ペルソナ２ 罰  After Nyarlathotep is defeated, Tatsuya fulfills his side of the bargain, and after saying his final goodbyes separates his Other Side consciousness from his current self. By doing so, it will alter/change some things in the main game: Satomi Tadashi (scenario writer of Persona and Persona 2) states that the new scenario will change everything the player knows about fighting Demons and "won't be pretty," suggesting that it will be very dark. Sumaru City becomes cursed after events during the beginning of the game that cause any rumor that spreads enough to become true. Eternal Punishment begins when Maya is sent to write a story about the Joker phenomenon: according to rumor, if someone phones their own number, the Joker will kill on request. , Eternal Punishment was first announced in April at the 2000 Tokyo Game Show. The party eventually learn that Tatsuzou and a secret organization he leads, the New World Order, are manipulating Sumaru's government, corporations, and media for his own ends. Through a friendly informant in the Police, they learn the New World Order's ultimate goal: to raise Sumaru City in the rumor-generated spaceship "Torifune", and trigger the destruction of the Earth's surface by sacred dragons by creating a concentration of Kegare to create a new world free of sin.  A key element to the story and gameplay is the Rumor system: after the characters hear a rumor, they can spread that rumor around the city using certain characters, and those rumors can grant the characters special items or other positive or negative effects. When developing Eternal Punishment, the development team took what they learned from Innocent Sin and used it to improve the gameplay and the Rumor system. , Battles consist of both story-related boss fights and random encounters with standard enemies. Going to Seven Sisters High School, she, Ulala, and Katsuya find the school principal murdered by the Joker. Directed by Shoji Meguro and as before, the new soundtrack is interchangeable with the original one.  Instead of the grid-based battle system from the original Persona, party members and enemy units act in the same phase of a turn, rather than being restricted by their placement on the field. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, known as Persona 2: Punishment in Japan, is the third game in the Persona series, following Persona 2: Innocent Sin as the second chapter of an overarching story.  Together with Innocent Sin, Eternal Punishment is the one of the first entries in the Megami Tensei series to feature voice acting. A Graphic of Overall Persona Series Physical Game Sales in Japan for February 2020, Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album, New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment, Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi, Giten Megami Tensei: Distant Flow ~EXILE~, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Cetus's Prequel, Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The silent protagonist of the game is Tatsuya Suou. The battle system, however, is overhauled and based on the one used by the game's sequel, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, but adds adjustable difficulties and battle cut-in portraits like in Persona 3 and Persona 4. One of the biggest concerns when making Eternal Punishment was how much the development staff wanted to include, which went well beyond their original plans. SpiritSephiroth 7 years ago #1. A fan translation of the game has been slowly progressing; however, there are doubts as to whether or not it will actually ever be released. Taking place a few months after Innocent Sin, the game follows reporter Maya Amano as she investigates the Joker Curse, a malign phenomenon where people's wishes and rumors are coming true and causing chaos. Writer(s) Its 2011 reprint featured new content connecting the manga to Innocent Sin. Persona received numerous alterations for its overseas release, including altering character and location names.  Intended to be playable on PSP, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3, a fault at release meant only the PS3 version was playable, which was fixed after players complained about it. Artwork of Tatsuya and Maya, along with their Ultimate Personas. Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! The gameplay features turn-based battle gameplay, where characters use their Personas in battle against demons, and a separate Rumor system, where rumors spread around the city can influence events in the characters' favor, either bad or good. The game's theme song, "Change Your Way", was written by English singer-songwriter Elisha La'Verne based on the game's premise. There is an all-new opening movie created by Studio Satelight titled "Unbreakable Tie." Successfully infiltrating Torifune and defeating Tatsuzou and his "god" Gozen, the city returns to the surface, but the party are drawn into the Collective Unconscious by Nyarlathotep. Like the remake of Innocent Sin, it was directed by Shoji Meguro.  Unlike Innocent Sin, Eternal Punishment was chosen for release in the West. Philemon grants Maya and her friends the ability to summon Personas, an ability that they use to hunt JOKER.  For the packaging, Kaneko was asked to design a new piece of key art.  After Katsuya is removed from the case by his superior Captain Shimazu, he teams up with Maya and Ulala to find the Joker. The title also stemmed from this concept. After escaping with the museum's visitors on a blimp, an injured Sudou makes a final attack that damages the blimp before Tatsuya kills him. Going to Seven Sisters High School, she, Ulala, and Katsuya find the school principal murdered by the Joker. 愛蔵版コミックス『ペルソナ～罪と罰～新装版』（集英社）が4月13日(水)に2巻同時発売!! After escaping with the museum's visitors on a blimp, an injured Sudou makes a final attack that damages the blimp before Tatsuya kills him. While a Persona is originally quite weak, if it is used enough, it will achieve a higher rank, with Rank 8 being the highest possible. All the protagonists wield Personas, manifestations of their personalities. The Lone Marebito, Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: Shinen no Matou, https://megamitensei.fandom.com/wiki/Persona_2:_Eternal_Punishment?oldid=385959, A fast-forward option is included for event scenes, as requested by players in the prequel, On/Off Option to remember the memory of the cursor in menus, Option to change the speed of the battle, like “Speedy”, etc. In the end, he designed the characters to look normal while having a "different feeling" from other people. Swearing revenge and wielding an odd Crystal Skull, he departs, leaving the trio confused and eager to learn more about him. , Set a few months after the ending of Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Eternal Punishment takes place in 1999 in Sumaru (珠閒瑠), a fictional seaside city in Japan with a population of 1.28 million, its own television stations, and a structure left over from its foundations during the Warring States period. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[a] is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus, and chronologically the third installment in the Persona series, a subseries of the Megami Tensei franchise. After getting into a fight, the three play a game summoning the Joker, a mysterious antagonist rumored to appear before anyone that calls him. During the original confrontation with Nyarlathotep, Maya was killed, prompting the rest of the group (Tatsuya, Lisa, Jun and Eikichi) to reset events. Atlus  The magazine's later review of the remake was also fairly positive, finding the atmosphere somber and the battles entertaining, stating that the reviewers appreciated being able to play both parts of Persona 2 on PSP. Towards the end of Innocent Sin, Tatsuya and the others board an alien spaceship known as the Xibalba, another rumor that had spawned into reality. First WeekJapan (Total) - 147,696Japan (PS1) - 119,484Japan (PSP) - 28,212Life to DateJapan (Total) - 258,008Japan (PS1) - 200,103Japan (PSP) - 57,905 Summing up, he said: "Its unique visual style, its unusual characters, and its absorbing gameplay systems make it a game to kill plenty of hours with this winter.  After revealing this, Tatsuya is allowed to join the party in place of either Kei or Eriko. The party eventually learn that Tatsuzou and a secret organization he leads, the New World Order, are manipulating Sumaru's government, corporations, and media for his own ends. The original producer (Kouji Okada), character designer (Kazuma Kaneko) and composers (Toshiko Tasaki, Kenichi Tsuchiya and Masaki Kurokawa) returned alongside Satomi. Due to Innocent Sin not reaching the sales that Atlus were expecting, a quick sequel was made in made in attempts to regain those sales, laying the groundwork for Eternal Punishment. In the deepest parts of Xibalba, the group finds the Fuhrer, wielding the Spear of Destiny (the spear that pierced Jesus Christ that is said to leave a mortal wound the second it strikes flesh) and defeats him. Their search leads the group to clash with a cult-like following known as the Masked Circle. Game Information Maya Amano is sent to write a story about the JOKER, when she meets him in person. Persona 2: Innocent Sin Defeating the Shadow Selves guarding them, the party saves each of them, then confront Nyarlathotep, who mocks Tatsuya for refusing to fulfill his part of Philemon's agreement. Development Pursuing him to the Sky Museum, the party runs into Tatsuya and saves Jun from Sudou after Sudou sets the building on fire. Once confronted, Sudou admits that he is the Joker, and reveals that he is attempting to trigger the reappearance of the Other Side. RPG Kazuma KanekoShigenori SoejimaMasayuki Doi Going to the mental institution where Sudou is held, they discover that Tatsuzou sent Taiwanese Mafia hitmen to kill Sudou. The tune has remained popular with the Persona fan base: Tsuchiya has attributed its popularity to the enduring nature of the Persona series as a whole, and compared it to a fashionable item of the time that now requires a "certain courage" to wear in later times. Once the player has laid out their strategy in the battle menu, the characters perform their assigned actions until the battle ends with victory for one side or the player pauses the action to change strategies. As a character gains experience levels, more powerful Personas from a spell card's group become available. Eternal Punishment takes place in the fictional Japanese city of Sumaru, and is a direct sequel to Persona 2: Innocent Sin.