Hey, Atlus Just Announced A Really Rad-Looking RPG

So, OK. On one hand, the boringly-titled Lost Dimension looks like a pretty typical turn-based strategy-role-playing game, with anime graphics and a bit of a Valkyria Chronicles flair to it. » 3/11/15 4:00pm 3/11/15 4:00pm

Getting To Know Persona 5

The new trailer for Persona 5 was just the right balance of entertaining and intriguing. But if the trailer alone wasn't enough, here's more info from the game's director. » 2/12/15 8:00am 2/12/15 8:00am

Analyzing the Persona 5 Trailer

You've see the trailer. Now, let's dive in and see if we can parse what it all means, whether that's going through the obvious hints or deciphering the vague clues. » 2/05/15 9:30am 2/05/15 9:30am

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is coming to North America this spring, Atlus just announced. The upcoming 3DS game is a crossover between Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon, combining the former game's characters and levels with the latter's randomized spelunking. More info on Atlus's website here. » 12/03/14 11:56am 12/03/14 11:56am

Persona Q Almost Defeated Me, But I Won't Let It Win

On Sunday afternoon, I almost threw my 3DS at the television. I didn't do this, fortunately—would've been bad news for both the 3DS and the television—but the urge was there. I just wanted Persona Q to understand what I was going through. » 11/26/14 3:00pm 11/26/14 3:00pm

Persona, I Am Ready To Dance my Ass Off

It's easy to forget that with a fighting game out soon, a 3DS RPG on the way, and Persona 5 after that, there's one more Persona game on the release schedule. » 9/21/14 8:51pm 9/21/14 8:51pm

Let's Deconstruct the Persona 5 Trailer

Today Atlus released a new trailer for the long anticipated Persona 5, showcasing the first real look at the setting and some of the characters in the game as well as revealing the game will now be coming to both PS3 and PS4 in 2015. Let's take a careful look and see what we can glean from this trailer. » 9/02/14 10:00am 9/02/14 10:00am

The Persona 5 Protagonist Has a Very Appropriate Nickname

We don't know the name of Persona 5's protagonist. In Japan, gamers are calling him either one of two things: "P5's main character" (P5の主人公) or "Potter" (ポッター). You know, as in Harry Potter. But they're not the only ones calling him this. » 9/02/14 4:30am 9/02/14 4:30am

Japanese Gamers Vote on Their Favorite Developers

Do you have a favorite game developer? One who makes your interest in a game spike the minute you know they're involved? Turns out a lot of Japanese gamers do too. Some might surprise you, some might not. » 7/31/14 5:30am 7/31/14 5:30am

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth has a North American release date — November 25. Let's celebrate the upcoming star-studded 3DS dungeon crawler by dancing along to its opening movie. » 7/22/14 5:12pm 7/22/14 5:12pm

The Wednesday Morning Stream: Abyss Odyssey [Game Over]

If you keep track of our weekly list of new game releases, you'll have noted that Atlus and Ace Team's Abyss Odyssey was one of the highlights of a very sparse week. What the heck is it? Watch and find out. » 7/16/14 9:40am 7/16/14 9:40am

New Fighting Game Character Spoils Popular JRPG

Please Don't Spoil the New Persona Game, Begs Atlus

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the latest game in Atlus' popular Persona franchise, comes out on the 3DS in Japan today, and the developers want people to be considerate. » 6/05/14 4:00am 6/05/14 4:00am

Masami Ochiai, the Chairman of Index Corporation, and his wife, Index president Yoshimi Ogawa, were arrested on fraud charges for allegedly cooking the company's books. Index Corporation previously owned the Atlus brand, which has since been transferred to Sega. » 5/28/14 4:42am 5/28/14 4:42am