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Atlus Knocks 10 Bucks Off Code of Princess, Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV in The North American 3DS eShop

Posted by Andy Green

The games will be discounted until the end of August

Atlus has amassed quite a catalogue of games on the 3DS and the publisher has now announced three of them will be put on sale in the North American eShop until the end of August.

Code of Princess, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will all be available to download for $10 less than the original price. After 31st August they will all go back to their original prices.

These games have already seen discounts in the past - Code of Princess and Soul Hackers were discounted in July, while Etrian Odyssey IV was just $29.99 for a limited time upon its release.

Code of Princess will now be available for $19.99, while Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV are both $29.99.

Europe is yet to receive Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV. The latter will emerge on 30th August, while the former was recently pushed back to 20th September.

Meanwhile, Atlus is still running a promotion with Nintendo which sees North Americans obtain $30 eShop credit when they register Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem: Awakening on their Club Nintendo accounts. 3DS owners have until 31st August to register the two titles and claim their reward.

Will this discount tempt you into downloading Code of Princess, Soul Hackers or Etrian Odyssey IV? Let us know in the comment section below.

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scottsensei

#3

scottsensei said:

Wonder if this has anything to do with the recent Atlus bidding proceedings...

Good deal to get more Atlus games out there for the incoming acquisition.

Bad deal if some other company that won't let them release on Nintendo platforms got them and this is a last minute squeeze before they vanish off the shop.

Spoony_Tech

#4

Spoony_Tech said:

I just got the email as well. Have them all because of the pre order bonuses. Otherwise I would've dl'ed them day one.

Macarony64

#6

Macarony64 said:

I want them all and with the 30$ from the shin emblem offert the game are kind of free.

Funbunz

#7

Funbunz said:

Too bad they didn't announce this before I spent my $30 Fire Emble/Shin Megami Tensei IV credit. Oh well, Animal Crossing has been pretty fun, so I'm not sorry I chose it.

element187

#10

element187 said:

I really want to play the Soul Hackers game.. I never really picked up the SMT series before.

Slightly off topic, I rented Shin Megami Tensei IV this weekend because I was worried I wouldn't like it (never played the series before), but man I became hooked rather quickly... So I promptly purchased my own copy this morning, so hopefully I'll receive it quickly so I can use the club nintendo code to take advantage of the free $30 eshop credit before it expires on the 29th.

For people who are big fans of Fire Emblem, like myself, and were a bit sketchy on SMT IV, do yourself a favor, and either rent it or borrow it from a friend and give it a healthy 4 hours or so attempt, the game is just great. I'm only 12 hours into it, so I can't really compare it to FE: Awakening at all... Its completely different concepts, but yet similar in some ways, like the way you can fuse two of your units together and it will inherit the skills of both their donors, similar how in Fire Emblem you can marry two characters and their offspring will carry skills of both parents.

FiveDigitLP

#11

FiveDigitLP said:

@element187
I just bought SMT4 yesterday myself, but I haven't been able to play it yet. I'm looking forward to it, though. I had a friend tell me it's like an adult version of Pokemon (which sounds good to me), but hearing you draw comparisons with FE:A has me even more excited.

On an unrelated note, I've decided to use my $30 credit to buy Rayman Legends! I'm greatly looking forward to that when it arrives in NA come September.

GuardianKing

#12

GuardianKing said:

Hmm... Should I spend that free 30$ on EO4? I heard it was reeeeeaaaaallllyyyy hard (and SMTIV already beat me up several times without an easy mode).

element187

#15

element187 said:

@FiveDigitLP I was only drawing comparisons to how you can combine two units to create one super unit.... SMT IV is done in the third person through dungeons and first person for the battle sequences... But its not a medevil fantasy setting like Fire Emblem, its more of a paralell universe of Japan, where there is no cars, planes or skyscrapers, but interesting enough they have LCD screens on their gauntlets.

@GuardianKing I was able to get through all the training by saving my game after every battle... and if I died, I hit the home key and close the app, restart it.... Took a bit, but after I got through the initial difficulty curve in the training section I have the hang of it, so i don't need to save as much... but I still save every few battles just in case. I have been wiped out a few times, so thankfully I save often.

element187

#17

element187 said:

@GuardianKing Battle sequences are first person. When your crawling through the Dungeons its 3rd person. And when you are in town/barracks/etc its just pictures and text.

GuardianKing

#18

GuardianKing said:

@Aqueous Oh no, I'm already 15 hours into SMTIV on easy mode. Needless to say, I got that special option withing the first 10 minutes. :|

GuardianKing

#20

GuardianKing said:

@element187 The way you're describing it sounds a lot like SMTIV (which I'm totally okay with). I'll just download the demo and get a general idea of what's going on. :P

element187

#22

element187 said:

@GuardianKing I am talking about SMT IV ;)

I never played soul hackers so I can't compare....

You could try what I did and just save after every single battle.... Once you start recruiting demons to fight along side of you, your party should be powerful enough to move through the dungeon easier.... also get into fusing your demons as soon as it tells you you can. it will give you a huge boost in fire power/HP for your party.

FiveDigitLP

#24

FiveDigitLP said:

@element187 That's cool. I got what you meant and that you weren't really saying the game was exactly like Fire Emblem. But just the idea that someone who likes that series is likely to enjoy SMT is encouraging enough to me!

Aqueous

#25

Aqueous said:

@GuardianKing - The demo you downloaded is about 1-2 hours long, you should get a good grasp of it and it is likely a longer demo then what I said

element187

#27

element187 said:

@GuardianKing Oh sorry, I never played EO IV, only the demo.. but the demo didn't grab me like SMTIV & Fire Emblem did.... Maybe I'll rent EOIV and give it a serious chance before deciding on a purchase as well.

@FiveDigitLP That was my biggest worry jumping in. I saw a lot of fans of FE raving about it, but it still didn't look like the type of game I would be able to get into, but I gave it its fair shot and glad I did.

SmaMan

#29

SmaMan said:

Put me down in the "got CoP last month crowd." Hope this brings some people into the online mode I haven't been able to play with anyone yet. :/

EaZy_T

#30

EaZy_T said:

$30 for Soul Hackers is a reasonable price, I think that $40 was just a little too high (I got it when it came out; it's good, but it is an 'enhanced' old game that's showing it's age).

Spoony_Tech

#31

Spoony_Tech said:

@GuardianKing Let me help you out. The demo I spent like 10 hours on because you can level up each character to level 10. Even if you don't do that it will still be a good 4 to 6 hour demo to do everything. You can transfer all data to the full version no matter which you choose to buy. Its a great game and took about 140 hours of my life and I'm still not through with it. Beat it but so much end game stuff to do!

Oh and you can select casual mode from the begining. I never used it but I heard it makes battles easier and help you out when you die somehow. Can't remember what though.

Bragoon

#32

Bragoon said:

Yeah, I think I'll pick up Etrian Odyssey IV. I downloaded the demo recently and enjoyed it.

SMEXIZELDAMAN

#36

SMEXIZELDAMAN said:

Etrian Odyssey 4 is great. no overworld except when you fly your ship around to get to different labyrinths. Menu based town. Very hard (harder than SMTIV) and more grind heavy but pretty different game and is cool. For $30 I'd say definitely get it.

RevolverLink

#38

RevolverLink said:

Alas, I already own all three!

For anyone that's interested in Etrian Odyssey IV and hasn't played the previous Etrian Odyssey games or the eShop's free EOIV demo, make sure you try that demo first. EOIV is fantastic, but it's not for everybody, and the demo will give you an accurate (and lengthy) taste of how the game plays and progresses. Plus, you can carry over your saved data from the demo to the full game, which is pretty nifty.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#39

Philip_J_Reed said:

@element187
From what you're saying I think I have a pretty good idea of where you are in the game. So...don't read any spoilers! Some of your comments are making me think you'll reeeeally appreciate where the story goes. ;)

GuardianKing

#40

GuardianKing said:

I played the demo, and I was somewhat disappointed... The characters are literally just blank templates with zero substance. I know the review said this wasn't a character-driven game, but this is just sad... Everyone's just as disposable as the next, being nothing more than art.

The dungeons are hard for sure, but the effects are really bad. I'm not the biggest fan of the 1st person dungeon either, since the 3D is mostly useless.

Overall, I don't think I'm gonna get EOIV... :|

Zodiak13

#41

Zodiak13 said:

@GuardianKing EOIV is the only 3DS game I have logged 100+ hours on to date. I actually took vacation from my work the week it came out and I'm glad I did. Haven't put that many hours into a game since Kingdoms of Adumar. Wait, I know I have to have played 100+ hours of AC:NL since I play every day and night to do my in game "chores" as I call them. Still EOIV is a game for players with specific tastes. So I understand how some people may not dig it.

SphericalCrusher

#43

SphericalCrusher said:

Wish Etrian Odyssey 4 was discounted at retail! Was considering getting it today. I just have a ton of large titles I am playing atm, but really want this one.

originaljohn

#47

originaljohn said:

This is such a great offer. With a bit of luck a similar offer like this will hit Europe when EOIV and SMTIV get released.

WiiLovePeace

#49

WiiLovePeace said:

Those are some sweet deals! Especially Etrian Odyssey IV, I just "finished" the demo & it blew my mind! I'm greatly looking forward to its release now, gonna try to pick it up day one. I only played it on casual though as its my first EO game & I can just play a harder difficulty once I finish the game if I feel like it. Awesome! :D

element187

#50

element187 said:

@Philip_J_Reed thanks for the tip. I have kept away from any walkthroughs, LP's, or discussions online so far. It's already a very enjoyable game, so I'm fine with it getting better from here. I'm probably not as far as I should be for the amount of hours I have played. I took some time to grind a few levels up because I was having a little trouble with a boss.

Now why hasn't anyone made an online RPG out of this type of game yet... I used to play MajorMUD online all the time when I was a teenager on bulletin boards, even though it was all text based it was by far the best RPG I ever played mostly because of the real time online component. Maybe Intelligent Systems and Atlus will do something really creative with Miiverse when they release their collaboration instead of making a solitaire singleplayer game... But X looks like it will have an online component, so there's that.

Memeboy3

#51

Memeboy3 said:

Nintendo...Buy atlus buy atlus, buy atlus, buy atlus, buy atlus..Please Nintendo! This a gem you have to snag!!.. well that got my ''Nintelus'' of my shoulders for now

Doge

#52

Doge said:

Well if nintendo bought Atlus, then they should make Cubivore 2, cause cubivore is such a highly underlooked gem of the gamecube.

R_Champ

#54

R_Champ said:

@scottsensei

Even amidst the bidding proceedings Nintendo is STILL showing Atlus a lot of love, that's a good sign, but I'm not getting my hopes too high just yet. It'd be a genius face-changing move that would pay for itself because Atlus is already profitable. Nintendo would be stupid not to buy them with all that money in the bank. That said, I already have SMT IV and EO IV, so Soul Hackers it is! Can you tell I like Atlus? Just buy Atlus, Nintendo...then I won't have to buy any other systems for JRPGs.

element187

#56

element187 said:

@Philip_J_Reed Well you were right, I got to the land of the "Unclean Ones".. what an awesome game. I finally got my boxed copy in the mail with artwork/music cd..... and my free $30 on the eShop.

I keep getting wrecked by this medusa looking boss.... either I need to get a bunch of demons that have spells that hit her weakness or I need grind up some levels

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