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Persona 4: DAN photo
Persona 4: DAN

Naoto comes out of her shell in her Persona 4: Dancing All Night trailer


The detective prince of dance
Apr 24
Naoto's character trailer for Persona 4: Dancing All Night shows a sexier side of everyone's second favorite Persona 4 girl. The trailer shows off her new-found dancing skills, but more importantly it gives us anot... read
Persona 4: DAN photo
Persona 4: DAN

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer


As expected, Nanako is freaking adorable
Apr 17
I know we're all waiting patiently for Persona 4: Dancing All Night's US release date, but a new trailer is almost as exciting. This second official trailer offers a look at some choice dance moves from different member... read
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ATLUS

NIS announces a bushel of Atlus games for Europe


RPGs and tigers and bears! Oh my!
Apr 14
Poor European Atlus fans... They're always so upset. I wish I could brighten their day somehow. Oh, hey, what's this? A press release from NIS... Four Atlus titles coming to Europe? Hot damn! Apparently Shin Megami ... read
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ATLUS

Atlus USA publishing Vita RPG Dungeon Travelers 2


Coming to North America this summer and Europe by fall
Apr 14
Atlus USA just announced plans to localize Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal, a PlayStation Vita-exclusive role-playing game "for dungeon crawling fan-service devotees."   ... read
Etrian Odyssey 2 photo
Etrian Odyssey 2

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold's Fafnir Knight looks pretty dapper


A look at our hero
Apr 09
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is arriving sometime this summer in the US, with a solid "unknown" date in Europe -- good ol' Atlus. As you can probably tell it's a remake of the second game, much like The Mi... read
Persona 4 Vita photo
Persona 4 Vita

Persona 4's best character (also, Kanji) get Dancing All Night trailers


Kanji likes boys
Apr 06
Oh maaaaaaaan. I am only ever dancing as Chie in the yellow Bruce Lee Game of Death jumpsuit. Criminal to only show that off for like four seconds (:58). Either don't show it all and leave it a lovely surprise, or parade that thing around like it's a bright yellow jumpsuit. Oh. Kanji dances, too, I guess. I think his default costume is background character in House of Pain's "Jump Around" video. read
Etrian Mystery Dungeon photo
Same old dungeon, lighthearted new feel
Mashups are often born purely for fanservice-related reasons, and as you can probably guess, the results are mixed. For instance, it would be tough for an RPG developer to make an action game based on two different puzzle pro... read feature

Attack on Titan 3DS photo
Attack on Titan 3DS

Atlus localizing Attack on Titan 3DS game this May


Confirmed for both North America and Europe
Apr 01
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is officially on its way to North America and Europe. Atlus USA just formally announced plans to publish the Nintendo 3DS action game as part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation. Expec... read
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ATLUS

Atlus USA localizing Nintendo 3DS RPG Stella Glow


Coming in 2015
Mar 31
Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Stella Glow is coming to the Americas, Atlus just announced.  Players take on the role of Alto, a young knight who must convince Witches throughout the Regnant Kingdom to join his si... read
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Is Atlus teasing an Attack on Titan localization?


Weird Vine murders ketchup packet people
Mar 31
Earlier today, the Twitter account for Atlus USA posted a very strange Vine. The short clip features a man destroying tiny ketchup packet people, splatting red on walls and eating a hotdog. We were initially confused, what on... read
P4: Dancing All Night photo
P4: Dancing All Night

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japanese box art is appropriately groovy


I'd expect nothing less
Mar 25
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is still slated for a Western release in 2015, but it's headed for Japanese Vita owners on June 25. I'm eagerly gobbling up every single scrap Atlus tosses out until the official release, so check... read
Atlus sale photo
Atlus sale

Hey Atlus fans, there's a big sale today


Bye bye money, hello waifus
Mar 18
I don't know what's going on lately, but there seems to be a plethora of sales happening, especially for consoles. Today's big fat deal comes by way of the publisher Atlus. Posted over on their Facebook page, they decided to offer some wallet relief for hump day. Take a close look, because here is what they got for sale: read
Vita RPG photo
Vita RPG

Atlus, NISA team to publish Shin Megami Tensei-inspired PS3/Vita tactical RPG Lost Dimension


Coming summer 2015 to North America and Europe
Mar 11
Lancarse's Lost Dimension (PS Vita, PS3) is coming to North America and Europe courtesy of Atlus and NISA, respectively, this summer. The tactical RPG came out in Japan last year. There's a lot of pedigree behind it, too. La... read
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Third parties missed some major opportunities
By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market do... read feature

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold photo
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold

Atlus: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold coming this summer


Who's ready to go dungeon crawling?
Mar 10
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is coming to North America this summer, Atlus USA just announced. The Nintendo 3DS role-playing game is a remake of the second entry in the series and includes a new story mode along with various other improvements. read
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Rise's idol rival

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's new dancer is Kanami Mashita


Rise's idol rival
Mar 09
Persona 4: Dancing All Night has an additional playable character only referred to in passing during the game, Rise's idol successor Kanami Mashita.  I'm not sure why she's dressed like a clowned out Erica (or what's wi... read
Etrian Mystery Dungeon photo
Hardcore dungeon crawling with a new perspective
Over the years, Atlus has become one of the more endearing presences in gaming. One thing fans appreciate is its tendency to switch things up. The publisher has a handle on the niche gaming scene, and it's reassuring to know ... read feature

Rise trailer photo
Rise trailer

Rise is dancing all night in Persona 4's Vita rhythm game


Would you like to Dancing All Night with Rise?
Feb 24
We are four months away from Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japan release (and special edition Vita) and we've already seen and heard the lovely intro, so now what? Well, character trailers can be fun. Little tastes of the b... read
Shin Megami Tensei photo
More than a remaster
What a busy year this is going to be for Atlus. With the release of Persona 5 in the coming months, there are a lot of expectations for what's ahead with the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. In order to keep fans satiated till t... read feature

Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

First look at the Persona 5 hero's persona, Arsene


Hey, good lookin'
Feb 11
Go on, take a gander at the Persona 5 lead's persona, Arsene, courtesy of Dengeki PlayStation. The shade vaunts a top hat and ornate cravat, nods to its namesakes. It takes after Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief ... read
Persona 5 tidbits photo
Persona 5 tidbits

Persona 5 tidbits: Coffee shop living, Ghost in the Shell studio, and Arsene


Wouldn't it be cool if P5 was for the PS5?
Feb 09
Persona 5, the only game that matters, got a proper trailer last week that managed to live up to and surpass some lofty expectations. We know a bit more about what we were shown now, too, thanks to a Famitsu piece covered by ... read
Etrian Mystery Dungeon photo
Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Etrian Mystery Dungeon shows off the Medic


This is looking great
Feb 06
What do you get when you mix Etrian Odyssey and the Mystery Dungeon series? Etrian Mystery Dungeon of course! With development handled by dungeon master Spike Chunsoft, the new 3DS game will bring in that clas... read
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

Five things about the Persona 5 trailer from someone who knows nothing about Persona


Bear with me here
Feb 05
I'm going to put myself out there a bit. I know next to nothing about Persona. You see, we all have our beats around here. I leave Persona and the like to the ilk of Kyle and Steven. They're much more excited to write ab... read
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

Five things we just learned about Persona 5


Want emancipation?
Feb 05
Today, Atlus gave us our first look at Persona 5 in motion, and hot damn does it look amazing. We've been watching and rewatching the debut gameplay trailer all day. It's like a train wreck. You can't look away. Except unlike a train wreck it's glorious and beautiful and I love it. Anyway, we've noticed some things about the new game and have decided to share our thoughts. read
Import it! photo
Import it!

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets custom Vita in Japan


Also June release date
Feb 05
Atlus has confirmed a June 25 release date for the Vita's Persona 4: Dancing All Night in Japan.  Alongside this is news of a couple special editions. The "crazy value pack" includes an illustration, two-... read
PERSONA 5 photo
No surprise, it looks a lot like Catherine!
Here we go! No more teasing. At long last, Atlus has given us our first real look at Persona 5 and it's just gorgeous. There's so much to analyze, so many details to pore over. For the moment, though, I can hardly bridle my excitement. This looks like a huge leap forward. Can't wait to play it! ペルソナ5 [Atlus] read feature

New characters photo
New characters

Persona 4: Dancing All Night theme eases the wait for Persona 5 news


Listen to it here
Feb 04
Okay, no big Persona 5 reveal yet. I am still completely, sincerely excited for the Persona 4 rhythm game and this amazing track, which we covered earlier today, is why. It's also worth listening to Japanese Teddy ... read
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

Masked heartthrob The Phantom teased for Persona 5


More details, maybe even a trailer, coming soon
Feb 04
Today's issue of Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, as spotted by Gematsu, has a Persona 5 advertisement on the back. It reads, "Advance notice: Tonight I will appear in Nippon Budokan," the venue for the 30-h... read
ATLUS photo
If you never give up life keeps on groovin'
Atlus has revealed Persona 4: Dancing All Night's main theme, "Dance!," complete with lyrics and everything. Personally, I think that spoils some of the fun. Deciphering the words behind Shoji Meguro's tunes has become ... read feature

Persona photo
Persona

Atlus details its full schedule for the 30-hour Persona stream


Are you watching the whole thing?
Jan 30
On February 3 at 11pm EST, Atlus will run a 30-hour stream for all things Persona. It will consist of development talk, looks at new games, and even a few surprises. Recently the full schedule has been revealed, so you can pl... read
Citizens of Earth review photo
Bound to earth
The Fifth Element came on TV the other day, and it really got me thinking about mise-en-scène versus characterization. It’s one of my absolute favorite movies, and is an exemplar of sci-fi in cinema without being... read feature

ATLUS photo
ATLUS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon crawls to 3DS on April 7


Atlus sets roguelike role-playing game's release date in stone
Jan 14
Etrian Mystery Dungeon will arrive in North America on April 7, Atlus USA announced today. The project is a collaboration between Atlus and Spike Chunsoft, pairing the character classes and skill trees of Etrian Odyssey with Mystery Dungeon's exploratory roguelike design.  Atlus plans to include a bonus soundtrack disc with all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game. read