Atlus announced that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 will release in North America on December 9, 2008. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB, but has a suggested retail price of $39.99.
The game will be released as a two-disc collector's edition, featuring the game and a bonus soundtrack cd that includes select music tracks from the game. Featuring a group of high school students, similar to that found in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, the story of this game starts with a rash of unsolved murders that are left up to the player and his or her group of ragtag, supernatural detectives.
The company also opened the official site for the game, which launches in Japan on July 10. There is also an official trailer for the game that can be viewed here.