ATLUS ONLINE AND LEVEL UP! ANNOUNCE PLANS TO RELEASE NEO STEAM™: THE SHATTERED CONTINENT IN PHILIPPINES

IRVINE, CA. -- DECEMBER 18, 2009 -- Atlus Online, a premiere destination for online entertainment, and Level Up! Games, the Philippines' first and biggest online game publisher, today announced a partnership to release Neo Steam™: The Shattered Continent in the Philippines. A fantasy-steampunk massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Neo Steam has slowly become one of the more popular free-to-play (F2P) titles, with a growing community of dedicated fans and an unprecedented amount of exciting in-game events.

"Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent represents the consummate online community gaming experience," stated Jamie Ortiz, Head of Business Operations, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. "Few other F2P MMORPGs can brag about having as many in-game events or as hands-on a team of community managers. It's that level of dedication to the community and attention to detail that has helped Neo Steam stand apart from its peers, and why we're so excited to be able to work with Level Up! to bring the game to an entirely new audience in the Philippines."

"We are very excited about the newest game under LU/GG - Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent. When we announced the game in Level Up! Live 2009, Atlus fans came up to me to share their enthusiasm about the partnership. Truly, it's a pleasure to work with the Atlus Online team, and together we will bring the epic steam machine battles in Neo Steam to the Global Filipino players," said Kamesh Forbes, Business Development Manager of Level Up! Inc.

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is scheduled to launch in the Philippines on December 18, 2009. For more information about Neo Steam, please visit the official game website at http://neosteam.atlusonline.com.

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. 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. More information can be found at http://www.atlusonline.com.

About Level Up! Global Games (LU/GG)

Level Up! Global Games is the Philippines' premier portal for international online games. LU/GG strives to bring top-notch online game content from around the world to Filipino gamers, allowing their players to showcase their skills in the international scene.

© 2009 Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Neo Steam© 2006 Hanbitsoft, Inc. All rights reserved. ATLUS ONLINE™

Contact:

Jamie Ortiz

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455 x117

jamie@atlus.com


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