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Atlus to Remake Persona 2

October 27, 2010   ·   0 Comments

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Atlus announced plans in this week’s Famitsu magazine to remake Persona 2: Innocent Sin, a PlayStation RPG originally released in 1999 that still enjoys a cult following among series fans. The PSP-based remake will hit Japanese stores sometime this winter, with a soundtrack CD available for customers who preorder the game.

Innocent Sin, set a few years after the original Persona (the PSP remake of which came out last year in America), once again features teams of high-school students teaming up with mystical demons to fight against evil. This time, the city of Sumaru’s been cursed by a strange spell that makes any rumor reality if enough people believe in it — your job is to tour around the city and keep things safe.

The new Innocent Sin will not be vastly different from the PlayStation original. Most of the updates mentioned in Famitsu are incremental in nature, including remade demon graphics and character portraits, a revised and streamlined battle interface, and a new opening movie produced by anime studio Satellite. “I think a lot of people have an image in their minds that Atlus games are hard, and this game will probably not change that much, admittedly,” director Shoji Meguro told the magazine. “Nonetheless, I’m positive that it controls better and is overall easier to follow than before. You can change the game’s difficulty at any point you like, and it’s really easy to get into the story even if you haven’t played the original. There are other new features, too, which I can’t talk about yet, so stay tuned for more updates!”

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