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Dragon’s Crown Temporarily Removed from EU PlayStation Store Due to End of Atlus/NISA Partnership

It appears the first result of the end of the partnership between NIS America and Atlus in Europe has become visible, as Dragon’s Crown was removed from the EU PlayStation Store. Curiously, the game was actually part of the Big in Japan sale which we covered recently, making the removal of the game even more of a surprise. Fortunately, it appears the game will be returning to the PlayStation Store, as Atlus will be selling the game directly. NIS America has issued this statement to various gaming websites:

With regards to our previous statements on Dragon’s Crown for the European PSN, we must extend our deepest apologies to Atlus and European fans regarding the incorrect information about the removal from this store.

The removal of Dragon’s Crown from the European PSN was part of NIS America’s and Atlus’s mutual agreement on this title. We are happy to announce that Dragon’s Crown will be available directly from Atlus in Europe through PSN.

Please look forward to Dragon’s Crown returning to the European PSN soon.

Whether or not more Atlus games published by NISA will be rendered unavailable on the EU PlayStation Store is unclear, as NISA Europe doesn’t appear to have all the information themselves. It also not clear if the game will be back on sale on the EU PlayStation Store before the end of the Big in Japan sales.

Source: NISA Europe Twitter account, via Eurogamer.

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NIS America Will no Longer be Publishing Atlus Games in Europe

Video game website MCVUK posted an article today, revealing that NIS America will no longer be publishing Atlus games in Europe. NIS America’s Managing DIrector Takuro Yamashita revealed that the company cut ties with Atlus ten days ago, stating that Atlus got “very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega.”. Following the reveal of this news, Atlus (and SEGA of America) PR manager John Hardin tweeted that the release of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir in Europe will not be affected by these events. As such, it’s likely that this will be the final Atlus game published by NISA Europe.

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Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Releasing June 24 in Europe, EFIGS + Limited Edition Incoming!

NISAmerica announced a June 24 release date for the European release of Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, and revealed some additional details about its release. Notably, the game will be receiving EFIGS text localization, dual-audio (English and Japanese) voice option, and a Playstation 4 Limited Edition purchase option. The Limited Edition, priced at £59.99 includes such goods as (per the product page description on NISAmerica’s online store):

  • PS4 version of the game.
  • A 64-page hardcover art book, with full color renditions of the glorious Vanillaware art.
  • A Potion Recipe t-shirt to remind you of the most basic alchemical recipes.
  • A collector’s metal slipcase to house the game.
  • Alice and Socrates art print.
  • And a premium outer box adorned with the game’s fantastical artwork!

Check out some preview shots of the Limited Edition goods:

The Limited Edition is also being offered through Amazon.co.uk and GAME, though priced 5 Pounds higher. In case it is not clear, the Vita and PS3 version are still being localized; it’s just that only the PS4 version has a Limited Edition option,

In line all of the Atlus RPGs recently released in Europe, NISAmerica seems to be consistently publishing games for Europe that Atlus has published for North America.

If you’ve missed it, check out European English version (PEGI-rating, etc.) of the Storybook trailer below. Additional game description from the Limited Edition preorder page can be seen below the trailer in our article.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir: Storybook Trailer (EU - English)

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a 2D sidescrolling action RPG, steeped in Norse mythology or a Wagnerian opera. The new game is a complete HD remake of the original PS2 classic Odin Sphere from Vanillaware, the team behind the hit side-scrolling action game Dragon’s Crown and Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

The kingdom of Valentine was the most powerful country on the continent of Erion. Its people thrived using the magical power of the Crystallization Cauldron, but it was destroyed in one fateful night. And so, a war over the now master-less Cauldron has begun, involving all the nations of the land and growing more intense by the day. Is the End near, as the Prophecy states?