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9:30 AM on 07.25.2014

Atlus announces Tears to Tiara II for North America, Europe

Tears to Tiara II is coming to North America and Europe this autumn, Atlus USA announced today. The Aquaplus-developed strategy role-playing game follows the tale of Hamilcar Barca, a young man on a mission to libe...

Kyle MacGregor


5:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Atlus didn't let failed crowd funding sink EarthBound-like Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth didn't meet its Kickstarter goals, but Persona developer Atlus swooped in and saved the day. Lead designer and Eden Industries co-founder Ryan Vandendyck, who you might have seen on Sup Holmes?, talked...

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Marie's persona in Persona 4 Ultimax is so pretty

Beating on people with your handbag is less cool than beating on people with a folding chair, but it's still pretty cool. Also, throwing presents at them. Very sweet. Marie will be paid DLC for Persona 4 Ultimax. And can we talk about that music? So fun. 

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 07.23.2014

PSA: Four Atlus games on sale on 3DS eShop

If you need a dang long game to hold you over until Persona Q's release, perhaps something else from Atlus is your vice. Provided you didn't pay for them all the other times they seem to have gone on sale (in North America; sorry, Europe). Devil Survivor Overclocked ($14.99)Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers ($14.99) Shin Megami Tensei IV ($24.99)Code of Princess ($14.99)

Steven Hansen



Persona Q coming November 25, let's loop the opening until then photo
Persona Q coming November 25, let's loop the opening until then
by Steven Hansen

Persona Q, the chibi 3DS amalgam of Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters, has a North American release date: November 25. The opening is still amazing. The premium edition is pretty nice, too. Shadow of the Labyrinth has won me over since its announcement -- or maybe it's just the dearth of Persona -- so I'm pretty ready.

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8:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet: Marie joins Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC

The waifu wars rage on as Marie joins the cast of the region free Persona 4 Ultimax. She is the second DLC character announced for the game. The first, Adachi, will be free for the first week of launch before revert...

Steven Hansen



Review: Abyss Odyssey photo
Review: Abyss Odyssey
by Alasdair Duncan

One thing you can't accuse Chilean developer ACE Team of doing is ploughing the same, well trodden ground as other indie devs. Its debut hit Zeno Clash combined a surrealistic art style with first-person, melee combat, while the studio's follow-up title, Rock of Ages, combined Super Monkey Ball with a Monty Python-esque romp through classical history. 

Abyss Odyssey is the studios' third original title and again, its setting is unique from anything else I've seen in videogames. The structure of the game different, too -- a combination of procedurally-generated levels, 2D platforming, intricate combat systems and online, community-driven progression. It doesn't always fit these elements together seamlessly but when it does, Abyss Odyssey still has that "just one more go" factor.

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6:30 PM on 07.10.2014

HAWP star Ashly Burch has a role in Persona Q

Our old friend Ashly Burch is lending her vocal talents to Atlus USA's localization of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Congrats, Ash! The Hey Ash Whatcha Playin'? co-creator has voiced characters in several titles in...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax won't be region locked for North and South America

After raising some ire region locking Persona 4 Arena (one of the only PS3 games that is region locked), Atlus decided that its follow up, set to release in the North and South America this fall, "will not be region locked for the Americas."  So this time around you European folk might consider importing instead of waiting on Atlus for a year to release it in Europe.

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 07.08.2014

When's Marvel? Just consult the EVO 2014 schedule

EVO 2014 is this weekend. We had a lovely time covering it last year, though it doesn't look like we'll have a get together watch party this time around. That's okay. There are three different streams to watch home and a...

Steven Hansen

7:30 AM on 07.07.2014

I'm jealous of Persona 4 Ultimax's Japanese-only Premium Edition

Here's a look at the slip cover that will adorn the Persona 4 Ultimax Premium Newcomer Package, which comes with the story from the first game so you don't have to go out of your way to catch up (it will also be sold sep...

Steven Hansen





10:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax: Naoto & Kanji's Japanese voices are throwing me off

The best Persona 4 character already got trailered, but I guess Atlus still needs to finish up. This week it's Kanji and Naoto, both with voice actors that are throwing me for a loop. It feels like it should've happened...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 07.01.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax's Adachi will be free for first week

Okay, clever use of color presets, Atlus.  Adachi will be free to download for the first week of Person 4 Arena Ultimax's North and South American release. After that first week, he will revert to paid DLC, so get your free character while you can. 

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Persona 4's best character gets her Ultimax trailer

When I came back to Persona 4 Arena with the intent of finally learning how to play a fighting game after abandoning it, I switched from Mitsuru to Chie. Because they are the best Persona characters. I lasted a bit longer, but my advancement was thwarted by Shadow Labrys (trailered below) and stupid fingers. 

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 06.26.2014

This Persona 4 the Golden Animation trailer will make your happy

Persona 4 the Golden Animation gets a new trailer today with subtitles from distributor Aniplex US. It starts out slow, but picks up with a new song and plenty of great things to look at. Too bad there isn't more on the rest...

Dale North

1:15 PM on 06.23.2014

Atlus teases new Etrian Odyssey with a tree, not a broccoli

I sort of feel more like going on an Eritrean odyssey right now, but I'm settling for an Ethiopian jazz bar later in the week. Anyway, I scaled 10,000 meters of tree on this Atlus teaser site so you don't have to. Really, it's not that fun. The result was this Etrian Odyssey looking "Coming Soon" page. Whole tree background attached. 

Steven Hansen