Persona 3 Coming to PSP

Persona 3 Portable

Persona 3 will be coming to the PSP this year, with Persona 3 Portable. From the pictures, it looks like you’ll be able to choose between playing the game as a male or female. The game will be out in Japan on November 1. No other details are available currently, and no word on a U.S. release (but it’s Atlus, so I’m guessing it’ll make it’s way here soon).

[ Kotaku ]

Help Atlus Name Some Game

Help Atlus Name a Game

Atlus is bringing Kenka Bancho 3 (PSP) to North America, but they need a better name then that….and can’t decide on one on their own. Instead, their asking everyone to do their job for them. If you’d like to suggest something (you have to choose from a list of suggestions, kind of lame) then go here . Apparently it’s “a game of street brawling and insult hurling”, sort of looks like River City Ransom in 3D except now you can shoot lasers from your eyes. There’s also a trailer below if you’re interested, it features an awesome theme song that really gets you in the mood to brawl and hurl insults. I personally went with Badass.

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Persona Gets Bonus Soundtrack

Persona PSP Gets Bonus Soundtrack

I want every Atlus game, ever. Not because of the bonus stuff that cames with every game, though, kind of getting bored with just getting video game soundtracks. I mean, I don’t not want them, I just want a little more variety. I would love to see more brass knuckle like extras.

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Persona, Growlanser Coming to PSP

Persona to PSP

In an upcoming issue of Weekly Famitsu it was revealed that Atlus is bringing the original Persona for the Playstation and Growlanser (also on the Playstation) to the PSP.

Persona is set to be released on April 29th in Japan and it will be a complete remake of the original title, with more save points, difficulty settings, and cut scenes.

The Growlanser port is scheduled for a May 14 in Japan and feature new characters along with various other enhancements.

No word on any North American release dates, yet.

[ via PSP Hyper ]

Crisis Core – Worst Level Up System, Ever

Crisis Core Level Up Is Horrible I hate You

I love Final Fantasy VII, VII and III (VI) are my two favorite Final Fantasy games to date. So, any new Final Fantasy VII spin-off game that comes out is always something I’m interested in. Anyway, picked it up over my long absence and I’ve pretty much liked everything about it, the battles are pretty fun, the CG scenes are amazing…but the level up system is seriously pissing me off.

Basically, it’s based (largely) on luck. Three wheels spin around in a slot machine fashion, and if all three land on 7, you level up. I understand that there is a hidden experience counter, and you gain experience per enemy killed, and the more experience you get the more likely you are to level up. However, I’ve gone through a couple “Very Hard” ranked missions and not leveled up at all. It’s frustrating because all I have left are “Hard” or “Very Hard” missions, and I’m not gaining any levels going through these really hard missions.

I mean, whose idea was it to, in my opinion, ruin what could have been a great game by throwing this in? Seriously, does anyone like the idea of randomly leveling up?

R-Type Command Coming to the U.S. in May

Well, it’s official, Atlus is bringin R-Type Command (R-Type Tactics) to the U.S. on May 6th. R-Type Command is a turn-based strategy game, a far cry from the normal R-Type side scrolling shoot-em-up.

I’m pretty sure that Atlus is the best video game company, ever. They bring everything over even though they know they won’t sell a million copies. That doesn’t stop them. What makes this even better is that I love turn-based strategy games, they’re awesome. And I love space ships a lot, too, so I mean I’ve got everything I need.

The whole press release is after the link…
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Echochrome

Echochrome seems pretty cool. It is a puzzle game, with game play involving rotating a world occupied by Oscar Reutersvärd’s impossible constructions to be traversed by a mannequin figure. I don’t know who Oscar Reutersvärd is, but he sounds like an awesome guy.

I also learned that in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “I, Borg”, a plan was made to destroy the entire race of Borg—malevolent cybernetic aliens whose minds were interconnected—by showing one of the Borg a picture of a highly complex impossible constructions. This plan was dismissed as being genocide, so its potential results were never seen.

Wikipedia is awesome.

Crisis Core Hitting North America This Spring

I was beginning to get worried that Crisis Core wouldn’t be coming to the North America…boy was I totally wrong. The latest Final Fantasy VII spin-off officially has a release date of March 25, 2008. Some other dates of note:

  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (Nintendo DS) – March 11, 2008
  • Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (Nintendo Wii) – February 26, 2008
  • The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)- Spring 2008

Here’s the whole press release:
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