IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- FEBRUARY 26, 2013 -- ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced PersonaŽ2: Eternal Punishment is now available for download on the PlayStationŽNetwork for PlayStationŽ3, PlayStationŽVita, and PlayStationŽPortable. Presented as a parallel world to the events that unfolded in PersonaŽ2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment delivers all the gameplay and action from the original Eternal Punishment title, delivering the missing chapter to fans to complete the full Persona experience. The title is priced at $9.99.
Set in the metropolis of Sumaru City, Eternal Punishment takes place after the events of Innocent Sin, however exists as a separate story unrelated to Innocent Sin. 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. Additionally the game incorporates a rumor system, where players collect and exchange rumors throughout the game. Rumors taken to the Kuzunoha Detective Agency can be spread for a fee, changing the dynamic of the gameplay to alter storefronts and other gameplay elements.
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is rated M for Mature.
Index Digital Media Inc.'s ATLUS brand has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami TenseiŽ and PersonaŽ series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls, ATLUS is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences.