Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent Kicks Off Testing with “Golden Ticket” Early Access Promotion

May 6th 2009
IRVINE, Calif. – May 6, 2009 – It's a “golden” opportunity! Atlus Online is offering its community the chance to get an early look at the portal's first full-length title: the fantasy-steampunk, massively multi-player online role-playing game Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent. Beginning today and continuing through May 12, the gaming-, anime-, and manga-focused portal will randomly distribute Golden Tickets each day to a sampling of players who have joined the Atlus Online community. These Golden Tickets will grant special early access to the game.

Peppered with promotions, prizes, and exclusive in-game items, the Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent Golden Tickets kick off a series of early access and beta rounds taking place over the next month. Golden Ticket holders' admission to the game will also roll over to additional rounds of early access as the stages are unveiled in the coming weeks.

“Having worked so hard gearing up to the launch of Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent, we couldn't be more excited about unveiling it for the first time to the Atlus Online community,” says Tyler Kim, Head of the Online Division, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. “Our community members hold the opinions we care most about, and we look forward to receiving their feedback.”

Atlus Online will continue to announce additional opportunities for early access and betas throughout May, with the game opening up to more participants during each stage of testing. Everyone who has signed up and played in the betas will also be entered to win a special gift from Atlus Online, a pair of steampunk-inspired goggles handmade by an artisan specifically for one lucky Neo Steam fan.

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is Atlus Online's first massively multi-player online role-playing game, which transports players to a world where two nations battle over a precious resource called Neo Steam. From the onset, customization is key to each player's experience, where they can choose which nation to join and select from a number of specialized classes. As players battle to expand their nation's resources and protect their borders from invasion, they must learn to harness steam technology to upgrade their equipment, learn new abilities, and progress in their chosen class. Adding to the immersive aspect of the fantasy-steampunk world, the game also features various forms of steam-based machines and vehicles for faster in-game traveling.

Gamers and Atlus Online fans looking for more information about Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent, and those eager to sign up for their chance to participate in the Golden Ticket Beta promotion can visit http://neosteam.atlusonline.com/.


About Atlus Online
Atlus Online is the online interactive entertainment division of Atlus U.S.A., Inc., 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. More information can be found at http://www.atlusonline.com/.

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