Persona 2: Innocent Sin PSP remake coming

This week's issue Japanese gaming mag Famitsu brings good news to JRPG fans. Persona 2: Innocent Sin, the first half of Atlus' 1999 two-part game, is being remade for the PSP. The game never saw Western release and while the new PSP version isn't confirmed outside of Japan just yet, last year's release of the remade original Persona gives us hope.

Atlus has big plans for the game. They're not just dumping the original onto a PSP disc - after all, that's what the PS1 Classics section of PSN is for. The company plans to tweak the user interface in order to make the gameplay easier and provide the player with more information.

In addition, game director Shouji Meguro said that the battle system was being reworked to play like Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the half of the P2 saga that Western gamers did get a chance to play. Meguro said he'd like to follow the game up with an Eternal Punishment remake, but that's not on the table right now.

While a remake, even with all the changes, may be boring to some Japanese fans, if it comes to the US, it'll be most Western gamers' first chance to play a game in a series that has developed a strong and vocal cult following in recent years.


Oct 27, 2010

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  • crumbdunky - October 28, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    Always wanted to find a way to play this ever since my mate's long suffering Japanese GF went back home(she often used to translate imports for us-great service she provided there and I'd be happy as Larry to see the pair of them come back to Blighty!)just before this released out there. Managed to play every other Persona and SMT game and have become a bit of a fan(the last two games in the Persona series probably being the last two custom made great PS2 games imho)of the two series and this is VERY good news as it felt like a hole in my gaming that wouldn't get filled in a hurry unless I decided to play it through without getting much story-and what';s the point of that? I tried it with Yakuza3 and couldn't get on without the subtleties so, again, looking forward to this one a great deal. PSP has had some amazing JRPG goodness and rarely gets credit for it.
  • Geminiman82 - October 28, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    Glad to hear this but I wish I could play these remakes on my PS3. I hate playing such huge games on a tiny screen
  • Arehexes - October 28, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    It be nice if both games were in a two disc deal, but I'm not complaining to much I've been waiting for this. And I"m ready to buy this up, but one thing please release eternal sin on psn if you aren't going to remake it please.
  • ramenbox - October 28, 2010 8:45 a.m.

    This excites me! Heard great things about Innocent Sin and since the game is darker than the recent Personas, I hope they won't change the music to some funky jpop thing for this. It'll kill the atmosphere. That said they should start making P5 for the PS3...
  • Hydrohs - October 28, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    A series I've always been interested in trying, but never have. I keep getting more and more reasons though.
  • Haxorz - October 28, 2010 2:12 a.m.

  • Amnesiac - October 28, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    Awesome news. Now can we have some concrete info on Cathereine?
  • Corsair89 - October 28, 2010 1:38 a.m.

    Hell yes!
  • Solid_Gabriel - October 28, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    Maybe they'll also release it for the PS2... Right?
  • CH3BURASHKA - October 27, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    All this does is remind me that Atlus has still refused to reveal any NA-relevant info in regards to P5 and Catherine. I'm not liking this "release everything we have for PSP" focus of theirs. Although a Demon's Souls PSP would be pretty cool. Then again, a Demon's Souls II would be cool as well.
  • OneToBoner - October 27, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    I'm happy about this, but I wish it wasn't for PSP and I wish they would hurry up and announce Persona 5 for PS3 already! I can't take the wait anymore!

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