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This Persona 5 gym training mechanic brings back memories

Although I haven't been spending as much time as I should in the real life gym until lately, I've trained for hundreds of hours in virtual workout spaces. As I watch this trailer for the training mechanic in Persona 5 (which boosts your sta...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse delayed in Europe and Australia, coming in winter

With the recent news that Persona 5 would be debut on the same day in both Europe and the U.S, I was hoping that the days of having delays for Atlus’ games imposed on European and Australian fans would be over. Sadly, this does not se...   read

 
 
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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem was originally going to crossover with Pokemon before Conquest ruined it

We heard so little about Tokyo Mirage Sessons #FE over the course of its development that some of us feared it was canceled, but it had undergone a number of changes before it actually came out the way it did (which was good, by the way!). ...   read

 
 
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Review: The King of Fighters XIV

While most people were introduced to fighters with Street Fighter, my first foray into the genre was King of Fighters at a local arcade. I had no prior training or guidance, I kind of just jumped in, picked Andy Bogard, and had a ball....   read

 
 
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Opinion: Persona 5's delicate balancing act

In just over a month, Persona 5 will grace those lucky future folk over in Japan. School will be skipped, Famitsu will be 100/100'ing, and socials will be linked. Unfortunately, as my understanding of the Japanese language doesn't reach muc...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 finally dated in Europe, will debut at the same time as the US

Remember that Deep Silver and Atlus publishing partnership announced recently? It looks like it's paying off for Europe already. The former has announced the release date of Persona 5, which has been "TBA" for weeks now -- it's February 14,...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   read

 
 
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If the demo is any indication, The King of Fighters XIV is destined for great things

I'm glad King of Fighters (and by proxy, SNK) is still in the fighting game discussion. It's had a long, long hiatus since XIII was released back in 2010 (which was a massive improvement on XII), and because a new collective of owners has r...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, watch the first 18 minutes of Persona 5 gameplay

I guess that'll teach me to sleep and have a day job! Mere hours after Atlus debuted the full anime intro for Persona 5, it also showed off the first eighteen minutes of the game on a livestream.  You can check it out below if you're n...   read

 
 
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Behold Persona 5's full anime opening

Persona 5 isn't too far off if you're the importing type, and Atlus has opted to give the hype machine another rev by releasing the game's intro today. Animated by Ghost in the Shell producers Production I.G., the intro features all th...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse releases Sept. 20

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse will launch in the Americas on September 20, Atlus has announced. The company isn't yet ready to divulge when the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game might arrive in Europe and Oceania, but confirmed it will be ...   read

 
 
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Deep Silver enters publishing agreement with Atlus in Europe

Well this is weird news to wake up to! Citing differences of opinion, NIS recently removed themselves from their publishing agreement with Atlus/Sega in Europe. This put the fans in that region in a bad spot, as Atlus is notoriously absent ...   read

 
 
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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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