Showing posts with label Atlus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Atlus. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Persona 5: The Royal Introduces Kasumi Yoshizawa

Newest Phantom Thief member, Yoshizawa Kasumi is introduced in brand-new Persona 5: The Royal trailer.

To deliver an enhanced port version of their critically acclaimed role-playing game Persona 5 from 2016, developer/publisher Atlus has come up with upcoming Persona 5: The Royal and announced it for PlayStation 4 as an exclusive title.

Other than revealing little details about P5R, a mysterious female playable character is teased through an animated trailer. Today, a brand-new video introduces her as Yoshizawa Kasumi, new member of "Phantom Thieves".

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Persona 5: The Royal Introduces Kasumi Yoshizawa

RELATED: Persona 5 R Revealed

Atlus gives a brief introduction to Kasumi in their RPG world of Persona 5 and she embraces it like a champ.




RELATED: Persona 5: The Royal Teaser

In opening shot of the trailer, she walks in wearing her Phantom Thief costume and kicks off a rapier-like sword into her grab. In next scene, she is in her student outfit and goes to a batting cage for practice with no luck so far.

Throughout her day-time activities of visiting gift shops to see a friend or stopping at a café to have a meal, she seems to be a socially awkward misfit. Of course, none of that makes this red-haired girl any less likable and makes her the next best girl.

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Phantom Thief Kasumi

RELATED: Persona 5: The Royal Release Date

Then we get to see her in combat following her awakening, where she is joined by her Persona, Cendrillon. Seconds into battle, she launches her All-Out Attack move, which involves ribbon wand and is called "Beauty is Devotion".

Persona 5: The Royal is scheduled to release on October 31, 2019 for Japan and on 2020 in Western regions. Aside from newly added features, P5R would include another new character Takuto Maruki, new plot and support for PlayStation 4 Pro.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Comes to PS4 and Switch

Atlus revealed action RPG spin-off game Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for PS4 and Switch.

Remember when there was a rumor of Persona 5 to arrive on Nintendo Switch as P5S months after developer/publisher Atlus revealed Persona 5 R during The Game Awards 2018? We know now what that really was all along.

Right after official release date announcement for Persona 5: The Royal earlier, a brand-new trailer is released to confirm an upcoming title, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for players on PlayStation 4 and Switch.

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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers comes to PS4 and Switch

RELATED: Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

Take a look at the first trailer of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers that focuses on lead character and brief gameplay.




RELATED: Persona 5 R Revealed

We see protagonist Joker jumping from above into fighting a mob of shadows on street using knives and charismatic special moves to take down dozens of enemies before finally unleashing full power of his persona, Arsene.

Teaming up with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, Atlus have attempted to re-imagine their popular role-playing game into a beat 'em up similar to Dynasty Warriors. P5S is akin to a spin-off like Persona 4 Golden that introduced a new character as well.

RELATED: Persona 5: The Royal Teaser

Although no launch dates are revealed so far, we would like to settle for fall 2019, according to a previous leak by Twitter user Mr. Ohya. He also stated that upcoming P5R would be only for PS4 consoles and it turned out right after all.

Despite calling Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers an action RPG within franchise, Atlus is keeping mainline Persona exclusive to PlayStation while leaving many Switch owners upset as they were really expecting a solid port of P5.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Persona 5: The Royal Release Date

With new content and a Phantom Thief, Persona 5: The Royal will arrive for PS4 in Japan later this year.

Following an announcement of role-playing game Persona 5 character Joker coming to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at The Game Awards 2018, there was a rumor for the title to come on Nintendo Switch.

Then P5R.jp domain was registered by developer/publisher Atlus and that rumored Switch theory was debunked upon revealing of Persona 5: The Royal for PlayStation 4. An extended trailer is dropped lately to announce official release date for the title

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Persona 5: The Royal Release Date

RELATED: Persona 5 R Revealed

Watch the newly released trailer by Atlus, which showcases animations and gameplay elements from upcoming P5R.




RELATED: Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

Right after Persona Super Live 2019 concert special, the trailer came out revealing new contents for this updated version of Persona 5, which is all set to release in October 31, 2019 for Japan and worldwide later sometime in 2020.

Newest Phantom Thief named Kasumi Yoshizawa joins the party who is a rhythmic gymnast and a transfer student for Shujin Academy. She appears dancing in one cutscene and then briefly shows up in a critical hit animation.

RELATED: Persona 5: The Royal Teaser

Another major character Takuto Maruki joins as a counselor and new Confidant. There is a new location, Kichijoji to explore aside from an aquarium dating site. Players can also hang out together at Penguin Sniper game bar playing pool and darts to pass time.

Persona 5: The Royal would likely to play with original storyline of P5 that largely focuses on Joker and Goro Akechi. New events, in-game selfie feature, a human version of Morgana, social activities and other aspects are to be included in this PS4-exclusive as well.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

Persona 5 character Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17 and Spring Update 3.0 on April 19.

It was announced a day before crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch that Joker from popular JRPG title Persona 5 will join the roster very soon as first DLC fighter.

When this news was revealed at The Game Awards 2018, neither developer Bandai Namco nor publisher Nintendo gave us any definitive date of his arrival but now we have an official release date along with a few other interesting news.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

A brand-new video has been released on YouTube channel for Nintendo that details all that is coming to Ultimate.




RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters Leaked

So, Joker is coming to SSB Ultimate as game's 76th fighter included in Challenger Pack 1 and this Phantom Thief will be packed with his unique moveset inspired by P5 other than a gun, a knife and grappling hook to latch onto edges of stages.

While fighting his opponents, he can summon his persona, Arsene to lend an extra hand with powerful moves by filling up Rebellion Gauge that takes his down special defense move Rebel's Guard to put up, which also deflects incoming damages.

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Joker Summons Arsene

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For those who were hoping for his fellow Phantom Thieves to appear in some sort of cameo, there is a Final Smash attack called "All-Out Attack" for him to perform where they all show up to collectively beat up the rival player on stage.

Coming on April 17, Challenger pack 1 is priced $5.99 or you can always purchase Fighter Pass for $24.99 only. Although there are no Echo Fighters within the DLC, it offers themed stage Mementos and several iconic music tracks from previous Persona games.

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Persona Themed Stage Mementos

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This 15-minute long video details a lot about Joker and upcoming Spring Update 3.0 that is about to add some free content such as new video editor to share videos online and Stage Builder to create custom stages as they please.

Now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally added up these features, not only players can replay and share their videos with each other, they can download recommended stages to and jump into those arenas to test them out.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Persona 5: The Royal Teaser

Atlus released a new teaser trailer of their upcoming role-playing game Persona 5: The Royal for PS4 consoles.

Back in December 2018, role-playing game Persona 5 suddenly started getting traction with the inclusion of its character Joker to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a speculation of the title coming to Nintendo Switch ensues.

Fans then literally lose their minds upon noticing that developer/publisher Atlus have registered P5R.jp domain, knowing something is coming up. Recently, they come up with a new video revealing the title being Persona 5: The Royal.

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Persona 5: The Royal Teaser

RELATED: Persona 5 R Revealed

Watch out the short teaser trailer that spills out more mysteries than providing clues of what to expect up next in less than a minute!




RELATED: Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

The animated teaser trailer above heralds a new RPG title that is a follow up to P5 and coming exclusively to PlayStation 4. Apparently, there will be a new playable female character that is likely to take lead in upcoming Persona spin-off.

A voice asks the woman that what she thinks of the secret group of "Phantom Thieves" and in response, she states that while helping people is good, these vigilantes are not actually helping people because their method doesn't work.

RELATED: Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

Immediately dismissive of the established protagonists, this mysterious woman sure is packing some surprises. However, at least we know now that for P5R is not going to be a simple re-release of original P5 for Nintendo or Sony console.

Atlus promised to deliver more information on Persona 5: The Royal at a two-day long Persona Super Live concert in Tokyo next month, on April 24. Ultimately, what they previously promised have turned out to be an announcement of another announcement.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

According to a recent rumor from Twitter, Atlus will be releasing Persona 5 S for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on fall 2019.

A number of rumors regarding Persona role-playing video game series start popping over the internet following the announcement of Joker from Persona 5 being included in crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at The Game Awards 2018.

Fans have been long speculating about P5 to arrive on Nintendo Switch at anytime this year and in one way or another, a newly surfaced rumor from a reliable source of leaked news confirms of a new Persona game for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

Joker of P5 is also confirmed to show up in Catherine: Full Body, a remastered version of acclaimed 2011 puzzle platformer. This was followed by a surprise reveal of Persona 5 R when developer/publisher Atlus registered a domain P5R.jp.

Going by the name Mr. Ohya, the source confirms of Persona 5 S for Switch on Twitter and fanning the flame of fan expectation.




Ahead of its official reveal, P5R was leaked by the same source and shortly before posting the Tweet above, the same account also states that Atlus is considering an HD remake of Persona 3, which was originally released on PlayStation 2.

Players are to get an official confirmation of some sort before May and a scheduled release date would likely to be set for this autumn. Even though Persona 5 R is deemed to be a similar version to Person 5 S, the former is meant to launch on PS4.

RELATED: Persona 5 R Revealed

Atlus has yet to confirm whether P5R is a spin-off title like Persona 4 Golden, which was a port for PlayStation Vita but it was an extended version of the PS2 title with a new character named Marie added to the story as well.

Players would have to wait a few more months until May to find out if their beloved RPG franchise is really stepping into the Nintendo next-gen handheld console and Persona 5 fans would have a blast if it really turns out to be true.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition Announced

A hardcover art book, metal case, musical tracks and adorable Sheep Plush are what Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition offers.

The enhanced port of 2011 puzzle platformer Catherine had a scheduled launch date for Japan ever since it was announced and now finally, Catherine: Full Body has a release window of September 3, 2019 for players of Western and European countries as well.

Also, developer/publisher Atlus has recently dropped details on two available collector's edition of the original remake from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 along with a new trailer for fans to tease the fans some more on Valentine’s Day.

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Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition Announced

RELATED: Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

Atlus also released a "Fine Wine" trailer as part of their ongoing tease with the tragic tale of protagonist Vincent Brooks.




RELATED: Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

Premium Edition of the game is currently available as "Heart's Desire Premium Edition" in North America for only $79.99. The Collector's Box package it comes in resembles to the stages of the game that appears to be made of climbing blocks.

It includes a hardcover art book, metal case, a fluffy 5" sheep plush wearing Vincent's pink polka dot underwear and soundtrack CD. Launch Edition of the title on the other hand is a physical copy of the game coming in a limited edition metal case for a list price of $59.99 only.

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Catherine: Full Body Launch Edition

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

Both of these exclusive editions are now up for pre-order at Amazon and would be a must for anyone who is excited to enjoy the game while eager to have some official goodies to collect for keeps; especially the art book by lead designer Shigenori Soejima.

Like a full-bodied bottle of wine, Catherine: Full Body remaster is coming with over 500 puzzles for PlayStation 4, which is twice as much content than the original game. Vincent's twisted love triangle can also be enjoyed in a "Safety Mode" by skipping puzzles.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

Sega introduces the PC port for action-adventure puzzle title of 2011 as Catherine Classic, available now on Steam.

It was only a week ago when publisher Sega decided to tease players of the upcoming release of Catherine on PC platform through the News tab of the Steam page for Bayonetta, which was then confirmed shortly after by an ESRB Rating.

Today, the critically and commercially successful 2011 puzzle platformer from Japanese developer Atlus has made its way to the digital storefront of Steam and Humble Store, debuting on Windows PC as Catherine Classic, a port to the original console release.

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Catherine Classic on PC Out Now

RELATED: Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB

Sega was also generous enough to drop an official announcement trailer for series fans from the past and the normies to sink their teeth in.




RELATED: Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

The recently launched port has received a several upgrades over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console versions. Players can unlock the frame rate while enjoying the nightmare quests in 4K resolution with now customizable controls for a better experience.

Also, the game offers you to choose between English and Japanese-language voiceover, something that was not a part of Western release in the past. Catherine Classic is priced $19.99 only and comes with all three original game modes.

RELATED: Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

Although you get to play the story campaign and enjoy the two existing multiplayer modes, Atlus decided not to include an online multiplayer feature, which they plan on to include on the remastered version of the game, Catherine: Full Body with a third character named Rin.

Full Body will come out later at some point on 2019 and the Western version of the game will only be launched on PlayStation 4. Catherine takes you to a twisted journey of love, betrayal and the terror of a romantic thriller of protagonist Vincent between three women in his life.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB

After teasing on Steam, a recently revealed ESRB rating confirms that puzzle platformer game Catherine is coming on PC.

Before Catherine: FullBody was announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as a remaster version of the 2011 puzzle platformer Catherine by developer/publisher Atlus, the original title was also available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Recently, an image of a Sheep with its tongue out was posted on the news section of the Steam page for action-adventure title Bayonetta by publisher Sega and people took it as a hint of Catherine coming to PC but it was later confirmed by an ESRB Rating.

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Catherine on PC Confirmed by ESRB


Even though there was no solid confirmation, fans were quick to point out that Catherine is coming to PC seeing the sheep on the site and taking it as a messenger. What the curious players want to know now is which version of this puzzle adventure game are they getting?

The game gets a Mature 17+ rating from ESRB for most obvious reasons like having partial nudity, sexual themes and strong language within its content but people already knew that. The updated version, Catherine: Full Body has additional contents that have everyone interested in it.


To simplify things, we took a look at the Australian Classification Board rate for the game where it is titled as "Catherine Classic", which most likely to suggest that this one is the 2010 release version and it was submitted by Sega as well.

Having to re-release a game when they are already developing an updated version is pointless but is it because the company wants to keep Full Body as a Sony consoles exclusive while re-launch the original on Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One?


It doesn't sound simply anymore, does it? If Atlus wanted, they could simply make the game backwards compatible on Xbox One. Or maybe they are doing this because they wanted to avoid confusion among fans on which version are they getting by renaming it.

It could also be that Catherine Classic will add the newly introduced third girl named Rin and new endings for her but will not include the many newly developed animated cut scenes and content from Catherine: Full Body. We hope an official announcement clear this out soon.