IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JUNE 29, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that they will be exhibiting and paneling at Anime Expo® 2009, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 2 - July 5, 2009. In addition to exhibiting on the show floor, Atlus will also be holding a special panel for the upcoming action RPG Demon's Souls™ for PLAYSTATION®3 Computer Entertainment System.

The panel, Demon's Souls: The Full Story, is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00pm and features producer Takeshi Kajii and a special video message from director Hidetaka Miyazaki, key individuals involved in the conceptualization and development of the upcoming groundbreaking action RPG, scheduled for release in Fall 2009. Panel attendees will be eligible to win a collectible framed canvas print of game art, autographed and presented by Mr. Kajii himself.

A special autograph signing session with Mr. Kajii will be held in the Atlus booth (#1001) at 11:00am on Sunday, July 5th. The session will be limited by duration and quantity of posters signed, so interested fans are highly advised to plan ahead.

Show attendees will be able to visit and check out Trauma Team, Demon's Souls, SMT: Persona, SMT: Devil Survivor, Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent, and other titles at Atlus's booth in the main exhibit hall. Fans can expect playables, swag, and more. Atlus willhold giveaways several times a day throughout the duration of the show, so fans are encouraged to stop by and come back often!

For more information regarding Anime Expo 2009, please visit the official show website:

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

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About Anime Expo®

Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 - July 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (


Aram Jabbari

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

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Crystal Murray

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