Atlus and Ace Team Join Up to Take Video Game Face Bashing to the Next Level with Zeno Clash II, Sequel to Award-Winning Indie First-Person Melee Brawler, Coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 Systems with Full Cooperative Multiplayer in Early 2013
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JUNE 4, 2012 -- ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., in collaboration with ACE Team, developer of Zeno Clash™ and Rock of Ages™, today unveiled Zeno Clash II™, sequel to the award-winning indie first-person melee brawler, coming in 2013 to PC, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Building upon the daring visual design and gratifying first-person fisticuffs of the acclaimed original, Zeno Clash II is bigger, bolder, and better in every way. Zenozoik comes alive like never before, an open world waiting to be explored, one rendered with breathtaking splendor. As Ghat, players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer. In addition to most of the characters, enemies, and items from the first game--all of which return with dramatic visual enhancement--Ghat can also expect to encounter awe-inspiring new sights, jaw-dropping new creature designs, and wildly creative new weapons and items.

Beyond visuals, Zeno Clash II also dares to refine and add to its predecessor's gameplay foundation for success. The game's heralded first-person brawling mechanics are further refined, improving on the integral enemy "Lock-on" function as well as giving the player pinpoint control over where their strikes land. New RPG elements allow players to gain more strength, master defense, or improve in other areas in order to give Ghat and his companion Rimat a better chance of survival.

Lastly, and perhaps of the greatest excitement, the entire game can be experienced with drop-in/drop-out online cooperative multiplayer. Ghat can now be joined by his sister Rimat in battling past the angry denizens bent on stopping them from accomplishing their goal.

"The world of Zenozoik is one of wild dreams and wilder nightmares," stated Andres Bordeu, co-founder of ACE Team. "This is part of the reason we are working on Zeno Clash II, to give players the opportunity to explore Zenozoik with a friend via online cooperative multiplayer, turning those moments of wonder and awe into a shared adventure. We will make certain that going back and forth between solo and cooperative play preserves the consistency and impact of the narrative experience, while still allowing friends easily drop in and out of the game's fulfilling exploration and visceral melee combat."

Zeno Clash II is scheduled to release in early 2013 on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Store, and Steam. For more information, visit www.zenoclash2.com.

About ATLUS
Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, Demon's Souls™, and the official video game adaptation of Game of Thrones, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.

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About ACE Team
ACE Team is an entertainment software developer based in Santiago, Chile and since its inception has been committed to making unique games that stand out for their originality and quality.

A licensed Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 developer currently using Unreal Engine 3, ACE Team has delivered innovative titles to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam which has earned them several awards from the specialized media, including: Zeno Clash - PC Gamer Indie Game of the Year 2009 and one of the Top 100 PC Games of All Time by PC Gamer Magazine and recently in 2011, Rock of Ages, Machinima's Inside Gaming Awards Most Original Game of the Year. For more info, visit www.aceteam.cl.

© 2012 ACE Team. Produced by ATLUS. Licensed to and published by Index Digital Media, Inc. Zeno Clash II has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
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