Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

Traitors abound in new tactical RPG for PS3, PS Vita, Lost Dimension

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 2

The End is near! (dun duuuun) The enigmatic final boss has made his to Earth in Atlus and Lancarse’s new tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. Available for PS3 and PS Vita, the turn-based strategy game not only mixes in light role-playing elements via skill trees and varied gear, but it also has a slight twist: traitors. As players ascend a large pillar, they must choose which of their squad is a turncoat in order to progress. If they fail, then they will have to face the traitors before taking on The End, but if they succeed, they will immediately square off against him with a full squad. Experience won’t help, either, as traitors are random for each playthrough. As a bonus, $20 worth of free costume and level DLC is downloadable for free for two weeks.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition now available for PS4

Abyss Odyssey Extended Dream Edition (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Atlus has released an updated version of Abyss Odyssey for PS4, the Extended Dream Edition. The original release of the 2D action platformer is already available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and now next-gen owners—well, current-gen—will get the chance to experience the lovely, challenging adventure in 1080p. In addition to graphical improvements, the game features all updates released for PC, which includes expanded move lists and multiplayer support for two players locally and four players online in duel mode. PS Plus subscribers can currently grab it or the PS3 version for 40% off.

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PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Lost Dimension

(PlayStation 3 Review) Lost Dimension

“… has one of the best premises of any game that I’ve played, and it does an admirable job of living up to it.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

(PlayStation Vita Review) Lost Dimension

(PlayStation Vita Review) Lost Dimension

“… has one of the best premises of any game that I’ve played, and it does an admirable job of living up to it.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, HD remake of Odin Sphere, coming 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that they will be releasing an HD remake of Odin Sphere. Vanillaware is set to update the 2007 PS2 action role-playing title for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The new version will feature redrawn art, enhanced effects, and upgraded leveling and combat mechanics. The story will still contain the five protagonists and their associated storylines, but it will also be livened up with new monsters and fully voiced cutscenes.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night launching Sept. 29, new media released

Persona 4 Dancing All Night (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Persona 4: Dancing All Night has been officially dated for September 29. Two new additions were also announced for the rhythm-based spin-off, Kanami Mashita and Teddie. Mashita is the protégé of Rise as well as the leader of a new pop group, Kanamin Kitchen. Teddie returns in his regular form as well as his crazy General form from the Arena fighter series. Eight new screens and two new character trailers have also been posted to get a look at the two in action, and so you can get down with authority (with a weird person-bear-thing).

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PlayStation Vita News

Lost Dimension’s final boss, The End, revealed in new video

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer Announcement - Art 2

Lost Dimension’s final boss, The End, is making his debut today in a new video for the upcoming tactical role-playing game. Residing at the top of the ominous Pillar, players must defeat The End in order to prevent the destruction of the world. He’ll also have some friends, namely the traitors whom the player failed to weed out during the ascent.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Tracking down traitors in new Lost Dimension trailer

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Atlus has released a new trailer highlighting the traitors in the player’s midst in Lost Dimension. During each game, players must discover who of the squad are traitors, or risk having to face them during the last battle. Choosing the wrong character not only leaves one more traitor to face but also one less ally to call upon during the final encounter. Players need to delve deep into their squadmates’ minds in order to find out if they’re loyal or ready to turn.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Atlus to bring new 3DS RPG stateside this fall, The Legend of Legacy

The Legend of Legacy (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that they will be bringing over a new 16-bit-style role-playing game for 3DS, The Legend of Legacy. With art from SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, music from SaGa and Final Fantasy XIII alumnus Masashi Hamauzu, and writing from Chrono Trigger scribe Masato Kato, The Legend of Legacy follows seven adventurers who set out to explore the origins behind the mysterious island of Avalon. They each have a different reason to be on the island, but things go awry once they begin to see specters of the former inhabitants. Combat will use a turn-based system focused around a three-member party and mechanics that eschew classes in favor of formations. Atlus will also be balancing the gameplay for the Western release. And to up replayability, each character has their own storyline and ending.

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3DS

Atlus adding $10,000 to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Evo 2015 prize pool

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Adachi DLC and Evo Announcement - Screenshot 6

Atlus is sweetening the Evo pot for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The studio announced today that they are adding a $10,000 price pool for finals. For those looking to enter, Atlus noted that the competition will be using the current version of the PS3 console. Another Persona will also be at the tournament, the rhythm-based spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night, along with competitive Catherine and stations for practicing Ultimax.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News