Atlus Plans Simulatenous Release for Newest PSP Game
Although you’ll have to (PSP)go and buy the UMD version to get the game’s full 2-disc soundtrack
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona® for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the highly-anticipated remake of the first chapter in the critically-acclaimed Persona series, will launch simultaneously at retail and via PlayStation®Network on September 22nd. Retail customers have an added incentive to pre-order; the UMD release of SMT: Persona is a Collector’s Edition boxed set, with each and every launch copy including the game’s full 2-disc musical score, courtesy of master composer Shoji Meguro, at no additional cost.
Lauded for its mature and philosophical narrative, SMT: Persona stands apart from other RPGs of its era, blending sophisticated storytelling with addictive combat, demon negotiation, and demon fusion components. Boasting a fully redone localization (including content never before seen in North America), all-new music, beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, enhanced graphics and sound, adjustments to game balance, and a number of technical and design improvements, this is the definitive version of one of the most sought after RPGs of all time.
“Over a decade after the game was originally released for PlayStation®, we’re proud to be able to deliver a remade, remastered SMT: Persona through the ever-growing PlayStation®Store in addition to traditional retail channels,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Atlus. “When the PSP®go System launches in October, customers will immediately be able to load up a digital copy of what promises to be one of the platform’s strongest RPG releases of the year. To show our devotion to our fans and retail partners, the UMD release of SMT: Persona will include the game’s complete 2-disc soundtrack. This tremendous value is exclusive to the retail version of the game, and only available for a limited time at launch.”
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is currently scheduled to release in stores and via PlayStation Network on September 22, 2009. Both versions have an MSRP of $39.99, but only the physical launch copies will include the game’s soundtrack on 2 discs, all packaged in a premium oversized outer box.