Koei just confirmed that Persona 3 FES will release for PS2 in Europe on October 17.
Press release after the link.
PERSONA 3 FES IS COMING TO EUROPE THIS OCTOBER
The RPG event of the year just got bigger, better and badder than ever.
Hertfordshire, UK- July 21, 2008 – KOEI today announced that Persona 3 FES will be released across Europe on PS2 this October. Persona 3 FES offers gamers the ultimate version of this classic high school adventure with a brand new chapter featuring 30+ hours of gameplay and an enhanced version of the original game featuring new content and features. Persona 3 FES is set for release on PlayStation 2 across Europe on October 17.
Persona 3 FES is a standalone edition to this award winning series and does not require the original Persona 3 to play. However, save games from the original Persona 3 will work with this new enhanced version while the new story is accessible right from the start and does not require playing through the original adventure beforehand.
“We’ve been inundated with requests to bring this highly regarded RPG to Europe so we’re delighted to finally be able to give RPG fans what they’ve been wishing for.” Said KOEI’s Sales Manager Will Curley “Persona 3 FES represents the very pinnacle of top quality RPG gaming and has already received some amazing review scores upon release in the US that have even surpassed the remarkable widespread acclaim for the original game.”
About Persona 3 FES
Lead a group of high school students with a dangerous extracurricular activity: exploring the mysterious tower Tartarus and fighting the sinister Shadows during the Dark Hour, a frozen span of time imperceptible to all but a select few. However, the end of their quest is no longer the end of the story. Witness for the first time the aftermath of the final battle and the students’ struggle to find meaning in their new lives.
– Acclaimed by critics and fans – Experience the definitive cut of the award-winning Persona 3, which garnered tons of critical acclaim and the adulation of a devoted fanbase.
– More than just an expansion – Persona 3 FES contains an enhanced version of the original game, loaded with new Personas and cutscenes, a weapon synthesis system, additional quests and events, a hard difficulty mode, and the ability to change your characters’ clothes.
– 30 additional hours of gameplay – Take the role of Aigis in a brand new Persona 3 episode that plays as a full game with an original story, extra cutscenes and objectives, and seventeen new music tracks.
Having already received widespread critical acclaim for releases such as Disgaea Afternoon of Darkness, Atelier Iris and Phantom Brave, KOEI have now bolstered their line up of RPGs even further with this latest release and are fast becoming one of the foremost European publishers of quality Japanese RPGs. Already renowned as the leading name in the tactical action arena with their Warriors series of games having sold over 18 million worldwide, KOEI continues to look for opportunities to bring many more diverse titles to European gamers and add to the success of titles such as Soul Nomad, Devil Summoner and the hugely popular G1 Jockey series.
Persona 3 FES is the latest installment from Atlus in the Megami Tensei series that has entertained gamers in Japan for many years. The previous four Persona games have sold over 1 million units in Japan. The various games throughout the series have taken gamers from present day Japan to unique periods in history, and have given players incredible abilities and remarkable moments of excitement, shock and breathtaking entertainment.