I’m still not convinced Persona PSP is a “full remake”, but the extra cutscenes make me want to play it even if it’s an enhanced port. The new videos give Persona, an early PsOne game, much more style.
One thing I wonder is how Persona will be received here if Atlus USA localizes it. Since Persona 3 came out the series has gotten a lot of attention, but the first Persona game is a different beast. You still control a group of high school kids, but the Social Link system and modified Press Turn battles aren’t present. Persona feels more like classic Shin Megami Tensei since you can communicate with demons in battle and dungeons are explored from a first person perspective.
Will fans introduced to Persona on the PS2 be glad to check out a cult classic or will they find the original to be archaic? Also will Atlus USA give us a soundtrack CD as a pre-order bonus? That’s what Japan is getting and it seems like something straight out of the Atlus Spoils goody bag.
Images courtesy of Atlus.