Last night, we announced that we would be translating the highly-acclaimed PSP remake of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, and boy, were people excited. So, today, I’d like to answer a few fan questions.
Q: Will your fan translation use the script from the PSX version of the game?
A: Some of the script, yes. We’ll also be retranslating certain dialogue to make it sound a lot more modern and precise like the PSP remake of Persona 2: Innocent Sin. Also, certain character names will be changed back to their Japanese names. None of the names from the English PSX version of the first Persona will be in this translation. We’re using the real names of the characters.
Q: How will I be able to play the new scenario? Won’t I need a save file of the Japanese version of the PSP remake of Persona 2: Innocent Sin?
A: Yes. However, we are working on a way to make this scenario available easier. We’ll talk more about that when we’ve looked into it a bit more.
Q: Will the new scenario be translated?
A: Yes. We are translating the new scenario that is exclusive to the PSP remake of the game.
Q: How long do you think it will take for this project to be fully completed? Any estimates?
A: As soon as everything is done. As of right now, decryption of the game must be completed, and we also need to find a way to repack the translated files once decryption and modifications are done. Once everything is completed and all works well, will we then be able to release it.
Q: What’s the point in translating this? PSP, PS Vita, and PS3 owners can just play the PSX version of the game, as it’s now available for purchase on the PS Store.
A: The PSP remake of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment adds a lot of new content, as well as revamps the engine used in the game. There’s also an entirely new scenario, remastered soundtrack, and a few other things that are sure to please fans of the series. That is why we have decided to translate it.
Q: How can I help?
A: If you would like to take part in this project, click here, then fill out the form. Also make sure to select “Staff Member Request” in the dropdown menu.