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  • News Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Launches on 17th October in North America

    New video introduces Fencer class, too

    Plenty of 3DS fans have been looking forward to the arrival of Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth later this year, and those in North America now have a firm date - it'll arrive on 17th October priced at $39.99USD. The European release date will be announced "at a later time". In addition to that...

  • News Persona Q2 is Confirmed for Nintendo 3DS

    Logo and slogan point to Persona 5 characters

    Atlus sure likes its stylised and non-committal reveals, and has opted for that approach with Persona Q2, which is confirmed as a 3DS exclusive. This is a sequel to 2014's Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, a rather excellent game that blended Etrian Odyssey ideas with cast members from Persona 3 and...

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  • News Persona 5 Will Not Be Coming to the Switch

    Yakuza 0 will also remain a PlayStation exclusive

    Persona 5 ranks pretty high up on people's lists regarding what they want to be ported to the Nintendo Switch. We guess these requests started to become grating to Atlus/Sega of America PR manager John Hardin, as he tweeted out this statement and GIF which is appropriately accurate considering how...

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  • News Citizens of Earth Has Returned to the 3DS eShop

    Passed the residency test

    Back in mid-May Citizens of Earth was taken off the 3DS eShop as a result of it being used for a homebrew exploit. As per Nintendo's current policy, exploits released online are rapidly (often within 24 hours) counteracted by the removal of any apps or games that are being utilised. The developers in question are,...

  • News Etrian Odyssey V to Offer FM Sound Source Music as Paid DLC

    It's that man Yuzo Koshiro once again

    With Etrian Odyssey V heading to the 3DS in Japan in August, hype is starting to build for the latest in the much-loved franchise. We're still waiting for word of localisation to the West, but it's nevertheless interesting to follow the game's progress as it works towards the Japanese release. The latest update...

  • News New Atlus and SEGA Publishing Deal is Great News For European Gamers

    Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse & 7th Dragon III Code: VFD on the way

    It's a long running complaint for European and PAL gamers, particularly 3DS owners, that a range of excellent titles from Atlus (and sometimes SEGA) either take a long time to arrive in the region or never make the transition. This is due to Atlus in particular publishing...

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  • News NIS America No Longer Publishing Atlus Games In Europe

    "Difficult" for NIS America to maintain "an equal-partnership with Atlus"

    Publisher NIS America will no longer be releasing games from Japanese firm Atlus in Europe, MCV has reported. The news come from NIS America Managing Director Takuro Yamashita, who claims that Sega's recent purchase of Atlus has made it tricky for the two to work together on...

  • News Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Will Bring End Times to 3DS in the Americas This Summer

    Gets a name change in its localisation

    It wasn't so long ago that Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final arrived on 3DS in Japan, and now Atlus has confirmed some pleasing news - it's coming to the Americas this Summer as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Tying into events from Shin Megami Tensei IV, though you don't necessarily have to play that one first,...

  • News Atlus is Now 30 Years Old

    Well, the pre-takeover Atlus, it still counts...

    Atlus is a publisher and developer that's rather well-known and much loved - the Japanese company has brought us a number of iconic franchises, while Nintendo gamers in North America (and to a lesser extent Europe) have enjoyed a high number of exclusives over the past two generations. Atlus was...

  • News Sega of America Will Be Publishing Atlus Games in North America from Now On

    Also, a new chief officer for the Sonic brand has been appointed

    As some of you may remember, Sega acquired Index – the parent company for Atlus – about three years ago for roughly $141 million. On the consumer side of things, the effects of this weren't very noticeable, with it being mostly business as usual for the two game companies. There...

March2016

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  • News Atlus Survey Lists Etrian Odyssey V as a 3DS Release

    It must be, right?

    The Etrian Odyssey series by Atlus has made its home on Nintendo's portable hardware, across DS and 3DS. Despite being revealed some time ago, Etrian Odyssey V has nevertheless had no platform confirmed, meaning we can only be confident - based on logic alone - of a 3DS release for the next entry; not absolutely sure. While full...

January2016

  • News Atlus CEO, Naoto Hiraoka, Promises a Year of Popular Franchises

    We still await more details on Etrian Odyssey V

    We think it's fair to say that SEGA's acquisition of Atlus hasn't had a negative impact on the developer / publisher's output. Predominantly with RPGs but with other genres accommodated too, Atlus has maintained a steady release pattern of titles across various platforms. The 3DS saw some excellent...

December2015

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    Review Trauma Team

    Trauma Drama

    Back in the early days of the Nintendo DS, Trauma Center: Under the Knife was a standout example of how the then-new touch screen controls could provide a fresh experience on the go. Atlus would then take its anime-pumped surgery games to the Wii, translating touch controls to motion controls, and found a winning combination there as...

November2015

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    Review The Legend of Legacy

    SaGa All-Stars

    A pedigreed project if ever there was one, The Legend of Legacy could easily have been named for its own lineage — this Furyu-developed RPG counts among its creators some of the legendary minds behind Chrono Trigger, the SaGa series and Final Fantasy XIII. As the latest in a long line of Atlus adventures for the 3DS, it's also...

  • News Mitsuru Hirata Expresses Interest in Pursuing a Radiant Historia Sequel

    "Someday a new Radiant Historia!"

    As some of you may remember, Atlus released a JRPG on the DS a few years back called Radiant Historia. The game took a page from the book of Chrono Trigger and was heavily centered around a time travel mechanic wherein the protagonist had to devise the best possible path to take in order to avoid the apocalypse...

  • News Those Who Buy Stella Glow Digitally Will Receive an Exclusive 3DS Theme

    Physical buyers will be glowing with envy

    As some of you are likely aware, Stella Glow will be releasing in North America on 17th November. The latest RPG from Atlus will be taking a rather musical approach to things, starring a series of witches that all have musical powers of some sort. We certainly enjoyed it based on some limited hands on time...

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  • News Atlus Serves Up Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth DLC and Video Details

    Free sub-Persona available now

    Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth — the first series entry on Nintendo hardware — is available now in North America, with an arrival in Europe this week on 28th November. Not willing to waste any time, Atlus has confirmed details of upcoming DLC along with some freshly released videos. To start with the DLC,...

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    3DS

    Review Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

    Mapping your psyche

    Atlus’ Megami Tensei series has been an RPG institution for over two decades, but to Western audiences it’s perhaps best known in connection with a numbered pair of revolutionary PlayStation 2 titles: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. Starring modern Japanese high school students and integrating...

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  • News Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

    They weren't kidding. There is no broccoli.

    The "that game" teased by Atlus several weeks ago has finally been revealed, if this was in fact the game it was referring to. The somewhat infamous former "not broccoli" teaser site now presents a lovely smorgasbord of information in Japanese on a 3DS remake of Etrian Odyssey II, replacing somewhat...

  • News Sega Once Again Targets 3DS As Its Most Lucrative Gaming System This Year

    Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hits 250,000 sales in Japan

    Sega has continued to show significant support for Nintendo systems in recent years, with that point being emphasized with the three-game Sonic deal that's now drawing to a close. The company's recent financial results, pleasingly, show that will continue to be the case. The company's...

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  • Video Meet Torri, One of Conception II's Heroines

    See Torri in all her glory

    After revealing the ability to transform Conception II's star children into Giant Death Robots last week, Atlus has decided to show off something that's a bit easier to digest: introductions to the game's seven heroines. Torri is the first of the bunch to get a video introduction showcasing not only a massive gun, but her...

  • News Famitsu Displays Some Etrian-inspired Elements of Persona Q

    Mapping and mega monsters in the mix

    Atlus is not hiding the fact that its upcoming 3DS title, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, will mix in gameplay elements from its other portable saga series, Etrian Odyssey. Now, thanks to a teaser from this week's issue of Famitsu, a couple of these elements have been brought into further light. According to...

  • News Conception II Demo Bringing the Love to 3DS on 25th March

    Turn your star children into "Giant Battling Death Robots", too

    Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is one of the quirkier efforts on the way from Atlus. In case you're unaware, this RPG incorporates the usual fantasy save-the-world stuff with the twist that the hero Disciples will lose their powers at 18, so they must get together to have...

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