Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker coming for 3DS

Atlus will be releasing an enhanced version of 2011’s Devil Survivor 2 for 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. The new version will feature relocalized dialog, an English voiceover track, new abilities, and a new epilogue episode that introduces the mysterious Miyako Hotsuin. The epilogue will be available to play from the start via the main menu or as part of the original story and is estimated to double the length of the original release. In addition to the announcement trailer above, a batch of new screenshots have been posted below.

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Atlus and Spike Chunsoft team up for Etrian Mystery Dungeon for 3DS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Etrian Odyssey is once again finding itself paired with another role-playing game, this time Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon. Announced today for 3DS, Etrian Mystery Dungeon will feature Etrian Odyssey’s character-leveling system and the random-heavy design and third-person, fixed-perspective view of Mystery Dungeon. Players will begin their journey as a Landsknecht, but they will eventually gain access to 10 different classes. Combat will be turn based and navigation will utilize a hub system, with players returning to and stocking up in the village of Aslarga before setting out for the nearby randomly generated dungeons.

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth out for 3DS, new videos released

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) Nov Trailers and Screens Announcement - Screenshot 8

The Persona 3 and Persona 4 crews have reunited once more before the end of the year, but instead of fighting one another, they’re teaming up for a new adventure in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. To celebrate, Atlus has released four new videos, below, which joins a host of other previously released videos. Persona Q marks the line’s debut on a Nintendo system, and it’s also the first time that the series has entered into the Etrian Odyssey-style world of dungeon crawling. And there will be a lot of crawling around dungeons, as it’s estimated to last over 80 hours, with each team getting their own storyline filled with dialogue choices and plot reveals. The DLC schedule was announced as well and can also available below.

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3DS, DLC

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch trailer out, livestream set

Atlus has revealed the launch trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. They’ve recently released several themed trailers, and those who might’ve missed them can check them out here: characters, mechanics and FAQ. The studio will also be livestreaming the first dungeon on their official Twitch channel and answering questions today at 8 p.m. (CST).

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth mechanic, FAQ videos released

Atlus has released a new set of videos detailing the gameplay mechanics from Persona Q. Since the game is something of an Etrian Odyssey and Persona hybrid, one video details the map-making process, another how to deal with the powerful FOEs that patrol the dungeons, and the final tutorial video covers the random-encounter meter. The mechanic-centered videos are posted below, but the above features PR manager John Hardin covering several frequently asked questions.

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth party, character trailers released

Atlus has released a handful of new trailers for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. First up is a new tutorial video that shows potential party combinations and the teamwork mechanics in action. In addition, a series of character-specific videos also went live, with Fuuka, Kanji, Koromaru, and Rise each getting their time in the spotlight. And to cap it off, some new screenshots were also sent along.

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Persona Q finalized box art, new character videos released

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) Final Box Shot Announcement - Art 2

The final covers have been released for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition of Persona Q. New videos for Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’a Naoto were also released and are viewable below. The Persona and Etrian Odyssey hybrid will come as a first-run Limited Standard Edition bundled inside a cardboard box with a pack of tarot cards, the second set of a deck that matches a set released with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and as a Premium Edition, which costs more but also comes with a music CD, 38-page art book, and 3DS XL case.

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Hamilcar marches, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord out for PS3

Tears to Tiara 2 Heir of the Overlord (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, a new strategy-RPG for PS3. The sequel’s storyline is standalone, so no knowledge of its predecessor is necessary to jump into this one. As father of the famed Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, players wage war against the Divine Empire after he witnesses the burning of an innocent girl. In his pursuit of vengeance, Hamilcar learns that he has an inner rage that can result in everyone’s destruction if he cannot control it. The US release comes with an estimated 80-plus hours of gameplay and visual-novel-style cutscenes, the original Japanese audio, and a first-run bundle that includes a 31-page art book.

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PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

” … doesn’t drastically alter the formula laid out by its predecessor, but it does everything a good sequel should …”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax now in stores, online for 360 and PS3

The Persona 3 and 4 crews are once again coming to blows with their evil doppelgangers today with the release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works co-developed fighter takes place shortly after the events in Persona 4 Arena, but now even more characters are getting involved. For those who have the original, Atlus notes that all DLC purchased for Area should transfer over to Ultimax. It was also noted that, while the game does support region-free netplay, it does not support cross-platform play. Downloadable characters Adachu and Marie are also available today, and as a launch bonus, they are free to download for the next week.

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