ATLUS UNEARTHS "FORESTS OF ETERNITY," PRE-ORDER BONUS ART BOOK FOR ETRIAN ODYSSEY III: THE DROWNED CITY

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- JULY 8, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today unveiled "Forests Of Eternity," a pre-order bonus art book for its upcoming Etrian Odyssey TM III: The Drowned City, the third chapter in the acclaimed series of exploration RPGs for Nintendo DS TM . With 60 pages of premium, full-color art work, "Forests Of Eternity" is the ultimate Etrian Odyssey collectible, featuring designs and sketches spanning the entire Etrian Odyssey series.

(Preview here: http://issuu.com/atlususa/docs/etrian_artbook )

"From the sparking beauty of Armoroad and its broad azure horizon, to the haunting depths of the waters off its coast, Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is a visual treat, offering explorers a world full of varied, colorful locales to discover," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Atlus. "As such, the addition of a premium 60-page, full-color art book for fans who pre-order feels like the perfect complement. What makes 'Forests Of Eternity' even more appealing, however, is the fact that it boasts designs and sketches not just from The Drowned City, but from the first and second Etrian Odyssey games as well. It truly is the ultimate collectible for series fans."

"Forests Of Eternity," the official Etrian Odyssey III pre-order bonus, is only available from participating retailers while supplies last.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is scheduled to release September 21, 2010 for Nintendo DS. For more information, visit the official website.

About Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Off tranquil ocean shores, far below the surface of the sea, the city of Armoroad bears a secret. Rumor suggests that this coastal metropolis is less than it once was; much of it, they whisper, was lost to the unforgiving waters. Will you assemble and train a team of explorers to uncover once and for all what really lies beneath, or will you succumb to the innumerable dangers hidden in the abyssal depths?

Key Features

    <*>Create your unique team -- A system of 10 new classes and sub-classes and a wealth of proprietary skills make developing the optimal party absorbing, tactical, and rewarding. A maximum of 30 possible member slots provide plenty of room to experiment. You decide where to apply members' skill points: will you invest in sword mastery or learn a new healing spell? <*>Live and die by your map(-making) -- When danger lurks around every corner, it is imperative to keep track of where you have been and what you found there. The streamlined map maker lets you draw paths, paint in terrain, and drag and drop icons. Watch the map grow bigger and more detailed under your hands as you capture every door, map, set of stairs, and secret pathway. <*>Adventure in the high seas -- The ocean becomes a new stage for exploration as you take to the city of Armoroad to uncover the secret of why half of this once vibrant and technologically advanced metropolis sunk below the waves. Sail your ship, chart the ocean map, sink enemy vessels, and take on seagoing FOEs on your way to playing out one of three possible endings. <*>Wirelessly share with friends -- Up to 5 friends can team up in special combat challenges over a local wireless connection to take down the toughest monsters living in the ocean. Additional options let you wirelessly trade items.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City has been rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older) with Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, 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 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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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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