We previously reported that critically acclaimed PS2 JRPG Persona 4 might be heading to the Playstation 3 sometime soon. We can now confirm via VG24/7 that it will indeed be released very soon; on April 8th through the PlayStation Store.
“Astute fans will recognize the date is three days before the main character transfers to Yasogami High School, so if you’re the type of super-dedicated player that wants to play the game exactly to the calendar date, there’s still time,” Atlus said.
This will be the original PS2 version of Persona 4. So those looking for the extras included in Persona 4 Golden, which was a enhanced port of the original game on the Vita, such as new characters and social links will still have to purchase that particular version.
Even if it’s not the most complete version out there, I highly recommend any fan of RPGs go ahead and buy Persona 4 from the PlayStation Store when it hits this Tuesday. I pretty much bought a Vita for this game alone, and it was well worth it. It’s one of those rare RPGs that has a modern setting but still manages a classic feel with fantastic characters and easily dozens of hours of great gameplay. It would also be a pretty good primer for those really looking to get into the series, as no less than five games in the Persona series are due out in the next year on various platforms in various genres, most of them based around Persona 4.
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