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If you've been looking to pick up some quality RPG goodness for your dingy old PSP or your shiny new PlayStation Vita, Atlus has a deal for you. Several deals, actually, as the niche publisher has dropped the PSN prices on nine of its role-playing games (and Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble, for some re...

March 28th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs have to offer. A PlayStation Vita will be arriving on...

February 22nd 2012 at 5:45pm 0 Comments

The first Persona 3 Portable video walkthrough provided by Atlus summarized the story and gameplay of the original PS2 RPG. As promised, this second video highlights the new features of the enhanced PSP version. The most significant difference is the ability to play as a female character, which ch...

May 6th 2010 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Don't you wish you were as cool as Junpei, one of the playable characters of the upcoming Persona 3 Portable? Well, you'll be able to inch closer with a real-life replica of his hat, included with retail copies of the upcoming PSP RPG. According to a press release, the hat is "only available as a...

April 28th 2010 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

While Persona 3 Portable isn't quite an exact port of the original PS2 RPG, it retains most of the gameplay of the earlier release. This overview video provided by Atlus is a perfect way of understanding the mechanics of the original game, from attending school, to making friends, and eventually fi...

April 15th 2010 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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Atlus is bringing an English-language version of Persona 3 Portable to the US. The PSP version of Persona 3 isn't a direct port of the original PS2 RPG. Instead, it streamlines the experience for handheld play and adds a new playable female character, with her own "Social Links, special events, and...

January 20th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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After the completion of Persona 4, the team responsible for the game at Atlus split in two, with one half tasked with creating Persona 3 Portable, while the other half got to work on "an original new game." According to a translation by Andriasang of the P3 Portable creator's blog, that first game...

December 18th 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

The upcoming PSP version of Persona 3 features a nice easter egg for fans of the franchise. According to Siliconera, Inaba, the town featured in Persona 4 will be a playable locale in the upcoming port. You must play as the female lead in order to visit the Amagiya Inn -- two years before the event...

October 15th 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Alright, look. When Persona 3 Portable is released in Japan, it's going to be attached to an exorbitantly large 6,279 yen ($68) price tag. As long as you're shelling out so much dough for the title, why not kick that total up to 8,495 yen ($92) and spring for the game's limited edition bundle? Sil...

September 21st 2009 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

Do you know how cool Persona 3 is? It's so cool that it made shooting yourself in the head seem awesome.*The upcoming PSP version of the game will have some significant changes, like this new opening intro sequence and new song done by Shuhei Kita (the same performer behind Persona: Trinity Soul's...

August 21st 2009 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Atlus just isn't quite done with remaking Persona 3. A new issue of Famitsu has hit Japanese newsstands and one of the most notable entries is an advertisement for Persona 3: Portable. While details are slim, the ad prominently shows a new female character standing aside the nameless main character...

August 18th 2009 at 11:15am 0 Comments