IRVINE, CA -- February 3, 2006 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that Yggdra Union, a strategy role-playing game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2006.
â€œRiviera: The Promised Land was one of last yearâ€™s best-selling handheld RPGs, and we expect Yggdra Union to build on that success,â€ said Sammy Matsushima, Project Lead for Atlus U.S.A., Inc. â€œThe developers at STING amaze us with their ability to deliver character design and compelling gameplay that rival the quality of RPGs for home consoles, let alone other portable games.â€
About YGGDRA UNION
Ruled by a royal family said to be descendants of the gods themselves, Fantasinia is a prosperous and peaceful land -- until the peace is shattered by the invading forces of the Empire of Bronkia.
Led by the young emperor Gulcasa, who seized control of the Empire in a brutal coup dâ€™etat, Bronchiaâ€™s Imperial Army cuts a bloody swath through the people of Fantasinia and the Royal Armies of King Ordeene.
Amidst the chaos, a young woman escapes from the besieged capital of Partina -- a woman with innocence in her face, and a sword in her hand.
The girlâ€™s name is Princess Yggdra, the last surviving member of the royal family; the sword is the Gran Centurio, a legendary blade once wielded by the founder of Fantasinia, and passed down through generations of royalty.
Fleeing to to a remote valley at the southern tip of the continent, Yggdra meets up with Milanor, the charismatic leader of a band of thieves, and readies herself for a war of liberation...
YGGDRA UNION Key Features:
Strategic gameplay in which decks of â€œTactical Cardsâ€ are used to determine battlefield movement, special attacks, and more!
Character design by manga artist Satoko Kiyuzuki and card design by Sunaho Tobe, character designer of â€œRiviera: The Promised Landâ€!
Over 30 attack, defense, and support skills!
Join forces with other allies to form an unbeatable Union!
Yggdra Union has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, California, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a publisher of challenging and compelling video games for a variety of platforms, including Microsoft's XboxÂ®, Sony's PlayStationÂ®2 and Nintendo's Game BoyÂ® Advance. Founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is best known for its library of classic role-playing games, including Ogre Battle, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, and the Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit www.atlus.com.
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* Character and location names are tentative and subject to change.