The Persona series (apart from the first game also releasing on PC back in 1999) has long been a Playstation exclusive. The series saw most of its titles release on the PS2 & PSP, including Persona 4. Last month, Persona 4 Golden released on PC, marking the first time since 1999 that the series was on a platform other than a Sony console.
Persona 4 Golden is an RPG developed and published by Atlus. The series is part of the Megami Tensei series. The plot of Persona 4 was inspired by the work of mystery novelists owing to its murder mystery premise. The rural setting was based on a town on the outskirts of Mount Fuji and intended as a “nowhere place” and is the central setting where players sympathize with the daily life of the characters. The developers added many in-game events to prevent the game from becoming stale. During the localization, numerous alterations to names and cultural references were made to preserve the effect through translation, but some Japanese cultural references were altered or removed.
This has been a great test to gauge the demand for the series on other platforms, and fans have definitely shown their support, because the game has already hit over 500,000 sales in its first month. This could be a strong indicator that other titles such as Persona 5 could see themselves on Steam in the future, and perhaps Persona 6 could release as a multi-platform game.
The announcement was made by ATLUS on Twitter:
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