The UMD version of the game is a Collector's Edition boxed set that includes the game's full 2-disc musical score at no additional cost (only at launch and at participating retailers). A digital PlayStationNetwork version of the game is also planned, currently scheduled for release on October 1st.
"Twelve years after Revelations: Persona for PlayStation was released in North America, Atlus is proud to return to the first chapter of the best-selling, most-acclaimed franchise in the Shin Megami Tensei universe with SMT: Persona for PSP system," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales for Atlus. "Remade, remastered, and fully relocalized, SMT: Persona is the definitive version of the game, with additions, enhancements, and refinements in almost every facet of the play experience. Series and genre fans shouldn't miss out on this."
Both versions have an MSRP of $39.99, but only the physical launch copies will include the game's soundtrack on 2 discs, all packaged in a premium oversized outer box.
About SMT: Persona
The rumor going around St. Hermelin High School holds that if you play the "Persona" game, you can see what the future holds for you. When a group of students-some eager, some skeptical-tries the game out, they experience something quite different. Before long, the city is turned upside-down and demons are roaming the streets, and only the students' newfound power of Persona can set things right again.
Whether you pursue Takahisa Kandori and his abuses of the power he wields as SEBEC's president, or whether you delve into the curse of the Snow Queen that has plagued St. Hermelin for decades, a deep, modern, psychological tale awaits. Remember your true self, and free the tortured psyches of others...