Atlus considering U.S. Persona 2
[02.23.99] » Sony's cancellation of Soul Hackers won't
necessarily keep Atlus from trying to release the next Megami Tensei game.
After Atlus's Soul Hackers failed to make
it through SCEA's approval process, many assumed that the newest
game in the Megami Tensei series, Persona 2, would meet a similar
fate. Fans of the series will be glad to hear that its future might
be brighter than that -- Atlus said it is "currently evaluating"
whether to translate Persona 2. While far from a confirmation,
it certainly makes a North American release more likely than a
flat-out denial would have.
Even should Atlus decide to translate Persona
2, it must still get the game past the approval process that
nixed Soul Hackers. Right now, Persona 2 seems
to have somewhat better chances that Soul Hackers did in that
department, considering that the original Revelations: Persona
sold decently. However, it's too really early to make predictions,
so Megami Tensei will just have to keep their fingers crossed