Famitsu apparently just gave the game a 39/40, which means a few things.
1). The 9/10er needs to...disappear.
2). Famitsu considers it a worthy rival to FFXIII, FF Type Zero, Resident Evil 6 and Tales of Xillia, but inferior to Nintendogs and FFXIII-2
3). It follows that Famitsu can no longer be trusted, but still...a near-perfect score is better than a low score.
Yeah, it would definitely be nice if Sega would give Atlus the resources necessary to do worldwide releases. Probably never going to happen though. Even the 3DS games take an extra 6+ months to localize, and it used to be longer. P3 and P3 FES each took a year or more to come over.
On the bright side though, SMT IV Apocalypse next week!
Rest of the English cast:
Xander Mobus as the protagonist
Cassandra Morris as Morgana
Max Mittelman as Ryuji Sakamoto
Erika Harlacher as Ann Takamaki
Matt Mercer as Yusuke Kitagawa
Cherami Leigh as Makoto Niijima
Erica Lindbeck as Futaba Sakura
Xanthe Huynh as Haru Okumura
Robbie Daymond as Goro Akechi
Persona without Troy Baker, Liam O'Brien, Tara Platt, Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal, Michelle Ruff, etc. makes me sad. Hopefully at least some of them have supporting roles.