Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Reaches PSOne Classics This Week

By Ishaan . February 24, 2013 . 9:01pm

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment will be available as a PSOne Classic this week. The game is a follow-up to its predecessor, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, and was originally released in North America in the year 2000.

 

Persona 2: Innocent Sin didn’t see a release in North America until 2011. Originally, only the second Persona 2 game was released in English, until Atlus developed enhanced ports of both for the PSP.

 

While Atlus released the PSP version of Innocent Sin in the U.S., the PSP version of Eternal Punishment has not been announced for North American release. Atlus USA appear to be concentrating on other games instead, such as Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV, both of which will be released in the U.S.

 


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  • Zarx

    Are you f***ing kidding me! Sick, just in time to use my free psn code :D.

    • Testsubject909

      No idea why downvoted

      • Zarx

        Guess people dislike my love for the series, it’s all good though, not like I’m doing this for upvotes.

  • SprintsMcGee

    Kinda wish they would localize the PSP game instead. I already own this one.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Thats pretty much a confirmation that there will be no localized PSP version

  • Shaun Huseman

    Ill get it, but it pisses me off. Atlus makes it a point to bring out all of the Persona Remakes and then once again, someone drops the ball and doesnt finish the series.

  • http://twitter.com/cjkeats C.J. Keats

    There’s a PS Blog post incoming to explin why they couldn’t bring the psp version over, and the name differences in this version.

    • WarioFan63

      This is a true fact, why does it have more downvotes….

      EDIT: Oh no its been a couple hours. Now my comment doesnt make sense anymore.

      • Strain42

        Because people don’t want the truth. They want to hear that Atlus is lazy and that they have every right to bash and insult them because they didn’t get what they wanted and the truth can go cram it with walnuts.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Thanks Atlus USA. Sometimes I can almost be fooled into believing you really do care. I don’t think anyone aware of market realities beyond their own desires really faults you for not localizing a PSP JRPG anymore. You guys stuck with that hardware as long as possible and longer than most, but market realities cannot be ignored. Yet you find a way to make sure that the game in question is made available anyway. Sure, the snazzy music remixes and slight graphics updates aren’t there, but it’s something. When faced with a situation where you just have no choice but to leave your “Atlus Faithful” without one of your games, you meet them halfway as best you can. Cool stuff.

    • Ethan_Twain

      Disclaimer: I am not employed by Atlus USA or any of it’s parents or affiliates. Proof? GODDAMMIT ATLUS WHY CAN’T I GET RADIANT HISTORIA FOR LESS THAN $50!? IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT I HATE YOU I’M GOING TO MY ROOM!

      • Ceci “Ruzuzu” Kiyomizu

        what

        • Ethan_Twain

          Well I realized that I was kind of gushing when I reread my post, and that it read exactly like you would expect some cynical marketing ploy to read. Like some Atlus employee trying to drum up good will in comments (not that I expect they really do that, but if they did what I wrote is exactly what it would look like). So I dropped a disclaimer and proved that I’m not a corporate shill by showing that I too can act like an entitled, petulant child when Atlus’ products and services aren’t to my exact satisfaction.

      • Aristides

        Lol here in PR you can walk at a local game Stop and find all the Atlus Xseed Nisa and Aksys games at like $15- 30 oh and the colectors editions are everywhere but most of their boxes are a bit tarnished XP

        • Aristides

          Hell a few months ago I even found Stella Deus brand new, they had a few in the shelf XP

          • Testsubject909

            I’m just happy I own all the titles I’ve seen listed to date.

    • landlock

      Nippon Ichi is still surporting the PSP they just released a new Generations Of Chaos on there. XSeed recently did Corpse Party 2 which had a boatload of translation work.

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Yeah, but they’re still being picky and choosey. I still point out that NISA did decide to not localize Makai Kingdom PSP… despite it being mostly translated.

        It’s cool that they’re releasing games, but you can tell they’re being more and more selective as time goes on.

      • Ethan_Twain

        Ayup. I would not argue that Atlus has stuck with the PSP system longer than anyone, only that they stuck with it longer than most. Which I think is something to be grateful for.

  • DongT

    darn, well i supposed i should be happy to get anything at all. was the localization/translation any good for this one?

    • http://watercrown.info/ Ryusui

      Not really, no. It’s sort of a half-assed mishmash of the original Japanese names and references to the crappy old Revelations Persona.

      • DongT

        thanks for the feedback, i’ve read up on revelations, it sounds godawful lol

    • SirTeffy

      It’s actually their first really good localization job, they just kept the Revelations: Persona names, but this is the first game you can really tell they finally “got” how to localize properly.

      • DongT

        thanks for replying, i hope they change the names though

        • Armane

          They won’t change anything, it’s a PSOne Classic.

      • Tien Ron

        eternal punishment’s script was awful the Japanese script had very different dialogue.

    • LynxAmali

      The tone was generally kept the same but the dialogue? Pretty different.

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Oh, man. Lucky thing I decided to pick up a PSN card today. Guess I’ll wait until Tuesday to go onto the store.

  • Andrew A

    Well at least I don’t have to open my PSX copy now..

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Give that to me

    • Testsubject909

      Already opened mine a few years back. I swear the moment I peeled at the plastic, thousands of voices of collectors worldwide cried out in unison.

      • Andrew A

        Haha! Its kinda funny. I bought it and found out about Innocent Sin so I held out on playing it hoping that IS would eventually be localized. Years later, it comes out and now I was holding out for the PSP release of EP to play EP,

  • Ninten

    Get ready for the 2nd half of the best Persona game ever.

  • Eilanzer

    *puts paper bag on head* persona peRSONA PERSONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    good childhood memories … ^^

    • Testsubject909

      Personally I played that Persona game in the first Persona game. That is to say, at the school gym when no one else was around. I went from corner to corner chanting that little Persona chant.

  • Tooru

    It really is too bad that we won’t get the PSP version; the game could have benefited from a new translation, and the new scenario looked great. Though, this certainly IS better than nothing. There’s always other companies who will continue their PSP support, I suppose…

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Atlus Faithful: Give that (P2 EP) to me
    Atlus JP: No way you got you’re own
    Atlus Faithful: Well I want yours too
    Atlus JP: What’re are you gonna do with all those Persona Eternal Punishments? Huh? No matter how hard you try you’re never gonna find out what happens in Tatsuya’s extra senario.
    Atlus Faithful: You’re wasting time!

  • Rafael Fijos

    Just give us Persona 4 and everything should be fine

    • Testsubject909

      Um.. what?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cammy-Lolwtf/100001387742394 Cammy Lolwtf

    not only do we not get Persona2ep remake but one big fuck you to us in Europe also.

  • Herok♞

    Well guess now I will be finishing Persona 2:IS now, while its nice to have it as a PSone classic the games won’t be consistent with each other which is the only problem for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    At least we still get something.

    • Testsubject909

      Ten years ago, if I told you that everyone who would own a Sony made home console would easily have access to Persona 2 Eternal Punishment for 10$. You’d have called me crazy.

  • Zonic505

    While it sucks it’s not the PSP version (we get the original EP, but not the remake, but we get the remake of IS but not the original. How weird), I think I’m just gonna have to be glad that it’s a PS1 Classic for $10. Plus it’ll still be portable. Sure, won’t have the PSP features, but as someone who hasn’t played either P2 game, it’s better than nothing.

    • Sylveria

      It’s only $6? Nice.

      • Zonic505

        I was thinking it would be, considering that’s what most PS1 Classics are, but they confirmed it’ll be $10. But hey, it’s Atlus, so it’ll be on sale for 1/2 off sooner or later.

        • Testsubject909

          It’s worth the money.

  • Niyari

    cool, how about DDS series or Nocturne now…

  • Ricardo C

    History repeats it’s self

  • Lester Paredes

    Aww. I’d prefer the PSP remake. Oh, well. I’ll takes what I can gets of MegaTen!

  • Testsubject909

    Shame we’ll probably never get the PSP version. But hey, still excellent.

    I’ll probably not get it (at least not anytime soon but I’m sure at one point I’ll want Persona 2 EP on my Vita for portable playing), mainly because I own a retail version so…

  • Daru Titor

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh well…..

  • neo_firenze

    That depends… They only have so many localization resources. If those resources are being used to localize Soul Hackers and SMT4 (not to mention Etrian Odyssey 4), I’m fine not getting the PSP P2:EP. If I had to prioritize among those titles, a minor remake of a game I’ve already owned for over a decade is at the bottom of my list. While I’d certainly prefer the PSP remake, I’d much rather get more SMT games seeing a FIRST English release.

    And for people who are late to the party, Atlus is giving a really cheap alternative to tracking down a used copy of an out of print game, and a fairly convenient way to play an old PSX game on modern portables.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Do I have to post my Hitler pic here?

  • Quinton Cunningham

    Yeah. My copy of EP was $60+. The psOne classic should be $6 or $10 at the most and that’s a steal.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    The pic is wrong, his name is Fuhrer!

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