ATLUS RELEASES A PLETHORA OF ASSETS FOR HEXYZ FORCE™, UPCOMING 2-IN-1 RPG EPIC FOR PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) SYST

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MARCH 3, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today released a number of new assets for Hexyz Force™, its upcoming 2-in-1 RPG epic for PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system.

New screenshots detail the game's two intertwined yet independent narratives--which amount to two RPG adventures in one affordable portable package, accompany the launch of the game's official website. Offering more information and visual insight into what portable RPG fans can expect from Hexyz Force, the site will be frequently updated with more about the world of Berge, new character profiles, and further elaboration of the game's innovative dichotomous structure. Also accompanying the new screens is the third entry in the game's official blog, courtesy of project lead Clayton S. Chan, which dives into the game's focus on a smooth, streamlined RPG experience with a "high level of polish."

"The abundance of assets mirrors the game's abundance of RPG goodness, since giving gamers a lot of content to enjoy is what Hexyz Force is all about," commented Crystal Murray, PR Specialist at Atlus. "With two main characters, each with their own stories to complete--a total combinedadventure of nearly 40 hours, it's a game that makes a strong case for being pictured next to 'plethora' in the dictionary."

Built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, extensively optimized to deliver virtually non-existent load times, and boasting some of the most polished visuals and sounds found to date in a handheld RPG, Hexyz Force is the consummate gamer's game, the kind of experience and final package genre fans would make if they could call the shots.

Hexyz Force is currently scheduled to release in stores on May 25, 2010, and via PlayStation Network on May 27th; both versions have an MSRP of $29.99.

Visit the official website for more information: http://www.atlus.com/hexyzforce

About Hexyz Force

Long ago, Norvia, the Goddess of Creation, descended from the heavens. Using the Holy Vessel, a divine chalice charged with all Force (the spiritual energy in the universe), she created life and the Divinities, shepherds of existence. For a while, all was good. After a time, Delgaia, the God of Destruction, brought about a great calamity known as the Gods' Remorse. He intended to return all Force to the Holy Vessel, returning Berge to the void. The Divinities sacrificed themselves to defeat Delgaia, delivering Berge from doom and sealing the God of Destruction away deep within the earth.

As Berge lay in ruin, a result of its bitter war, Norvia made a covenant. She would restore Berge to its former beauty on one condition. An Hour of Judgment would eventually come to pass, and in it, the world would have to decide its ultimate path: creation or destruction.

Key Features

Two-sided fantasy adventure--A rich fantasy tale told in two wholly separate yet intricately intertwined parts. Play as Cecilia, a young cleric, or as Levant, an elite knight, as they unravel the mysteries of their world's impending destruction. Each side of the story takes approximately 25-30 hours to complete, for a total of 50 hours of engaging RPG play.

Smooth and Streamlined--Get caught in the fun of RPGs, not the hassles. An extraordinary level of polish provides players with quick, stress-free battles, flexible strategy, and virtually no load times with a special option that allows players to install the game from UMD onto a Memory Stick.

Gorgeous presentation--Adventure comes alive with approximately 20 minutes of anime movie cutscenes beautifully depicting the struggle of Creation versus Destruction. Game events unfold inside a huge and colorful 3D world, amplified by detailed characters and a sweeping musical score.

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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Hexyz Force has been rated "T" for Teen with Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.

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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