Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the second-second game in Atlus's twisted demonic series, is out on the PlayStation Network today.
A brief explanation: Persona 2 is actually two games: Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. Both were released on PlayStation, then re-released for the PSP. While the PSP remake of Innocent Sin was brought to North America, Eternal Punishment's PSP version never made it here.
But you can still play it today! Atlus has just released the PlayStation version of Eternal Punishment on PSN, and you can buy it on PS1 Classics for $10. Cheers for digital distribution!
So what happened to the PSP remake? When I asked Atlus about it a few months ago, they wouldn't comment. And in a post on the PlayStation Blog today, Atlus editor Nich Maragos says they couldn't release it because of "unusual circumstances."
Strange. Maybe one day we'll find out what happened. For now, Atlus has got more story details up at the PlayStation Blog, so head over there if you want to hear more on Persona 2: Eternal Punishment.
Correction: An original version of this article (with the headline "The Only Persona Game Never To Come To The U.S. Is Here Today") mistakenly said that Eternal Punishment had not been released in the United States. It actually came out here on PlayStation in 2000. I apologize for the error.