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Persona 2 releases on PSP on September 20

Persona 2 releases on PSP on September 20

There's only one Persona game that has never seen release in North America. Everything will change when the updated Persona 2: Innocent Sin releases on PSP on September 20th.

The PSP version of Persona 2 adds updated graphics and sound, new content, and a remixed soundtrack. It also adds the valuable feature of "actually coming out to the US."

Watch: The debut trailer »

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Rock of Ages rolls to PC on September 7

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Rock of Ages rolls to PC on September 7

ACE Team's art-inspired roll 'em up, Rock of Ages, is finally coming to PC on September 7th, just a few weeks after its debut on Xbox Live Arcade.

Ozzie reviewed the Xbox 360 version of the game: "Although Rock of Ages feels like it's meant to emphasize strategy, it's really all about rolling a giant rock over enemies and hitting a gate really hard."

Watch: The launch trailer »

"I can't read the title and not sing the refrain Rock of ages - Rock of ages!"
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Rock of Ages review

Rock of Ages review

Rock of Ages, from Zeno Clash developer ACE Team, is all about using the greatest weapon in human history: an enormous spherical boulder.

The downloadable game opens with the mythical Sisyphus rolling a giant rock up a hill and failing, as he is destined to do for the rest of eternity. Then he gets a wild idea. Instead of rolling the rock up a hill, why not use it as a weapon against others? This leads to Sisyphus getting lost in time and finding himself running afoul of various historical figures from ancient Spartans to Renaissance figures. The setup is completely silly and sets the tone for a fun ride.

Read more: Rock of Ages review »

"Also, I just watched that trailer and it has way more variation than what I thought it'd have ..."
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Persona 4: The Golden for Vita, Persona 4 fighting game, and Persona 5 in the works

Persona 4: The Golden for Vita, Persona 4 fighting game, and Persona 5 in the works

You can expect a lot more Persona in the future. Three Persona games are coming across three platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Vita.

First up is a game that should be unsurprising for most. Like its PSP predecessors, Persona 4: The Golden is an enhanced port of the original PlayStation 2 RPG. The updated version adds a new character named Mary, as well as additional voice recordings, animation sequences, and a new opening intro movie.

Read more: Persona fighting game developed by BlazBlue team »

"Yeah, a broadened social link system would be amazing. That's absolutely my favorite part of ..."
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Rock of Ages delayed on PC, PS3

Rock of Ages delayed on PC, PS3

Atlus has announced a delay to the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of Rock of Ages, but cleverly wrapped the bad news in a hilarious trailer. The game is still on-track for August 31 on Xbox 360, but the announcement states the PC and PlayStation 3 versions will come "later this summer." Considering summer officially ends only a few weeks later on September 23, that doesn't leave a lot of room to budge.

Watch: Rock beats everything! »

"Summer is basically over. I'm not sure they thought this one out."
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Catherine gives Atlus its 'largest launch' ever

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Catherine gives Atlus its 'largest launch' ever

Atlus is known for localizing and publishing niche games for the US market. However, it may have found a big hit on its hands with the recently-released Catherine. The mature themes of relationship/puzzle game seem to have spoken with a large audience, with Atlus boasting it as "the largest launch in the 20-year history of Atlus."

And who could possibly resist the charms of a special edition package that includes underwear?

Read more: 'Exceeded our highest expectations' »

"The best way to describe it is part "anime film", part "Persona-y dialogue game", part ..."
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Catherine demo on PS3 & Xbox 360 next week

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Catherine demo on PS3 & Xbox 360 next week

Atlus' bizarre puzzle game, Catherine, will be available for everyone to try next week on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. A free demo will be available on July 12th, giving players a chance to experience the surreal nightmare world from the developers of the critically acclaimed Persona series.

While Catherine is largely a puzzle game, it certainly wears its M rating proudly. For proof, look no further than this new trailer, showcasing some of the game's English voice acting, as well as animation from Studio 4°C, best known for their work on Tekkonkinkreet. Read more »

"The main "story mode" part of the game is essentially two sections: 1: A "day" cycle of ..."
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 confirmed for North America

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 confirmed for North America

Continuing its quest to bring unusual RPGs to the world, the North American arm of developer and publisher Atlus confirmed last week that will be coming westward in 2012.

Curiously, the strategic RPG sequel is being made for the Nintendo DS, rather than the 3DS. Nintendo's new handheld is receiving a revamp of the original Devil Survivor this summer, under the name Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked. Read more »

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King of Fighters XIII coming to North America

King of Fighters XIII coming to North America

Fight fans, rejoice! Publishing hero Atlus has announced during E3 that it's bringing The King of Fighters XIII, the latest in SNK Playmore's long-running 2D fighting series, to North America this holiday season for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Atlus boasts that KoF XIII is "the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for." You can expect the return of "fan favourite" fighters Mai, K', and Vice, "vastly improved network functionality," a less-restricted camera perspective, characters standing out better from the backgrounds, new super moves, and more. Read more »

"SNK is dead. SNK Playmore is like Limp Bizkit buying the rights to the Beatles and then ..."
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Persona 2: Innocent Sin coming to North America

Persona 2: Innocent Sin coming to North America

Persona fans, rejoice! The only game in the RPG series never to receive an official North American release, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, is finally coming Westward. Developer and publisher Atlus announced today that it'll be released this fall on PSP.

The "remastered" port of Persona 2: Innocent Sin runs in the PSP's higher 16:9 resolution, boasting "a sleek new interface, new sidequests in the Climax Theater, and the player's choice of the fully remixed or original soundtrack." Read more »

"I've been waiting for this for a long time. Pre-ordering this immediately. Here's hoping for an ..."
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked Coming to 3DS in Summer

The revamped Nintendo 3DS version of DS tactical RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor will be released this summer, developer and publisher Atlus confirmed today.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked, as it's called, updates the original with full voice acting, artwork remastered for the higher-resolution 3DS screens, and a new eighth chapter described as "a rousing epilogue for Shin Megami Tensei fans." Read more »

"The more rpg's the 3ds mentions, the more I'm forgetting about psp2 ><"
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Nintendo 3DS Launch Window and In Development Software Round-Up

Between the March 27 launch of the Nintendo 3DS in North America (as well as its March 25 European launch) and E3 2011, Nintendo promises "more than 30 games" will be available for the new handheld. Nintendo has yet to detail its entire upcoming library, but a good selection has already been revealed.

Buying a gaming system is all about the software, so what can you expect to get your hands on for the Nintendo 3DS? Here's the official "partial list of titles" coming soon to the Nintendo 3DS, straight from the hardware maker. Read more »

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Atlus Pledges to Keep Demon's Souls Servers Online Until October 2011

Atlus, the US publisher of the ultra-hard PlayStation 3 RPG Demon's Souls, has pledged to keep the multiplayer servers for the US version of the game online through the second anniversary of the game's domestic release. This means US gamers will get to enjoy online Demon's Souls until at least October 2011.

Additionally, the company has announced that it will be running a Pure White Tendency event from December 20th until "just into 2011," which should "allow newcomers their best chance to ease into the treacherous, brutally addicting world of Boletaria while also offering hardcore gamers access to many secrets and otherwise inaccessible paths unlocked by the tendency shift. Read more »

"Don't play during the pure white tendency event online if you are trying to finish achievements ..."
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Zeno Clash Dev's 'Rock of Ages' Unveiled

ACE Team's mysterious project Rock of Ages has been revealed by publisher Atlus to be "a game of fast-paced strategy, high art... and gigantic boulders of doom" every bit as surreal and charming as one would expect from the developer of Zeno Clash.

Players will construct defences and summon armies to protect their castle from a gigantic rampaging moon-faced boulder--which their opponent gets to control, smashing along a course towards your citadel. Multiplayer will be on offer, with support to crush your chums in local or online play. Read more »

"I'm in total agreeance here. If it wasn't for developers like ACE challenging the concept of ..."
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Trine 2 Confirmed Alongside New Game from Zeno Clash Maker ACE Team via Atlus E3 Lineup

That new mystery game coming from Trine developer Frozenbyte in 2011 is a proper sequel to the physics-powered puzzle-platformer, publisher Atlus revealed today.

The announcement was contained within "Atlus' E3 2010 Lineup", which also offered word of a new title from Zeno Clash maker ACE Team dubbed "Rock of Ages." No word yet on the specific platforms for either game, though Zeno Clash hit PC and Xbox 360 while Trine is available on PC and PlayStation 3. Read more »

"Same here. It'd be great if they would both come out this year, but I don't know the likelihood ..."
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