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Revelations: Persona

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Title Screen

Revelations: Persona

Also known as: Megami Ibunroku Persona: Be your true mind (JP)
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: September 20, 1996
Released in US: December 14, 1996
Released in EU: December 3, 2018 (PlayStation Classic)

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

The very first game in the Persona series, which would later go on to produce more sequels and become a hit in the west.

Debug Menu

Use the following code in city map to display debug menu. Press L1 and R1 to close debug menu.

D00B15C4 000C
800A5438 0000
D00B15C4 1004
800A5438 0001
D00B15C4 2004
800A5438 0002
D00B15C4 4004
800A5438 0003
D00B15C4 8004
800A5438 0004
D00B2C8C 000C
800A61C4 0000
D00B2C8C 1004
800A61C4 0001
D00B2C8C 2004
800A61C4 0002
D00B2C8C 4004
800A61C4 0003
D00B2C8C 8004
800A61C4 0004
(Source: Original TCRF research)


Megami Ibunroku Persona Debug Main Info.png

Press L1 + Up to display menu info.


Megami Ibunroku Persona Debug Para Set.png

Press L1 + Right to display scene change menu.


Megami Ibunroku Persona Debug Sound Check.png

Press L1 + Down to display sound check.

Toggle BGM On/Off. and Sound effect test.


Megami Ibunroku Persona Debug Map Edit.png

Press L1 + Left to display map editor.

Unused Music

This urgent-sounding track is absent in Revelations: Persona. Judging from the name "Time Count Event," it was probably meant for a countdown. The closest thing to a countdown is the Snow Queen Quest's time limits. It doesn't seem related to the Time Count from Persona 2...

Regional Differences

To do:
a lot more, including graphical differences

Revelations: Persona underwent a big number of changes while it was being localized in the United States. A lot of those changes were disliked by fans, though they were later reverted and kept closer to the source material in the PlayStation Portable remake.


Megami Ibunroku Persona Title.png Revelations Persona Title.png

Name Entry

In the Japanese version, the first name, last name, and nickname can be entered when the protagonist is named. The American version simply allows the player to add their first name when naming the protagonist.


  • The overall difficulty of the game was reduced by lowering the enemy encounter rate and increasing the EXP gained from battles. However, while experience gain was increased to an amount proportional to the decreased random battle rate, money drops were left the same, resulting in a potential shortage of cash.
  • The Snow Queen Quest was removed by only allowing the player to commit to the SEBEC chapter. The data is still present in the game disk and it's possible to forcibly activate the quest by making use of cheating codes, but the Quest is untranslated and the game's engine cannot render Japanese characters which show as strange symbols.

Other Changes

  • All characters were renamed and several of them had their appearance altered as well.
  • Nearly all references to Japan or Japanese culture were cut, with the unusual exception being the shoe lockers and Shinto Shrines in the game.
  • The game's currency Yen was changed to dollars.

(Source: [1])