Today Atlus' Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona PSP will be launching simultaneously via retail and PSN on September 22, 2009.
To quote: When the game releases on September 22nd, it will launch simultaneously at retail and via the PlayStation Network, meaning that folks who decide to pick up a PSPgo in October and/or people who prefer to own the game digitally can have their JRPG fix their way.
Exclusive to the UMD-version of the game is the inclusion of the game's full 2-CD soundtrack, courtesy of acclaimed composer Shoji Meguro, at no additional cost to you. The two discs are bundled along with the game in a charming oversized outer box.
This offer is limited to retail launch copies, so as long as you pre-order or snag a copy early you're guaranteed to have some awesome music to listen to when you're not playing the game. Consider it our way of saying thanks to our customers and retail partners for years of support.
Just in case some of you have never heard of Atlus or Persona, here's a lovely little description of the game ripped straight from our press release (yes, that's right, I just copied and pasted):
"Lauded for its mature and philosophical narrative, SMT: Persona stands apart from other RPGs of its era, blending sophisticated storytelling with addictive combat, demon negotiation, and demon fusion components.
Boasting a fully redone localization (including content never before seen in North America), all-new music, beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, enhanced graphics and sound, adjustments to game balance, and a number of technical and design improvements, this is the definitive version of one of the most sought after RPGs of all time."
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is currently scheduled to release in stores and via PSN on September 22, 2009; both versions have an MSRP of $39.99. For more information about the game, including screens, videos, and samples from the bonus soundtrack included for free with the UMD-version, head on over to the official Persona Web site.