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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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