Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the last remaining Persona to not be available online, has launched on PSN. Up until today, Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden have all been available to download, and now fans of the series can complete the set for $9.99. Eternal Punishment is the companion follow-up to Innocent Sin, set after its predecessor in a parallel world featuring the same characters and events but otherwise unrelated.
Unlike Innocent Sin, which was later released on UMD, Eternal Punishment was never ported to the PSP and so is instead being released as a PSOne classic. To find out more details behind the release, check out Atlus’ Nich Maragos’ article at PlayStation Blog.
Eternal Punishment is compatible with the PlayStation Portable and Vita. However, a launch hiccup has rendered them unplayable on either handheld for the time being, but Sony is aware of the problem, and this forum thread at PlayStation.com is being used to update owners on the status of the impending fix.
Set in the metropolis of Sumaru City, players control a party of oddballs brought together by disturbing events in Sumaru City: teen-focused magazine reporter Maya Amano, her unlucky-in-love boxer friend Ulala Serizawa, the upright police detective Katsuya Suou, and a shady Taiwanese fixer known as “Baofu.” Together, the four characters become involved in the investigation of a serial killer known as the “Joker”, and must unravel the mystery of the Joker Curse. As in the other Persona titles, players have the option to fight demons encountered or negotiate with them to earn items, assistance, or their Arcana cards in order to fuse new Personas and gain access to more powerful attacks.
Official Site: Atlus.com