Atlus Unleashes Portable Friendship-Destruction; Dokapon Journey™ for Nintendo DS™ Now Available at Select Retailers 

Apr 16th 2009
"I'm not your buddy (anymore), friend!"


IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- APRIL 15, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Dokapon Journey, the handheld version of everyone's favorite game of friendship-destruction, backstabbing, and RPG-board game excitement, is now available in select stores across North America. The game, which allows up to four players to battle it out for a shot at the crown of the Kingdom of Dokapon, combines core RPG mechanics like equipment, character classes, and leveling-up with the unpredictability and replayability of your favorite board games.

World-changing events, challenging mini-games, and multiple modes of play all provide the backdrop for thrilling player-versus-player combat. Alone against devilish AI, or together with up to three of your friends via single- or multi-card local wireless play, sign up to save the Kingdom and win the throne. Just make sure to sabotage the competition at every chance you get!

Dokapon Journey for Nintendo DS™ is now available. Let the friendship-destruction begin!

About Dokapon Journey
The Kingdom of Dokapon is in peril! Desperate to do away with the monster invasion that has overrun his land, the King has offered his crown and the hand of his daughter, Princess Penny, to whoever can restore peace once again. Heroes from distant lands rise to the call, but with multiple adventurers offering to assist in the struggle, each eagerly eyeing the prizes that await the champion of Dokapon, they must now fight amongst themselves to save the Kingdom and claim their reward!

Key Features
Irresistible board game-RPG combination - This board game and RPG fusion will make you think strategy like never before on Nintendo DS! Customization, strategy, and depth are all yours as you squeeze battling, leveling up, conquering towns, and much more into each turn.
Playing dirty is the name of the game - This is all-out, winner-take-all competition, where the system favors those that know how to fight dirty! Jump into someone else's fight, finish off the enemy, and snatch the experience. Mow down your competition and take a reward from their inventory. Use special items to slow down or injure those who get in your way!
Total multiplayer experience - The zany head-to-head-to-head (-to-head) competition of board games is in full force whether you play alone or in a group! Assign control of each character to a human or one of three computer play styles. Get your friends together, and up to 4 can play in single- or multi-card mode!
Dokapon Journey has been rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older) with Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Simulated Gambling 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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