Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Ships Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity to Retailers Nationwide Exclusively on the Playstation®2 Computer Entertainment System
Irvine, CA (April 26, 2005) - Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a leading publisher of console role playing games, announced today that Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity, a strategy / RPG for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, has shipped to retailers nationwide. Stella Deus will also be the first Atlus game that will feature a dual-sided coversheet, the designs of which were chosen by users on Atlus' official message board.

"Stella Deus combines a compelling narrative with stunning hi-res graphics," said Akibo Shieh, Project Leader at Atlus. "Strategy RPGs have really come into their own in the past year, and we are pleased bring fans a game that raises the bar even higher--Stella Deus--a title they won't want to miss."

About Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
A deadly mist called the "Miasma" spreads across the land, killing all in its path. Having forsaken hope, the inhabitants simply await their deaths. Lord Dignus, self-appointed Overlord of Fortuna, sends forth the Imperial Legion to put a quick end to their apathy and eliminate this "weakness" from his kingdom. Spero, a member of the Legion, has been given the task of hunting spirits to further the alchemic studies of his friend Viser. The young soldier hopes this will bring an end to the Miasma. Meanwhile, a shaman warrior named Linea believes that she can save the world by opening the fabled Gate of Eternity.

Stella Deus Key Features:

Gorgeous hand-drawn artwork and voiced dialogue bring the world of Stella Deus to life!
Over 50 hours of tactical gameplay including side quests such as the Catacombs of Trial!
Effectively manage your characters to launch devastating Team Attacks!
Customize your inventory by fusing and creating items!
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity has a suggested retail price of US $49.99 and has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Stella Deus, visit the official Stella Deus website at http://www.atlus.com/stella_deus or the official Atlus website at www.atlus.com.

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About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, CA, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a publisher of challenging and engaging video games for a variety of platforms including Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation2. Atlus is best known for releasing unique RPGs and Strategy RPGs such as Ogre Battle, Tactics Ogre, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga.

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