Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Deep Strange Journey Announced for the 3DS

March 27th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Atlus announced two new releases for the 3DS during the company’s anniversary livestream yesterday: Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey.

The first is a follow-up to the original Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon crossover from 2015. It will feature all of the playable classes from the first game, along with five new ones: Buccaneer, Alchemist, Kenkaku, Monk, and Farmer.

Atlus plans to package first-print copies of the game with a two-disc soundtrack, featuring Etrian Odyssey songs voted on by fans. A limited edition set celebrating the Etrian Odyssey series’ 10th anniversary will also be available. It will include a copy of the game, special box and 200-page art book.

Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey is a 3DS remake of Strange Journey for the DS. In addition to a new character, the game will include 350 new demons, new visuals and be fully voiced.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 launches on August 31 in Japan, while Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey comes out this fall.

Source: Nintendo World Report, Gematsu, Kotaku

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Atlus Teasing Radiant Historia Announcement

March 20th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The 2011 DS RPG Radiant Historia developed a cult following thanks to an intriguing time-travelling storyline and refreshingly competent protagonist. Now, it appears that Atlus is planning to do something with the IP once again.

The studio recently launched a new teaser site, radianthistoria.jp, that contains the text “In the near future, a history once told will unfold again. And an unknown path will come to be known.”

There is also a message to check the next issue of Weekly Famitsu, which comes out this Friday, March 23.

Source: Gematsu

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Atlus PR Manager Shuts Down Rumors of Yakuza 0 and Persona 5 PC and Switch Ports

January 03rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Rumors of possible PC and Switch ports of Yakuza 0 and Persona 5 started to surface after box art for the games appeared without PlayStation-exclusive branding, but they were quickly squashed after Atlus USA public relations manager John Hardin reconfirmed the games would only be appearing on Sony’s consoles.

The Persona series has appeared on a Nintendo console before. The canon spin-off Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth came out for the 3DS back in 2014.

Even the Yakuza series, which was only rumored to come to PC, saw a remastered port of the first two games launch on the Wii U in 2013.

Source: @JohnLHardin [via Gematsu]

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Atlus Announce New RPG from Studio Zero

December 20th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Atlus recently announced a new fantasy RPG that will be revealed in this week’s issue of Famitsu. There is no word on what platform the game will be on, but it is being developed by the newly-formed Studio Zero. Longtime Persona character designer Shigenori Soejima is providing art for the game and Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino will serve as producer and director.

Source: Famitsu.com [via NeoGAF]

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Atlus Apologizes for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalpyse Localization Mistake

September 20th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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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.

Source: Atlus.com

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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

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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

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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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