ATLUS RELEASES FIRST LOCALIZED SCREENS FROM 3D DOT GAME HEROES™ FOR PlayStation®3 COMPUTER ENTERTA

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JANUARY 19, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today sent out the first English screenshots from the upcoming North American release of 3D Dot Game Heroes, the ultimate retro action-adventure game for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The publisher challenged members of the gaming press and public to put their gamer credentials on the line and figure out the games alluded to in this and future batches of screens from the game.

"All the talk so far seems to be about 3D Dot Game Heroes' lush visuals. While the game is indeed a looker, we're very excited to be able to release the first localized screens of the game, which give the game's hilarious, tongue-in-cheek script a chance to shine," commented Crystal Murray, PR Specialist at Atlus. "While players are drowning in a sea of nostalgia thanks to the game's euphoric old-school gameplay and retro sexy art, they'll be treated to an endless stream of parodies and witty references to past gaming classics. Of course, as if these weren't reason enough to give the game a chance when it releases on May 11th, have we mentioned it's only $39.99?

Dripping with old school charm, classic gaming pizzazz, and pure retro sexy, 3D Dot Game Heroes is the ultimate homage to the industry's golden era.

3D Dot Game Heroes is scheduled to release on May 11, 2010 with an MSRP of $39.99.

For more information, visit the game's official website: http://www.3DDotGameHeroes.com

About 3D Dot Game Heroes

A long, long time ago, the Dark King Onyx brought an age of darkness upon Dotnia Kingdom. Only by the bravery of a hero with a legendary sword was Onyx sealed in an orb, restoring peace to the world. But Fuelle, a powerful Dark Bishop, has stolen the orb, and with it, peace. Dotnia requires a hero once more! Can you live up to the legend?

Key Features

    <*>Ultimate retro love letter -- Seamlessly fusing new and old, the golden era of gaming is felt in every detail of this lovingly-crafted adventure. Eye-popping visuals capture the nostalgic charm of pixel graphics in cutting edge 3D. Simple, but deep action-adventure gameplay is a throwback to the 8-bit era. Veterans will find references and jokes that pay homage to the great games of yore. <*>Awe and adventure live again -- Embark on the next generation of classic exploration and discovery in a grand story-based quest. A hero sets out to gain the power of the six sages and the six orbs that protected the kingdom of Dotnia, which now stands on the verge of destruction. <*>Customize your hero -- When pixels are your building blocks, the possibilities are unlimited. Freely edit the look of your character, or design one completely from scratch, and then trade designs with friends via a compatible USB storage device. Your hero's blade is also upgradeable, letting you add length and width to create a sword that fills the whole screen!

3D Dot Game Heroes 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 nicheappeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Demon's Souls, 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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