ATLUS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL FULL WEBSITE FOR SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI®: PERSONA®3 PORTABLE™ FOR PSP®(PlayStation®Por

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MARCH 29, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today launched the official full website for Shin Megami Tensei®: Persona®3 Portable™ for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the handheld adaptation of one of the highest-rated role-playing games of all time.

The official full website is sure to get new and seasoned fans excited about the game's release, featuring information about the story, characters, and a special "What's New in P3P" section. Viewers can watch the opening video anytime they want, drool over screenshots and character bios, and even nab wallpaper and a support banner to show their P3P love. Atlus will add more video, screenshots, wallpaper and exclusive info to the site over time, so fans are encouraged to bookmark the page so they don't miss the exciting updates. To increase the already highly anticipated release, a timer has been added to the homepage, counting down to the very last second until launch.

Featuring the unprecedented addition of a new player-controlled female protagonist who offers players a fresh new perspective for one of gaming's most inventive narratives, P3P adds dozens of additional hours of playability on top of a game that already easily exceeded 100 hours of total play time. Numerous additional improvements and enhancements serve to streamline the experience for optimal handheld RPG enjoyment.

SMT: Persona 3 Portable is currently scheduled for release on July 6, 2010.

For more information, visit the official full Persona 3 Portable website: http://www.atlus.com/p3p

About Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day?

Key Features

Maximum Persona 3--The RPG that captured critics and fans alike achieves a new level of excellence. Built upon an enhanced version of the game, players will find numerous significant improvements, including the addition of Skill Cards, part-time jobs, a total of five difficulty settings (ranging from the newcomer-friendly "beginner" to the ultra-hardcore "maniac"), and most importantly, the ability to directly control your teammates in battle.

Gain a whole new perspective--The choice of your protagonist's sex at the start of the game has a dramatic impact on the game's intricate social dynamics. Persona 3 veterans will get a kick out of playing through the story from a new female perspective, gaining new Social Links, special events, and unique romantic opportunities.

Slick system enhancements--Improved playability permeates every aspect of the gameplay experience. One-button menu shortcuts, streamlined team equipment changes, incredibly short load times, and other tweaks and enhancements create an ideal pace for portable gaming.

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 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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SMT: Persona 3 Portable has been rated "M" for Mature with Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence by the ESRB.

©2006-2010 ATLUS SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI, SMT, and Persona are registered trademarks of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

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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