The Persona games appeal to a wide variety of players for a wide variety of reasons, but one reason has remained ever-popular since Persona’s debut overseas: the music. The music featured throughout the series serves as a showcase of the Atlus Sound Team, and the unique talents of the man in charge of Persona’s soundtrack, Shoji Meguro. Meguro joined Atlus in 1995 after sending in his (literal) mixtape and passing an interview, and was immediately assigned to work as a composer on the very first Persona game, Revelations: Persona. One of the first songs Meguro officially composed for Atlus was
While From Software’s Souls series is developed with the single-player experience in mind, it’s clear that the interconnectivity offered through the online multiplayer enhances the experience immensely. Touching bloodstains of past players in order to relive their deaths, reading their words and messages left behind, or entering another player’s world to help (or hinder) them, the Souls multiplayer aspect complimented both the gameplay and atmosphere of the games. For that reason exactly, the multiplayer component solidified itself as a mainstay element despite initially being an afterthought. Many fans were saddened by Demon’s Souls server shutdown on February 28 this year. But
Revealed recently during Atlus’ Christmas Eve livestream were details regarding the two new dancing spin-off Persona games titled Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night (herein referred to as P3D) and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night (herein referred to as P5D) respectively. While the games themselves were already known to have been in development, apart from that fact, hitherto not much was known other than the remixing of tunes and the lack of a story mode. During the livestream, details about the games’ release date was shared, along with a second promotional video for each game. Official sites were updated following the livestream, showing
Teased a year ago in a 2016 Atlus live stream announcing new internal dev team Studio Zero, and new fantasy RPG titled Project Re Fantasy, was a short clip of a Catherine character referring to the series. With a reputable tweeter mentioning that Atlus will remaster a popular PS3 non-numbered title, we are teased once again by Catherine. Cat out of the bag Atlus has since announced that Studio Zero will be re-releasing Catherine for PS4 and PS Vita with added content titled Catherine: Full Body, similar to Persona 3 and Persona 4 with their FES & Golden counterparts respectively.
With the most recent active time report, a stream dedicated to discussing post-launch support and improvements for Final Fantasy XV, quite a bit of news has dropped regarding the future of Final Fantasy XV — and it’s looking interesting. Perhaps the hottest news from the stream was that there will be three pieces of DLC released in 2018 that will expand on the FFXV universe, providing more background to characters that were initially underdeveloped in the main story. One such example being Ardyn, who has been confirmed to be receiving an episode. While the only substantial detail was that this
As sad as it is to say, the servers for franchise forerunner Demon’s Souls will be shut down on February 28, 2018. Earlier this week Sony Japan officially announced that they would be shutting down the Japanese servers. This move was initially met with a wave of relief, international fans glad that the other regional servers would remain functional. Unfortunately Atlus, the publisher for the game in other regions — notably North America — released a statement later that day announcing that they too would also be closing up shop and shutting North American servers as of February 28. While the main draw of
It’s been two years since Bloodborne released on the PlayStation 4 in and since then it has charmed many fans through its unique world and classic Souls-esque gameplay, managing to sell over two million copies worldwide. While a sequel is out of sight for the fresh IP, new memorabilia does infrequently get announced: design works, soundtracks, figurines, and things built off the universe of Bloodborne. One recent announcement that adds to the Bloodborne universe, in a different way, is an official comic titled Bloodborne: Death of Sleep to be published by Titan Comics (pictured below). Having also worked on Dark Souls: The