Atlus and NIS America Continue Distribution Partnership with Three Upcoming Titles; Atlus to Serve as Exclusive North American Distributor for Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, Disgaea DS, and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure

Jun 30th 2008
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IRVINE, Calif. - June 30, 2008
Atlus U.S.A. Inc. today announced it will serve as exclusive North American distributor for three highly-anticipated titles from publisher NIS America. Launching August 26, 2008 will be Disgaea® 3: Absence of Justice for PLAYSTATION®3 and MSRP of $49.99. Less than a month later, on September 23, 2008, both Disgaea® DS and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure will launch simultaneously on Nintendo DS™, each with MSRP of $29.99.

“We are honored to continue working closely with NIS America and provide wide distribution in North America for these three great RPGs. The long-running relationship between our companies demonstrates our collective dedication to bringing the very best console and handheld RPG experiences to loyal fans,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Atlus.

“Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with Atlus,” said Harusato Akenaga, President of NIS America. “We have worked together on a number of great titles in the past and we are thrilled to partner once again to release Disgaea 3, Disgaea DS, and Rhapsody later this year. Please look forward to some of the most hardcore games to be released for PLAYSTATION®3 and Nintendo DS™!”

About Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Beautiful artwork, funny characters, and deep strategy gaming come to PLAYSTATION®3 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, a new entry in the famed strategy RPG series, follows the exploits of M.A.O, the most honored student at Evil Academy, a school where the tardiest, laziest, and rudest demons receive the highest marks. The son of the school chairman, M.A.O has never once attended class nor opened a textbook. He longs to overthrow his father and assume the title of Overlord, which he decides he must become a hero to achieve. Join him on his zany adventure filled with witty dialogue, exciting events, and thrilling strategy battles!

About Disgaea DS
Completely remade to take advantage of Nintendo DS™, Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention a brand new ending. Geo Cubes add special effects to the battlefield, completely shifting the balance in the blink of an eye. Using local wireless multiplayer support, take your friends on in grand battles of strategy and wit – or try different modes like Defeat the Leader and Capture the Flag. With support for touch screen control and excellent of use of the two Nintendo DS screens, Disgaea has never played better.

About Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
Enter the world of Rhapsody, where music and action combine to create a charming adventure! A beautiful remake of the PlayStation original, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure for Nintendo DS delivers stunning high-resolution 2D sprites, innovative music-based RPG gameplay, and more features than ever before. New features exclusive to the DS version include dual screen navigation and unlockable characters not previously available. Experience a wonderful symphony of RPG fun!

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, 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, click here to join the ranks of the Atlus Faithful!

About NIS America.

NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs including titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to publish exciting and innovative game titles for North America. NIS America's team members devote themselves to the fans. Our respect for our fans is at the heart of everything we do. As a growing strategy RPG publisher in the U.S., we are committed to continuous improvement and dedication.

©2008 NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE INC. ©2008 NIS America, Inc. All rights reserved. Disgaea is aregistered trademark of NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE INC. Distributed exclusively by Atlus.

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