ATLUS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI®: PERSONA® FOR PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) SYSTEM

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17, 2009 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today gave fans yet another place to waste time on the net by launching the official website for Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona® for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, www.atlus.com/persona.

The website launches with special wallpapers and banners that fans can post to their social networking profiles, blogs and forum signatures. Also featured are 2 samples of the bonus CD soundtrack included in each and every launch copy of the game (while supplies last, at participating retailers) as a part of the Atlus Spoils program. Coming soon to the website, fans will get a peek at the characters, gameplay, and story of this first chapter in the critically-acclaimed RPG series.

Completely remastered for PSP system, SMT: Persona boasts a fully redone localization (including content never before seen in North America), all-new music from composer Shoji Meguro, beautiful new animated sequences overseen by famed artist Kazuma Kaneko, and enhanced graphics optimized for the PSP system's widescreen aspect ratio. With new content, adjustments to game balance, and a number of technical and design improvements, this is the definitive version of one of the most sought after RPGs of all time.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is currently scheduled to release on September 22, 2009.

About SMT: Persona

The rumor going around St. Hermelin High School holds that if you play the "Persona" game, you can see what the future holds for you. When a group of students-some eager, some skeptical-tries the game out, they experience something quite different. Before long, the city is turned upside-down and demons are roaming the streets, and only the students' newfound power of Persona can set things right again.

Whether you pursue Takahisa Kandori and his abuses of the power he wields as SEBEC's president, or whether you delve into the curse of the Snow Queen that has plagued St. Hermelin for decades, a deep, modern, psychological tale awaits. Remember your true self, and free the tortured psyches of others...

Key Features

More than the same old JRPG -- Dark, philosophical, and complex, Persona sets you up in a modern day Japan that has gone into chaos. Demons run free, and you and your team must navigate corruption, mental frailty, and an alternate version of your world to bring your reality back into order.

A second chance on PSP -- Offering a second opportunity to experience the beginnings of the acclaimed Persona series, this remake boasts a fully relocalized script, revamped user interface, faster battles, expanded soundtrack, and new in-game movies with voice work added just for the North American release.

Unique tactical opportunities -- The inner selves known Personas are your key to progressing through the adventure, adding skills and incredible depth to your battle tactics. Expand and improve your collection through the Demon Negotiation system that offers spell cards that you can later fuse into new Personas.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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Contact:

Aram Jabbari

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x102

aram@atlus.com

Crystal Murray

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x128

crystal@atlus.com


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