On May 2nd, Atlus announced that Persona 4 Golden, previously unveiled in Japan last summer, will make its way to North America this fall. The Vita edition takes Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, the original, critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 title, and makes several upgrades like visual and audio upgrades, including more spoken dialogue than ever before, and a new online dungeon rescue feature that allows users to call on other players for assistance when they are about to die in the TV world. But that’s not all. The developers have also added new events, new personas and a new character.
Below is the official press release if you’re interested in reading it. Look for Persona 4 Golden this coming fall.
The adventure’s never been bigger, but it need not stay at home when you’re on the go!
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2, 2012 – ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today revealed plans to publish Persona®4 Golden™, a remastered version of the award-winning RPG Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®4, in North America this fall exclusively for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system.
With an overall Metacritic score of 90 and a multitude of “Editor’s Choice” and “Best Of” awards, Persona 4 stands as one of the finest games ever made, delivering many dozens of hours of enthralling storytelling, immensely satisfying combat, intricate party management, and addicting demon collection and customization. Its brilliantly realized story-which features a memorable cast of personalities with whom the player can forge and strengthen pivotal bonds called “social links”-combined with the game’s breathtaking visual and aural design, are part of an overall package that is on almost every genre fan’s list of all-time favorites.
Now, following in the footsteps of Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®3 Portable™, the second highest rated PSP system game of all time (gamerankings.com), Persona 4 Golden for PlayStation Vita offers an enhanced and expanded portable version of the highly acclaimed original. Visuals have been beautifully remastered to take advantage of the PS Vita’s crisp, vibrant 5″ OLED display. The game’s aural presentation is better than ever, with 1.5 times the voiced dialogue of the original release. A new online dungeon rescue feature allows users to call on other players for assistance when they are about to die in the TV world. Persona 4 Golden is also overflowing with new content: new Personas to collect; new story events along with an all-new character; stunning new anime cutscenes, which include a new opening animation with a new song from master composer Shoji Meguro; a host of fan suggested tweaks and changes, and much more! Persona 4 Golden is far more than just a handheld version of an all-time classic: it’s the best way to experience it yet!