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10:30 AM on 02.24.2015

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

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...

Steven Hansen



Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is devilishly difficult, set for release on May 5 photo
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is devilishly difficult, set for release on May 5
by Alessandro Fillari

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 then, the publisher is offering another dose of MegaTen with a revisit to another much-loved title.   

Just last month, Atlus released the follow-up to Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 in Japan. As an updated version of the Nintendo DS's Devil Survivor 2, the new 3DS release will have players re-experiencing the events of the original game along with a new story to unfold. Though fans in the west were left wondering about the fate of its release on this end, all we got was a vague confirmation that it was coming with no concrete date set.

Fortunately during a special hands-on session hosted by Atlus, the publisher has now revealed plans for the western release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker on May 5, 2015. Now on a new system, this ultra-quirky and devilishly difficult take on the MegaTen formula will get players to experience Devil Survivor 2 in a fresh way.

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2:00 PM on 02.11.2015

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

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 ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 02.09.2015

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 02.06.2015

Etrian Mystery Dungeon shows off the Medic

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...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 02.05.2015

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

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...

Brett Makedonski





3:00 PM on 02.05.2015

Five things we just learned about Persona 5

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.

Kyle MacGregor

1:15 PM on 02.05.2015

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets custom Vita in Japan

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-...

Steven Hansen



YES! YES! YES! Atlus finally shows off Persona 5! photo
YES! YES! YES! Atlus finally shows off Persona 5!
by Kyle MacGregor

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]

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10:02 PM on 02.04.2015

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen

9:30 PM on 02.04.2015

Masked heartthrob The Phantom teased for Persona 5

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...

Steven Hansen



Persona 4 Dancing All Night's theme is just groovy photo
Persona 4 Dancing All Night's theme is just groovy
by Kyle MacGregor

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 a time-honored pastime of mine. Oh well. Still sounds great!

ペルソナ4 ダンシングオールナイト [Atlus]

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10:30 AM on 01.30.2015

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

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...

Chris Carter



Review: Citizens of Earth photo
Review: Citizens of Earth
by Brittany Vincent

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 too derivative of other works. The grittiness of futuristic New York, the contrast between earthtones and bright colors in the costume and set design, and the excellent choreography of the action scenes come together to make a great movie.

What’s a movie though without characters that entertain, blossom with personality, and can be empathized with? Would The Fifth Element be as entertaining without the bluster of Bruce Willis, the innocent sexuality of Milla Jovovich, or the ridiculous Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod? Can well-crafted artwork, concept, and background come together to make a good production regardless of the characters within it? Those are the questions that Citizens of Earth brought to mind.

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6:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Etrian Mystery Dungeon crawls to 3DS on April 7

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.

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 01.13.2015

Persona 3: The Movie: Falling Down gets a new teaser trailer

On April 4, the third Persona 3: The Movie will hit theaters in Japan, compliments of Aniplex. It has just released a new trailer for the anime film that you can view above. As an aside, the second film will be out...

Chris Carter