ATLUS SUMMONS MORE COPIES OF DEMON'S SOULS INTO STORES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA; DELUXE EDITION SOLD OUT, OFFICIALLY DISCONTINUED

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that additional stock of Demon's Souls™, the newly released award-winning action RPG for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, will be making its way to stores across North America this week in response to overwhelming demand.

"We're thrilled at the level of interest and acclaim gamers are showing for Demon's Souls, one of the best reviewed games of the year and one of the highest-rated role-playing games of all time," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus. "We're working quickly to get more copies of the game out onto store shelves. We thank fans for supporting a daring, innovative product, and we ask interested gamers to be patient as stock is replenished."

The publisher also announced that the game's Deluxe Edition, which featured a 160-page strategy guide and collectible embossed slipcase, is now considered out of print in North America and will not be remanufactured.

"While the now discontinued Deluxe Edition of Demon's Souls was the only way to obtain the game's official strategy guide, the title already benefits from an in-game messaging system, a tremendous online community, and dozens of online resources for players who are finding the game to be a bit challenging."

Among those online resources is the official Demon's Souls wiki (LINK), which offers a central location for community members to share what they've learned about the surprises that await in the Kingdom of Boletaria. As more and more people discover the game, the community-driven assistance tools expand in quality and breadth, ensuring that while gamers are tested during their adventures, they never have to be frustrated.

"Mr. Jabbari," interrupted a frantic worker. "The game-making engines... They just can't take much more of this! They're going to blow," cried the man in a thick Scottish accent before turning about and returning to the game-making furnaces, soon followed by Jabbari.

Demon's Souls is out now for PlayStation 3 system and retails with an MSRP of $59.99. For more information, visit the game's official website (LINK).

Praise for Demon's Souls:

9/10, Editor's Choice Award

"Brutally challenging and utterly engrossing, this innovative role-playing game is one of the year's best." (GameSpot)

94%, Editor's Choice Award

"It's utterly unique among the offerings on any console right now, and absolutely, positively should not be missed." (Sam Bishop, IGN)

9.5/10

"Gorgeous, thoughtful, and complete unto itself, it's the second-best title I've played this year. Maybe even better." (Play Magazine)

5/5

"Demon's Souls is the best game I've played all year." (RPGamer)

95/100

"Without question, Demon's Souls is one of 2009's finest titles, and an amazing, challenging journey without equal." (GameCritics)

94/100, Editor's Choice Award

"This is a truly exceptional RPG experience that hasn't been offered by any other game in its genre." (GameZone)

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, Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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©2009 SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. Licensed to and published by Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Demon's Souls has been rated "M" for Mature with Blood and Violence by the ESRB.

Contacts:

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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