Atlus from Two Months Ago Time-Travels to Present to Release Steambot Chronicles™ Battle Tournament Video Trailer

Present-day Atlus disappears amidst temporal paradox; scientists fear rupture in space-time continuum...
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- AUGUST 18, 2009 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. from approximately two months ago today time-travelled into the present to release the official video trailer for Steambot Chronicles™ Battle Tournament for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Awkwardness pervaded the proceedings, with the publisher's representatives from the past appearing at times frustrated and disoriented.

"We've come to the future to deliver to our fans the video trailer for the exciting mech-on-mech action game Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament," mumbled a time-lagged Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales for Atlus. "Of course, we weren't expecting to arrive this late," he added testily, glancing irately in the direction of sheepish-looking technicians. "We hope you all enjoy the video and check out the game. In the meantime, we're going to work to find a way back to our time. We don't belong here, and frankly, we don't want to miss our summer break."

Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament is now available at select North American retailers.

VIDEO TRAILER: (streaming)

About Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament
A young Trot driver comes to Orion City with one dream in mind: to win the prestigious Orion City Trotmobile gladiator tournament. However, you'll quickly learn that it takes more than pluck and optimism to earn victory in the coliseum. With the help of a spirited mechanic named Venus, you'll have to take on a series of jobs to earn the money and fame required to make a name for yourself about town as a skilled Trotmobile operator. When a series of bandit attacks begins to affect the city's economy and distress the citizens, who will have the mettle and the metal to put a stop to it?

Key Features
You control your adventure -- Mission-based gameplay puts you in the driver's seat: you choose what you do and say. Take on missions ranging from cross-town delivery to mining in a canyon to defeating bandits. The money and fame points earned can be used to upgrade your Trotmobile and enter arena battles.
Complete freedom to build -- The cardinal rule of Trotmobile design is that there is no ideal design. Instead, there are tons of customization options, letting you upgrade your arms, legs, heads, bodies, and more, each changing the nature of how you battle! Personalize your vehicle with color and emblem to make it distinctively yours.
Four-player competition mode -- Clash with your friends' Trotmobiles in 4 player ad hoc multiplayer! Set each player against the others battle royale style, or pair up for tag team action.
One cartridge, four players -- Only one UMD disc? You can still compete! Activate "game sharing" to enter multiplayer mode with standard Trotmobiles, or use multiple UMDs to have access to your customized battle vehicles!
Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament has been rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older with Alcohol Reference, Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, and Suggestive Themes 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

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