ATLUS SUPERCOMPUTER SUFFERS CATASTROPHIC FAILURE; A FEW GAME RELEASE DATES SLIGHTLY AFFECTED

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 3, 2009 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that its central supercomputer, tasked with planning and scheduling upcoming Atlus titles, recently suffered a critical hardware failure, rendering the planned launch dates for a small handful of Atlus games obsolete. As technicians scrambled to repair the mainframe, hoping to minimize fallout, they discovered that the machine had become self-aware and was plotting to take over the world.

"Unfortunately, a few Atlus titles will have to be slightly rescheduled as to their date of release, but the changes will be minimal. Also, every working day for us passes in constant fear, terror, and paranoia with the knowledge that our primary computer is now plotting to destroy us," commented an Atlus engineer on the subject of release date changes and the now-sentient supercomputer with a hunger for manflesh.

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Tokyo Beat Down™ for Nintendo DS™, an old-school arcade beat 'em up that will literally pound the nostalgia into your face, is now scheduled for release on March 31st.

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Hammerin' Hero™ for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, an arcade platformer in which every time is hammer time, is now scheduled for release on April 7th.

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The Dark Spire™ for Nintendo DS, a love letter to fans of classic, first-person, western-style RPGs, is now scheduled for release on April 14th.

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Steal Princess™ for Nintendo DS, a genre-bending puzzle platformer with a flexible level creator and near unlimited replayability, is now scheduled for release on April 21st.

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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ATLUS RELEASE SCHEDULE OF ANNOUNCED TITLES

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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