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Atlus Will Bring Code of Princess to North America

Posted by James Newton

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Atlus has just announced it'll release Code of Princess on 3DS in North America this Fall.

The new action RPG from the creators of SEGA Saturn classic Guardian Heroes, Code of Princess is a 3DS exclusive and comes with online cooperative and competitive play.

Eager players can pre-order the game now and receive a free art book and soundtrack sampler when they purchase the game.

We can't wait.

ATLUS TO BRING CODE OF PRINCESS FOR NINTENDO 3DS, ACTION RPG BRAWLER WITH COMPETITIVE AND COOPERATIVE MULTIPLAYER, TO NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL; FANS WHO PRE-ORDER AT PARTICIPATING RETAILERS WILL RECEIVE FREE "SOUND & VISUAL BOOK" BONUS

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — JUNE 4, 2012 — ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today revealed North American publishing plans for Code of Princess™, an action RPG brawler for Nintendo 3DS™ with cooperative and competitive multiplayer.

Slated for release this fall, Code of Princess offers players an exciting yet unconventional hardcore experience, deftly blending fighting gameplay with components from classic arcade side-scrolling beat 'em ups and the character development and customization of an RPG. Up to four players can take on challenges cooperatively or battle against one another in competitive play. Both modes are available locally or online via Nintendo Network.

"Developed by an all-star team of industry veterans, Code of Princess is unlike anything else available for Nintendo 3DS," commented Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ATLUS. "Fans of action will savor the game's combat, which is loaded with satisfying chain attacks and plenty of depth--both in terms of attack options and also quite literally in the sense that battlefields employ a three-railed design, letting players move forward and back as tactics dictate. Fans of RPGs will relish the ability to level and improve their characters, converting their gained experience into boosts for the stats that best suit their play style and tactics. This appealing amalgam of game designs is wrapped in a beautiful package, boasting lovingly rendered and animated characters and eye-catching flurries of punches and kicks. With something for virtually every kind of old-school gamer and with an esteemed pedigree to draw upon, Code of Princess is certain to be one of the most anticipated Nintendo 3DS games of the year."

In keeping with proud ATLUS tradition, fans who pre-order Code of Princess (at a participating retailer while supplies last) will receive the Code of Princess Sound & Visual Book, a collection of art work from famed designer Kinu Nishimura and music from ACE's stellar soundtrack that are the perfect complement to the game and a wonderful collectible to proudly display.

Code of Princess is set to release this fall exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com/codeofprincess.

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WolfRamHeart

#3

WolfRamHeart said:

I just got the special email announcement from Atlus. So this is from the creators of Guardian Heroes, huh? Sounds awesome and it looks pretty darn cool too. I will definitely be pre-ordering this game. Hopefully Amazon will be one of the select retailers carrying the pre-order bonus. :)

GumbyX84

#6

GumbyX84 said:

I never really took a look at this. It looks so much like Guardian Heroes and that is a VERY good thing.

47drift

#7

47drift said:

I need to preorder this ASAP! It looks great, and I was really hoping for this localization!

realar

#10

realar said:

@GumbyX84 Hi, my grandpa's likeness. Yes my grandfather was the voice of Gumby. But that's off topic hooray for another great game coming stateside.

LordJumpMad

#11

LordJumpMad said:

Finally, 3Ds is getting some "legs"

@realar
Your grandfather was a hero to everyone, even if everyone doesn't remember what Gumby is anymore.

GARF13LD

#25

GARF13LD said:

Hopefully someone like Rising Star pick this up and we get it in the EU, I won't hold my breath though.

This, Etrian Odyssey IV, Unchainblades Rexx, Inazuma Eleven, two Shin Megami Tensei games on the way, NA you're very lucky, colour me with envy.

spamineggs

#27

spamineggs said:

this is exactly what I've been wanting in my collection! I love beat 'em ups, and weapons only hike them up a notch! Shut up and take my money!

CanisWolfred

#28

CanisWolfred said:

@GARF13LD I don't think any of those are confirmed for a western release yet...

@theblackdragon Please note that Code of Princess seems to have more RPG mechanics than Guardian Heroes, in that there are weapons and other items to equip and use.

misswliu81

#30

misswliu81 said:

notice how the logo covers up her boobs, which were in one of the promo stills for this game.

well done, north america. now, here's hoping it hits european shores next.

Doma

#32

Doma said:

Goddamnit! i'm gonna be so pissed if this and SMT4 doesn't come to Europe.
@expa0 I get a sudden urge to sell my 3DS every time someone mentions this.

Objection

#33

Objection said:

Looks yummy.

Man, I got 3 emails from ATLUS this morning, each announcing a cool-looking game. I love them so much-even if none of those was Persona 5 (yet!!)

Urbanhispanic

#36

Urbanhispanic said:

@realar That's awesome! I loved watching Gumby back in the days. It was a great show and much props to your grandpa.

This is good news for gamers who like playing these kind of games.

TheBadGuy

#45

TheBadGuy said:

I can't believe that this getting localized, but Pandora's Tower still hasn't been. Honest to God, all I want Nintendo to announce at E3 is PT and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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