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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

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Title Screen

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Also known as: Persona
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation Portable
Released in JP: April 29, 2009
Released in US: September 22, 2009
Released in EU: August 11, 2010

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

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is a remake of Revelations: Persona for the PlayStation portable, which was notorious for its rough English localization.

Debug Menu


A small debug menu that allows you to play BGM and movies can be re-enabled with the below code. With the code on, enter MOVIE MODE from the main menu. The USA version does not display the menu text.

JP code:

_C1 Movie Mode = Debug Menu
_L 0x2010204C 0A209105

USA code:

_C1 Movie Mode = Debug Menu
_L 0x20103BCC 0A2092E3
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Debug Display


Applying the below code will enable a simple CPU / GPU graph at the top of the screen.

JP code:

_C1 Enable CPU / GPU Meter
_L 0x202D3C00 00000001

USA code:
_C1 Enable CPU / GPU Meter
_L 0x202F5800 00000001
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Graphics


A reference image of Igor, found alongside some used sprites. The text says "Putting this in for reference".

(Translation: Glitterberri)


A placeholder thumbnail for a cutscene in the movie player menu.

Regional Differences

Unlike the English release, movie cutscenes in the Japanese version lack voice acting. In its place, the movies feature hardcoded subtitles.