It looks like the ESRB have let slip a pretty big announcement today, as they have revealed that the critically-acclaimed Persona 4 will be making its way to the PS3.
The following is ESRB’s listing for the game:
This is a role-playing game in which players control a high school student who enters a mystical ‘TV World, ‘ saves lost souls who are trapped on the ‘Midnight Channel,’ and establishes bonds with town characters in order to develop ‘Personas.’ Personas, which are summoned through the use of tarot cards, are creatures that can perform special offensive and defensive moves to aid during battles against monsters. Combat is turn-based with numeric values and light effects indicating attack/damage inflicted. Pixilated blood spray is briefly depicted during battles, and colored bloodstains stain some walls and floors. Some female monsters (female Persona) are depicted with their breasts exposed, while other monsters have phallic-shaped heads and torsos. Other female Personas (e.g., ‘Succubus’) have sexual characteristics that are described in text: ‘They visit sleeping men and have sexual intercourse with them.’ Story elements also make references to alcohol, including a long scene in which the main characters hang out in a club and play ‘drinking games.’ Although alcohol is never consumed, the characters display the telltale signs of intoxication: slurred speech, staggered walking, and red faces. Profanity (e.g., sh*t, a*shole) can be heard in the dialogue.
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This is news that just about everyone is going to be raving about. This series is pretty much universally loved, and even though it’s a port of an older game it will still have a big audience. If this ends up being a port of the PS Vita version, Persona 4 Golden, then this would allow console gamers their first opportunity to play what many call the definitive edition of the game. Maybe now I’ll play the flippin’ thing so I won’t have to hang my head in shame anymore!
[Note] The judgments are the following:
Condemn – Hate | (O) – Dislike | (OR) – Indifferent | (R) – Like | Condone – Love