In what seems yet another questionable business move from Atlus (after the Persona 5 streaming debacle), the company has now tried to take down Nekotekina’s Patreon page for funding the development of RPCS3, an open-source PS3 emulator, via a DMCA takedown request. According to the team developing RPCS3, the reasoning Atlus put forward to Patreon was the following:
PlayStation EU has launched their new “Big in Japan” sales, its counterpart to their PlayStation US Store’s “Golden Week” sales. It’s a very long list of games, but below you can find an overview of all of the discounted SEGA and Atlus games per system. We also included a few games from different publishers, but which have some connection to either SEGA or Atlus. Persona 5 is technically on sale as well, but in the EU the digital version has always been overpriced, and the 14% discount only brings it at the same price it was available on at launch in retail. The promotion runs until 19th July 2017.
SEGA Europe has posted another teaser for the PC release of Vanquish on their Twitter account, after already including a teaser image in the PC release of Bayonetta. The image shows the logo of the “Order of the Russian Star”, as seen in Vanquish, along with the text “2017”, suggesting we’ll be seeing a PC release of the game this year. Vanquish is a third-person shooter that was originally released on both PS3 and Xbox 360, and was part of a series of games that were made by Platinum Games and funded by SEGA.
Atlus U.S.A. has announced that Persona 5, which was just released a few days ago in America and Europe, has shipped a total of 1.5 million copies. While this doesn’t mean all those copies have actually been sold to consumers, it’s certainly still an impressive number, and it’s safe to say that Atlus and SEGA are more than happy with the results. You can read the official press release from Atlus below!
After a long wait and multiple delays, Persona 5 has finally been released in the Americas and Europe today! The game has received very favorable reviews, and after strong sales in Japan, the game looks set to be a big success for Atlus and SEGA in the rest of the world as well. There’s a lot of DLC, some of it free, that will be made available as well. You can review the entire list of DLC below, along with new launch trailer for the game.
UPDATE: Atlus U.S.A. has posted an update, stating that they can confirm what they’ve always known, “that there’s nothing wrong or “dangerous” about our product” and that only a “tiny number of Amazon sales have been affected”. In other words, Amazon’s claims that the pre-order was cancelled due to “dangerous goods” contained in the product appears to be false. Atlus has stated that anyone affected by the cancellations should contacted their retailer.
Original story: Amazon has been sending out e-mails to people who pre-orded Persona 5 at their store, both for the “Take Your Heart” and Steelbook Edition. On NeoGAF, one user shared the contents of the e-mail he received from Amazon:
After the Sizzle trailer, Atlus U.S.A. has released a new trailer focusing on the Twin Wardens of the Velvet Room: Caroline and Justine. They’re responsible for your “rehabilitation” in the game, and in the Velvet Room you’ll be able to fuse Personas and strengthen your character. You can view the description from Atlus U.S.A.’s press release as well as the trailer itself below! The official Persona 5 website has also been updated to include the DLC information which Atlus U.S.A. has been posting on their social channels: http://atlus.com/persona5/dlc.html.
We’re less than a month away from the long-awaited release of Persona 5 in the Americas and Europe. Leading up to the release, Atlus U.S.A. has released a new trailer for the game, which puts the spotlight on the Phantom Thieves. You can view the video below!
AtlusUSA is continuing to roll out new promotional media for Persona 5 ahead of its release later on April 4. This next set of media focuses on the Velvet Room, a cornerstone of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. The video is narrated by Igor alongside some comments from Velvet Room attendants Caroline and Justine.
Personas can be fused or strengthened in the Velvet Room, and these enhancements are conveyed through various forms of brutality – execution of Personas by guillotine in order fuse them, for example. Notably, this game allows three types of fusion – Basic Fusion involving two Personas of your choice, Advanced Fusion for preset combinations of three or more, and Network Fusion to fuse with a randomly selected online player’s Persona.
Check out Atlus’ new Velvet Room trailer from Persona 5 below, followed by a set of screenshots and Atlus’ accompanying press statement!
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 both the dungeons and its Shadow inhabitants.
We’ve reproduced Atlus USA’s full press statement that accompanies this video below, found by way of Gematsu! Check it out!