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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown removed from EU PSN, but will be republished under Atlus

Dragon's Crown, a fantastic and not juvenile at all video game, was removed from the European PSN this week. Panic! Wait, don't panic. Evidently it involved a deal that was always in place between Atlus and NIS (who published it in Europe),...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions

Tokyo Mirage Session designer on localization: 'Each country has its unique culture and taste'

Mere days after hearing from Tokyo Mirage Session's director on the western outfit changes, GameSpot sat down with Atlus producer Shinjiro Takada and Nintendo designer Hitoshi Yamagami to chat more about the localization efforts for the gam...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions director says the altered western outfits are 'quite cute'

[Update: Hirata also tweeted about how he was initially "disappointed" with the changes, but was glad to see the "passionate support" of fans.] Wii U-exclusive Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is legally the last game for the system until Legend o...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV
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Meet the all-new characters of King of Fighters XIV's Team Official Invitation

This latest trailer introduces Team Official Invitation members Sylvie, Kukri, and Mian. These guys are three of the nineteen brand new characters featured in the game's full, 50-fighter roster. Despite abandoning the visual style of ...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE
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Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

For a while there, it was easy to forget that Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem existed. Announced with great fanfare in 2013, we heard very little about the project for two years, until a trailer came along almost to proclaim "Yes, we ...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV
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Are you picking up Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse?

At first it was hard to make sense out of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (known in Japan as "Final"). Initially I thought it was just an expansion of sorts for IV, but as it turns out, it's a brand new game. Now you'll be playing as more...   read

 
 
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Atlus is localizing Persona-like Caligula

Caligula, the Persona-esque PlayStation Vita exclusive from Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment studio Aquria and old-timey Persona writer Tadashi Satomi, is coming to North America and Europe (!) as a digital-only release...   read

 
 
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Atlus reveals Persona 5's ninth party member, 'co-op system'

It might all be in Japanese, but Atlus has shown off a lot of Persona 5 gameplay during their special E3 stream. The main takeaway is the reveal of the ninth party member, named "Goro Akechi." He's not just a detective, but he's a high...   read

 
 
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Persona 5
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Persona 5 won't have dual audio in the west, just English

Now that Persona 5 is front and center at E3 and not behind closed doors in Japan, we're starting to get more information on the localization. Some of you may want to sit down first. Ready? Persona 5 won't have dual audio! Just En...   read

 
 
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Atlus

Atlus has a special Persona 5 E3 livestream planned next week

Atlus is showing Persona 5 at E3 this year, and in addition, they're spicing things up with some extra. The publisher has announced that they will host a special NicoNico Livestream called "Uncover the Phantom Thieves," which will begi...   read

 
 
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Persona 5

The Persona 5 'Take Your Heart' premium edition is available on Amazon again

Now that we have a release date for Persona 5, Atlus has also pulled back the curtain on the best of the best editions of the game. That would be the "Take Your Heart" premium edition of the game, and it seemingly sold out soon after going ...   read

 
 
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Review: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

There are very few games that grab me based on the box art, but I can recall digging Odin Sphere out of a bargain bin (!) so many years back, both my wife and I's mouths agape after picking it up. A Valkyrie, a brooding warrior, a bunny, a ...   read

 
 
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LOLcalization

The US box art for Persona 5 has less cleavage than Japan's

[Update: Atlus has addressed the box art situation here and here.] Today the North American release date of Persona 5 was announced with images of the localized box art in tow, to which there were some minor changes. The cat-like creat...   read

 
 
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Persona 5

Atlus details Persona 5's retail goodies

Persona 5 will be out on Valentine's Day next year, but it's never too early to put down a preorder* for the game. Conveniently, you can do that right now, especially if you're the type who enjoys the occasional fancy collector's editi...   read

 
 
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Happy Valentine's!

Persona 5 gets a North American release date

Those of you who refused to let yourselves get hyped up for Persona 5, waiting on the announcement of an English-language release date, are now at liberty to GET HYPE: Atlus USA has confirmed an official release date for the North American ...   read

 
 
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XSEED

Is XSEED the best localizer around?

As someone who has been importing since a young age, I've been thinking a lot about localizations lately. Between Deep Silver putting out the "unforgivable" pizza commercial for Mighty No. 9, NIS being upfront about changes to Criminal Girl...   read

 
 
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Rock of Ages II
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Ace Team and Atlus are doing Rock of Ages II

Ace Team is making a sequel to 2011's fantastic action/tower defense game Rock of Ages and I found the news so surprising and uplifting that I forgot I was sick for a few minutes there. I'm that into it. As a boulder, you weave around or j...   read

 
 
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Leifthrasir

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a delight on the Vita

Up until last week, I had been getting all of my Vita love with the PlayStation TV. It's a great little device that helped introduce me to a plethora of games I'd never considered playing before. But I'm a restless person that hates being t...   read

 
 
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Odin Sphere

Go grab the Odin Sphere PS4 demo now

If you're anxious to see what's new in the Odin Sphere Leifthrasir remake, Atlus just released a demo for PS4. You'll get to play as all five characters, and experience the revamped visuals and smooth framerate -- which fixes the absol...   read

 
 
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Sega

Sega is trying to find a way to bring Atlus games to Europe

If you haven't been following along, here's a recap. In the past, NIS has partnered up with Atlus (and by proxy, Sega) to bring Atlus games to Europe. For many years it was a fruitful partnership, but due to undisclosed reasons related to S...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 cast

Persona 5 introduces Makoto, Futaba, and Haru

It's been a hot minute since we all screamed in rhapsody over another stylish Persona 5 trailer and an actual got damn release date (in Japan). Last week Josh Tolentino did a deep translation/analysis of the trailer, which you'll want to ch...   read

 
 
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Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth pulled from eShop following Humble Bundle appearance

[Update: Atlus has provided the following statement to Destructoid: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to immediately remove Citizens of Earth from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Both Atlus and Nintendo are working together...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 trailer subs!
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I translated the new Persona 5 trailer, so let's analyze it

Persona 5's a thing, eh? The game is set for a Japanese release this September, but at the moment, overseas fans are still left in the dark as to when localized versions of the latest in Atlus' hit series will make it to their shores. I can...   read

 
 
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Persona 3 manga

English Persona 3 manga coming this year

Maker of fine books Udon is following up last year's Persona 4 manga, published in English last September, with an English publication of the Persona 3 manga starting this September. Symmetry! And good-ish timing with Persona 5's Septe...   read

 
 
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Persona amiibo!

Persona 5 Famitsu DX Pack comes with protagonist and Morgana figures

Persona 5 will have a special 20th anniversary edition that includes a 5-disc soundtrack, art book, and a heck of a lot of DLC costumes when it launches in Japan on September 15. But if all of that ain't enough for you, Japanese retailer eb...   read

 
 
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