MAP MAKER, MAP MAKER, MAKE ME A MAP: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE MAP CREATION TOOL IN STEAL PRINCESS™ FOR NINTENDO DS™

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 26, 2009 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today offered gamers a closer look at the map creation tool from Steal Princess, an upcoming puzzle/platforming genre-bender for Nintendo DS™. The robust map creator allows players to create their very own mind-numbingly perplexing levels, filled with challenging obstacles and monsters.

Unlock a wide selection of tools!

You will have access to any of the worlds, weapons, items, traps, and enemies you encounter in Story Mode. Simply unlock them with the gems you find hidden around the game, and you will be able to add any number fiendish challenges to your custom levels. Create a stage that'll leave your friends in tears!

Endless Customization!

Nearly every aspect of a level in the Steal Princess Map Maker mode is customizable. Choose your map size, design the basic lay of the land, implement more sophisticated elements (e.g. moving platforms, lifts, spikes, etc.), and figure out where you want your enemies to begin and what their movement patterns will be once the stage has started. Before you finish your map, you can choose from a variety of victory conditions as well.

Sharing with friends means the game never ends!

Using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, players can share their custom Steal Princess stages with other game owners across North America. Sure, it's fun to hand your level to a friend in person and watch them squirm, but gaining nationwide fame for your twisted stage designs is something few games ever give you the chance at. And since designing your level is so easy, expect to see some amazing fan-created levels!

About Steal Princess

While exploring the thought-to-be-long-abandoned palace of the Ancient Demon King, the young thief Anise stumbles upon a startling discovery: the palace isn't abandoned at all, and it's crawling with demons, no less! Equally startling is the deadly booby trap she triggers in the process of opening a locked door. She barely outruns the giant boulder bearing down on her, escaping the palace only to fall into a surging river, unconscious.

The fairy Kukri, imprisoned for centuries in the chamber Anise inadvertently unlocked, rescues her and takes herto the Castle of Albyon. Anise awakens in the presence of the King, whose son is being held by demons in the very palace Anise narrowly escaped from. Recent events have unshakably convinced the King that this thief is descended from the Legendary Hero of Albyon, he who slew the Ancient Demon King centuries ago, and so he commands her thusly: free the Prince from the vile demons... or be tried and convicted as a thief and locked away for life. Not much of a choice, one way or the other...

Key Features

3-D puzzle platformer - Dive into a playing field of simple design, but deceptively complex challenge, that combines action elements with puzzle-solving skills on a 3-D, isometric plane. Jump, swing, climb, and attack as you search for the key to complete each level.

Over 150 levels to beat - Levels spanning different geographies and requiring different strategies deliver on the promise of true breadth. Play them again to beat your best times, earn higher rankings, earn better endings, and collect more gems to unlock items.

Create and trade custom levels - A robust custom map maker lets you construct levels with any enemies, items, and victory conditions you want. Trade maps with other players over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and local wireless for a never ending challenge!

Steal Princess is scheduled for release on April 21, 2009, with an MSRP of $34.99.

For more information about Steal Princess, visit the official website:

http://www.atlus.com/stealprincess

Steal Princess has been rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older with Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, and Suggestive Themes 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, Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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©2009 Marvelous Entertainment Inc. Licensed to and published by Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Contacts:

Aram Jabbari

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x102

aram@atlus.com

Crystal Murray

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

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crystal@atlus.com


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