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6:30 PM on 07.22.2013

Persona 3 film gets dark new trailer, release date

Atlus' Persona 3 is getting an animated film, Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Rebirth. The fabulous Persona 4 has gotten loads of love in recent years, from an animated series to an exemplary Vita remake in Persona 4: The ...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 03.27.2013

Persona 3: The Movie gets trailer, comes to Japan in fall

At long last, the Persona 3 animated film has a launch window! After being teased for the better part of a year, Atlus has announced Persona 3: The Movie #1: Spring of Birth is set to arrive in Japan...

Kyle MacGregor

8:01 AM on 01.02.2013

Persona 3 film dated for 2013 in Japan

The film adaptation of Persona 3 was confirmed in the middle of last year, but we've been left hanging since then. Pull those guns away from your head, people; the film has finally been dated.  The first movie will land...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 11.09.2012

Atlus and Level|Up hosting fighting game tournament

If you're in or near Walnut, California the weekend of the 17th later this month, you can attend or participate in an Atlus fighting games tournament at Super Arcade being hosted by Level|Up in association with, of course, At...

Brett Zeidler

4:15 PM on 06.11.2012

Gun to head: Persona 3 film adaptation confirmed

[Update: Atlus responded to our request for more information. You have to see this.] In the final scene of the film Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope, it was revealed that a film adaptation of Atlus game Persona 3 i...

Dale North





4:00 PM on 04.09.2012

PS2 classic Persona 3: FES hits PSN tomorrow

Persona 3 is still one of my favorite games of all-time. I've played it so many times now that it's bordering on crazy, but I may give it another go on my PS3 as it's being re-released as a PlayStation 2 Classic tomorrow on ...

Dale North

4:00 AM on 03.22.2012

Persona's Elizabeth prepares to enter the arena

All around babe and Persona 3 Velvet Room guide Elizabeth, is lacing up the gloves as she prepares to enter Persona 4: Arena on April 5th. The arcade game has been getting favorable reviews with gamers clamoring for its summe...

Hiroko Yamamura

11:30 PM on 08.30.2011

Persona 4 PS Vita and Persona fighting game announced

Atlus made good on their tease, and they kicked my ass in the process. We've got two amazing Persona announcements here. First up is Persona 4 The Golden, a port of Persona 4 for the PS Vita. This enhanced edition will includ...

Jonathan Holmes

4:20 PM on 04.18.2011

Amazon has Atlus games on sale today

Want to save a few bucks on some of the best games Atlus has brought to America? Amazon is giving you that opportunity today. They've marked down a bunch of the publisher's games by as much as 66% percent as part of their Dea...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 PM on 03.25.2011

A thing of beauty: Plus Kareha's Aegis papercraft

If you still haven't played one of three available versions of Persona 3, you may not see what all the fuss over this Aegis figure is about, but the beauty of a socially maladroit android who shoots bullets out of her fi...

Joseph Leray

4:30 AM on 02.02.2011

Videos show Catherine's 'Rapunzel' mini-game and jukebox

The official Catherine website has updated with new screenshots and videos giving a look at some of the elements from the game's adventure portion set in the Stray Sheep bar. Above is an example of the "Rapunzel" arcade game...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 PM on 07.08.2010

The winners of the Persona 3 Portable Junpei contest!

Persona 3 Portable was released this week and Atlus was offering Junpei's hat as a bonus item for those that pre-ordered the game. The bonus item is gone now that the game is out, but Atlus did hook us up with ten of the hats...

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Last call: Win Junpei's hat from Persona 3 Portable! photo
Last call: Win Junpei's hat from Persona 3 Portable!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

We're giving away the Junpei bonus caps from Persona 3 Portable! This cap was a pre-order item, but now that the game is out, it is no longer available from retailers. Never fear though as Atlus has hooked us up with ten to giveaway this week!

So Dale North is all about Junpei's hat even though he says he's not much of a hat guy. Personally, I think he can totally rock some hats. What do you think? Let's help him find out! To enter this contest, take a picture of Dale North (like this one in the gallery) and give him a hat! Use any photo editing program you have to give Dale some kind of new hat. Anything goes, just remember to keep it safe for work.

You have until TONIGHT at 11:59PM CDT to enter and contest is open to US residents only. The ten best or funniest creations will win the Junpei hat. Good luck!

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Review: Persona 3 Portable  photo
Review: Persona 3 Portable
by Dale North

Of all the times I've played through Persona 3, this latest time was the fastest. Well, there was one time that had a lower total playtime, but I skipped all the dialogue. I couldn't do that this last time as some of the dialogue had changed, as the main character was a female for the first time.

While the total playtime was about the same as my other Persona 3 play-throughs, I managed to get through the game in record time this last time. What was my trick? Having Persona 3 in my pocket. I could set the system on standby and leave it in my pocket, pulling it out whenever I had free time to get in another Tarturus floor or social link.

What I noticed is that my sessions changed to be less about getting through the game and more about exploring and enjoying the game at my own pace. Being able to play such a long game at a casual pace, and at any location, made me see one of my favorite RPGs in a while new light. 

At its core, Persona 3 Portable is the same game that we gave our Editor's Choice award to back in 2007, when it was first released for the PlayStation 2. And it borrows a bit of the gameplay improvements from the next Persona 3 release, Persona 3: FES, which we gave a perfect score to back in 2008, and even a bit from Persona 4, which we also loved.  It's clear to see that we've played this game a few times, and that we really like it.

We also really like this new one.

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12:20 PM on 06.21.2010

Retail leak: Persona 3 Portable coming to Europe?

I'm sorry. I didn't think about your feelings, European gamers. I'm always talking about Persona 3 Portable and how it's coming out next month here in the US, but I keep forgetting that you don't have a confirmed release date...

Dale North



Persona 3 Portable video preview in a Junpei hat photo
Persona 3 Portable video preview in a Junpei hat
by Dale North

Before you click play know that I was not blessed with the correct type of face/head to wear a ballcap. It just doesn't work -- I've tried, especially when being beat down by the hot summer sun. But it's not worth it. I look stupid. That's a shame because upcoming PSP RPG Persona 3 Portable comes with a nice cap that looks just like the one Junpei wears in the game.

I figured the least I could do is at least put it on during my video preview of the game to show you what you're getting. I can't promise that I'll wear it the entire time, but I'll suffer through a few minutes for modeling's sake. Know that it's going to look way better on you.

Persona 3 Portable comes out July 6th, so look for a full review -- sans hat --  sometime between now and then.

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