Irvine , CA, May 13, 2005 - Atlus U.S.A. , Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, announced today its unique line-up of videogame titles for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place in Los Angeles May 18-20, 2005.
"Imagination Realized" truly exemplifies Atlus' fantastic line up of videogames," said Gail Salamanca, Marketing Manager, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. "From Atlus' hardcore Shin Megami Tensei series to re-envisioned cult favorites like SBK to new genre bending games like, Trauma Center, this is just the beginning of our continuing commitment to releasing some of the most unique and innovative games on every platform."
Magna Cartaâ„¢ : Tears of Blood - An amazing fantasy RPG with character designs from the renowned Korean artist, Hyung Tae Kim. This monster of a game features over 50 hours of game play with a story that unfolds through amazing CG cut scenes and fully-voiced dialogue. In the land of Efferia , humans and native-Efferians uneasily co-exist in the throes of an endless war. You play the role of Calintz, the leader of an elite military unit, the "Tears of Blood" who vows revenge on those who destroyed his land. In the midst of his quest he comes across a mysterious girl who might hold the key to putting an end to this bloody conflict. Could this chance encounter somehow change the future for all of Efferia? Magna Carta: Tears of Blood is scheduled to ship this winter on the PlayStation 2.
Shin Megami Tenseiâ„¢ : Digital Devil Sagaâ„¢ 2 - The thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed RPG: Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga released earlier this year. Serph, leader of the Embryon, wanders aimlessly through the lifeless streets before him. In the Junkyard, his Tribe fought a gruesome war, hoping the light of Heaven would relieve their suffering. In the end, Serph's world vanished, along with the comrades who stood by him. All that awaited him in Nirvana were endless streets littered with the silent remains of human statues. The Promised Land was nothing but a new hell?Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 is scheduled to ship this fall on the PlayStation 2.
SBKâ„¢: Snowboard KidsÂ® DS - The long-awaited sequel to the cult favorite action/racing on the Nintendo 64. Now the Snowboard Kids are back, sporting a new look and a brand new adventure?exclusively for the Nintendo DS! Play with up to 4 friends at a time with single-card download play while utilizing a multitude of special items and attacks during the race to win at any cost. SBK: Snowboard Kids is scheduled to ship this winter on the Nintendo DS.
Trauma Centerâ„¢: Under the Knife - Trauma Center: Under the Knife lets YOU play doctor, as you use the stylus as your scalpel to solve complex surgical puzzles with extreme precision. All the while experience a compelling story with intriguing characters. At first you think it's just another day in the OR, but when a mysterious outbreak sweeps the area, the patients lives are in your hands?no pressure. Trauma Center : Under the Knife is scheduled to ship this winter on the Nintendo DS.
Samurai Westernâ„¢ - An intense samurai action game from the makers of the ?Way of the Samurai series. You play the role of Gojiro Kiryu, a superhuman warrior on a mission of honor and justice in the Wild West. Featuring over 100 unlockables including over 25 playable characters, 70 accessories and 20 weapons, and a unique 2-player mode, this is one game you won't want to miss. Samurai Western is scheduled to ship in June on the PlayStation 2.
Atlus is also giving its fans the unique opportunity to take part in the E3 experience by offering some exclusive Atlus E3 "schwag" being through its official website at http://www.atlus.com
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 PlayStationÂ®2. Atlus is best known for releasing unique RPGs and Strategy RPGs such as Ogre Battle, Tactics Ogre, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Wizardry, Persona, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, and SMT: Digital Devil Saga. For more information visit: www.atlus.com .