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Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
ペルソナ2 罰
Perusona 2: Batsu
Game Information
Developer Atlus
Publisher Atlus
Genre RPG
Platform PlayStation
Release Dates
Flag of Japan PlayStation
June 29, 2000
PSP Remake
May 17, 2012
Flag of the United States PlayStation
November 30, 2000
PSN - PSOne Classic
February 27, 2013

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is the third game in the Persona series, following Persona 2: Innocent Sin as the second chapter of an overarching story. Eternal Punishment focuses on protagonist Maya Amano. The theme song of the game is "Change Your Way", by Elisha La'Verne.

It was originally released on the PlayStation, and was released on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 as a classic.

Eternal Punishment received a PlayStation Portable remake, which was also released on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Vita.


Eternal Punishment takes place on "the other side" from Innocent Sin. Rumors are spread about how if you call your cell phone, the JOKER will come and kill whoever you ask it to. Maya Amano is sent to write a story about the JOKER, when she meets him in person. Philemon grants Maya and her friends the ability to summon Personas, an ability that they use to hunt JOKER.


Persona 2 characters

Left to right: Eriko, Tatsuya, Baofu, Maya, Ulala, Katsuya, Kei.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSPEdit

Eternal Punishment received a PSP release on the May 17th, 2012 in Japan. Directed by Shoji Meguro and as before, the new soundtrack is interchangeable with the original one. Instead of Shigenori Soejima, Masayuki Doi of Trauma Center fame handled the character artwork. The new opening was done by Mad House.

There are new additions/improvements to the game:

  • Loading times are greatly improved
  • A fast-forward option is included for event scenes, as requested by players in the prequel
  • On/Off Option to remember the memory of the cursor in menus
  • Option to change the speed of the battle, like “Speedy”, etc. With the highest option, battles take marginally less time to complete than the previous Persona games.
  • There is a new scenario starring Tatsuya and featuring a woman with long purple hair and a cat named Zula.
  • The player can change the color of the menus: gray, red, blue, yellow, pink, and purple in that exact order, corresponding to Persona, Persona 2, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 3 Portable (female route) and Persona Q.

Satomi Tadashi (Scenario writer of Persona and Persona 2) states that the new scenario will change everything the player knows about fighting Demons and "won't be pretty", suggesting that it will be very dark.

Due to "unusual circumstances", the specifics of which are unknown, it could not be localized anywhere outside of Japan, however it has been announced that a fan translation is in the works.


Box Art and Promotional Art
P2 Japanese boxart
Japanese PSX boxart
P2 EUA boxart
USA PSX Boxart
P2EP Promotional Artwork
Promotional artwork
Cover for the Master's Guide
The cover of May 2012's PlayStation Magazine
Promotional artwork of Maya Amano and her Persona, Artemis
Persona 2 Eternal Punishment not for sale card art
Not for sale card sleeve
PSP Remake Screenshots
Persona 2 EP PSP Boxart (No logos)
Tatsuya after being grazed by the Spear of Destiny
P2EP Tatsuya Story Baofu reaction
Baofu reacting to Shadow Shiori's sudden appearance
P2EP Tatsuya story final battle
The final battle of the Tatsuya story


Persona 2 Eternal Punishment game intro01:26

Persona 2 Eternal Punishment game intro

Persona 2 Eternal Punishment (PSP) - Opening Movie (Japanese)01:31

Persona 2 Eternal Punishment (PSP) - Opening Movie (Japanese)

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