Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch copies getting emblem set

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Atlus is continuing their trend of pre-order and launch-day bonuses with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The game’s premise is on the player being resurrected by the god Dagda and choosing to do his bidding while taking the path of Anarchy or Peace. Early buyers will receive a three-emblem set designed around this them, with each piece representing a possible path.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts Shadow Knight Oswald in new trailer

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

The King of Fighters XIV launching Aug. 23, plus 20 screens, 2 trailers

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An avalanche of King of Fighters XIV goodies hit today. First up, Atlus has announced that the game is slated to launch on August 23, and that players who pre-order or buy the game near its release date will receive the Day One edition. This version will come in a themed SteelBook case featuring Kyo Kusanagi, and as a gift for all early buyers, the Classic Kyo DLC costume will be free on PSN for the week following launch. Additionally, there are two new videos and over 20 new screenshots, plus a picture of the Day One edition, posted below. The trailers highlight the three-versus-three system, story, and one of the new characters, Shun’Ei.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse arriving this summer for 3DS

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, released in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan (changed so that we “understand the game’s epic nature”), has been officially announced for North America. The storyline intersects with the events of 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, and has a few of the same characters, but Atlus notes that no experience with the original is required. Instead of being based on the previous protagonists, Apocalypse is centered on the humans that live within what’s left of Tokyo. As a recently deceased Hunter, players find themselves resurrected after swearing allegiance to the god Dagda. Two paths are open to progress, either anarchy or peace, as Dagda schemes against other gods. Demon fusion returns, and there are plenty to fuse too, as the game features over 450 of them. Fusion is further augmented by skill affinities. In addition to their three demon companions, players are also joined by one of seven partners. Look for Apocalypse this summer.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir trailer, screens introduce Queen Mercedes

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Mercedes is showcased in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. The Fairy Queen of Ringford, Mercedes is on a quest to avenge the death of her mother at the hands of Demon Lord Odin. Her position is fragile, however, as an ambitious cousin is also eying her throne. Fortunately, despite being a bit clumsy, she is an agile fighter who has allies to call upon during combat and is armed with Tasla, her mother’s Psypher crossbow.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Atlus bringing The King of Fighters XIV to PS4 in North America

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Atlus is once again seeing a King of Fighters to store shelves. The upcoming, PS4-exclusive entry, The King of Fighters XIV, is scheduled to launch later this year, and Atlus will be handling publishing duties. The game will retain the series’ traditional three-versus-three setup but feature several enhancements, including streamlined controls with simplified inputs for newcomers, updated Combo and Max Mode mechanics, a training mode that will allow veterans to help new players, and a new Party Battle mode where two teams of three fight it out online. There will be 19 new characters for a total of 50 at release, all available in-game, and a design that will “bring hardcore fans and newcomers the most competitive, but accessible, game in KOF history.” The announcement also notes that the game will sport “vastly improved netcode for competitive level multiplayer.” Also, for those feeling burned by Street Fighter V, there will be a single-player story mode that follows after the events of KoF XIII.

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PlayStation 4 News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Cornelius gets new trailer, screenshots

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character roster is being given its time in the spotlight with a new look at the heir of Titania, Cornelius. Unfortunately for Cornelius, a curse has turned him into a Pooka in the form of a hare. His diminutive size doesn’t stop him from jumping into combat, though, as his increased agility allows him to quickly slice through enemies, attack off of walls, and unleash bolts of electricity with the Lightning Saber. Check him out in action below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir media covers expanded cooking, brewing

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s updated crafting and cooking mechanics are highlighted in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. Potion-creation has now been expanded so that, in addition to mixing materials and items according to recipes, stocked potions can also be added to the mix. Recipes aren’t required, either, as players will be able to randomly mix items to find a match. Additional combinations are being added, too, and food will be able to be upgraded by mixing them with potions. New rest areas will also allow players to heal and buff their characters with meals cooked by Maury’s Touring Restaurant.

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PlayStation 4 News

Daydreamer: Awakened Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

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Atlus will be bringing Roland Studios’ side-scrolling action-platformer Daydreamer to PS4 and Xbox One. Currently available for PC, the updated version, titled Daydreamer: Awakened Edition, will feature gameplay additions, balance adjustments, improved combat, a world map, leaderboards, and a new ending. The story begins long after the Earth’s conquest by alien invaders and at the moment when the last human, Olivia, is freed by the Immortal Gate Keeper. Olivia is tasked with reaching the Earth’s core, but the planet has been overrun by a variety of strange creatures and killer robots. Despite being recently thawed, she is capable of skillfully wielding whips, shields, and blasters as well as summoning support pets.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Gwendolyn introduced in new Odin Sphere Leifthrasir cast trailer

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The first in a new series of cast trailers has gone live for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The debut features the Valkyrie princess of Ragnanival, and daughter of Demon Lord Odin, Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn uses her Valkyrie training and deceased sister’s Psypher Spear to attack enemies head-on as well as from above. Her powers, augmented by the addition of a skill tree, include the ability to tossing a wave of icicles and summon a swarm of spears. Check out the trailer, along with a handful of new screenshots, below.

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PlayStation 4 News