COMMANDO THROWS PIPE AT ATLUS, DEMANDS THAT THEY "LET OFF SOME STEAM...BOT CHRONICLES™ BATTLE TOURNAMENT FOR PSP® (Pla

"You said you were going to release it last!"

"I lied."

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 9, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc., who repeatedly asked the gaming press to not disturb its friend because he was "dead tired," today announced that it has acquired the North American publishing rights for Steambot Chronicles™ Battle Tournament for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, an action game overflowing with intense mech customization, an open-world mission structure, and fast-paced arena style combat. Did we mention you spend most of the game making the earth beneath your hulking metal feet tremble as you impose your will using your awesomely impressive, customized Trotmobile of destruction? Yes, that's right, this game is all about metal-on-metal action!

Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament opens its valves this summer.

About Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament

A young Trot driver comes to Orion City with one dream in mind: to win the prestigious Orion City Trotmobile gladiator tournament. However, you'll quickly learn that it takes more than pluck and optimism to earn victory in the coliseum. With the help of a spirited mechanic named Venus, you'll have to take on a series of jobs to earn the money and fame required to make a name for yourself about town as a skilled Trotmobile operator. When a series of bandit attacks begins to affect the city's economy and distress the citizens, who will have the mettle and the metal to put a stop to it?

Key Features

You control your adventure -- Mission-based gameplay puts you in the driver's seat: you choose what you do and say. Take on missions ranging from cross-town delivery to mining in a canyon to defeating bandits. The money and fame points earned can be used to upgrade your Trotmobile and enter arena battles.

Complete freedom to build -- The cardinal rule of Trotmobile design is that there is no ideal design. Instead, there are tons of customization options, letting you upgrade your arms, legs, heads, bodies, and more, each changing the nature of how you battle! Personalize your vehicle with color and emblem to make it distinctively yours.

Four-player competition mode -- Clash with your friends' Trotmobiles in 4 player ad hoc multiplayer! Set each player against the others battle royale style, or pair up for tag team action.

One cartridge, four players -- Only one UMD disc? You can still compete! Activate "game sharing" to enter multiplayer mode with standard Trotmobiles, or use multiple UMDs to have access to your customized battle vehicles!

Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament has not yet been rated 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 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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©2009 IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC. All rights reserved. Licensed to and published by 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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