I’m not going to lie: I have mad love for Atlus’ Persona series of videogames. No other series gives you classic RPG goodness with a modern twist, combined with the most insane storylines and messed up characters. It’s briliantly f*cked up, and I hope it never ever ends.
The series has always had a shaky history, though. I remember some raised concerns when the original Persona title was released. Some were up in arms about the religious overtones and demonic references. We eventually saw a localized version, though several changes were made in the process. We eventually got Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, but its sister game, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, never saw the light of day outside Japan. This may have had something to do with the game’s subject matter. I guess they thought that America wasn’t ready for Hitler and homosexuality in their RPGs.
Now, with the success of the PS2’s Persona 3, and the upcoming Persona 3: FES and even Persona 4, it seems that people are beginning to seek out earlier series titles. Our very own GoldenDonut is on the case, and he tells us that a fan translation for Innocent Sin is in the works. Gemini is working on it as we speak, and although there is no game patch as of yet, we’ll remain hopeful for the future. Word is that we might get a nice Christmas gift. Some of you may need to ask Santa for a modded PS1 as well.
Come on, Gemini. We’re rooting for you.
Hit the jump to watch the Innocent Sin introduction.