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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - July 7, 2010 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that one of the highest rated RPGs of all-time, Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®3 PortableTM for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, is now available in stores and on PlayStation®Network.

Persona 3 Portable releases to glowing praise for its compelling story, unique soundtrack, high-quality voice acting, graphics, solid RPG gameplay, intriguing characters, and more, making it an RPG experience PSP owners won't want to miss. Destructoid gave it their Editor's Choice Award along with a perfect score (10/10), writing, "We loved it before and we still love it." GamerVision stated, "Persona 3 Portable is one of the strongest games in the PSP catalogue, and a shining example of a role-playing game done right," also giving it a perfect 10/10. IGN.com praised the game as well, calling it "...a stellar game..." and offering it their Editor's Choice Award.

Unique among its competitors, Persona 3 Portable is laden with stark contrasts. By day, players attend school, juggle interpersonal relationships, and even court a romance or two. By night, they are tasked with the lofty goal of saving the world from encroaching Shadows and darkness, having to fight off a grotesque menagerie of otherworldly creatures. Featuring the addition of a new player-controlled female protagonist who offers players a fresh new perspective to one of gaming's most inventive narratives, P3P dramatically increases the replayability of a game already renowned for its length and depth. Numerous additional improvements and enhancements, like reduced load times and one-button menu shortcuts, serve to streamline the experience for optimal handheld RPG enjoyment.

SMT: Persona 3 Portable is now available in stores and on PlayStation Network with an MSRP of $39.99. For more information, visit the official full Persona 3 Portable website: http://www.atlus.com/p3p.

About Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power-Persona-and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day?

Key Features

* Maximum Persona 3-The RPG that captured critics and fans alike achieves a new level of excellence. Built upon an enhanced version of the game, players will find numerous significant improvements, including the addition of Skill Cards, part-time jobs, a total of five difficulty settings (ranging from the newcomer-friendly "beginner" to the ultra-hardcore "maniac"), and most importantly, the ability to directly control your teammates in battle.
* Gain a whole new perspective-The choice of your protagonist's sex at the start of the game has a dramatic impact on the game's intricate social dynamics. Persona 3 veterans will get a kick out of playing through the story from a new female perspective, gaining new Social Links, special events, and unique romantic opportunities.
* Slick system enhancements-Improved playability permeates every aspect of the gameplay experience. One-button menu shortcuts, streamlined team equipment changes, incredibly short load times, and other tweaks and enhancements create an ideal pace for portable gaming.


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 Demon's Souls, Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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SMT: Persona 3 Portable has been rated "M" for Mature with Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence by the ESRB.

©2006-2010 ATLUS SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI, SMT, and Persona are registered trademarks of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
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