Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

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

Conception II (3DS, PS Vita) Unboxing Video Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Shin Megami Tensei (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Conception II demo announced for March 25, new screens released

Conception II (3DS, PS Vita) Demo Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) NA Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax coming to 360, PS3 this fall

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Conception II Children of the Seven Stars (360, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Dragons Crown (PS3, PSVita) April Screens Announcement - Screenshot 2

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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