To begin with, Persona 3 Portable was one of the best games to ever hit the PSP. More than just a quickie port, P3P was a rebuilt version from the ground up of one of the best RPGs to be released for the PS2, a system not exactly lacking in quality RPGs to begin with. The original was fantastic and in some ways this new version was even better (even while hardware limitations did force some aspects of the original to be removed). So it was understandable why fans started wondering when and if the next game in the series, Persona 4, might get a similar treatment of its own. And in August of last year they got their answer with the announcement of Persona 4 Golden for the PS Vita, a game that, unlike P3P, would see the entire original ported over to the handheld intact, plus an assortment of new additions. What kind of additions one might ask? These kind:
What fans in the US did not get however is a release date or even firm confirmation that the game would be making it to American shores (though the chances of that not happening where pretty slim considering the continued success of the series here in the States). Thankfully today is the day that all changes as Atlus (via the PlayStation Blog) has officially confirmed Persona 4 Golden will be coming Stateside this Fall and even already have setup a website where interested parties can go ahead and pre-order the game.
So it looks like this Fall will be the time many of you get around to buying a Vita if my reading of the popularity of the Persona series amongst the BT faithful is at all accurate. And since I never actually managed to get around to playing the original P4 when it hit the PS2 (I know, I know, it is just my PS2 had broken by then and I did not have the money to buy a new one) you can bet Persona 4 Golden has just shot up very high on my ‘must play’ list for this fall. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of all things Persona related and be sure to share you thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Source(s): PlayStation Blog.