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

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

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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.



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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.




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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.

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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.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Persona 5 R Revealed

Developer Atlus reveals Persona 5 R as their next project for 2019 but says nothing about a Nintendo Switch version.

At The Game Awards 2018, immediately after the announcement of the Joker of role-playing game Persona 5 being added to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans coming theorizing that the game may see a Nintendo Switch version release.

Then developer/publisher Atlus proceeded registrations for P5R.jp domain to fan the flame until Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai took a trip to their HQ. Right before stepping into 2019, they teased for a new project in works.

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Persona 5 R Revealed

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

Just have a look at this recently dropped trailer on YouTube by the company which doesn't tell much other than playing over the mystery of what comes next.




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Yup, that's it. Nothing much but a date for next year following the PlayStation logo over its iconic blue screen and then comes the line "Take Your Heart" a on a red background with a voiceover before revealing the date to be just March 2019.

Aside from clearly hinting that they are working on something, the developers didn't say much for now and chose to keep everyone in the dark. The trailer also confirmed that the domain that was registered earlier is activated and belong to this new project now.

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However, the meaning behind that "R" still remains a mystery to all and we cannot help but wonder it is a nod to "Remake" or "Remaster" for Nintendo Switch maybe? We don't know that for certain but our bet is fans of the handheld console would wish it was.

Then again, why would a port for Switch would then show up with a PlayStation logo in the first place? Since the original Persona 5 was released on both PS3 and PS4, a release on the Sony console shouldn't be much surprising at all. We all have to wait until March 2019 is here.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

Catherine: Full Body introduces Persona 5's Phantom Thief, Joker as a playable character in latest trailer.

Not long after the announcement of adding Joker from role-playing game Persona 5 to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at The Game Awards 2018 as the 76th fighter of the game, developer/publisher Atlus came forward with more plans for him.

Joker will be a part of Catherine: Full Body, which is an upcoming remastered version of 2011 puzzle platformer video game Catherine from the same company, currently scheduled to release on February 14, 2019 for Japan only.

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Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

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

An official trailer featuring the gameplay footage of Joker is released that showcases him climbing the nightmare towers.




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Joker, the protagonist from the popular JRPG title will be a playable character and his involvement to the fray was announced back in September 2018 along with a few other related contents and the gameplay video was meant to display his playing style.

Whereas we usually see Vincent trying to climb his way to the top of never-ending series of towered blocks, the Phantom Thief makes it look easier with precision and his quick speed, which make it seems like he is meant for solving this sort of haunted puzzles.

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

Catherine: Full Body adds a brand-new character Rin to cause a friction between two other main characters, Catherine and Katherine. She is a pianist from Stray Sheep and players can choose from 11 different vocals to be her voice in the Japanese release.

Aside from teasing his appearance, Atlus never revealed whether the game will arrive on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita worldwide same time as they will on Japan or would come at a later date. Same can be said about the arrival of Joker in a DLC when the game finally launches.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

Nintendo took the grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 to showcase a brand-new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

You might think that by now, you know everything there is to know about the full roster of soon-to-be released crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because game director Masahiro Sakurai has spilled almost every bean there is know about the title in the last Nintendo Direct.

However, there are more characters coming in post-launch period and a day before release, Nintendo revealed the game's 76th fighter at The Game Awards 2018. Joker from one of last year's best JRPG, Persona 5 will be the first DLC fighter for the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked Before Launch

A brand-new trailer was dropped to herald the announcement of the new DLC character during The Game Awards 2018.




RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

The Phantom Thief lead character from role-playing Persona 5, developed by Atlus, who usually switch to different codenames and costumes when he and his group members explores various realms of Metaverse to solve crimes, will join the roster of SSBU.

If things woks out well, the rest of his crews from Phantom Thieves of Hearts can also end up joining the brawl, because no one can possibly tell what Sakurai is cooking in his head and when will he unveil those! He might even end up announcing Waluigi to surprise the fans.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

Even though players can purchase Joker separately, he also comes as a part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass costing $24.99 only. The bundle contains five distinct package comprised of a fighter, a themed-stage and soundtrack.

In the early next year, the first DLC pack will come out for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the release of Piranha Plant, a pre-order bonus. Also, SSBU is releasing tomorrow, December 7, for Nintendo Switch. So, happy smashing everyone!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

Causing controversy with reveal trailer, Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 trailer seems to have ‘matured’.

Raising eyebrows and questions back in December 2017 upon an announcement for a remake of 2011's puzzle platformer adventure title Catherine, Atlus and Studio Zero has been quiet for some time for their upcoming game Catherine: Full Body for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. E3 2018 brought us so many new reveal of exciting titles from various big-name developers and publishers, which was no exception for Atlus as well and a latest trailer is released for the remake lately.

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Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body Announced for PlayStation 4

Since we are way past initial tease, the new E3 trailer focuses more on the story and less on the naughtiness. Still there is some as it is one of the base aspects of this game.




RELATED: Catherine: Full Body Reveals New Catherine

When Full Body was announced and players saw the reveal, everyone learned that there is a third "Catherine" and judged by all the in-game hints came to the conclusion that she is a trans-woman. Although she is not the only trans character in the game, it quickly sparked a lot of criticism from fans and critics. However, Atlus did not clarify that by releasing any official comment and lets it remain as a mystery to find out later. Fortunately, this trailer moves past Rin’s identity.

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body First Trailer

Already caught in dilemma of having Catherine and Katherine in his life, Vincent Brooks is torn with his feelings and moral decision, where most of the focus of the whole footage was. The love triangle he was tangled in has now become a square now that pianist Rin from the Stray Sheep bar has also fallen for him and it is getting harder keeping track of all these affairs. Then there is characterized sheep, conspiracy, murder, nightmare realm creating a complex puzzle around his life.

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Catherine: Full Body Has "Matured"

RELATED: Persona Dancing Dancing Games Comes to PS4, PS Vita

Taking note from past backlash, Atlus tactfully avoids the entire topic and tries to intrigue us to this adult adventure by giving glimpses at other features. We think, if there is a twist regarding Rin’s character, it may turn out interesting. The other trans-woman is waitress Erica Anderson from Stray Sheep, where Vincent hangs out with his friends very often. Catherine: Full Body will be released on 2019 America and Europe but we are still missing a specific date.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Persona Dancing Dancing Games Comes to PS4, PS Vita

The Specialist Extracurricular Execution Squad and the Phantom Thieves is coming to PlayStation for dance party.

Based on their hugely popular role-playing video game series Persona, Atlus has developed and published two rhythm games on May 24 in Japan. Your favorite characters from Persona 3 and Persona 5 joins for all-new dance adventure in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. Now, for the American and European players, they are preparing for an international release that will come to market in early 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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Persona Dancing Dancing Games Comes to PlayStation

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body Reveals New Catherine

Check out the brand-new announcement trailer for Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight as the SEES members tries to take over the dance floor.




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Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight too is coming to West! The Phantom Thieves will take down the dance floor to new remixed tracks.




In a mysterious room called Club Velvet, the Specialist Extracurricular Execution Squad or SEES (P3D) and the Phantom Thieves (P5D) will find them, where they have no other choice but to perform to beats for a magical dance party. In the beginning, you will have access to a selected few songs but as you successfully complete them, more songs will be unlocked. Also, new costumes, dancers, and partners will be added to the fold to let you customize your performance as you see fit.

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An All-New Dance Adventure

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body First Trailer

So, get started with either P3D or P5D and pick a song to dance on with your selected dancer on a preferred difficulty level of yours. Keep pressing the time button shows up on screen and jam along with your favorite characters from Persona series. Upon completing particular songs and objectives, “Social” event scenes will be unlocked. This offers a peak at their distinctive personality traits and relationship towards the rest. Some of these scenes will give you new items after watching them.

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Magical Dance Party

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P3: Dancing in Moonlight and P5: Dancing in Starlight followed the custom of receiving a dance title like Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Both of these titles have all the songs featured in their original Japanese release alongside English dubbed versions, which supports dual audio options for subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Aside from composer Ryota Kozuka's fan-favorite tracks, ATOLS, Lotus Juice, Taku Takahashi and Jazztronik has compiled some new remixes.

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Gear Up For Dancing

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body Announced for PlayStation 4

This is a whole new, exciting opportunity of exploring an alternate side of the characters of Persona franchise for sure. Although PlayStation 4 version will have both digital and physical copies released, PlayStation Vita will remain digital-only as physical production of Vita cart is ending. More information on special bundle and DLC will drop in near future as well. During E3 2018, a demo of these games will be available at Atlus/Sega booth within June 12 to 14.