PANDORA SAGA CLOSED BETA TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 16TH; REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- OCTOBER 28, 2010 -- Atlus Online today began allowing registration for the Pandora Saga™ Closed Beta, allowing fans to sign up for the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG slated to release in early 2011.  Pandora Saga boasts battles of breathtaking scope--up to 600 players may simultaneously engage in weekly realm-versus-realm combat to extend their nation's influence.  With an emphasis on fast-paced, strategy-laced real-time battles, Pandora Saga aims to set a new standard for free-to-play massively online roleplaying experiences.

"Despite the oxymoronic nature of 'opening' registration for a closed beta, today's announcement is an exciting development for Atlus Online fans," joked Producer Justin Guthrie of Atlus Online.  "We believe the development of a constantly involved, rewarded community constitutes the heart and core success of a massively online game.  The first step for Pandora Saga will be to make sure anyone curious to get a first glimpse of the game and become a part of shaping the final experience signs up for the December 16th start of the Closed Beta period."

Pandora Saga is slated to bring its exciting real-time combat and vast PvP wars to Atlus Online's interactive portal in early 2011, joining the steampunk MMORPG Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent™, one of the most engaging, community-driven options on the market.

To register for the Closed Beta and for more information, visit the official site !  There is already new content to check out, and plans for weekly updates give fans plenty of reason to keep checking back!

About Pandora Saga

There exists a Great Empire with an ultimate weapon of terrible power.  The people of this land, divided into three warring nations, have come to call this force "Pandora."  Each faction--the Kingdom of St. Pfelstein, Varik Confederation, and the Latugan Empire--seeks Pandora for themselves, for it is written that Pandora's wielder will rule the world.  So it is amidst this battle for supremacy, with an entire realm devouring itself from greed for power, that you awaken.  Bereft of memory, you will choose a side and lend your strength to their defense lest the war for control of Pandora brings the walls of your nation crumbling down...

Key Features

    * War of tremendous scale--With an emphasis on PvP action and a variety of immense theatres of war upon which to wage battle, some of Pandora Saga's greatest conflicts can host as many as 600 combatants.

    * Real-time, strategy--laced combat-Breaking from genre traditions, attacks occur in real-time based on user inputs.  Bonuses based on player tactics, such as the direction from which an enemy is attacked, can be exercised by either combatant, making for exceptionally tense PvP encounters.

    * A world full of meaningful choices--Ally with one of three major nations, join a guild (or create your own), and explore a variety of deep customization options.  Combat-related choices, such as managing defensive strong points across  the game world's many vast battlefields and one's preference for how to enter battle (on horseback, for example), highlight Pandora Saga's fast, action-packed battles.?

About Atlus Online

Atlus Online is the online interactive entertainment division of Atlus U.S.A., Inc., renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal.  Atlus Online's flagship title, Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent, a unique steampunk free-to-play MMORPG, complements the existing library of critically-acclaimed Atlus video games, including: Demon's Souls, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series.  More information can be found at www.atlusonline.com.

About  ROSSO INDEX K.K.

ROSSO INDEX develops and operates online games such as Master of Epic -The ResonanceAge Universe-, Shaiya ETERNITY, RAN ONLINE, PANDORA SAGA,  The Tower of DRUAGA -the Recovery of BABYLIM- and ARCADIA SAGA. By offering special in-game items for purchase and user-friendly systems, ROSSO INDEX ensures unique game experiences that both advanced users and online game novices can enjoy.  ROSSO INDEX distributes and licenses its online game titles to overseas territories through its subsidiaries Rosso Index Malaysia and Goldsky Digital Technology Ltd.

ROSSO INDEX website: http://www.rossoindex.com/english/index.html

©2010 ROSSO INDEX.  Developed by Rosso Index. Pandora Saga and all associated Pandora Saga logos and designs, Rosso Index, and all associated Rosso Index logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rosso Index.  All Rights Reserved. Exclusively published by Atlus Online in North America. Atlus Online and Atlus Online logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Atlus Online. All other trademarks, logos and copyright are the property of their respective owners.© 2010 Atlus U.S.A., Inc. All rights reserved. ATLUS ONLINE™

Pandora Saga has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

      

Contact:

Aram Jabbari

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 (ext. 102)

aram@atlus.com

Crystal Murray

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 (ext. 128)

crystal@atlus.com 


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