Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shin Megami Tensei

Atlus to bring Persona 5 localization crew to Anime Expo 2017

Atlus announced that they will be bringing their localization team to this year’s Anime Expo. Several actors from Persona 5 will be in attendance, including Cherami Leigh (Makoto), Cassandra Lee Morris (Morgana), Erica Lindbeck (Futaba), Erika Harlacher (Ann), Max Mittelman (Ryuji), Robbie Daymond (Akechi), Matthew Mercer (Yusuke), Xander Mobus (Protagonist), and Xanthe Huynh (Haru). Attendees will be able to check out the panel in Petree Hall, Live Programming 1, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Atlus will also be selling a host of wares in South Hall, booth 3906. Fans will be able to purchase t-shirts, plushies, hoodies, keychains, and other goodies.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

E3 2017: Atlus/Sega – Yakuza, Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami, more

Atlus and Sega have compiled a handy list of their upcoming titles, complete with trailers and descriptions. All of these have been previously announced, with the latest being Atlus’ big three: Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. But with the big show, there’s been some new media released. Check out the new trailers below.

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Atlus reveals new Etrian Odyssey, Radiant Historia, and SMT

A busy day at Atlus HQ! In one email, the company has revealed several highly anticipated titles. In addition to word that they will be localizing Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, the studio also revealed that they are bringing over Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Etrian Odyssey V is set to release later this year, and will continue the series tradition of map making, party maximizing, and first-person dungeon crawling. Scenarios will also require making important decisions at key points. Radiant Historia is launching later, in 2018, and is an enhanced port of the 2011 DS original. The time-traveling adventure is being expanded with a third timeline with episodic what-if scenarios, options to play added content during or after the original story, and revamped presentation (new character art, voice overs, music, and intro). Also set for a 2018 release is Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. This updated port will add extra endings, more story content with a new character, a new dungeon, interface tweaks, and updated graphics. Trailers and screenshots for all can be found below.

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3DS

Atlus, iam8bit team up for Persona 5 soundtrack vinyl release

Atlus and iam8bit are linking up for a vinyl release of Persona 5’s soundtrack. Two editions are currently available for pre-order, Essential and Deluxe. The Essential Edition is $100 and includes four records containing selected tracks curated by the Atlus Sound Team. The Deluxe Edition takes it up a notch with six records comprising the full soundtrack for $175, and is limited to 1,000 pressings. iam8bit will also be documenting the process, showing how the music is mixed at Infrasonic’s studios, presses are tested, and the packaging is created. The finale will feature the reveal of the artwork. The sets will ship in the fourth quarter of this year.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Persona 5

“… delivers on every level with a rebellious, quirky cast; an engaging and unusual storyline; and a fast-paced, finely tuned combat system.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

The Phantom Thieves prove to be a hit, Persona 5 ships 1.5+ million

Atlus has announced that the company has shipped over 1.5 million copies of Persona 5. This marks the second role-playing game, following Nier: Automata, to push over a million units. The numbers cover two console releases in this case, PlayStation 3 and 4. In honor of the global launch, a Persona live concert has been scheduled for August 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

The Phantom Thieves are on the loose! Persona 5 out for PS3, PS4

Years of waiting (impatiently) have (finally) come to an end with the release of Persona 5. Atlus’ latest finds a group of students at Tokyo’s Shujin Academy joining together to expose the corruption around them. To do this, they must join forces as the Phantom Thieves and travel to the Metaverse to battle shadows, solve puzzles, negotiate with Personas, and change the hearts of the wicked. They can’t blow their cover, though, and must continue to go about their everyday lives. Don’t be late for class!

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 5 DLC detailed in full date, price list for PS3, PS4

Atlus has sent along a complete list of the downloadable content for Persona 5. Note that not all downloads, notably themes, are compatible across the PS3 and Ps4. Highlights include Catherine-themed clothes and a set inspired by the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado from Shin Megami Tensei IV. Also note that it’s a lengthy table and kind of messy in our layout. But sometimes life’s messy, am I right?

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Atlus unboxes Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition

Atlus has released an unboxing video of the fancy “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition of Persona 5. The set includes a soundtrack, 4” Morgana plush, 64-page art book, Shujin Academy school bag, and a SteelBook case with themed outer box. Of course, seeing the goodies is better than reading about them. Not that I’m trying to underscore this killer post. Ahem. Video is below.

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PlayStation 4 News

PS4 version of Persona 5 to come with bonus controller skin

Atlus will be gifting a controller skin for those picking up the standard edition of Persona 5. In addition to the Take Your Heart Premium and SteelBook editions, the regular release will come with a themed DualShock 4 skin that features a couple of The Phantom Thieves. Note that only marked copies of the PS4 version will include the skin. Ann Takamaki’s voice actor Erika Harlacher was also on hand at Atlus HQ to offer a proper reveal of the bonus.

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