Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

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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3DS

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax coming to 360, PS3 this fall

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Atlus and Arc System Works are bringing the follow-up to their fighter Persona 4 Arena to 360 and PS3 later this year. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax takes place a few days after the events of the original and features the return of the Investigation Team from Persona 4 and SEES from Persona 3. The two groups head back to Inaba after a red fog appears, and they find themselves drawn back to the tournament after the Midnight Channel shows Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis imprisoned. Ultimax will add one-hit special attacks and three new characters. Two of the new brawlers will be from Persona 3, Takeba and Junpei Iori, while the third will be a brand-new Persona-wielder by the name of Sho Minazuki.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

(PlayStation 3 Review) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

“… its simple yet varied engine, colorful combat, and unique move list makes for a very solid fighter.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars coming to North America

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Atlus and Spike Chunsoft are teaming up to bring North American games Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. The standalone release, scheduled to launch next spring for 3DS and PS Vita, will have players working their magic to create the soldiers necessary to face monsters, the labyrinths the monsters spew forth from, and the labyrinths’ creator, the Pandora Labyrinth. As a Disciple, players take on the role of a human that has been granted the powers of a Star God so that they may engage in battle against the monsters plaguing the lands. Humans only have the Star God’s powers until they are 18, which means that they must create more Disciples with fellow Disciples. Ahem. Actually, it’s not as unsettling as it sounds, as it’s the powers that combine to form the next generation of warriors, the Star Children.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Cross-Play coming to Atlus beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown

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Atlus has announced that a new Cross-Play-enabling update for Dragon’s Crown will be launching in North America as well as Japan. Vanillaware’s beat ‘em up was released on both PS3 and PS Vita, but until now, gamers haven’t had a way to venture forth into the wilds with one another. That will all change soon, but just how soon is unknown as a release date for the patch wasn’t revealed. To celebrate the news, Atlus is knocking off $10 from either version for this week only.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl sets out for 3DS stratum

Etrian Odyssey Untold Millenium Girl (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl in stores and online for 3DS. This makes the second Etrian Odyssey to come out this year, but instead of being a direct sequel, The Millennium Girl is a retelling of the first game in the series. Playable in two modes, Story and Classic, both styles feature the tweaks and online functionality introduced in EOIV, as well as new difficulty levels and completely redesigned dungeons. Story goes a step further and includes a pre-set cast that interacts with one another throughout their adventure, new cutscenes, and recorded dialog, offering an experience similar to more traditional role-playing games.

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3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

“… a welcome addition to the series as well as yet another great role-playing game for the 3DS.”

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3DS Reviews

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity launches on PSN as PS2 Classic

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Atlus’ turn-based tactical-RPG Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is now available on PSN as a PS2 Classic. The 3.5GB release sets a small band of warriors on a quest to save the world of Solum from a life-destroying mist known as Miasma. Players will undertake the 50-plus-hour-long journey with the soldier Spero and shaman warrior Linea, who will take to the field against nefarious forces as they build up and manage a team comprised of 21 recruitable characters.

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Legacy System News, PlayStation 3 News

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl first-run set detailed

Etrian Odyssey Untold Millenium Girl (3DS) LE Announcement - Header

Atlus has announced the pre-order bonuses that are slated to launch with all pre-order and first-run copies of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl. The announced item set—titled Etrian Untold, Unseen, Unheard—consists of a seven-track music CD, featuring an exclusive live version of the opening theme, and a design book filled with comics, character art, and notes.

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3DS

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dragon’s Crown

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dragon’s Crown

“… another feather in Vanillaware’s crowded cap.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews