Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth pre-order bonuses, CE detailed

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Atlus has revealed the premium edition and pre-order bonuses for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The $49.99 standard release will include two pre-order/first-run bonuses: a set of tarot cards including Arcanas XI-XXI—the first set will be included with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax—and special packaging. The collector’s release, The Wild Cards Premium Edition, will cost $79.99 and include the same pre-order and first-run bonus tarot card set, an art booklet, a music CD with select tracks, a 3DS XL deluxe hard case, and special packaging. Atlus also emphasized that the extras and premium items will be limited and not re-released in the future.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga now on PSN

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Atlus has been increasing their PSN presence lately with a handful of their older titles being released on the service as PS2 Classics. Today, Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga joins fellow franchise entries and recent additions Persona 4, SMT: Nocturne, and SMT: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. Digital Devil Saga is based on the world of Nocturne, and introduces a shapeshifting ability that allows players to turn into demons as they battle for control of a wasteland known as The Junkyard.

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PlayStation 2 News, PlayStation 3 News

Atlus releases new screenshots from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

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Atlus has released some new screens from their upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works-developed follow-up to 2012’s Persona 4 Arena will be released this fall, and it was also announced that the game will retail for $59.99. As with its predecessor, players will be able to control characters from Persona 3 and 4 through a storyline that ties the crews together as they search for the creator of the P-1 Climax tournament. A few new combatants will be joining the investigation, including Junpei, Rise, and Yukari.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(PC Review) Daylight

(PC Review) Daylight

“… provides few frights.”

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PC Reviews

Citizens of Earth to be released on consoles, PC this year

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Eden Industries’ “citizen-collecting” role-playing game Citizens of Earth has been picked up by Atlus. The publisher announced today that they will be releasing the title for 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U. After failing to reach its Kickstarter campaign goal, the title has found new life as a download-only release and is slated to launch later this year. As Vice President of Earth, players must find out what’s caused the populace to suddenly go crazy … by sending other citizens to fight them. Forty-one citizens—the last being a user-created citizen as part of a new contest—each with their own unique abilities, from slick car salesmen to overly caffeinated baristas, can be recruited and sent to fight the raucous hordes. The game will also feature a day-and-night cycle, weather effects, optional side quests, and modes for short and extended campaigns—oh, and apparently, no actual politics.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U

Atlus shows the Conception II goods in 3DS, PS Vita unboxing video

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Atlus has released a new unboxing video for the collector’s edition of their upcoming role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. The video shows unboxings of both the 3DS and PS Vita versions, which include a slip cover, a CD soundtrack, the game, and an art insert that doubles as the health-and-safety booklet inside the 3DS version. To check out the extra (and see a workplace injury in action), check out the video below.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Portable Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

(PlayStation Portable Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

“… Persona, despite its increase in popularity, remains a title with niche appeal.”

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PlayStation Portable Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei makes its English debut today, out for iOS

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Shin Megami Tensei fans will finally—finally!—get the chance to play the original release with an official translation today. Correction: some fans. Shin Megami Tensei, the one that started it all, is now available on App Stores worldwide for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th gen or later), and iPad; iOS 4.3 is required. The 40-plus-hour dungeon crawler features many of the elements that have made the series so popular, including the ability to negotiate and recruit demons, character choices that impact the ending, and contrasting alignment scales. As an added bonus, from today through March 31, the game will be reduced from its original price of $7.99 to $5.99.

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Apple Handheld

Conception II demo announced for March 25, new screens released

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Atlus has announced that a demo for their upcoming role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be available on March 25 for both 3DS and PS Vita. As with previous Atlus demos, saves will carry over from the demo to the full version. In addition, they are also throwing in extra goodies for those who complete the demo before playing the full version. New screenshots were also released of the Star Children in Mecunite form, a powerful mech made up of the player’s entire squad.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Etrian-flavored Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth headed stateside

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The Persona series will be making its debut on the 3DS this fall with the release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The crossover title will feature characters from Persona 3 and 4 in an Etrian Odyssey-style adventure. In an alternate world, the gangs set out to investigate the legend surrounding the deadly bell chimes that eminate from Yasogami High’s clock tower. Both sets of characters play through their own storylines as each tries to find their way out of the now-enemy-filled labyrinth.

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