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9:00 AM on 06.21.2014

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 hits PS3 next week

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon is coming to PlayStation 3 next week as a digital release, the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast reveals Atlus first brought the PS2 action ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 06.20.2014

This Persona Q 3DS XL case is what dreams are made of

[Update: I done goofed! You guys are totally right. This is the same case you get in thecollector's edition, and it's still available right now for preorder. That definitely doesn't change how much I love it.] ...

Brittany Vincent



Rollers of the Realm: A nice surprise photo
Rollers of the Realm: A nice surprise
by Dale North

I tried my hardest to imagine what the combination of pinball and RPG would look and play like before meeting with Atlus at E3, but I kept coming to mental roadblocks so I decided to wait and be surprised when I got to see it. When I finally did see and play this unimaginable creation from indie debs Phantom Compass, I certainly was surprised.

First, I was surprised at how off-base I was with my imagined concepts. More importantly, I was surprised at how well it all came together in upcoming game Rollers of the Realm.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax first hands-on at E3 2014 photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax first hands-on at E3 2014
by Dale North

Atlus let me touch Persona Q on the first day of E3 during a private meeting. That was a mistake on their part. The main problem is that I didn’t want to stop. The other problem is that they told me I couldn’t write about the version I played -- double tease. But getting my hands on Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the first time made me feel a bit better about the situation. 

 I’m by no means a skilled fighting game player, but I am a massive Persona series fan, and even as a novice I really enjoyed its predecessor. This new version adds some of the Persona 3 cast, a new character, and shadow versions of all characters to the mix, not to mention new story lines (my favorite part) to experience.

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5:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Want to punch Persona 4's Teddie in the face? Here's how you can do just that

Atlus always seems to pack in awesome bonus items with its games. Shin Megami Tensei IV had that huge strategy guide, Dragon's Crown an art book, and virtually everything else Atlus publishes at least gets a complimentary sou...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 06.11.2014

Persona Q tops charts in Japanese debut

Persona Q was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to numbers obtained by the sales trackers at Media Create. The Atlus dungeon crawler sold 186,000 boxed copies in its first few days on the market, lifting Nin...

Kyle MacGregor





4:37 PM on 06.10.2014

YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to Europe

I've got some good news for you, European JRPG fans. Shin Megami Tensei IV is finally coming your way. Atlus will publish it as a digital download on the eShop as an English-only release. The price is still being worked on, b...

Dale North

10:13 AM on 06.10.2014

Persona Q 'The Wild Cards' Premium Edition announced

I would never let you forget that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to 3DS later this year. I'll tie today's reminder to the announcement of a premium edition release for the title in North America. For $79.99 you'...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 06.10.2014

Digital Devil Saga 2 hits PSN in America today, Europe tomorrow

It's a light week in terms of new releases on account of E3. However, there's definitely one game RPG enthusiasts should play in any waking moments not consumed by keeping tabs on all the pomp and circumstance out of Los Ange...

Kyle MacGregor

1:50 PM on 06.09.2014

Have a Persona Q E3 trailer to balance out the gruff and guns

I woke up at 4 in the morning, got on a plane, got to LA, and went straight to the press room with my luggage (too early for hotel check in) and then we started covering Microsoft's press conference. Watching this adorable Persona Q trailer was a nice breather. Don't forget to breathe.

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 06.06.2014

Yukiko & Yosuke get Persona 4 Ultimax trailers

I got so excited about Yu's Yul Brynner chest on the Persona 4 Ultimax box art that I almost missed new trailers for Yukiko and Yosuke. I never noticed this, but Yosuke's persona sort of looks like the frog navi the frog reporter uses in Mega Man Battle Network 2. Yeah, I like those games.

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 06.06.2014

The Japanese box art for Persona 4 Ultimax is real good

This is the official box art for the Japanese release of Persona 4 Ultimax. It's pretty great, even with the best characters (Mitsuru and Chie) getting teeny billing. That Yul Brynner chest pose though.

Steven Hansen



Revealed! Here is your E3 badge artwork photo
Revealed! Here is your E3 badge artwork
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

For the fourth year in a row, Atlus is the badge holder sponsor for E3 2014. On both sides is Persona's loveable Teddie. On the front it's Teddie from Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Attendees will be able to get their picture with Teddie at the show, and sharing the picture on Twitter will enter them for a chance to win a Japan-only Persona Q 3DS system.

On the other side is Teddie from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Character designer Shigenori Soejima will be signing autographs on an E3-exclusive print on June 11, 12PM - 1:00PM at the Atlus booth.

So, on to the contest. We wanted you all to figure out what the E3 insert would look like. Congratulations to F. Saku. You were the closest to nailing the artwork, bonus points for including "Who's Your Teddie???" There were a lot of great entries in this and after talking with our rad friends over at Atlus, we've decided to award bonus winners!

Congrats to walnut100, Atatabear, and Viktor Andrade. All four winners now have a choice of one of any recent Atlus PS2 Classics on PSN (Persona 4, Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raido Kuzunoha v. The Soulless Army).

We'll be bringing you coverage of all the Atlus games during our E3 Unfiltered coverage starting next week. Expect new details on Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Persona Q: Shadow, Citizens of Earth, Abyss Odyssey, and one unannounced title.

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9:38 AM on 06.04.2014

Watch this Persona Q opening with me like 50 times

There's almost nothing better than a Persona game opening. It's right up there with eating heaping cups of froyo, or finding money on the ground, or being under a dog pile of corgis. Atlus has outdone themselves with the ope...

Dale North



Teaser: Here's the E3 2014 badge insert, can you guess the game? photo
Teaser: Here's the E3 2014 badge insert, can you guess the game?
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Last year Atlus let us exclusively tease the E3 badge holder to all you Dtoiders. Everyone seemed to be really into it, so we're doing it again for this year's E3.

Attached is a blanked out version of the official badge insert for E3 2014. There's artwork printed on both sides, so take that into consideration as you try and guess what games the insert represents.

Here's the contest: See if you can figure out what the artwork is that might appear on the front and/or back side of the insert. Draw your own stuff, fill it in with other images, etc. Just simple comments won't count! Pull up your photo editing programs and see if you can solve the mystery. 

We'll be picking a winner and revealing the official image this Thursday at around 2PM PT! The person that gets the closest to the actual image will win an E3-exclusive Persona 4 Arena Ultimax signed print of one of Atlus' next games. Contest is open to all territories too. Good luck!

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1:00 PM on 06.03.2014

ESRB rates Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 for PS3

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 might just be the next Atlus classic to manifest on PlayStation 3, an ESRB rating for the RPG suggests. The news shouldn't come as a total surprise. A sizable portion of the Japan...

Kyle MacGregor