Persona 3 - PSP

Also known as: P3', 'Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3', 'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable: Special Collector's Edition

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Also for: PS2
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Combat Game
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: Atlus Soft. Co.: Atlus
Publishers: Atlus (US)
Ghostlight (GB)
Released: 15 Apr 2011 (GB)
6 Jul 2010 (US)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
No Accessories: No Accessories


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Persona 3 is widely regarded as the best in the Japanese role-playing series, thanks to its depth, charm and inventive gameplay mechanics. Originally released on the PS2, it now arrives on the PSP handheld to offer players a piece of JRPG fun in the palm of your hand.

You play as a 17 year-old whipper-snapper who's just moved schools. Obviously, that can be trying enough on its own. Throw in an attack from a sinister Shadow enemy as soon as he enters the dormitary, however, and you know things are going to be difficult.

The action is split between daytime and nighttime activities. By day, you'll innocuously go about doing regular school stuff. You'll go to lessons, study, answer questions from teachers and make friends. Sounds like a strange feature for an RPG about fighting monsters, right?

The hook is that how you get on during the day dictates how your powers perform at night. Turn-based combat is performed by using magical abilities and weapons garnered by sharing your body with a Persona. The stronger the persona, the better you'll fare in this dark, rich world.

On the PlayStation Portable, Persona 3 has been enhanced and extended to take advantage of some new features, like shorter loading times and one-button menu shortcuts. It all adds to keep the action flowing and to create an ideal pace for handheld gaming.