Atlus has announced its bringing Persona 3 Portable to the US on July 6 for PSP.
P3P's a straight port of the PS2 version released two years ago in the west. It was confirmed last August just before GamesCom.
No date yet for Europe.
"Persona 3 Portable takes everything that made Persona 3 such a tremendous, award-winning hit and translates it into the perfect handheld RPG experience," said Atlus' Aram Jabbari.
The developer also revealed the opening for the game, which you can find below with the press release.
ATLUS MAXES ITS SOCIAL LINKS WITH SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI®: PERSONA®3 PORTABLE™ FOR PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) SYSTEM
It's Persona 3, and it's portable. 'Nuff said.
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JANUARY 20, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today revealed that Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®3 Portable™, the handheld adaptation of one of the highest-rated role-playing games of all time, would release in North America for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in July.
Featuring the unprecedented addition of a new player-controlled female protagonist who offers players a fresh new perspective for one of gaming's most inventive narratives, P3P adds dozens of additional hours of playability on top of a game that already easily exceeded 100 hours of total play time. Numerous additional improvements and enhancements serve to streamline the experience for optimal handheld RPG enjoyment.
"Persona 3 introduced a revolutionary social element to role-playing games," explained Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Atlus. "Players weren't just progressing through a story; they were a part of it, and their decisions and the relationships they chose to foster or neglect became a powerful complement to the game's satisfying combat. Persona 3 Portable takes everything that made Persona 3 such a tremendous, award-winning hit and translates it into the perfect handheld RPG experience."
SMT: Persona 3 Portable is currently scheduled for release on July 6, 2010.