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Persona 3 Portable Hits North America On July 6

And that's it. Oh, wait, we've got screenshots and a video, too.

After a good long time of saying absolutely nothing about Persona 3 Portable, the US arm of Atlus confirmed that the game is coming to North America on July 6. I am going to play this upcoming video game product, even if it is a remake of a game that I could have played years ago.

Here's a short video and some screens.

    

   
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Posted by Jeff

After a good long time of saying absolutely nothing about Persona 3 Portable, the US arm of Atlus confirmed that the game is coming to North America on July 6. I am going to play this upcoming video game product, even if it is a remake of a game that I could have played years ago.

Here's a short video and some screens.

    

   
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Posted by eroticfishcake

Speaking of which, have they made Tartarus a little shorter or different in any way? 'Cause that was awful.

Posted by AndrewB

All I have to say is: finally. It's like waiting for a damn Pokemon release.

Posted by Ockman

I dunno if I'll get this. The only thing that makes me kinda wanna try it, is you can finally control all your party members in this version like you could in Persona 4. That was a huge frustrating thing about Persona 3 to me as well, but 
I beat persona 3 after playing persona 4, and I didn't like it half as much. Persona 4 just had such better characters, and story.

Posted by Inf225

I can't wait for this! I've had trouble going back to p3 after p4, but with all the changes their making to it, i bet i can play it now! And i can play it at work! So pumped!!

Posted by Fr0Br0

I'm seriously going to buy a new PSP just to play this game. P3 with improvements made by P4 and more is just *Jizz pants*

Posted by TooWalrus

And when is Pokemon SoulSilver comming, eh?

Posted by chandoo

well since the other topic is going to completely get ignored now ..
 
US box art
 

US Box art
Posted by CommodoreGroovy

Hey hey. Don't pull that trigger, Persona is coming in July!

Posted by Hot_Karl

Awesome. Although I own Persona 4 (I bought it "for collector's sake" but that game is so readily available everywhere that I doubt I can get much money for it), I've yet to play any Persona game, or Shin Megami Tensei game for that matter.
 
This'll definitely be the first. I'd love a hardcore RPG to tool around with on my PSP, and this'll definitely fit the bill.

Edited by MikeFightNight

Man this trailer will freak out a lot of people who have no idea that they shoot themselves in the head in order to fight shadows and stuff.   I'm still kinda weirded out by it. 
 
Now I see why they took that part out of persona 4.

Posted by Imperial_ninjA

UK?

Posted by Skald

Interesting. I'll give it a try.

Posted by Nictel

Time to throw in FES again! And get a PSP!

Posted by eroticfishcake

Is the video working for anyone? It seems to be stuck in a loading stage. Other videos work fine though.

Posted by Ockman

 http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B000FSDDCY?ie=UTF8&tag=netgameyaiba-22&linkCode=as2&camp=247&creative=7399&creativeASIN=B000FSDDCY 
 
I think this is a much more interesting bit of information for Shin Megami Tensei fans. Most people wont be able to read that link, but basically it's a listing for a Shin Megami Tensei (temporary title) game on PS3.

Posted by Agent_Lost

*rolling on the ground*

Posted by Jazz

Finally, I can finish this game.. 
I got 3/4s in with FES and then P4 hit. 
and seriously...people still play pokemon? damn...

Posted by dagas
Posted by Kaigan

FemC's battle portrait makes her look like Pinocchio!

Posted by Subject2Change

THATS MAH BIRFDAY!

Posted by Darkstar614

I'm all for having the alternate choice as the Main Character, but Minato is pretty awesome.. I don't think this other chick is going to be my choice when playing this game.

Posted by Mushir
@chandoo said:
" well since the other topic is going to completely get ignored now ..
 
US box art
 

US Box art
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It looks like says POATABLE. Seriously the R and A are exactly the same except for one tiny little pixel.
Posted by Wraith1

time for me to buy persona 3...again!

Posted by NoXious

I think it's time I start thinking about a PSP purchase, damn you Persona!

Posted by l3illyl3ob

I'm looking forward to seducing men and crushing their souls for a change.  Playing as a female will be a nice change of pace from playing as a guy already in P3 and P4. 

Posted by KuribosShoe
ooh yeah 
 
baby baby 
 
ooh yeah 
 
baby baby
Posted by Hector

It better get released on PSN also.

Posted by BraveFart

Bring it to the DS damnit !!! i don't wanna buy a PSP for one game.

Posted by ZenaxPure

Will be nice for even more people to be able to play it but I can't see myself going through Persona 3 on the PSP, it would be cool to own and all but I'd rather buy like P4 first since I don't even have it yet.

Posted by PureRok

Yea! Sporting Loki in that last screen shot! Loki is awesome. He's my persona of choice.

Posted by Chibi_Kaji
@Hector said:
" It better get released on PSN also. "
It is coming to PSN.
Posted by Supermarius
@Chibi_Kaji: you guys mean to download for psp go's, right? Yeah i hope so. Does atlus have any games in the online store already. NIS and Squenix have their stuff up.
Posted by Snipper138

cant wait man

Posted by TheKillerFuzz

Im super exited, ive been waiting for a date on this. I finished P3 FES on new years (ironic huh) and im working on P4, hopefully i can finish P4 by then

Posted by WitchHunter_Z

Alright, I may have just found a purchase for my PSP; about time that piece of junk got some use. It's been sitting uncharged above my desk since I got it.

Posted by Raven_Sword

WOOHOO, PORTABLE ENDURANCE RUN?
Posted by Aaox

Awesome so awesome.

Posted by ErrorOperator

Is this the same for Europe?

Posted by Vorbis

Would love an endurance run for this, hearing jeff and vinnys reaction to the MMO S.Link would be priceless.

Edited by Turambar

Bah, I need some dread to burn.  But I'll take whatever amount of Shinji the game can give me.

Edited by Chewii101

BURN MY BREAD.
 
 
Great OST.

Posted by JamesKond

..
Ok now, finally, after all these years I think I'm going to get a PSP over a DS, I don't care about your cool games, I just want to play 100 hours+ of SMT awesome-ness 
 
Also I'm European, but I guess nothing is stopping me from pirating it? Stupid Atlus (nah Atlus I love you man, but come on? We're getting kinda screwed here again)

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Even though I already have the PS2 version and therefore have touched a good 75% of the content of this game already... I was almost considering getting a PSP. But I should probably get Persona 4 first....
 
Also, Endurance Run material?

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Posted by BenderUnit22

I hope someone will pick up publishing duties for Europe, but I'm sure it'll happen eventually just like with P3, P3: FES and P4.

Posted by DrRandle
@chandoo: I like how Yukiko is hanging out in the far left corner like "Guys? Am I still in this?" and I'm like "I hope not,  because you're a terrible character! You're like Kate from Lost, without the ...kind of good looks!
Posted by fallen_elite
@ErrorOperator said:
" Is this the same for Europe? "
It was an announcement from Atlus USA, meaning only US, maybe Canada as well though I'm not sure. I don't think Atlus publishes games over in Europe.
Posted by JackSukeru

I bought P3 because of good reviews but never got around to playing it. Then the Endurance Run got me to play and finish P4. I was set to go back to P3 when this was announced and I decided to hold off on it altogether. 
 
Looking forward to playing this, and I hope Jeff gets into it enough to review it. By July there's likely fewer games coming out too, so the time it would take to play through it for review might not be a problem either.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Hot damn.  This might be the game to finally get me to purchase a PSP. 
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Posted by Myrmidon

Awesome. I might need to buy a PSP for this.

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