So not too long ago, Index Holdings (the parent company of Atlus) was up for sale. There was much speculation in regards to who will be snagging them up: Nintendo, Namco Bandai, etc . But now we got official word that Sega Sammy will acquire Index Holdings in November for 14 billion Yen (roughly 140 million dollars). Let’s just hope this will not affect the western localizations of future games, due to Sega’s recent localization track record being less than stellar.
Well, this is some news that caught me off guard. Another Shin Megami Tensei spin-off is getting an anime. This time, it’s Devil Survivor 2. Here’s a synopsis for the game: “The setting of Devil Survivor 2 spans the whole country of Japan. It tells the story of Japanese high school students who received an email from a website foretelling deaths. Mysterious creatures invade the country, and the students enter a pact, enabling them to summon demons. The plot may unfold differently depending on the player’s actions.”
I personally haven’t got the chance to play the game yet, even though I do own a copy of it. I did get half the endings for Devil Survivor Overclocked, which I thoroughly enjoyed. So now would be a good time to start up DeSu2.
You can check out http://ds2a.jp/ for some preview clips of the anime. You can also check out http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2012/12/07/142/ for some more images (warning: it’s all in Japanese).
Atlus released the final trailer for Persona 4 Arena today. We get no new information, but we do get to see some of the story elements that will be found in single player mode. If you didn’t already know, P4A is a collaboration between Atlus (original creators of the Shin Megami Tensei/Persona series) and Arc System Works (Guilty Gear and BlazBlue). Despite being a fighting game, a first for the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series, P4A will be a canonical sequel to both Persona 4 and Persona 3.
Persona 4 Arena will be released on August 7, 2012.
An Atlus Staff member has confirmed on the Atlus forums that the NA version of the upcoming Persona 4 Arena will be full Region Locked on both consoles. This is big news, seeing as this is the first ever region locked game releasing on the PS3 since it’s launch in 2006. The means for the region lock remain unknown at this time.
Just copy pasta’d this from the YouTube Description.
“Developed by an all-star team of industry veterans, Code of Princess offers players an exciting yet unconventional hardcore experience, deftly blending fighting gameplay with components from classic arcade side-scrolling beat ‘em ups and the character development and customization of an RPG. Up to four players can take on challenges cooperatively or battle against one another in competitive play. Both modes are available locally or online via Nintendo Network.
Available Fall 2012 on Nintendo 3DS.”
This could be pretty cool. RPG beat’em up with 4 player online Co-op and loads of customization? I’ll bite.