Atlus has released the original PlayStation JRPG Persona 2: Eternal Punishment for PSN, available for play on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita. The game serves as an alternate reality to its companion title, Innocent Sin, both released at the same time and is essential to understand the full story.
As one of the darker and less typical RPGs of the era, Eternal Punishment lets you fight demons or negotiate with them for experience, items, help or even some Arcana cards to create new Personas.
There’s also a Rumour system, where enemies can collect and exchange rumours to alter certain game mechanics. This helps in reducing the prices in stores and for other changes but can be spread for a fee.
Considering that the major stories in those days focused on saving your girlfriend and preventing the end of the world, we’d say Eternal Punishment should be a less typical ride. It’s currently available at $9.99 on the PlayStation Store.