Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

Publisher: Atlus USA

Developer: Atlus U.S.A


Category: Role-Playing

Release Dates

N Amer - 08/14/2007

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Locked away in the human psyche is power beyond imagination...

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Locked away in the human psyche is power beyond imagination...Now, the time has come for you to unleash that power!

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Coming to US in 2007
Now, it's time to unleash that Persona!


In Persona 3, you’ll assume the role of a high school student, who was orphaned as a young boy, and has recently transferred to Gekkoukan High School on Port Island. Only days after he arrives at the school dorm, he is attacked by a Shadow. The assault awakens his Persona, Orpheus, his only chance at defeating this creature of the night. He soon discovers that he shares this special ability with other students at his new school. From them he learns of the Dark Hour, a hidden time that exists between one day and the next, swarming with Shadows that have been slowing claiming victims known as The Lost—poor souls who have inexplicably been turned into walking zombies. Under the supervision of school chairman Shuji Ikutsuki, he joins his new friends in confronting this evil threat…
With your school as the primary battlefield, you’ll be forced to juggle between two lives: student by day, defender against evil by night. And your greatest challenges await you on the eve of each full moon.


  • Engaging Social Link system lets you build intimate relationships with friends and love interests alike!
  • Unforgettable characters, including familiar faces from previous Persona games, and professionally-acted dialogue bring the story to life!
  • Massive replay value with over 20 Social Links and a complex storyline encompassing a full school year.
  • Highly stylized designs grace the beautiful 2D character portraits, detailed 3D animations, and heart-pounding cut scenes!
  • Hip Urban-Techno soundtrack from Shoji Meguro, the composer for Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga!
  • Intense, strategic battle system; find and exploit enemy weaknesses with the help of your allies!

Bonus Materials:

  • A full-color, 52-page art book packed with character art, concept sketches, and more!
  • Soundtrack CD featuring the hip urban-techno music of Shoji Meguro, composer of the haunting and unforgettable scores for Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga!
  • A striking collector’s box to store your game and all the extra goodies!


Shipping in a Deluxe Edition box.

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Reviewer: Louis Bedigian

Review Date: 07/23/2007

If you like games that step outside the bounds of normality – games that defy reality and present the strangest imagery imaginable – Persona 3 is your RPG

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