JRPG fans finally have another shot to play the elusive Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. The rare PlayStation discs typically run for a hefty price on online retail markets, but with indications pointing towards a PlayStation One Classics release through PSN, gamers won’t have to drop $70 or more just to see what all the hype is about.
After Persona 3 and Persona 4 struck it big during the final days of the PlayStation 2, newcomers flocked to find what ever happened to the older games in the series. Through a little research, gamers found that Persona 2 was actually broken up into two different games with only one released outside of Japan. Resurgence of the series led to the other half, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, to finally get an American release on the PSP after years of being left in the dark.
Still, the game that did hit American shelves was nowhere to be found.
Now, with the PSP remake of the original Persona and potentially the long expected release of Eternal Punishment through the PlayStation store, the entire series will finally be cheaply available for all Americans to enjoy.
No official announcement yet from Atlus, the series’ publisher, but with the ESRB rating both the PS3 and PSP versions, expect a PSN announcement any day now. Eternal Punishment was given a T rating, the same rating it received back during its first run on the PlayStation.
And if you haven’t played it yet, be sure to check out Persona 4: Golden available for the PS Vita in the mean time. You won’t be let down.