Original Persona feature phone game coming to Switch and PC
Fans of old Japanese feature phone games will be getting a new classic to play on modern platforms. As reported by Gematsu, Publisher G-Mode announced that it will port the Atlus-developed Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikuu no Tou Hen to Switch and PC, as part of its G-MODE Archives+ line. The game will be sold via the Japanese Nintendo eShop and via Steam in Japan, though it doesn't have a release date as of yet.
Check out a trailer for G-Mode's release:
Originally released for Japanese feature phones in 2006, Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikuu no Tou Hen (Persona: Otherworldly Tower Chapter) was a spin-off of the original PS1-based Persona title. It's set during the original game and immediately following the party's battle in the SEBEC building, when the protagonist and his companions are transported to an otherworldly tower. They're instructed by Igor to climb the tower in order to obtain a device that they'll need to return home.
Though formatted for phones of the time and featuring a squareish screen aspect ratio, the game featured many of the gameplay elements of its console-based original. These include the turn-based combat system 3D dungeon-crawler-style exploration, and demon negotiation.
Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikuu no Tou Hen is in development for Switch and PC in Japan. An enhanced rerelease of the original PS1 Persona game was released in 2009 for the PSP.