[Update] Wires crossed, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment not playable on Vita or PSP yet
by Matthew Diener 27/2/2013
Product: Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Format: PSP, PS Vita
North American fans of Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei: Persona line of JRPGs no doubt looked at our This week on the PS Vita story with a bit of confusion.
One title expected in the US, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, didn't receive a PSP or Vita release like it was supposed to. PlayStation 3 users could download and play the game as a PSone Classic, but mobile gamers were out of luck.
Joystiq reports that this was an oversight, and that the game was intended to be compatible with both the Vita and PSP. Sony is already at work delivering a fix to ensure that Eternal Punishment is playable on its handhelds, but there's no projected date for when the fix will be implemented.
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is a continuation of Persona 2: Innocent Sin's storyline and features plot elements seen through the eyes of a new character.
As a PSone classic, the PSN version will be all but identical to the game as it appeared in its original North American release.
There's still no word yet on when, or if, Eternal Punishment will come to Europe but we will keep you updated if that should change.
If you'd like an idea of what to expect from the PSP release of Eternal Punishment, the Japanese release trailer is included below.
Update: An earlier version of this article confused the PSP release of Eternal Punishment with the enhanced PSP version released in Japan in May 2012. We have since learned that "unusual circumstances" prevented this version from being ported to the PSN, and that the version available in North America will not feature the new options or remixed soundtrack.