Articles tagged with atlus

Sep
19
Posted by Mark at 14:50
And of course, being a Vanillaware game, it looks amazing.

In fact, that's pretty much the only reason I post stuff from it, since the trailers have been very light on the gameplay front, save for a small amount of side-scrolling walking.

Still, the new trailer introduces us to- or at least, shows us- ten more characters we didn't see in the announcement trailer.

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It's out on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year.
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Aug
04
Posted by Mark at 14:41
Not ones to shy away from a good cash-in, there's three new Persona-based games on the way from Atlus

The first is a sequel to Etrian Odyssey crossover Persona Q- it's just called Persona Q 2, but looks like it might have the subtitle "Take Your Heart", according to its one-page official site. That's hitting 3DS at an unknown point in time.

The other two games, with their own counterpart website are rhythm games, similar to Dancing All Night, this time based on two different games from earlier in the series: Dancing Moon Night, which is based on Persona 3, and Dancing Star Night, based on the more recent Persona 5.

Trailers for both Moon and Star have been released, and they'll be reaching PS4 and PSVita in the Spring.

I reviewed Q back when it came out in 2014 awarding it eight, while nearly a year later Duane was slightly less impressed with DAN, only giving it a seven.
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Jun
08
Posted by Ben at 17:15
Deep Silver, smashing lads that they are, have confirmed that they'll be bringing the triumvirate of Etrian Odyssey V, Shin Megami Strange Journey Redux, and Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology to Europe

Recently confirmed for a western release by Atlus; Etrian Odyssey V, Shin Megami Strange Journey Redux, and Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology felt a little up in the air given how late in to the 3DS' life we are, and this was especially true of a European release

Also confirmed in this Twitter thread (or just 'thread' as a normal person would say), Deep Silver will be putting out both physical and digital editions of all 3 games, plus, at the very least Etrian Odyssey V will be out before the end of the year ("fall")

More details as and when, I'll be buying, and then never getting around to all 3 of them
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Mar
21
Posted by Ben at 15:49
I never got around to Radiant Historia on the Nintendo DS, the few people I knew who had raved about it and told me I'd love it, but it soon became a bit of a nightmare to find for a decent price. Good news then, Atlus have announced that they're going to be brining a remake of Radiant Historia to the 3DS

The remake will be called Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology and, assuming it gets an English translation, should allow people like me who missed the game first time a chance to play it. For those who played the original version, Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology will boast an extra scenario to play through
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Sep
13
2016
Posted by Ben at 02:29
This has come out of Early Access a little sooner than I was expecting, but Inferno Climber, the chibi Dark Souls from Atlus, is out now and available on Steam

Usually priced at 22.99, I quite enjoyed what I played of Inferno Climber for our First Play. The difficulty was a little erratic, but it's got a cool look, and was fun to play

We'll be taking another look at it this week with the aim of a full review, so keep an eye out for that
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Aug
10
2016
Posted by Ben at 02:07
Worded that title a bit strangely but basically, we Europeans will get Persona 5 the same day (slightly earlier thanks to time zones) as the American release

February 14th 2017 is the date where we all finally get to play Persona 5. That includes both the PS4 version and PS3 version, however only the PS4 will get the collectors edition

There is a bit of bad news for our European brethren, if you don't speak English well enough to understand an rpg script you might struggle a bit, as it seems Persona 5 will launch with only English speech and text
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Jul
27
2016
Posted by Ben at 14:26
Yep, the "west" in this case means both North America and Europe, and Yakuza 0 will be available to us all on January 24th.

It's a bit of a shame that Yakuza 0 isn't sneaking out the other side of Christmas, from a personal standpoint, as that's when I have a week off, but that the game is even coming to the West is enough reason to celebrate.

Add to that then, Yakuza 0 is getting a physical release in North America AND Europe.

And one more piece of Yakuza news, you can prepare yourself for Yakuza 0 on PS4 by playing Yakuza 5 on PS3 next month if you have Playstation Plus
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Jul
06
2016
Posted by Ben at 11:19
Pretty much as title really, Deep Silver have picked up the publishing rights for a bunch of Atlus and Sega games in Europe, including Persona 5

Persona 5 is undoubtedly the headliner, although I didn't put it in the headline. There's also the follow up to Shin Megami Tensei 4; Shin Megami Tensei 4 Final on the 3ds. On the Sega front there's 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, which I think a lot of people had given up on coming to Europe
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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Vita Gameplay
04-07-16
Posted by Ben at 15:37

Not really a review as such as Duane's already reviewed the PS4 version, more some gameplay footage from the Vita version of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir with me rambling over the top

To give coherence to the narration of the video; Odin Sphere Leifthrasir works great on Vita. Apart from one boss fight I can't say I've noticed the framerate drop of and bugs, glitches, hitches, nothing negative at all really. It looks great on the Vita, a little blurry on the Playstation TV that I captured the footage on, but that's a limitation of the hardware rather than a fault of the game. I can't compare the Vita version to the PS4 version, maybe the Vita version has fewer enemies on screen at any one time, certainly that it 'poofs' in enemies when you've cleared a wave certainly seems like a move designed to work around limitations, be that a hangover from the PS2, an engine limitation, or something to get the game running well on the Vita

I won't spoil the score Odin Sphere Leifthrasir received from Duane on the PS4, but I will say if I were to give the game a score it wouldn't be too far from that. I've a few issues with the controls. They're sharp enough, to the extent the Vita's analogue stick will allow at least. My issue really is the placement, I guess, I'm not entirely sure what it is that sits wrong with me. It just feels unnatural that block is the same button as attack, whereas dodge is the same button as as absorbing photons. Too often I'll accidentally launch a spell, and I pretty much always launch the wrong one when I intend to launch a spell. For whatever reason the controls, and many of the games systems (alchemy, recipes etc) don't embed themselves in my brain.

Anyway, aside from that I've been really enjoying Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. I'm fairly near the end now, for one character at least, but the video below is from an earlier save, so there shouldn't be anything too spoilery, and you do get to see how the Vita version runs

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Jun
15
2016
Posted by Duane at 02:55
IGN have uploaded nearly 9 minutes of footage from the Japanese version of Atlus' Persona 5 and it looks utterly brilliant. The video shows the series dai/night cycle and shows the main characters attending school, visiting the cinema and heading into whatever Atlus are calling the new version of Tarturus/TV World to battle and, more importantly, seemingly negotiate with new Persona in order to be able to use them.

Also, can we get a shout out for the soundtrack!? Hell yeah!.

Persona 5 will release on Valentines Day 2017 in the US but no date has been set for Europe yet.

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