New Persona game coming, and it’s a Persona 2 remake

Rejoice, fans of JRPGs, Atlus, the PlayStation Portable, and the Persona series alike, for you’re getting a new Persona game, specifically, a port of Persona 2.

And this particular port is new in more ways than one, because it’s a port of the first part of Persona 2, Innocent Sin, which never actually made it to English (not officially, anyway) due to concerns over players being able to fight Hitler as a boss (proof below). Pshaw! That’s nothing compared to today’s outrages (or even yesterday’s). If you can play as the Taliban in a contemporary-conflict-based shooter, you can fight Hitler in an RPG. Simple as that.

Of course, there’s been no actual US release announced yet (nor a remake of the second Persona 2 release, Eternal Punishment), but it’s quite likely, seeing as Atlus USA scooped up the enhanced port of Persona 1.

I’m quite excited by this news, though I will be the first to admit that I’ll only play it on the easiest difficulty setting. C’mon, beginner mode!

Rejoice, fans of JRPGs, Atlus, the PlayStation Portable, and the Persona series alike, for you’re getting a new Persona game, specifically, a port of Persona 2.

And this particular port is new in more ways than one, because it’s a port of the first part of Persona 2, Innocent Sin, which never actually made it to English (not officially, anyway) due to concerns over players being able to fight Hitler as a boss (proof below). Pshaw! That’s nothing compared to today’s outrages (or even yesterday’s). If you can play as the Taliban in a contemporary-conflict-based shooter, you can fight Hitler in an RPG. Simple as that.

Of course, there’s been no actual US release announced yet (nor a remake of the second Persona 2 release, Eternal Punishment), but it’s quite likely, seeing as Atlus USA scooped up the enhanced port of Persona 1.

I’m quite excited by this news, though I will be the first to admit that I’ll only play it on the easiest difficulty setting. C’mon, beginner mode!

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.