The results are in
Japanese video game company Atlus – responsible for the recent 3DS title, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – has published its financial statement for the previous fiscal year, which began on 1st April 2018 and ended on 31st March 2019. According to a translation of the report over on Persona Central, the company experienced...
Available until the end of the month
Citizens of Earth will reportedly be removed from the Japanese 3DS eShop at the end of this month. At the time of writing, a reason for its removal has not been provided. The game was originally released in 2015 on both the 3DS and Wii U and draws inspiration from Nintendo's EarthBound / Mother series. Right now,...
Emulation expert M2 has revealed that it is bringing Cave's 1998 vertical shooter ESP Ra.De. to the Nintendo Switch. Never released outside of arcades, ESP Ra.De. sees you assuming the role of one of three humans blessed with extra-sensory abilities. Armed with the power of flight and the ability to fire frickin' lasers from your...
Persona 5 R is now officially known as Persona 5: The Royal, after a short teaser commercial for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game aired during the latest episode of the animated series. While there was no mention of the new Atlus game being released on the Nintendo Switch, there is believed to be a link between this latest trailer and...
More than a joke?
Ever since Nintendo revealed Joker from Persona 5 would be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable DLC fighter, there have been ongoing rumours about the Persona series coming to the Switch. Atlus fueled speculation when it registered multiple domains last December and then confirmed the existence of Persona 5 R
Japanese voice track, English subtitles
After being rated by the Australian Classification Board last month, it was yesterday confirmed Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth would be released on the 3DS in both North America and Europe later this year. If you want to find out more information about this title, check out the
A local release nears
In addition to Joker being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the near future as the game's first DLC fighter, it looks like Persona fans in the west can also look forward to the eventual arrival of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on the 3DS. After being revealed in Japan last August and then locally released on 29th...
PS seemingly confirmed, but what about Switch?
Earlier in December, when it was revealed Joker from Persona 5 would appear as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the 2018 Game Awards, rumours about the game itself coming to Nintendo's hybrid platform began to surface. These rumours only intensified as the month went on and now we've...
Hopefully not a joke
The news that Persona 5's Joker is headed to Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character has naturally sparked predictable chatter that Persona 5 itself is Switch-bound, but we've actually heard a rumour that appears to have some substance to it. The source is MysticDistance, a translator and secondary writer fo
A new challenger has appeared!
In celebration of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing on the Switch, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé hopped up on stage with Geoff Keighley at this year's Game Awards to reveal a new character that will be included in the game's first DLC pack. Representing the Japanese company Atlus will be Joker...
Commercial reveals all
Atlus has released a television commercial via YouTube for Persona Q2, revealing the game's full title and Japan launch date. The original clip was shown during an episode of the Persona 5 animation. The game will arrive on 29th November and will be officially titled Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. It will also inc
As we found out in April, Atlus would be releasing Etrian Odyssey X for 3DS in Japan on 2nd August. Billed as the final outing for the 3D portable system, the company has now revealed the series won't be ending any time soon - with the next stage in the dungeon-crawling RPG series receiving a special teaser trailer. The...
But that's about it
Atlus announced Persona Q2 for the 3DS in August of last year as a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but since then we've heard very little about the new game. Today, Kazuhisa Wada - who is in overall charge of the entire Persona series - told Dengeki magazine that the company is "hard at work" on the sequel...
Now import friendlier
Jolly news for Megami Tensei fans today as Tom and DDSTrans have announced the release of a complete English translation patch for Super Famicom 1995 exclusive Last Bible III. This was the first entry in the series released on a home console, with the previous two games having graced the humble Game Boy Colour also...
The 3DS isn't dead yet
The Switch may be Nintendo's main focus now but that doesn't mean the 3DS is on the way out - in fact, the console is continuing to get software throughout 2018. Atlus has just confirmed that Etrian Odyssey X will launch on the Nintendo 3DS on August 2nd, with a price of ¥6,998 in Japan. It is being billed as the final...
"I feel that the production staff has come together considerably"
Shin Megami Tensei V has now entered "full-scale development", according to producer Kazuyuki Yamai. Despite the fact that the game was announced some time ago, the project hasn't hit its stride until very recently, as Yamai explains to 4Gamer:
This is definitely a "pocket monster"
Shin Megami Tensei is a big deal in Japan, and over the years has added more and more demon types to its ranks that you could call it a satanic version of Pokémon. There are so many demons in the series now - 345, to be exact - that Atlus decided to hold a vote to see which ones fans liked the most. Now...
Hang in there, Europe
One of the most prolific third-party developers on the 3DS is Atlus, which has released dozens of RPGs on the console over its long life. Though it’s expected that Atlus will begin shifting its attention to the Switch in the coming months and years, there’s still some things to look forward to on the 3DS from the company,...
The DS and 3DS have benefitted for a number of fantastic titles in the Shin Megami Tensei series, while the Wii U also got the rather quirky Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. Now that we're into a new generation of hardware, however, the good news is that Atlus is continuing to back Nintendo systems with the franchise. During a livestream...
"A force to be reckoned with in the right hands"
The DS and 3DS generations have been fortunate enough to enjoy multiple Etrian Odyssey main-series games and spinoffs. Pretty soon Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will arrive in the West, adding to the growing collection. Atlus has released a new trailer to build hype in the form of a video to...
Man alive, there are men alive in here
Atlus has confirmed that it is bringing 3DS JRPG The Alliance Alive to the west early next year. The game - created by the team behind The Legend of Legacy - has already launched in Japan, but Atlus has stated its intention to localise it for western markets, too. Penned by Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden)...
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...
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...
Oh, and an "outer box"
Atlus has revealed the contents of the Etrian Odyssey V launch edition, which will come as good news to those of you who just can't get enough of your limited edition packaging. When the 3DS title launches later this year you'll get a 24-page art book containing "beautiful character art and concept sketches by the...