Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story trailer, retailer DLC shots up

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Atlus has released a new story trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and revealed that the game will have retailer-exclusive downloadable content. The video brings players up to speed on the protagonist’s death, resurrection, and subsequent allegiance to his newfound benefactor, Dagda, a god whose role in the ongoing war between Merkabah and Lucifer remains unclear. A few pictures also offer a look at the GameStop/EB Games red-and-black Power Suit, the Amazon packaging-themed Prime Suit, the Best Buy uniform-inspired Retail Hero jumpsuit.

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3DS, DLC

King of Fighters XIV gets Burn to Fight edition, Team Fatal Fury trailer

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Atlus will be releasing a premium version of The King of Fighters XIV, and they’ve brought along Team Fatal Fury for the announcement. The Burn to Fight edition will come with a 144-page art book, a 3-disc soundtrack set that includes over 60 songs, and a steelbook case, all bundled in a collector’s box. Some muscle was also brought in to show off the new edition, with Fatal Fury alumni Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, and Terry Bogard bashing some faces in a new trailer.

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PlayStation 4 News

The King of Fighters XIV trailer shines the spotlight on Team Yagami

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After introducing Team Japan last week, Atlus has released a video debuting The King of Fighters XIV’s Team Yagami. Iori Yagami, Mature, and Vice return from previous entries, and the latest footage highlights a handful of their specials and combos.

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PlayStation 4 News

Team Japan takes the stage in new King of Fighters XIV trailer

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Benimaru, Daimon, and Kyo step into the ring in the latest video for The King of Fighters XIV. The trio makes up Team Japan, and the latest footage not only gives players a chance to see their latest 3D models but also their array of moves, including tech throw combos as well as fire- and lightning-based attacks.

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PlayStation 4 News

Velvet sets out to stop the apocalypse in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character reveals end today with a new trailer and some screenshots for the chain-wielding forest witch Velvet. She is connected with royalty umpteen different ways as the granddaughter of King Valentine, princess of the now-destroyed Valentine Kingdom, older half-sister of Gwendolyn, and twin sister of the Demon Lord Odin’s daughter Ingway. Okay, four or so different ways. Velvet is on a mission to stop the end of the world, but after escaping the destruction of Valentine, finds herself caught in the middle of a war between the kingdoms of Erion. She is an agile fighter and armed with the Graveryl, a red Psypher chain, with which she can fling enemies backwards and shoot out flames. Check her out below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Learn about the inspirations behind Daydreamer: Awakened Edition

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A new behind-the-scenes video highlights the inspirations behind Daydreamer: Awakened Edition. Creator, artist, and programmer Robert Womack drew from a wide array of influences, from science fiction films to the “grotesque artistic murals in New York City,” and the question-and-answer video covers how each went into the creation of the retro-style action-shooter’s animations, environments, and enemies. Check it out below, along with a new batch of screens.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

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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3DS

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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