Feb 25, 2013

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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Making Its Way To PSN This Week

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Making Its Way To PSN This Week

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When the PlayStation Store updates each week, one can’t help but wonder what classic PSOne or PS2 titles will become available to purchase. This week should make Persona fans happy as the PSOne classic, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, will be making its way to the store. You might recall last year at this time that we shared the news of the classic RPG being ported to Japanese PSPs. However, no news of a North American release was ever mentioned.

First released in 2000, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is the second part of the Persona 2 storyline. Despite taking place after Persona 2: Innocent Sin, this sequel is actually set in a parallel universe where the cast from Innocent Sin are all present though they don’t know one another. Below is the summary taken from the PlayStation Blog:

A demonic trickster called The Joker has cursed Sumaru City, home to the Seven Sisters High School. His curse has the ability to turn rumor into fact, which causes all sorts of trouble. Gradually gruesome murders fill the land the school’s principal happens to be one of the victims and all sorts of monsters and demons begin showing up. Maya Amano, a cub reporter for a popular teen magazine is on the case, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of things.

Maya and her party set out on an engaging RPG adventure filled with fun twists. There are huge, hulking monsters than can be outwitted and scared off rather than outfought, and an innovative rumor system that can trigger events that will create entirely new story arcs and let you get your hands on valuable objects. Sprinkled throughout the game are 80 personal summons, or magic spells. You’ll meet stronger and more powerful foes the higher your levels of magic grow, until in the end it’s down to you and the Joker.

While the news of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment being made available as a PSOne classic seems to dash most hopes of seeing a North American PSP or Vita port, fans shouldn’t stop hoping. Perhaps if the sales look promising enough for ATLUS, the company will be more inclined to cave in to fans’ requests of a port similar to the one Persona 2: Innocent Sin received. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment will be on the PSN store when it updates on the 26th though no price has been announced.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]