Atlus has officially announced that Persona 3 FES is coming to North America April 22. 30 more hours of Persona 3…I don’t know if I can handle the awesomeness. And it’s only $29.99, which is nice.
You can read all the details I received through email below…
Dear Atlus Faithful,
Ok, we give up. The rumors were true.
Persona 3 FES is coming to North America!
Months of trying to keep FES a secret are now behind us (which means all of us here can reflect on just how futile an effort that was).
So what’s the big deal about Persona 3 FES? “FES” is short for “Festival,” and in Japan, FES was released as a reward for gamers who picked up the original. Not only does the new FES content enhance the original game, but the new FES component is actually a game in and of itself, accessible right from the get-go. We think of it as two games on one disc. It is the definitive Persona 3 experience.
We will be releasing the stand-alone version of FES. There was of course the option of just releasing the “Append” disc (which would have required ownership of the original game), but in the end, we didn’t want you to have to own anything else to enjoy the experience.
We’ll have a ton more updates going out for FES soon, telling you about the extra features, content, and modes for you to enjoy. Thanks for being patient. We’re glad you stuck around.
Oh, and we decided to set the suggested retail for FES at $29.99, just for the heck of it. Thanks for continuing to support us, Atlus Faithful!