Role-playing veterans may remember the original Persona for the first PlayStation; it was a unique and mostly rewarding experience. But if you missed it, Atlus is giving you a second chance to play it…in a handheld format.

Atlus has announced that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is coming to the PSP this September. It's a remake of the original title on the PlayStation, and it will feature "a completely redone localization and content never before seen in North America." They also tout some new gameplay enhancements and additions, so it should be a fantastic addition to the PSP's library. But wait, there's more. We're talking about Atlus, who routinely rewards their loyal following of fans, so should it surprise you that launch copies of this remake will include a special bonus? That bonus will be a two-disc soundtrack CD that contains all the music from the game, and that includes new tracks that weren't in the original title. All in all, this is great news for RPG fans everywhere, especially if you missed out on the start of this critically acclaimed franchise. Since its inception, things have gotten a little complicated as the SMT series has really branched out. But you can bet that if "Shin Megami Tensei" is in the title, it's likely to be a top-quality – and highly original – game that is perfect for the niche RPG crowd.  Are you a member?

Some say we get too many remakes these days but we say, if there's all that extra content and a bunch of enhancements, what's the problem? It's not like developers and publishers go out of their way to remake crappy games.  That'd just be silly.

Related Game(s): Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Arg… still working on beating Persona 4…

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Done 2 times over 🙂

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

Woah this will be a day one purchase for me. Good stuff Atlus.

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

Yes!! This was announced a while back in Japan but I'm glad to see that we're getting it here too.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

It's nice whenever a maker will give us free upgrades & extras in their remakes.

Thanks Atlus!

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

Yeah I got the email from Atlus today and thought it was pretty cool. I love Atlus and will be picking this one up.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I haven't played any of the Personas. It's really cool that they are re-releasing the first one. Does the story continue in the series, or are they not connected?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Getting this for sure. Only played Persona 3 and that game was an amazing RPG with an amazing story and concept. Atlus is off the hook with this series. Bringing it to PSP is genious, but bringing it to PS3 would be heavenly.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Wait…wasn't this already known?! Or…I just go on Japanese gaming sites more than I do on Western ones – my bad. Anyway…awesome that U.S is getting it WOOO.