Atlus Online to Assume Control of Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine, A Free-To-Play MMORPG Set in the Acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei Universe, This April; All Existing Accounts to Be Migrated, Loyalty Events Planned to Reward Current Players
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 1, 2012 - ATLUS ONLINE, a division of ATLUS dedicated to massively online gaming and entertainment, today revealed that it is taking over operation and management of Shin Megami Tensei®: Imagine™, the popular free-to-play MMORPG set in the company's critically-acclaimed SMT universe. The migration, which will result in a short period of maintenance downtime but will carry over all characters and player data-allowing for seamless continuation of play once operation resumes-is set to occur in April.

"Shin Megami Tensei is synonymous with the ATLUS brand," said Tsuyoshi Onozuka, Director of Online Games at ATLUS ONLINE. "While the popular MMORPG has been available for some time in North America via a different portal, we are proud to announce its transfer to ATLUS ONLINE management, a move that feels very much to us like a homecoming. We're taking every care to ensure that apart from a very short period of maintenance downtime, that every aspect of existing players' accounts is preserved. Moreover, our series of loyalty events, a celebration of ongoing player commitment, promises to reward SMT: Imagine users for their patience and support. We're very excited for SMT: Imagine to join the ATLUS ONLINE library of massively online entertainment this April."

To reward existing players for their loyalty, both for past dedication and also for players who continue to play SMT: Imagine through and beyond the transition, ATLUS ONLINE also today announced a series of special loyalty events:

Migration Event (3/1 - Launch): Existing SMT users who keep playing during and after the ATLUS ONLINE launch will automatically be entered for a chance to win special in-game prizes.
New Users Event (3/1 - Launch): New users who register during the launch period with ATLUS ONLINE will be entered to win special in-game and physical prizes. Keep checking the site for more details!

SMT: Imagine is set to join the ATLUS ONLINE library this April. For more info, please visit the newly launched teaser site: http://welcome.megaten.atlusonline.com.

About Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine:
With an arsenal of demons bound to you by animosity or friendship, forge your destiny in this post-apocalyptic world where the forces of chaos and law are in an epic struggle. Journey solo or with friends while utilizing magic and weapons to tip the scales of battle. Customize your character's style, weaponry, and appearance to gain full advantage. Fuse your demons into better and stronger allies to end or save the world...

About ATLUS ONLINE
ATLUS ONLINE is the online interactive entertainment division of ATLUS, renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. ATLUS ONLINE's current title, Pandora Saga: Weapons of Balance, is a unique, fantasy, free-to-play MMORPG that compliments the existing library of critically-acclaimed ATLUS video games, including: Demon's Souls, Catherine, the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series, and the upcoming "Game of Thrones" RPG. More information can be found at www.atlusonline.com.

©Index/©CAVE. CAVE Interactive CO., LTD developed SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IMAGINE Online and is operating this online title in Japan under the licensee of the Index Corporation. MEGAMI TENSEI, SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI, SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IMAGINE are the trade mark of the Index Corporation. All rights reserved. ATLUS ONLINE™ is a registered trademark of Index Digital Media, Inc. and all rights reserved. ATLUS is a registered trademark of © Index Corp.
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