IRVINE, Calif. - July 7, 2008
Atlus U.S.A., Inc., the only publisher with maxed-out social links, today announced Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona 4 for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, a gripping new chapter in the Persona universe and sequel to the highest-rated RPG of 2008*. Larger, deeper, and loaded with thrills, Persona 4 delivers an all-new story set in the Japanese countryside. A mysterious chain of deaths remains unanswered and only you and your team of gifted supernatural sleuths can uncover the truth. Will you thwart this hidden evil before it is too late?
Soundtrack CD included - Every single copy of Persona 4 is a special two-disc set. In addition to the game disc, customers will receive a soundtrack CD featuring selected music from Persona 4.
Persona 4 is currently scheduled for release on December 9, 2008 for an MSRP of $39.99.
Click here for more information on Persona 4: http://www.atlus.com/persona4
About Persona 4
Shortly after an urban youth begins a year-long stay in the countryside town of Inaba, the rural town'speace is shattered by a horrific murder that leaves no clues or suspects. As the lone incident develops into a series of bizarre crimes, he discovers that only he and his friends have the power to solve the baffling case, bring those responsible to justice, and restore harmony to his new home.
• Balance your double life– Beyond intense battles, Persona fusion, and new weapon creation exists a normal high school life of friends, classes, and part-time jobs. The way you manage and integrate your activities within each day will determine how you progress through the game.
• Unprecedented team control– With a greater emphasis on developing bonds in the fight to solve the mysterious murders, strong friendships are key to your success. Directly control teammates in battle, earn greater party support for combat, and master individual Social Links to unlock your party's true potential.
• Find the true ending– 60+ hours of gameplay thrusts you into a deep mystery where midnight television leads to serial killings. You must investigate murders, rescue those who can be rescued, and unmask the culprit behind it all—or risk being forever shrouded in the fog of doubt.
Persona 4 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
*According to Metacritic.com (as of July 5, 2008)
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Odin Sphere, Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.
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Ben Karl, Odyssey Public Relations
Aram Jabbari, Atlus U.S.A., Inc.