Confirmed: Atlus USA to localize Persona 4: The Golden

[Update: It seems a typo on the game’s teaser site was leading some fans to think the game was also bound for PS3/Xbox 360 and/or Kinect. That is NOT the case, according to Atlus PR Manager Aram Jabbari. “Silliness,” he called it.]

Finally, the news most folks practically knew was coming but wanted to hear announced anyway has been outed: Atlus USA has officially confirmed a North American release of Persona 4: The Golden, the PS Vita remake of the PlayStation 2 RPG powerhouse. It’ll come with 50% more voice acting, a new character, new personas, events, animated cutscenes, music, battle features, an “online rescue” system, and remastered visuals.

Though the game is coming out in Japan in mid-June, the Atlus newsletter suggests a “Fall 2012” date for the North American version. 

All that’s left is for Atlus USA to confirm, say, the PSP remake of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, and the entirePersona series will finally be available on contemporary portable platforms.

Josh Tolentino
When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh served as Managing Editor for Japanator. Now he mostly writes for Destructoid's buddies at Siliconera, but pops back in on occasion.