Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

First-run copy of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception gets unboxed

Atlus is set to release their visual-novel-styled strategy role-playing game Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception next week, but first they want to show off the goods. Their latest unboxing video highlights the launch edition, which, as has become common with their releases, comes with several extras. In addition to the game, early buyers will also receive a 50-page art book with character and faction info along with a slipcase for the bundle.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) The Caligula Effect

“… potentially marvelous visual novel stuck inside of a middling dungeon crawler.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Get your emotions in check! The Caligula Effect out for 3DS

It’s time for players to break free of the virtual-world prison of Mobius with the launch of The Caligula Effect. As a student at Kishimai High School, players uncover a world that isn’t as it seems in a story penned by Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. As part of the Go-Home Club, they will join a group of fellow students in an effort to break free of the virtual world that has them trapped. Getting back to reality requires battling Digiheads, those students who have succumbed to the charms of the world’s master and are willing to defend her at all costs.

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3DS

Atlus, iam8bit team up for Persona 5 soundtrack vinyl release

Atlus and iam8bit are linking up for a vinyl release of Persona 5’s soundtrack. Two editions are currently available for pre-order, Essential and Deluxe. The Essential Edition is $100 and includes four records containing selected tracks curated by the Atlus Sound Team. The Deluxe Edition takes it up a notch with six records comprising the full soundtrack for $175, and is limited to 1,000 pressings. iam8bit will also be documenting the process, showing how the music is mixed at Infrasonic’s studios, presses are tested, and the packaging is created. The finale will feature the reveal of the artwork. The sets will ship in the fourth quarter of this year.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight

Utawarerumono’s mercenary was highlighted recently, and now it’s his sister’s turn, the child prodigy Nekone. She looks up to Ukon, while finding her brother’s nonchalant attitude annoying. Thanks to her time studying in the Imperial Capital, she is capable of serving the party both as a healer and a strategist. See her in action below.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Persona 5

“… delivers on every level with a rebellious, quirky cast; an engaging and unusual storyline; and a fast-paced, finely tuned combat system.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Atlus announces, details The Caligula Effect – Digital Deluxe Bundle

Atlus has revealed a Deluxe Bundle for their upcoming role-playing game The Caligula Effect. The $39.99 set comes with the game, co-developed by FuRyu and Aquria, along with several digital extras that include 19 avatars, a swimsuit costume pack, and a theme featuring myoo and other characters. As a group of students at Kishimai High School, players must battle a virtual idol and its Digihead minions to break free of a virtual reality world known as Mobius.

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PlayStation Vita News

The King of Fighters XIV gets fresh with new costume DLC

Angel, Kula, Meitenkun, and Sylvie are expanding their wardrobe with new downloadable outfits. There are four alternate costumes on offer for $2.99 each. Players can grab some new pajamas for Meitenkun, a Little Red Riding Hood outfit for Sylvie, a sundress for Kula, and a Diabla look for Angel.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

The Phantom Thieves prove to be a hit, Persona 5 ships 1.5+ million

Atlus has announced that the company has shipped over 1.5 million copies of Persona 5. This marks the second role-playing game, following Nier: Automata, to push over a million units. The numbers cover two console releases in this case, PlayStation 3 and 4. In honor of the global launch, a Persona live concert has been scheduled for August 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Rock Howard, Whip, and more join cast of The King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV is expanding its roster today with a new group of downloadable characters. Four are joining the tournament, including a few fan favorites: Whip, Ryuji Yamazaki, Vanessa, and Rock Howard. The fighters are available separately for $5.99 apiece or as a $19.99 bundle. Trailers for each can be found below.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News