Atlus to include CD and book with Knights in the Nightmare

We recently told you about Knights in the Nightmare, an upcoming DS role-playing title that somehow mixes strategy RPG and shooting. Now Atlus sends word of a sweet pre-order perk for the game, set to release on June 2nd…chosen and packaged by a chimp.

Atlus manager Charlie the chimpanzee seems to be in charge of packaging games now, according to the most recent press release. He was kind enough to pack in a soundtrack CD and a 7″x10″ art book in the deluxe boxed copy of this game.

Here’s what Atlus says on the topic:

“In hindsight, hiring a non-human for this position may have been a mistake,” said Aram Jabbari, manager of PR and Sales at Atlus.

“We appreciate his zeal for the work, and he certainly livens up company parties, but to offer not only a soundtrack CD in a premium package, but a pre-order bonus art book also? He’s taking this Atlus Spoils thing too far. We’d get rid of him, but he has consistently threatened us with lawsuits and handfuls of excrement, making it an uncomfortable prospect.”

Charlie sounds like a dick. In this economy, Atlus could easily spring for even less in payroll and get a real live human to do the same job…minus the poop flinging.

Enjoy some new screenshots of Knights in the Nightmare in our gallery.

* An experience unlike any before it — Incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you’ve never experienced a game like this. Control a Wisp with your stylus and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in destroying foes on the map. Enemies fire bullets in multiple directions, making it vital for players to master the unique touch controls.

* Over 100 playable characters — Find and recruit the ghosts of seven different classes of knights from your kingdom, and learn of their pasts, hopes, dreams, and untimely deaths. Sacrifice their souls to one another to balance their skills and create your ultimate party.

* A tale from two perspectives — This twice-told legend entangles you in a dark and brooding tale that is simultaneously examined through events both past and present. Complete the adventure to unlock the ability to play through the game with a new narrative twist, placing the antagonist in the starring role.

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