Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atlus

Atlus shows the goods with Shin Megami Tensei IV unboxing video

One brief bit of news today before we make with the fireworks and barbecue. Atlus has posted an unboxing video of their upcoming role-playing game, Shin Megami Tensei IV. The video, just over three minutes, features all the goodies that come with first-run launch copies: a strategy and design book, an eight-track best-of soundtrack with music from the entire series, and the special packaging.

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Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl announced for 3DS

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

Atlus is revisiting their past this fall with Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. The follow-up to the fantastic Etrian Odyssey IV is a remake of the first Etrian Odyssey, and will feature two modes that will offer both new and traditional play styles. An expanded story mode will delve deeper into the origins of the Yggdrasil Tree, with greater character interaction and cutscenes, while a classic mode will feature the mechanic improvements but retain the series’ traditional style. Both versions will feature the same updated mechanics (3D graphics, StreetPass support, etc.) introduced in EOIV.

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R.I.P.D.: The Game to bring supernatural justice to 360, PC, PS3

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Atlus and developer Old School Games are prepping a release for R.I.P.D.: The Game, a tie-in to the upcoming film from Universal, R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department). The supernatural action-adventure title will be a download-only release for 360, PC, and PS3. Players, solo or with a friend via co-op, will take on the role of two lawmen, played by Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in the film, who must protect the living from violent souls in the otherworld. The game will include an in-game betting system (e.g., who can live the longest, who captures the most enemies) as well as weapons, enemies, and locales from the film.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Three day-one DLC packs announced for Shin Megami Tensei IV

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Atlus has announced a handful of day-one DLC drops for Shin Megami Tensei IV. The packs, detailed below, include new armor, new maps, and the ability to change hairstyles. The set is a mixture of free, free during the launch window, and for-pay downloads. Atlus noted that more DLC is in the cards, and that additional information will be revealed closer to launch.

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3DS, DLC

Atlus to bring new horror title Daylight to PC, PS4 in 2014

Atlus has announced their first PS4 title, Daylight. The Unreal Engine 4-powered psychological thriller, currently in development at Zombie Studios, is slated to come out early next year as a download-only release for PC and PS4. The game will feature an amnesiatic protagonist who awakens to find themselves in a haunted asylum, with no weapons and only their cell phone to light their way. Procedurally generated levels will switch up each playthrough so that level layout as well as item and enemy placement are different each time.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Dragon’s Crown gets new launch promo, free Voice Pack DLC

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Atlus has announced that Vanillaware’s upcoming beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown will come with free launch DLC. The pack will replace the original narrator with one of the six characters—Amazon, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter, Sorceress, or Wizard—depending on the player’s preference. The pack is free only for the first month, after which it will cost $1.99 to download.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dragon’s Crown final box, art book covers revealed

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Atlus has revealed the official box art for Vanillaware’s upcoming four-player hack-and-slash brawler, Dragon’s Crown. To sweeten the pot, Atlus also released the cover to the pre-order 64-page art book. Despite the PS3 and PS Vita versions sharing the same cover, it was noted that the game will not support cross-buy.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PC Review) Zeno Clash II

(PC Review) Zeno Clash II

“… a diamond in the rough …”

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PC Reviews

Atlus breaks out the strange fisticuffs with Zeno Clash II for PC

Zeno Clash 2 (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s first-person action title Zeno Clash II is now available on Steam for PC. The sequel to the 2010 360 and PC original follows brawler Ghat on his return home to confront former friends and team up with old foes. Described best by publisher Atlus as stonepunk, the surreal action title features melee combat, upgradable stats, and weird, weird characters.

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PC News

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

“… remains an enjoyable and charming adventure …”

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3DS Reviews