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News: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Heading to 3DS in North America This Fall

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Heading to 3DS in North America This Fall

A first for a Nintendo system

In recent times we've been posting some information on Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth as the build up continues to its June release in Japan. Thankfully we no longer need to consider it a matter for import, as Atlus has confirmed the title will come to North America in Fall this year. This game blends characters...

News: SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures Continued Atlus Game Development

SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures Continued Atlus Game Development

Moving forward

Last year, after much speculation, Sega Sammy acquired Atlus via its parent company, Index, after the latter had endured financial problems. Once the acquisition was complete Atlus stated that it was continuing its development projects as normal, though Sega has now confirmed how it will restructure the acquired business — the...

News: Atlus Introduces Chlotz from Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

Atlus Introduces Chlotz from Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

Even God's gift still needs a best friend

In a recent press release, Atlus has revealed several new screens for Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars as well as an in-depth description of Chlotz, the main character's best friend and younger brother of Chloe (the redheaded super genius heroine). Take a look at Atlus' complete description of...

News: Atlus is Bringing Conception II to Europe as a Download-Only Title

Atlus is Bringing Conception II to Europe as a Download-Only Title

A turn up for the books

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars looks to be, like its predecessor, a rather peculiar game. Yet for those that like their localised Japanese titles to be slightly off-the-wall, the Atlus release in North America on 15th April can't come soon enough. In a surprising move, however, Atlus is breaking with convention...

News: SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

Sega went and got itself some RPGs

Fans of popular Atlus games like Shin Megami Tensei IV and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan can start to turn that sigh of defeat into a sigh of relief. In mid-September, SEGA Sammy Holdings obtained Atlus's parent company, Index Corporation, after Index was forced to declare bankruptcy — an event that...

News: Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Harvest Moon this is not

Atlus has never been a company afraid of bringing some of the more unorthodox titles to western shores. This… looks to be one of those. The company, in partnership with Spike Chunsoft, has announced that Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be localized and released in North America this spring for both the...

Review: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS)

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS)

Don't call it a comeback

When Etrian Odyssey arrived on the DS in 2007, it was something of a revelation. A dungeon-crawler that traded in dusty catacombs for organic, open-air environments and prized cartography and character customization over narrative, it combined the best of pen-and-paper RPGs with Nintendo's new touch-screen hardware to create...

News: Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

“Sega understands our drive to achieve quality”

With news that Sega Sammy has acquired Atlus’s parent company, Index still being freshly digested by many, Atlus President and CEO Naota Hiraoka has released a statement addressed to the company’s fans and customers. Hiraoka gives a brief recap of Index’s troubles and how Atlus will continue...

Video: Getting To Grips With Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

Getting To Grips With Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

We give you an exclusive first look at the new 3DS RPG classic

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl arrives in North America on October 1st, but we've been granted early access to the game thanks to our good friends at Atlus. Below you'll find our exclusive "First Look" video which details the opening moments of the game, from the animated...

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

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

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...

News: Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Looking forward despite parent company problems

It's been a tough summer for Atlus, as it's had to absorb its share of pressure over its parent company's financial difficulties. As we've reported previously, Atlus' owner Index has begun the process of selling its operations following its slide into an equivalent of bankruptcy; rumoured potential...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Troubled Atlus

Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Troubled Atlus

Could the esteemed Shin Megami Tensei developer become an in-house studio?

Atlus may be riding high on the success of Shin Megami Tensei IV, but its parent company Index is in serious financial trouble and is likely to begin auctioning off its assets — Atlus included — as early as this week. Interestingly, there are rumours circulating that...

News: Atlus Parent Company Reportedly Preparing To Sell Operations

Atlus Parent Company Reportedly Preparing To Sell Operations

Process could begin next week

As we reported recently, Atlus' parent company Index is in financial difficulty, having "civil rehabilitation proceedings" in Japan to resolve problems with substantial debts. To date the operations of Atlus have been unaffected by these issues, yet the process with Index is now reportedly moving onto significant next...

News: Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Shin Megami Tensei IV still on track for release

Yesterday we reported that the parent company of developer/publisher Atlus, Index, was in the midst of financial difficulties in Japan and had entered "civil rehabilitation proceedings". Some have compared this to bankruptcy, though the law in Japan means that it's not an exact match, with the general...