Atlus fans around the world will soon have a lovely new place to play online games and chat with other like-minded individuals, as Atlus readies their new community portal, Atlus Online.

Atlus isn't just creating an online community portal dedicated to Atlus and anime fans. They've launched a new online division, dedicated to doing so. Atlus has gathered a team of online gaming industry veterans to help nurture the new portal and accompanying online games, helmed by Director of Online Games Tyler Kim, formerly of online game operator K2 Games, ArenaNet, and GoPets.

“Atlus has long wanted to create an online portal that would become the daily destination for anyone looking for a fresh and engaging online entertainment experience,” said Shinichi Suzuki, president and CEO, Atlus. “Atlus Online will emerge as an extremely user-focused destination that is fully accessible to each and every one of its members. From amazing games to play to exciting contests, exceptional content and great community interaction, we are convinced that Atlus Online will be a premiere interactive entertainment destination for online gamers and anime fans alike.”

Right now fans can visit the Atlus Online website and pre-register for the portal, which also nets them early access to Atlus Online's unannounced first title. Consider me all kinds of pre-registered.