLY unlikely to make psp games. When a new shiney appears the old one is pretty much renderd obsolete since most companies go with the new and wont support an older model even if other countries do do so.Wether the Vita has been bought by people or not the PSP is not going to be supported like it was ,if at all, befor the Vita appeared.

        • Reason I disagree is that there are more psp games coming in the future. They may not be made by western studios, but they are look really nice. As for psp and the west, I will be honest….I have tried a few western psp games, not really my thing. Probably why I think the PSP is doing fine is the games I want come out for it, but the games I want arent necessarily what you want so I understand.

          • revenent hell

            Oh I want a ton of psp games…but the likelyhood of getting most of them are nill….its just the way it is. I hope a few niche companies will bring them over but the chances are so slim…Id rather not hope at,the disspointment is not fun when it dosent happen

    • If they’d release it via PSN Vita users can enjoy the game as well… and since the only RPG on the Vita right now is P4G (and the all the PSP RPGs) I think it would be rather smart to get the last of the bunch localised as well, so everyone can have their complete collection of neatly updated portable ports. ;>

      (Releasing both versions, PSone and PSP, would be the most awesome of course, as it would allow PSP, Vita and PS3 users to play the game.)

      • revenent hell

        Via the psn would be great,I prefer a physical copy but you know any way I can get a game im happy to take it!

        • I prefer physical copies as well, but since I’ve only got a Vita and no PSP…. now if they’d sell physical copies with a digital version (code) included, that would make me melt out of sheer happiness. ;>

          • revenent hell

            Now this would be the magical solution….I’ll keep a small hope it’ll happen :D

    • SirTeffy

      Nich Maragos said it was not possible, not that they didn’t want to, and that low sales fears had NOTHING to do with it.

      • revenent hell

        When its claimed it can not be done reasons need to be stated why and when they arent it just leads to and reinforces my belief that it is a money/sale worry issue. Otherwise im fairly certain they would state why it can not be done.
        Just because he stated it has nothing to do with why it wasnt possible to do the game dosent mean its true. People lie to suit their needs and frankly I cant see a realy valid reason that this game couldnt otherwise be brought over when so many others have. Lack of sales worries is the only thing that makes sence.

    • Daru Titor

      I want it too. I’m pretty sure they can bring it over here,
      since they brought Part 1 over already.

      I’d like to know why it’s taking so long though. It’s not like Atlus USA is closing and another company’s taking over right…..


  • Tien Ron

    god i cant replay that awful script when tatsuya and jun finally meet again and the script is telling you one thing but their actions are telling you another lol

  • Barrylocke89

    I know a lot of people are probably irked by this, but I’m honestly cool with it. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment actually had a decent localization unlike the first one, so I always wondered why Atlus didn’t just do this if they found it financially not worth it to localize the PSP verision. It’s not the best option but it’s better than nothing.

  • brian

    Does the PSP version of EP have a data transfer feature?
    Like that way some games do.
    Suikoden games can get data from their prequels and use that to give an extra item in game, maybe.
    Xenosaga 2 takes data from 1, and 3 takes data from 2, etc.

    • The original Japanese Ps1 games had a data transfer, but all that was brought over was Tatsuya’s end of game level. Not sure if the PSP version has it.

  • But, Maya, Katsuya and Baofu retained their original names in the original Ps1 localization, too…

    • It meant that the original Persona (Revelations:Persona) for the Playstation took many liberties with the localization.

  • Göran Isacson

    Well… at least it’s SOMETHING, I guess. Not the ideal solution, but when you can’t have ideal and still want to play this game legally, welp- what can one do.

  • YES it is something.

  • Yuriangels

    will at lest we got some thing (<_<)

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Oh boy Igor used to look creepier in PS1 O_o

  • I won’t lie that I’m annoyed at the lack of the PSP port for America, but I guess one should take what they can get.

  • Ty Arnold

    The biggest problem with this is that Persona 2 did not exactly have stellar gameplay. ISPSP’s changes to the combat system worked wonders in making that aspect of the game more bearable. Without them, it’ll be a bit of a slog.

    Better than nothing, I suppose. And I had resigned myself to expecting nothing.

    • Godspoken

      The PSP version of IS is basically the same as EP.

  • Alphabet Soup

    I wonder if it’s a licensing issue with the original PSOne version that prevents the PSP version from coming? Though it does still say Atlus on the cover…hmmm…. at any rate, I’d prefer something over nothing and if things change and Atlus can get the PSP, I’ll buy that too. I love me some Persona!

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