News Shin Megami Tensei 30th Anniversary Concert Will Dazzle At Anime Expo 2023
A first-ever for the west
Atlus has revealed that it will be holding a Shin Megami Tensei concert as part of Anime Expo 2023 in July this year. The concert, which is exclusive to Anime Expo attendees, will be held at The Novo on 1st July and is one of many events across the year that the company is holding to celebrate the demonic RPG series' 30th...
News Atlus Cancels "Final" 3DS Game Sale Ahead Of eShop Closure
The 3DS eShop is scheduled to shut down this month, and in response to this, publisher and developer Atlus (known for series like Persona and Shin Megami Tensei) was planning on hosting one "final" sale on the platform in Japan. Instead of going live today, yesterday the company announced it would no longer be happening. It apparently...
Random Turn Your Pets Into Thieves With These Awesome Persona 5 Accessories
I am thou, thou art cute
Pet accessory company Pawsonify has revealed its first video game collaboration with a new line of pet accessories based on the gargantuan RPG Persona 5 Royal. All items within the range will feature the 'Phantom Thieves' emblem, as well as recognisable icons for the characters Joker, Fox, Panther, and Skull. You can pick...
News Some Persona 3 Portable Players Aren't Happy With The Game's Audio Quality
Atlus might be listening
Updated [Sat 28th Jan, 2023 02:00 GMT]: Atlus last week released a remaster of Persona 3 Portable on multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch. If you've noticed any sound issues, it seems you're not alone. According to a handful of reports, there are players who think the sound quality in the new release is actually...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden?
The gold standard?
We hope you've been staying up until the Dark Hour and exploring the Midnight Channel, because Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are finally out on Switch. The two games made their Nintendo debut last week, meaning the modern trilogy of Persona games are now all available on the console. It's been a long time coming for...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden On Switch
Will you Reach Out To The Truth?
Persona fans will be feasting later on this week when two classic entries in the series — Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden — launch on the Switch eShop on 19th January. This duo of PS2 classics, based on their PSP and PS Vita versions respectively, join the beloved Persona 5 Royal on a Nintendo console for...
Guide Persona On Switch - All Games, Where To Start, Beginner's Guide, FAQs
Welcome to the Velvet Room
It took a while, but the Persona series has finally made the jump to Switch. After stealing our hearts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (and a spin-off 'sequel' and spin-off remaster found their way onto the console), the main series finally made its way to Nintendo's hybrid console in late 2022 with Persona 5 Royal.
News Atlus Releases Strict Streaming Guidelines For Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden
Be careful out there!
As popular as streaming is nowadays, a number of companies enforce a certain set of rules when it comes to new-release games. The Japanese company Atlus is one that's done this time and time again with games like 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Persona 5 Royal, and now it's released its guidelines for Persona 3 Portable and Persona...
News New Persona 5 Royal Update For Switch Resolves Pesky Screen Issue
Download it today
Bayonetta 3 isn't the only Switch game to receive an update today, it seems the Atlus title Persona 5 Royal has also been bumped up to a new build. It's not all that much, but Version 1.02 appears to iron out some annoying bugs that may or may not have been impacting your own experience. First, it fixes an issue where the screen...
News Atlus Reveals Most Popular Persona 5 Royal Character In Official Poll
The hero wins!
There are a lot of notable characters in Persona 5 Royal, but who is the most popular of them all? Atlus and Sega recently decided to put the debate to rest with an official poll asking fans to nominate their favourite character. The list of 10 included characters like Morgana, and in the top three we've got Kasumi Yoshizawa, Makoto...
News Atlus Is Preparing Several New Game Announcements For 2023
The year will start with the releases of P3P and P4G
In the same Famitsu article, the Persona developer Atlus has taken the time to thank fans for their support last year. It has also provided a teaser of what's ahead for 2023. After the release of titles like Persona 5 Royal and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim in 2022, the company will look torwards the...
News Atlus Remembers N64 Classic Snowboard Kids On Its 25th Anniversary
And the soundtracks are coming to streaming services
Hold the phone, readers — it's Snowboard Kids' (Snowboard Kiiiiiiids~) 25th anniversary, and we now feel really ancient. More importantly, the game's publisher, Atlus, acknowledged the game's birthday by announcing that all the games' soundtracks would be available on streaming services on...
News Persona 5 Royal's Release On Switch Contributes To Over 1 Million Total Sales
Persona series surpasses 16 million
In a message shared online, Atlus has confirmed that the recent launch of Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC has now surpassed 1 million units sold. This figure accounts for sales across digital platforms and physical retail copies. Additionally, when including the original...
Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Persona 5 Royal On Switch
What's the verdict?
Persona 5 Royal got released on the Nintendo Switch last month and the tech experts have now put every console version of the game to the test. So how does the Switch version hold up? Firstly, it is a full-featured version of the game, without any fundamental cutbacks. Even the loading times remain quick. There are areas where...
News Atlus Celebrates 30 Years Of Shin Megami Tensei With Special Artwork
Here's to the next 30 years
The Atlus RPG series Shin Megami Tensei series is this week celebrating its 30th anniversary. The franchise originally began life on 30th October 1992 with the release of the Super Famicom game and was followed by both sequels and spinoffs. To celebrate this occasion, Atlus has shared a brief social media post on Twitter...
Video Persona 5 Royal Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison (Switch & PS4)
Launching on Switch October 21st
If all of the outstanding reviews for Persona 5 Royal on the Nintendo Switch aren't already convincing enough, we've also got a side-by-side comparison video to prove just how spectacular this particular version of the game is. The comparison clip, courtesy of YouTube channel GameXplain - shows the Nintendo Switch...
News Persona 25th Anniversary Celebrations End, Atlus Teases "Next Stage" Of Series
"Please look forward"
In case you missed it, Atlus' 25th anniversary Persona celebration has officially come to an end. Last weekend, it announced Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden would be coming to modern platforms on 19th January 2023. This also marked the final announcement for the anniversary celebration. To formally conclude this...
News Persona 5 Royal Switch Development Is Being Led By Sega
Thou art Sega...
With the long-awaited Persona 5 Royal release on Switch coming out in a matter of days now (nine at the time of writing this), the press tour is beginning to ramp up. And, in an upcoming interview with Famitsu (translated by Persona Central via leaker ryokutya2089), Atlus producer Shinji Yamamoto has revealed that Sega is in charge...
News Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden Arrive On Nintendo Switch January 2023
Will follow Persona 5 Royal
Ahead of the launch of Persona 5 Royal later this month on the Nintendo Switch, Atlus has announced it will be bringing the third and fourth game to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms early next year. Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will arrive on Nintendo's hybrid system on 19th January 2023. These...
News Atlus Announces Persona 5 Royal Card Game, Arriving October 2023
A partnership with Pandasaurus Games
The Persona 5 Royal Nintendo Switch release is fast approaching, and if the smash hit RPG wasn't already enough to steal your heart, maybe an official card game will help. Atlus has announced it has teamed up with Pandasaurus Games to release a Persona 5-themed cooperative card game by Emerson Matsuuchi - best...
News Atlus Has "No Plans" For New Game Announcements At Upcoming Concert
October is shaping up to be a busy month for the Nintendo Switch with the release of multiple titles including the Atlus game Persona 5 Royal. Atlus will also be hosting a concert for the series next month, featuring various performances. It's got some fans wondering about the possibility of a new game announcement, but it seems not...
Video Why You Should Play The Persona Series On Switch
Did you miss the big Persona news this week? Well, we have something pretty good to tell you! Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable are all coming to the Switch. Starting in October, Persona 5 Royal will be staging a Take Over on the Switch, with Persona 4 and 3 following in 2023. Many of these characters have...
Video Persona 5 Royal Side-By-Side Comparison (Switch, Xbox, PS4)
Launching on Nintendo Switch this October
After years of rumours, Persona 5 Royal has now been officially confirmed for the Switch. It will be coming to Nintendo's system on the same day as Xbox, on 21st October this year. If you're wondering how it compares to the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the games, GameXplain has published a side-by-side...
News Atlus Announces Persona And Shin Megami Tensei Plushes, Including A Cuddly Morgana
Anime Expo 2022 is taking place in July, and that means a wave of new merch is rapidly approaching the shore. Atlus has just announced four new plushes as part of that wave: two of Morgana from Persona 5, and Aogami and Nahobino from Shin Megami Tensei V. The plushes are being made by Stubbins, who have made plushes in the past for Mega...
News Persona 3, 4, and 5 Confirmed For Xbox And PlayStation, But Not Switch
The torture continues...
If you managed to catch the Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, then you'll know that Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal will be making their way to Xbox consoles and Game Pass. It was a blow for Switch owners hoping for the series to be ported onto Nintendo's console and now it loo
News Atlus Wants To Know If You Would Like More Nintendo Switch Games
It's open to ports, remakes and new releases
It's that time of year again when Atlus releases its annual survey - asking fans about their gaming habits as well as what games and series they would like to see more of in the future. This time around, there's also an English version of the survey open to residents in North America. You can still...
News Altus Releases 'Accolades' Trailer For 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Out now on Switch
Atlus has shared a new trailer for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim focusing on a selection of accolades from press reviews of the game. In our own review, we called the game "a wonderful achievement in dynamic storytelling", recommending it to all who might be interested in visual novels. And yes, we're featured in the trailer itself -...
News Shin Megami Tensei V Tops 1 Million Sales Worldwide
With new art to celebrate
Atlus' Switch-exclusive (for now) Shin Megami Tensei V has surpassed 1 million sales worldwide in under six months, Atlus has announced today. As the latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, fans had to wait over four years to get their hands on the game, which was teased before the Switch even came out. To celebrate...
News Atlus Mobile RPG 'Megami Tensei Gaiden: Shinyaku Last Bible' Announced For Switch eShop
Will be another 'G-Mode Archives+' release
G-Mode has announced it will release the Atlus-made RPG Megami Tensei Gaiden: Shinyaku Last Bible as a 'G-MODE Archives+' title for Switch eShop in Japan. As you might already know, this is a spin-off of the Megami Tensei series, and was originally released on mobile devices in Japan in 2007. There's no...
News Atlus Dominates 3DS eShop Chart As Pokémon Crystal Falls Off Top Spot (North America)
A perfect timeline for Atlus
Since Nintendo announced it would be closing the 3DS eShop earlier this year, we've been keeping our beady eyes on the little handheld so we can complete our digital libraries before the Big N pulls the plug. If you've been following along with us, you know Sega / Atlus has been discounting their 3DS catalogue pretty...
Random 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim's Switch Case Hides An Adorable Secret
There are surprises before you even start the game!
Vanillaware's latest title, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, finally landed on Switch yesterday, letting you bring the mystery-laden, mecha-battling, mind-bending story on the go with you. But if you have a physical release of the game, it seems like the surprises start even before you get a chance to boot...
News Atlus Releases Streaming Guidelines For Switch Version Of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Although 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has been available on other platforms for a few years now, Atlus is still concerned about spoilers in the lead-up to the Switch version's release next week. To combat this, it's enforcing streamer guidelines to ensure nobody ruins the surprise. Here's the breakdown: Streamers will be required to warn...
News As 'Power Instinct' Approaches 30, The Chances Of A Re-Release Seem Slim
Character designs not "politically correct"
While it might not be quite as well-known as Street Fighter or King of Fighters, Atlus' zany Power Instinct (Gōketsuji Ichizoku in Japan) still has many fans – and those same fans might be expecting some kind of celebration to mark the series' 30th birthday in 2023. However, according to one source in...
News Save On Sonic, Persona And More In The Sega / Atlus Switch & 3DS eShop Spring Sale (North America)
Sale ends April 17th
There's a massive Sega Spring Sale currently taking place on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShop in North America. If there's a game you've been holding out for, or you just want to buy everything on the 3DS digital store while you still can, now is a great time to see what might interest you. There are all sorts of discounts...
News 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Unveils Mysteries In Latest Trailer
I'm not a robot
The impossible-to-put-into-a-single-genre game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim launches on Switch on 12th April - that's just a few weeks away. In anticipation, Atlus has dropped a brand-new trailer for Vanillaware's mecha versus kaiju narrative adventure, which hints at some of the mysteries you'll be solving. As the studio behind Odin...
PSA You Might Have To Clear Up Some Space To Play Persona 4 Arena Ultimax On Switch
The digital file size is a big one (by Switch standards)
Believe it or not but the Atlus' fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is out on Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks. Over the past day, the game page has gone live on Nintendo's Japanese website and eShop - giving fans a rough idea of the file size for the Switch version of the game. So,...
News Atlus Announces Soul Hackers 2, But It's Not Coming To Switch
Update [Mon 21st Feb, 2022 12:15 GMT]: Atlus has just revealed Soul Hackers 2 during a livesteam – but it's sadly not coming to Switch. Here's some PR: In a war between devil summoners, it is up to Ringo and her team to decrypt destiny and save the world from apocalypse. Soul Hackers 2 inherits the essence of Devil Summoner: Soul...
News 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Switch Pre-Orders Open Today As New Trailer Drops
Coming in April, digital and physical
Atlus has posted a new trailer for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim while announcing that pre-orders for the upcoming Switch version are now live. Vanillaware's acclaimed side-scrolling adventure game is launching on Switch on 12th April and if you're at all interested in its sci-fi tale — or have heard good things...
Rumour Persona 4 Golden Could Be Released On Nintendo Switch In 2022
"Persona 4 finally arrives on Switch"
The Switch is expected to have a very exciting year in 2022, so apart from offerings like Zelda, what else is there to anticipate? One rumour that seems to be gaining traction online is the idea that Persona 4 Golden (an enhanced version of the original PlayStation 2 title) will be released on additional...
News Switch Exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V Has Already Sold Over 800k Copies Worldwide
Atlus thanks fans for their support
One of the RPG highlights on the Switch, and in general last year, was Shin Megami Tensei V by Atlus. It arrived on Nintendo's system during the action-packed month of November and was praised as a "modern masterpiece" in our very own review here on Nintendo Life. It seems the game has got off to a strong start...
News Digital Foundry Gives Its Assessment Of Shin Megami Tensei V
Impressive visuals but performance pays the cost
Shin Megami Tensei V was a notable Switch exclusive in November; we enjoyed it in our review and the user review score is also currently flying high on this site. The RPG had been eagerly anticipated and seems to have delivered a sizeable, engaging game that was also a
Rumour Persona 3 Portable Is Supposedly Getting A "Multiplatform" Remaster
Could it be one of the 25th anniversary projects?
Yesterday, rumours became true when the Atlus and Arc System Works' 2D fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other modern platforms. Now, in an interesting update, the same leaker who teased this announ
News Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Brings The Fight To Nintendo Switch Next Year
Celebrating 25 years
Well, it looks like the rumours were true - Atlus has now officially revealed the fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be making a return as part of the Persona series' 25th anniversary celebrations. It'll be arriving on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms next year on 17th March. According to Atlus, it'll...
News 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim On Switch Will Feature Brand New Bonus Content
A bunch more armaments for the lucky 13
Kaiju / mecha / high-schooler / side-scroller / visual novel / RTS fans are no doubt made up that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is Switch-bound next year, and after hearing good things from our pals over at Push Square, we're excited to see what all the fuss is about. It seems that the Switch version will feature...
News Datamine Uncovers References To PS4 And PC In Switch Exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V
Multiplatform launch was hinted at in previous GeForce leak
Switch exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V contains references to PS4 and PC in its code, a datamine has revealed. Features specific to PC, such as resolution settings, post-processing and texture quality have also been found. The GeForce Now leak from earlier this year made reference to the...
News Atlus Broadcasting Shin Megami Tensei V Live Stream Next Week
Commentary from the dev team, new merch and more
One of the major Switch exclusives arriving this month is the Atlus RPG Shin Megami Tensei V. It's looking rather promising and ahead of the game's launch next week, there'll be an official live stream taking place. In fact, it'll be airing the night before the game's release, Japan time. You'll be...
News Persona And Shin Megami Tensei Composer Has Left Atlus To Develop Indie Games
Shoji Meguro has gone freelance
Veteran composer Shoji Meguro has recently left Atlus and gone freelance, the company has conformed (thanks, Nintendo Everything). The announcement on Atlus' official website confirms that he actually left at the end of September following over 25 years at the company. Also confirmed in the post was the fact that he...
Video Atlus Releases New Shin Megami Tensei V 'World In Ruins' Trailer
"The ambitions of God and human clash"
Ahead of the launch of the upcoming Switch exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V next month, Atlus has released a new trailer. Unfortunately, we can't show the English version here on Nintendo Life due to the age restrictions in place, so head on over to YouTube to check it out with subtitles. Of course, you'll need...
News Shin Megami Tensei V Gets Day One Paid DLC And Digital Deluxe Edition
And a free 'Safety' difficulty for those that need it
Shin Megami Tensei V is just a few weeks from release on 12th November, and Atlus has confirmed a significant batch of day one DLC to lure in excited newcomers or eager series fans. So far the only official trailers and footage are in Japanese, but you can get a look at it above. Though the...
Watch SEGA And Atlus "SEGA New" TGS Special - Live!
A new SEGA RPG is promised!
Tokyo Game Show is proving to be rather fun so far, and the latest stream to grace our screens is from SEGA and Atlus; better yet, it's promising a 'new SEGA RPG'. As this is SEGA, too, there's every chance the presentation will have some bonkers moments. It kicks off at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST, so grab a...