Atlus Apologizes for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalpyse Localization Mistake

September 20th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


Atlus issued an official apology after it was discovered that a couple of lines of dialog were left untranslated in the final release of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.

The lines are found during a boss battle near the end of the game and are only triggered under specific conditions.

“…the errant Japanese text only shows up if you get to a point where the boss gives you a dialogue option WHILE your partner is KO’d,” Atlus explained. “Our testers, who have been with the company for quite awhile, and who are well-versed in all things SMT (I think a few of them also were QA for the original SMTIV) were so good, they never ran into the situation of having an unconscious partner during the fight, and henceforth the dialogue in question.”

The company is looking into fixing the mistake, but they are unable to confirm any solid plans.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is out today in stores and in the 3DS eShop.


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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Launch Window DLC Announced

August 03rd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Atlus recently updated the Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse site with the free and paid DLC players will be able to get after the game launches on September 20.

There are also sets of retailer-exclusive DLC armor available by pre-ordering from either GameStop/EB Games, Amazon or Best Buy.

The newest trailer for the game, which went up today, gives a brief overview of demon recruiting, battling and fusing.

Source: @AtlusUSA

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Citizens of Earth Re-Added to the 3DS eShop

August 02nd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Citizens of Earth 3DS

Eden Industries’ RPG Citizens of Earth is once again available for purchase in the 3DS eShop.

The game was pulled from the online store last May after it was discovered that it could be used to run modified or pirated software and apps on the 3DS.

Citizens of Earth is currently priced at $14.99.

Source: My Nintendo News


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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Release Date Announced

July 06th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Atlus recently updated the official site for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse with a North American release of September 20.

The company also put out a new trailer introducing most of the cast you will meet in the game.

Pre-orders for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse are already open for most retailers. Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop each have their own exclusive pre-order bonus DLC outfit for the protagonist. Additionally, all launch edition copies of the game will come with a set of metal emblems.

Source: SMT IV: Apocalypse official site

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Deep Silver to Publish Select Atlus and SEGA Titles in Europe

July 06th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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Ever since the European publishing partnership between Atlus and NIS America ended back in April, it was unclear whether Atlus’ highly-anticipated upcoming titles, like Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, would get a release in the region.

The official Deep Silver Twitter account gave us our answer by confirming today that they will be working with Atlus to bring those games, plus 7th Dragon III Code: VFD and other select titles from SEGA, to Europe.

No release dates have been announced, but the publisher will provide more updates and details soon.

Source: @deepsilver [via Nintendo World Report]

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NIS America to Stop Publishing Atlus Games in Europe

April 25th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


NIS America Managing Director Takuro Yamashita confirmed to MCV that, as of ten days ago, they are no longer working with Atlus to publish the studio’s games in Europe.

Yamashita attributes the decision to difficulties in working with Atlus after its acquisition by SEGA back in 2013.

“Atlus became very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega,” Yamashita said. “It always cherry picked its EU publishing partner based on who offered the highest minimum guarantee on a title by title basis. I noticed that it was very difficult for NIS America to establish an equal-partnership with Atlus.

“Atlus and its European games have contributed a lot to the expansion of NIS America in Europe. I would like to express my greatest appreciation to them for that.”

Previously, NIS America worked with the company to bring Persona 4 Golden, Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight and other Atlus-developed titles to Europe. The two companies are working together for the European release of Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, which is still on track to come out on June 24 for the PS3, PS4 and Vita.

Source: MCV

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Atlus Handling Localization for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

April 22nd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The English release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the Wii U will retain all of the music from the Japanese release and will have English subtitles instead of a full dub. These aren’t exactly moves that match up with how Nintendo normally handles localization, and that’s because they aren’t the one doing it.

In a statement to Game Informer, Nintendo of America confirmed that Atlus will be taking care of the game’s localization.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was localized by Atlus in a way that is consistent with the localization work they do on games they publish. It was a priority to ensure the game feels familiar and appeals to longtime Atlus fans. Any changes made to the in-game content were due to varying requirements and regulations in the many different territories Nintendo distributes its products.”

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE launches for the Wii U on June 24.

Source: Game Informer

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Special Edition Revealed

April 20th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Bundle

Included in Nintendo’s PAX East lineup announcement today was the announcement of the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE special edition.

Exclusive to GameStop and Amazon, the bundle comes with a copy of the game, a 5×8 color artbook, six-song soundtrack CD, six song cards, a sticker sheet and download codes for all five sets of DLC planned for the game. It will launch alongside the standalone version of the game on June 24 and retail for $79.99.

Source: Press Release

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Coming to North America this Summer

April 14th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

With releases like Monster Hunter Generations, Zero Time Dilemma and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, the 3DS’ summer lineup is already looking absolutely stacked. Now, Atlus wants to add on to that by announcing the English version of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.

Released last February in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: FinalApocalypse takes place in the same universe as the original Shin Megami Tensei IV and follows a different cast of characters. The game builds upon its predecessor and even throws in some new mechanics.

From the game’s description on YouTube:

• The Eternal Struggle Between Gods– The Shin Megami Tensei series, known for exploring the tenuous symbiosis between man and deity , reaches deeper than ever in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, as the band of main characters must decide which side of peace or anarchy they are on.
• Partner Up for Success – A new twist on the SMTIV combat formula allows players to bring one of seven partners to battle (in addition to the standard three demons), each with their own unique skills and AI. Plus, partners will fill up a meter that will interrupt the enemy, do massive damage, and give players an extra turn. Given the excruciating difficulty of battles in Shin Megami Tensei, the partner system will allow for new player strategies.
• Demons Aplenty – Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has a series record 450+ demons to fight, fuse, or recruit to player parties. With demons from a wide selection of cultures and religions to choose from, players will be able to customize their party to their liking.
• Fuse For Affinities – Demon fusion, combining two or more demons to form a more powerful one, is one of the cornerstones of Shin Megami Tensei games, and now demons will have affinities for certain skills, giving players more decisions to make about which skills fusions will inherit.
• Press Turns and Smirking – The Press Turn system returns, which gives players (or enemies!) extra turns for exploiting weaknesses. The Smirk system returns as well, which gives huge offensive and defensive boosts to party members (or enemies) and now unlocks bonuses for certain skills, such as insta-kill attacks.

Source: @AtlusUSA

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Atlus to Localize Legend of Legacy

June 11th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Legend of Legacy Box

Legend of Legacy, the FuRyu-developed spiritual successor to the SaGa series, is coming to North America this fall, care of Atlus.

From Atlus’ info page:

“Seven adventurers are about to embark on the quest of a lifetime as they explore the island of Avalon and unravel the mysteries of its dark past. The RPG is developed by a core group of legendary developers who came together to create this brand new story and world. Seven adventurers arrive on the mysterious island of Avalon to pursue their own agenda as explorers. They team up with two of the other adventurers to achieve their objectives – be it exploring the island for treasure, looking for the “god” on the island, or recovering lost memories. But things change when they discover a singing stone that causes the party to see phantasms of Avalon’s forgotten history.”

The teaser site is already up, but it only has a handful of screenshots and a link to pre-order the game (which currently doesn’t work).

Source: Atlus Facebook

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