ZENO CLASH: ULTIMATE EDITION FOR XBOX LIVE ARCADE FOR XBOX 360 SHOWS OFF ITS NEW MOVES IN "NEW ATTACKS" GAMEPLAY VIDEO

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- FEBRUARY 4, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today unveiled one of many additions and improvements in the upcoming first-person melee action adventure Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition™, the enhanced version of one of 2009's most critically-acclaimed independent releases, coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on March 30, 2010. The "New Attacks" video highlights the lengths to which developer ACE Team has gone to build and improve upon their award-winning game, showing off an assortment of bone-crushing new combat moves.

"Initially, ACE Team had offered to demonstrate the new moves in Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition in person for the Atlus staff," chuckled a grimacing Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales for Atlus. "We all thought they were kidding when they talked about cool-sounding moves like the 'headbutt' and 'spin kick.' After a week in the hospital, I'm happy to say that fans can expect to find those and equally punishing new attacks in Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition, and that the moves deliver the same satisfyingly visceral feel as all the other injury-inducing first-person melee combat Zeno Clash has to offer. In other good news, the doctor says the swelling on my head will go away in about a month or so."

Additionally, developer ACE Team recently answered frequently asked questions about the origins of Zeno Clash, improvements to be found in the upcoming Ultimate Edition for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, and more.

Visit the official game website, http://www.zenoclash.com, for more information regarding what's new and improved in Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition. Stay tuned for future reveals leading up to the game's release, including an as-of-yet-unannounced other new mode exclusive to the Ultimate Edition, new gameplay content, and much more!

Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 is scheduled to release on March 30, 2010.

About Zeno Clash

In the land of Zenozoik, the city of Halstedom is ruled by a powerful clan, one which Ghat has betrayed by committing a terrible sin. Now, Ghat's brothers and sisters are pursuing him and his companion Deadra through strange and twisted lands, beyond the boundaries of thesane to the ends of the world. What was Ghat's crime and why did he commit it? The bare-knuckled brawl to reach the truth has just begun.

Key Features

Fascinating world of grotesque beauty--Equal parts breathtakingly beautiful and utterly disturbing, prepare to be swallowed up in a surreal fantasy world powered by the Source engine. Explore lush environments and confront bizarre animal-humanoid foes on your mission of discovery and redemption.

Visceral first person fighting--Combat is up close, personal, and entirely satisfying. Start with a series of punches, kicks, and grabs, follow up with a knee to the enemy's face, and hit him with a finishing move to send him flying yards away. Learn new moves to mix it up. Guns and melee weapons offer additional power and tactical options.

Ultimate edition additions--The already highly praised gameplay has received an overhaul that includes combat rebalancing, interface enhancements, improved animations, new modes, and new gameplay content.

New cooperative play modes--Enlist a friend to take on enemy waves in Tower Challenge, a special survival mode that offers additional replayability beyond the single-player campaign. Play cooperatively online, or locally via split screen. With leaderboards to rank you against your friends, the challenge never ends!

Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition 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.

For breaking news, special promotions, insider info, and more, visit http://www.atlus.com/faithful to join the ranks of the Atlus Faithful!

©2007-2009 ACE TEAM SOFTWARE. All rights reserved. ACE Team, the ACE Team logo, Zeno Clash, the Zeno Clash logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ACE Team Software. 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


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.