The big news from Atlus yesterday night was Persona 4’s release date. Fifty minutes before we saw the Persona 4 trailer Yu Namba, Senior Project Manager at Atlus, and veteran Editor Nich Maragos talked about the history of Shin Megami Tensei. The discussion wasn’t as in depth as Hardcoregaming 101’s excellent retrospective of the Megaten franchise, but there are some quirks we’re sure fans who weren’t at the panel would like to hear. We could write about the panel and extract quotes. Instead we did one better, I think.
Jeriaska volunteered to record the entire panel so you can hear how Yuri Lowenthal knew how to scream out the Persona names, Nich spill Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army spoilers (close your ears) , and the entire Q&A session. Download the MP3; it’s like the inguinal Siliconera podcast.
But wait there’s more! At the panel everyone was given a yellow Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 shirt as a gift for showing up. We’re giving one of these out as a prize during our E3 coverage. In three articles we’re going to hide “Persona codes”. When you discover all three, send an e-mail to the usual Siliconera e-mail for tips with “Persona 4 shirt codes” in the subject line to enter.
Images courtesy of Atlus. Photo credit Spencer/Siliconera.