Atlus has announced that they have acquired the North American publishing rights to Zeno Clash II and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. They also revealed additional details about their upcoming 3DS side-scrolling beat ’em up, with a slight RPG twist, Code of Princess.
Ace Team has once again teamed up with Atlus on their first-person brawling series Zeno Clash. The next release is the sequel to 2010’s Zeno Clash (Xbox 360 review), Zeno Clash II. Ghat returns, but now he can freely explore Zenozoik, running into old friends and battling new enemies. He’ll have access to new weapons and items, an improved lock-on function, and greater powers through an RPG-style leveling system. Players can also join up in drop-in/drop-out co-op play as allies take on the role of Ghat’s sister, Rimat. The first-person surreal brawler will be making its way to 360, PC, and PS3 in 2013 via Live, PSN, and Steam.
Frogwares’ upcoming Sherlock Holmes adventure for the 360 and PS3, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, will also be published by Atlus. Set to launch this September, The Testament will allow players to explore crime scenes, analyze evidence, and examine suspects. After Holmes has been accused of forging recovered jewels, he and Watson must clear his name as suspicion about his current and past investigations builds in Scotland Yard.
Lastly, Atlus is prepping to launch a new action-brawler for the 3DS this fall, Code of Princess. Mixing elements of role-playing games and side-scrolling beat ’em ups, players will be able to team up with up to three friends in co-op or versus play locally or online through the Nintendo Network. As Atlus is want to do, gamers who pre-order a copy will receive an art book and soundtrack. If Code of Princess ends up being anywhere close to the Guardian Heroes-style game it’s sounding like, consider the 3DS charged and ready to go.