The latest Persona game released on PSP was Persona 2: Innocent Sin. The game is the first part of the Persona 2 story featuring some controversial characters and themes, like a resurrected Hitler and Neo-Nazi demons, as well as a not too hidden gay romance element. It’s nothing too big, to be honest, but it was enough to prevent the original Ps1 release to be skipped, with only the second half of the game getting published in North America.
Now with the Psp version of both games the opposite has happened: Persona 2 Eternal Punishment got a Psp remake with some improvements but having been released so late in the Psp life, the game will probably never reach the west.
To allow gamers to complete the Persona 2 story on their Psps and PsVitas, Atlus will release Persona 2: Eternal Punishment on PSN as a Ps1 Classic: the game is almost identical to the Psp remake except for some slight graphical changes so players won’t be missing much.
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment should hit North American PSN tomorrow as the store updates. No news on a possible European release: the original Ps1 game wasn’t released over there. The game will be fully compatible with Ps3, Psp and PsVita.