P4 on PS3 on April 8...

#1 Posted by OldGuy (1517 posts) -

Always wanted to play this for myself but I didn't want to get a PS2 just for it (yeah, yeah, lots of great PS2 games... but I've got a backlog that requires I retire NOW if I want to get thru it and keep playing new games too), so -- even if it is a PS2 Classic I'm still a happy bunny...

<shill on>

So the ESRB post everyone seemed to find earlier this week told you that Persona 4 was coming to PlayStation 3 as a PS2 Classic, but it didn't tell you when, did it? It didn't, but we're going to go ahead and tell you anyways.

Persona 4 will be available to download on PlayStation Network beginning April 8!

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!

<shill off>

Woo! I think I will be one of those crazy motherfuckers and play it to match the date in the game...

#2 Edited by slyspider (1162 posts) -

Crap I need to do my P4G play through. Also if I own every version of all persona games do i need to own this one? Does this count as the ps2 version? Damnit this is hard to keep up with

#3 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6107 posts) -

Raidou Kuzonuho (I know I'm butchering the spelling) is also going to hit the PSN too. Anyone play that one?

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#4 Posted by FLStyle (4599 posts) -

Which version is going over to PS3?

#5 Edited by xyzygy (9899 posts) -

I reallllly don't recommend playing it along with the calendar... dungeons will take some time and if you keep entering and exiting then you can end up wasting your days that could be better used doing something else. Usually, you'll want to try to stay in a dungeon for as long as possible in one day. I just finished the 3rd dungeon (Golden on Vita) and it took me over 5 hours - making my way to the top, trying the really long boss, dying, then grinding to get 5 more levels, then battling the super long boss and then cutscenes. And some days will whiz by because there's some story stuff.

I mean, I can understand why that would be kind of cool, but after putting 50 hours into the game and only being 3 months into the school year, the days definitely don't correspond with each other. Even some days you won't get to save because there's a bunch of story stuff going down.

But get it. This game is damn good. So hilarious. I wonder which version is actually superior - Vita or PS2?

#6 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3062 posts) -

I'll grab it when it's out. If I'm splurging 10 bucks might as well be on persona 4.

#7 Edited by hsghsghsg (23 posts) -

@flstyle: "Persona 4 was coming to PlayStation 3 as a PS2 classic"

They would have said Persona 4 Golden if it was Golden.

#8 Edited by SteadyingMeat (1122 posts) -

Not buying the PS2 version again. I wonder if SMT III will ever show up on PSN.

#9 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1063 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

But get it. This game is damn good. So hilarious. I wonder which version is actually superior - Vita or PS2?

From what I understand, the Vita version has:
Bonus dungeon(s)
Fundamental gameplay updates to mixing/fusing Persona's
Bonus protagonist

#10 Edited by Video_Game_King (36113 posts) -

@sparky_buzzsaw:

Can't you just use the search function to spell for you? I do it all the time.

(Also, wasn't there another thread about this? I'm not trying to bitch; just noting that I vaguely remember a "P4 on PS3" thread already existing.)

#11 Posted by FLStyle (4599 posts) -

@flstyle: "Persona 4 was coming to PlayStation 3 as a PS2 classic"

They would have said Persona 4 Golden if it was Golden.

Meh, my PS2 P4 disc works fine on my PS3 and I'll never had an urge to play it all the way through again so I won't be bothering.

#12 Posted by Uppercaseccc (92 posts) -

Despite the fact I own Persona 4 Golden there is a serious temptation to buy this because Persona 4.

#13 Posted by Daneian (1208 posts) -

Wasn't there a way to transfer your PS2 saves onto the PS3? I've been sitting at the end since right after the game came out and would like to correct that terrible terrible oversight.

#14 Posted by Uppercaseccc (92 posts) -

@daneian said:

Wasn't there a way to transfer your PS2 saves onto the PS3? I've been sitting at the end since right after the game came out and would like to correct that terrible terrible oversight.

If you can find a way to hook up a PS2 memory card to a PS3 go ahead but to my knowledge there is no way to transfer saves between those consoles.

#15 Edited by mosespippy (4051 posts) -

@daneian said:

Wasn't there a way to transfer your PS2 saves onto the PS3? I've been sitting at the end since right after the game came out and would like to correct that terrible terrible oversight.

If you can find a way to hook up a PS2 memory card to a PS3 go ahead but to my knowledge there is no way to transfer saves between those consoles.

There was an official Sony USB Memory Card Adapter. It's the sort of thing that cost $20 and you use once to copy everything over and then never need it again.

#16 Edited by Jay_Ray (1073 posts) -

@daneian said:

Wasn't there a way to transfer your PS2 saves onto the PS3? I've been sitting at the end since right after the game came out and would like to correct that terrible terrible oversight.

If you can find a way to hook up a PS2 memory card to a PS3 go ahead but to my knowledge there is no way to transfer saves between those consoles.

Early on Sony released a PS2 memory dongle to transfer saves.

#17 Posted by Daneian (1208 posts) -

@jay_ray: @mosespippy: Thanks guys. I remember the transfer cable and for whatever reason thought i had made it up until i just found a 3rd party on on amazon. Pickin' that shit up.

#18 Edited by Uppercaseccc (92 posts) -

@mosespippy @jay_ray: Huh I didn't know that well know I know something something something G.I.Joe.

#19 Posted by DonChipotle (2698 posts) -

Well sure, I guess I'll buy this game again. I mean, I bought Persona 3 like ten times. Might as well get P4 up to, like, four times.

#20 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

I've never played the original edition, and I do have my PS3 hooked up to a pretty nice old Sony Tube TV for old-game purposes (the first Metal Gear, specifically). Maybe I'll it. Or rather, I'll buy it and play it for a couple of hours.

#21 Posted by bigjeffrey (4817 posts) -

Who your Waifu

#22 Posted by Farkas (32 posts) -
#23 Posted by Darkstalker (746 posts) -

Ten bucks is a good deal, hope that makes some people who have never played it pick it up

#24 Posted by mlarrabee (2889 posts) -

This was the ER version, right? Because if that's the case, I'll probably pick it up.

#25 Posted by Jocund (124 posts) -

@mlarrabee: It suuuuuuure is! Tuesday needs to get its shit together and come on already.

#26 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5273 posts) -

That's great that it's finally coming to the PlayStation store, ... but too bad it's not for the console plugged into my tv right now :(

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