Atlus Retooling Persona, Growlanser For PSP

By Spencer . February 4, 2009 . 2:00am

imageIn April the Shin Megami Tensei spinoff that kicked off the Persona series is coming to the PSP. Famitsu says the game is a “remake”, but it looks more like a tweaked port a la Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War.

 

Atlus is adding new animated cutscenes to Persona and it looks like the battle interface took a cue from Persona 3 with floating heads as status icons. Dungeons appear to have more status information too, but they retain the first person viewpoint like older Shin Megami Tensei games. Persona is scheduled to come out in Japan on April 29. Of course, it’s too early for Atlus USA to announce Persona PSP, but if they do (and why shouldn’t they?) we should get an intact version of Persona with the Snow Queen plot.

 

Growlanser is also getting the PSP port up treatment for its tenth anniversary. New features include additional characters like Amelia and routes to follow. Since we never got Growlanser this game will be entirely new for us if Atlus USA picks it up. Japan gets it first though on May 14.

 

Images courtesy of Atlus. Partial scan from Famitsu.


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