If you have forgotten about it, here’s a reminder that Persona 2: Eternal Punishment will be hitting the PSP in Japan soon. Atlus has released a new trailer for the game and showed bits of gameplay as well. From the looks of it, it will stick to what made Innocent Sin a fun, old-school romp. Admitedly, I don’t know much about Eternal Punishment outside of only knowing it was the only Persona 2 game released in the U.S. back then. So I was surprised to see that Nanjo, the rich guy from Persona 1, will be in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Maya will take over as the main protagonist with Tatsuya Suou playing a scondary role. Katsuya Suou looks like he’ll play a bigger role as well. Madhouse will be doing the intro for Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Satelight, the studio that did Innocent Sin‘s intro, will be busy doing the intro for the next game I’m going to talk about.
For the next bit of news, Atlus has announced that it will be doing a remake of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers for the 3DS. The original Soul Hackers was released back on the SEGA Saturn (and later Playstation 1) and was never released outside of Japan. From the scant knowledge I have of the game, it looks to be a more tech-induced entry in the Devil Summoner series. Among some of the improvements to the game, like shorter load times, the game will also come with full voice work. Here’s the original opening of it from back then. Below are a few more screenshots of the game from Famitsu.