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Atlus to publish more games in Europe

Atlus is to start publishing more games in Europe, according to Atlus USA’s senior PR manager Jacob Nahin. “Previously, we worked with Koch Media – they’re publishing Yakuza Kiwami, for example – but now we’re going to start to publish more titles ourselves over here,” Nahin told MCV@gamescom. Exact titles …

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Persona 5 tweaked to address South Korean controversy

A small alteration has been made to the Korean version of Atlus RPG Persona 5 in response to a controversy that has been rumbling on for some time. Kotaku reports that as early as last year some South Korean gamers has noticed that game character Ryuji Sakamoto appeared to be …

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Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Publisher Atlus has apologised for the over-zealous streaming restrictions that were imposed for RPG hit Persona 5. Earlier this month the company threatened to take action against anyone who streamed gameplay beyond the in-game date of July 7th. It said the rule was an attempt to prevent spoilers ruining anyone’s …

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Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

From its origins and the nichest of niche RPGs, Persona 5 can now credibly lay claim to being a mainstream hit. Publisher Atlus has announced that it has shipped 1.5m copies of the game worldwide. Around half a million of these were accounted for during the game’s Japanese launch in …

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Atlus claims its first No.1 UK with Persona 5

PlayStation exclusive Persona 5 has debuted at No.1 in its first week in the UK Top 40. This is the first ever UK All Formats No.1 for Atlus, with GfK adding that the game enjoyed by far the biggest launch for a Persona title”. The title is published by Deep …

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Atlus threatens Persona 5 streamers

In a somewhat backwards looking step, Atlus has told streamers that they face action should they stream too much of RPG hit Persona 5. We don’t want the experience to be spoiled for people who haven’t played the game,” Atlus USA said. Our fans have waited years for the game …

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Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being ‘dangerous’

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’. Polygon reports that some US customers who had ordered the steelbook edition of the upcoming RPG from Amazon recently received emails telling them that their orders had been cancelled – and …

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Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Giant publisher and developer Atlus is behind some of the biggest titles coming out of Japan at present. With a strong performance from titles such as Persona 5, Atlus boss Naoto Hiraoka chalks 2016 up as a win: 2016 has been a great year for Atlus,” he says. Though we’ve …

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Ubisoft, Google Daydream VR and Atlus headline this week’s MCV

This week, we talk to Ubisoft’s Anne Blondel, who tells us why Week One sales are not as important as they were before. Ubisoft’s game director Arnaud Ragot and brand manager Ollie Coe also speak about Steep and how it’s resurrecting the winter sports genre. This week, we also detail …

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