KNIGHTS IN THE NIGHTMARE™: TOME OF LOST SOULS™

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MAY 8, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today revealed even more from Tome of Lost Souls™, the pre-order bonus art book for the upcoming Knights in the Nightmare™ for Nintendo DS™. A breathtaking blend of genres and gameplay styles, Knights in the Nightmare features the stunning works of designers and illustrators Shinichi Ito, Satoko Kiyuduki, Yoshinori Iwanaga, and Sunaho Tobe. Their art is represented in the beautiful 96-page, full-color art book that will be free to customers who pre-order Knights in the Nightmare at participating retailers.

In addition to the pre-order bonus, anyone who picks up a launch copy of Knights in the Nightmare will receive the game's soundtrack CD, with music from composer Shigeki Hayashi. With 38 haunting tracks, in addition to one bonus song that cannot be heard anywhere else, this disc is yet another premium supplement to the game, and another rare collectible for fans to add to their library.

Knights in the Nightmare releases on June 2nd with a suggested retail price of $34.99.

For more information, visit the official website.

Click here to sample Tome of Lost Souls, the Knights in the Nightmare art book.

ARTBOOK SAMPLE:

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About Knights in the Nightmare

Somewhere between heaven and the underworld -- in the center of a quiet lake -- stood an ancient castle known as Aventheim. One night, without warning, denizens of the netherworld emerged and slaughtered the kingdom; nary a soul was left alive.

Within an abandoned, long-forgotten church deep in the woods, a wisp is set free. Bereft of memory, it is drawn toward the monster-infested castle and re-awakens the souls of the vanquished knights, leading them back towards the fallen stronghold to confront the very forces of evil that took their lives.

Key Features

An experience unlike any before it -- Incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you've never experienced a game like this. Control a Wisp with your stylus and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in destroying foes on the map. Enemies fire bullets in multiple directions, making it vital for players to master the unique touch controls.

Over 100 playable characters -- Find and recruit the ghosts of seven different classes of knights from your kingdom, and learn of their pasts, hopes, dreams, and untimely deaths. Sacrifice their souls to one another to balance their skills and create your ultimate party.

A tale from two perspectives -- This twice-told legend entangles you in a dark and brooding tale that is simultaneously examined through events both past and present. Complete the adventure to unlock the ability to play through the game with a new narrative twist, placing the antagonist in the starring role.

Knights in the Nightmare has been rated "T" for Teen with Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and 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 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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