Set to be released just a few days from now in Japan, Atlus, pleasing many fans of the earlier titles, has announced that Persona 4 will be coming to Northa America on December 9th, 2008. It will cost $39.99.

The promotional artwork for the upcoming North American edition of Persona 4

This is surprising considering the release comes just eight months after the release of Persona 3: FES, a “director’s cut” version of Persona 3, and less than 18 months after the release of the acclaimed third title in the series. Weekly Famitsu, a well regarded Japanese videogame publication, recently awarded Persona 4 a respectable 33/40.

Atlus also announced that, like its predeccesor, Persona 4 will ship with a copy of the soundtrack. If the music in Persona 4 is anywhere near as good as Persona 3, then we are all in for a treat!

The North American trailer can be found HERE. You can find the official Japanese web site for Persona 4, including a trailer, HERE. Just be warned that it is very yellow and very Japanese.

In other, related news, Atlus continues to be completely Awesome.

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