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Atlus' Parent Company Registers Persona 5 Domain

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Atlus, Index Corporation, Persona 5

Atlus' Parent Company Registers Persona 5 Domain

Index Corporation have gone and registered a domain name for Persona 5, the hotly-anticipated JRPG sequel we’ve been waiting for ever since Persona 4 popped up on PS2.

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Game Buzz | Episode 37 - Hyper Controversy Super Remix Gaiden HD

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Game Buzz, Headset, Indie Games, Microsoft, Ouya, Podcast, PS4, PWNCAST, Sony, Xbox One

Game Buzz | Episode 37 - Hyper Controversy Super Remix Gaiden HD

It's been a slow news week, but we still find time on Game Buzz to chat about the headset controversy over the Xbox One peripheral, Microsoft's quiet change in policies regarding game patching, Sony's ditching of the PS4 camera to produce a price cut, Atlus' parent company's woes, and the launch of the OUYA.

Game Buzz | Episode 37 - Hyper Controversy Super Remix Gaiden HD. Recorded 28th June, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

Click the banner or the title link above to play the podcast, or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

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Atlus "Unaffected" By Parent Company Bankruptcy Woes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Bankruptcy, Financials, Index Holdings

Atlus "Unaffected" By Parent Company Bankruptcy Woes

Despite parent company Index Holdings filing for bankruptcy and weathering a serious fraud investigation, Atlus USA has stressed that their day-to-day operations haven't been affected, at least in the short term.

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Atlus' Parent Company Declares Bankruptcy

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Bankruptcy, Index Holding

Atlus' Parent Company Declares Bankruptcy

Atlus are beloved in this industry as a publisher of fantastic niche and localised titles, but their long-term future has been cast into doubt by their parent company's worrisome financial situation.

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New Dragon's Crown E3 Trailer

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Dragon's Crown, E3 2013, Vanillaware

New Dragon's Crown E3 Trailer

The brand new E3 Dragon's Crown trailer gives us a look at various aspects of the game, instead of just action and boobs (also included). There's treasure collecting, XP spending, multiplayer footage and a bloody massive Smaug-style dragon.

The hand-drawn art-style ticks all our retro-fanboy boxes by staying 2D, but looking new at the same time. Coming from Vanillaware, the dev team behind Muramasa, we've got high hopes for the Vita/PS3 game. We're still waiting for an EU release date, but American gamers can expect the game August 6th. Enjoy the video after the break.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers Coming To European 3DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, JRPG, NIS America, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor - Soul Hackers

Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers Coming To European 3DS

The 3DS is now the handheld that just keeps on giving, especially if you're a fan of Japanese games. NIS America have now confirmed that cult Saturn JPRG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers is being localised for Europe, and will arrive this Autumn on 3DS. Though not the strongest game in the series, this is yet another feather in the handheld's cap. Check out story and gameplay trailers after the break.

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Radiant Historia | £18.85 | Play-Asia | DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Atlus, DS games, JRPG
Radiant Historia | £18.85 | Play-Asia | DS

Here's a rare little gem for all you import fans. This exceptional (and increasingly hard-to-find) JRPG is one of the highlights of the DS, providing a unique battle system, relateable characters and a time-hopping storyline, and the region-free US version is currently available over at Play-Asia. Since the Game Pak itself has no region protection, it should also work on 3DS without issue.

Many thanks to kalimahari at HotUKDeals, who spotted this lovely little offer.

Etrian Odyssey IV Coming To Europe This Summer [UPDATE]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Atlus, Etrian Odyssey IV, JRPG, NIS America

Etrian Odyssey IV Coming To Europe This Summer [UPDATE]

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends Of The Titan will release in Europe this summer, NIS America announced today. The pretty yet hardcore dungeon-crawler is yet another strong localised title that's hitting Europe in 2013, joined by the likes of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Project X Zone, Code Of Princess and more. 3DS owners are going to be in for one heck of a year.

UPDATE: Following the earlier story courtesy of Gematsu, we've just received confirmation from NIS America, along with some new screenshots and details. Check it out after the break.

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Persona 4: The Golden Review | The Vita Strikes Gold

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Atlus, JRPGs, Persona 4: The Golden, PS Vita games, RPGs

Persona 4: The Golden Review | The Vita Strikes Gold

Platform: PS Vita

Developers: Atlus

Publishers: Atlus

Let's not beat around the bush. If you own a Vita, you need to add this game to your collection, it's as simple as that. You see, in much the same way that Persona 3 was adapted, condensed, and replicated on the PSP to phenomenal effect, so too have Atlus done a simply superb job in delivering a portable version of Persona 4. Once again, the team have had to find ways of appealing to players on the go, and the various challenges that presents.

Of course, one major thing is different this time around: they've got a lot more power to play with.

Persona 4: The Golden Review | The Vita Strikes Gold

This has been realised in the swathes of content that Atlus have added to the game. There's ten hours of new stuff to enjoy, new characters to meet, new scenarios to encounter, and a whole bunch of little story variations that make this portable version of what was already one of the finest JRPGs to have ever existed even better. Where P3P removed the long 3D sections where you'd be running about your day and boosting social links, replacing them instead with gorgeous 2D stills from which you could navigate easily, Persona 4 keeps the 3D environments, retouched on the Vita, but restores a navigation menu at the touch of a button.

Persona 3 was a breath of fresh air when it came along, breathing new life into the genre with its heavy emphasis on creating Social Links, and its procedurally-generated dungeon-crawling action. Then came Persona 4 - a game that ostensibly took the framework of its predecessor, and just made it better. The systems remain very familiar, and you'll spend your time divided between turn-based battling as you fight your way up floors of monstrous dungeons and boosting the relationships with your friends, but it's the writing that truly makes Persona 4 shine.

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Devil Survivor Release Date Moved Forward By A Week

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Atlus, Ghostlight, JRPGs, Release dates, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor EU publishers Ghostlight got in touch today to report that the game's release on 3DS has been moved forward by a week.

The tactical JRPG, which sees you capturing and creating demons to battle even more demons taking over your city, will now release on March 29th.

Zeno Clash II Trailer Is Brutally Bizarre

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
ACE Team, Atlus, First Person Brawler, trailer, Zeno Clash II

Zeno Clash II promises to ramp up the crazy compared to its already bat-crap insane predecessor, throwing players into the bizarre world of Zenozoic and tasking them with punching everything that moves. Zeno Clash was one of the few first-person brawlers that actually worked, and by the looks of things, we can expect some RPG elements, progression and skill points this time around.

Along with enormous birdmen, a lion man with a paint palette for lips and all manner of chicanery that would make Guillermo Del Toro visit a psychiatrist. Zeno Clash II will be available in "early 2013" (so soon, then) on Steam, PSN and XBLA.

Atlus and Nintendo Team Up For Shin-Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Wii U games

We love mashups. There's nothing better than when two gaming powerhouses come together in an enormous, creative, virtual bear hug that yields an astonishingly daring mutant offspring that threatens to shake the industry...or, you know, is just really fun. Anyway, Nintendo and Atlus are teaming up to deliver a prospect that has us salivating with anticipation.

A new Wii U game is coming that combines the universes of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. KAPOW!

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Gets An EU Release Date

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Atlus, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, JRPG, PS3 games

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Gets An EU Release Date

Localised Japanese games are like buses; for months and months we have to import, but suddenly three come along at once. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the latest in the PS3-exclusive JRPG series, is headed to Europe on March 15th.

Though Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 received a severely lukewarm critical reception, this news is bound to excite the fanbase. Now all we need is Persona 4 Arena, which will soon be undergoing console certification.

Have An Atmospheric Shin Megami Tensei 4 Trailer For 3DS

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Atlus, JRPGs, RPGs, Shin Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei 4

Atlus are bringing Shin Megami Tensei 4 to the 3DS, and have just released a new trailer to celebrate this fact. Please, please bring it out over here!!

That is all.

Persona 4: The Golden Smashes Japanese Vita Sales Records

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Japanese charts, JRPGs, Persona 4: The Golden, RPGs, Sales

Persona 4: The Golden Smashes Japanese Vita Sales Records

Atlus' revamped portable title Persona 4: The Golden has become the first Vita game to pass 100k sales within its first week in Japan.

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MCM Expo London 2012: A Round-Up Of The Rest

Author:
Tom Silkstone
Category:
Features
Tags:
Arc System Works, Atlus, Games previews, Grasshopper Manufacture, Nintendo 3DS, PS3 games, Square Enix, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox 360 games

MCM Expo London 2012: A Round-Up Of The Rest

I got to see a lot of games at this year's MCM Expo, some I got a great deal of time with whereas others I only caught brief glimpses of. Luckily, I got a good enough look at three games to bring you a great little round-up to finish off my coverage of the show!
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Zeno Clash II Announced And Trailered

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
ACE Team, Atlus, E3 2012, PC, PSN, Steam, Trailers, Videos, XBLA, Zeno Clash II

The award-winning indie, first-person, melee brawler is back. Atlus have announced Zeno Clash II, which will be due out on PC, PSN, and XBLA in early 2013.

ACE Team are once again behind the wheel, and the sequel will contain an open world to explore, and drop in-drop out co-op gameplay, not to mention a host of returning characters, enemies,vitems, and weapons.

There'll be plenty of new stuff too.

"As Ghat, players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer," said Atlus. "Ghat can also expect to encounter awe-inspiring new sights, jaw-dropping new creature designs, and wildly creative new weapons and items."

Check out the E3 trailer above.

Zen United Bringing Persona 4 Arena To Europe

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Arc System Works, Atlus, Fighting Games, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, Zen United

Zen United Bringing Persona 4 Arena To Europe

Can I get a "HALLELUJAH!" Ahem...Zen United, the folks who brought such Eastern gems as BlazBlue and Arcana Heart across to European shores have announced that they'll be ferrying Persona 4 Arena over here.

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Game Of Thrones Launch Trailer

Author:
Tom Silkstone
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Cyanide, Focus Home Interactive, Game news, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Game Of Thrones Launch Trailer

As excited as I am about Cyanide's Game of Thrones RPG, which I'm sure you all already know is based on A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin, chances are I'll be sat in the cinema enjoying Ridley Scott's Prometheus when it's released on June 1st. The game follows Mors Westford, a long serving ranger of the Night's Watch, and Alester Sarwyck, a priest of R'hllor, on their adventures around Westeros. The jury's still out as to whether this one's going to be any good and the trailer doesn't really give much away, but I'm sure fans of the books and TV series'll be out in force to pick up copies of the game.

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Two Shin Megami Tensei Titles Confirmed For UK

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Atlus, DS games, Ghostlight, Shin Megami Tensei

Two Shin Megami Tensei Titles Confirmed For UK

Us Brits will be getting not one, but two, localised Shin Megami Tensei games, new publisher Ghostlight has confirmed. Devil Survivor Overclocked will be a 3DS remake of 2009's Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, while its recent sequel will be released on the DS.

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