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11:45 AM on 03.25.2015

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

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...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 03.18.2015

Hey Atlus fans, there's a big sale today

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:

Robert Summa

11:35 AM on 03.11.2015

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

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...

Steven Hansen



Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii photo
Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii
by Tony Ponce

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 dominance. Where once Wii was on track to become the best-selling dedicated gaming console of all time, it's now all but forgotten.

There are various reasons why history played out the way it did, but at the end of the day, it's all about the games, and Wii's library had some pretty glaring holes. To be fair, there were a lot of fantastic games on Wii -- Nintendo itself published some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles in company history, while several third parties were able to ride the wave to good fortune.

Sadly, the industry at large didn't support Wii in a manner befitting of a market leader, resulting in a legacy of wasted potential. Had these publishers done a better job in leveraging their biggest brands on the little white box, the current gaming landscape could have been much different.

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12:45 PM on 03.10.2015

Atlus: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold coming this summer

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.

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 03.09.2015

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

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...

Steven Hansen



Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a quirky spinoff in line with series legacy photo
Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a quirky spinoff in line with series legacy
by Alessandro Fillari

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 that it recognizes when to branch out and try new things. With the upcoming spinoff for the Etrian Odyssey series featuring a partnership with Chunsoft, Atlus has got its eye on trying something a bit different with its favored dungeon crawler.

Moving away from the first-person view from past titles, Etrian Mystery Dungeon blends the two series' specialties together to make a nice mix of hardcore RPG action with roguelike dungeon exploration. During a special hands-on session with Atlus, I got some time to experience what EMD has to offer. Though the perspective has changed, the spirit of the series remains.

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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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