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Etrian Odyssey Series Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Atlus’s dungeon crawling RPG series Etrian Odyssey. Series character designer Yuji Himukai tweeted a gorgeous illustration to commemorate the milestone featuring the many party classes found throughout the series. Originally released on January 18, 2007 on Nintendo DS, Etrian Odyssey provided a new twist on the dungeon crawler format with dual screen information display and map drawing with a touch screen. Powerful enemies roaming …read more

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Yakuza 0 Now Available in the Americas and Europe!

Sega has released Yakuza 0 on the PlayStation 4 today in both physical and digital formats in the Americas and Europe. In the Americas, pre-orders and first run copies of Yakuza 0 consist of “The Business” Launch Edition, which includes a business card holder decorated with the tattoo designs of the game’s protagonists, bi-lingual replicas of their actual in-game business cards, and a special Hostess card. Sega have also launched …read more

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth Announced for the West by Atlus and Deep Silver

Atlus and Deep Silver will be handling the localization of two Utawarerumono games – Mask of Deception, and Mask of Truth – to be released for both Playstation Vita and Playstation 4. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is slated for release in the Spring of 2017, while Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is slated for release in the Fall of 2017. Notably, both releases of the Utawarerumono games will feature Japanese voice …read more

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English Persona 5 System Overview Video – Palaces

Atlus USA has recently uploaded an explanatory trailer of their own to their YouTube account – covering the concept of palaces. It opens with a short animated cutscene featuring Ryuji and the protagonist, and it’s narrated by Morgana as it cuts through various in-game sequences. Palaces are a reflection of the corrupted wishes of people, existing in the “Metaverse”. It shows off the various courses of action required to navigate …read more

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Persona 5 OST Sample Track Previews Posted By Atlus

Atlus has uploaded 10-minutes worth of music previews from Persona 5 to their Japanese YouTube channel. The game has already been released in Japan, but the Western releases for the next mainline entry into the Persona series are still due for April 4. The tracks that can be heard in Atlus’s preview video are as follows:

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New Shin Megami Tensei Title Announced During First Nintendo Switch Presentation (Update)

A preview video for a new game from the Shin Megami Tensei series was unveiled amidst the titles on display during the just-passed Nintendo Switch presentation. The video itself was rather short, mostly focused on showing off a dilapidated urban locale from the inside of a building. This world is shortly brought to life by the presence of many familiar Shin Megami Tensei demons, as seen in our featured image. …read more

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Puyo Puyo Tetris is Getting a Worldwide Release on Nintendo Switch and PS4 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: SEGA has now announced a PS4 release as well, and an official launch trailer and press release, which have been added to the article below. The game will be releasing as a physical version only on PS4 for $29.99, while the Nintendo Switch version will be available digitally for $29.99 and physically for $39.99, with a special launch edition that includes two Puyo Puyo- and Tetris-themed keychains (while supplies …read more

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Review (PlayStation 4)

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone for the PlayStation 4 is the latest in a growing number of Project DIVA games that have been released in the West. But rather than being a sequel to the Project DIVA F and Project DIVA X games, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone on the PlayStation 4 is actually a port of the arcade game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone. While …read more

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Valkyria Revolution’s Latest Character Trailer Features Maxim

Valkyria Revolution has received a new character trailer in Japan which introduces Maxim. Once a former second prince of a country “Ipseria”, Maxim is now a general serving in the Rus Empire. He appears to be somewhat of a personal rival to Amleth, and has the ability to use powerful magic because of Ragnite experiments that were performed on him. He’ll show up on multiple occasions throughout the game to …read more

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Shenmue Remasters Planned? New Domain Name Registrations Raise Questions

When Shenmue III was initially announced during E3 2015’s Sony Conference, fans immediately began to hope for remastered re-releases of the first two Shenmue games. Considering the difficulty of acquiring the two games at the current time, and as a means to boost the profile of the Shenmue franchise ahead of the long-awaited third title’s release, it was an oft-made suggestion. Recent news of certain website domains being registered offers …read more