Thursday, 15 May 2008

Late news: SMT: Persona 4 announced and shown

Late story but one that should be covered. Persona 4 was unveiled by Japanese magazines and at the time of the reveal, the game was heading straight for a 10th July 2008 release in Japan - on the Playstation 2. The game is separate (apart from recurring themes) from the critically acclaimed Persona 3 in that the setting will be much more rural and is more of a mystery thriller with fog replacing the full moon in the game. A large DVD trailer was given out in Famitsu and various videos have sneaked their way onto the Internet. The 2 trailers making up the DVD are embedded below with the much smaller introduction movie below that.

No word on whether this will make it to Europe though the US should get it easily.

Crisis Core gets a definitive release date in Europe

At last, European non-import gamers can rejoice as Square-Enix finally announced that Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 will be out here on 20th June 2008. The PSP game sees you playing as Zack from the main FF7 storyline and going through his history. The RPG sees materia return in a new form and a slot machine game used to settle the outcome of battles.

The UK version of the game will boast challenges not seen in the Japanese version and will also be available with a slipcase cover and hardback art book for those who pre-order the game online in the UK.

Source: Pocket Gamer