SEGA / ATLUS E3 2018 Roundup

Dance with Robots, Explode Some Thugs, Navigate a Labyrinthine Nightmare, and More

IRVINE, Calif - June 20, 2018 -
SEGA / ATLUS had an incredible showing at E3 2018. Leading up to the show, the company announced three new games headed to the West, including the highly-anticipated Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, set for an early 2019 release, as well as the localization of the Ryu ga Gotoku Studios-developed Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, planned to launch on October 2, 2018.

Demos for all of the SEGA / ATLUS-announced titles were available at the booth, marking the first-ever playable hands-on demos for the English localizations of Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Valkyria Chronicles 4, and Yakuza Kiwami 2. A demo of Shining Resonance Refrain was also released to the public and available during the show. The demo is currently available on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One™. New trailers were premiered for each of these games at the show, all of which can be viewed on the SEGA and ATLUS YouTube channels, or by clicking on the game titles above.

Finally, while not playable at the show, ATLUS also revealed new gameplay footage of Catherine: Full Body, a seductive and mature romantic action-adventure puzzle game from the makers of the Persona series, as part of a new trailer being shown on the show floor.

Streams, Giveaways, and Photo Ops Galore!

Throughout the show, streams featuring exclusive content and interviews with the producers behind some of SEGA's most prolific games, Daisuke Sato and Kei Mikami, were featured on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. Archives of these streams are now available to view on these channels.

SEGA / ATLUS flooded the E3 show floor with some incredible giveaway items, including Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight backpack bags, Majima's iconic snake eyepatch of Yakuza fame, and an adorable hat (wearing a hat) in the guise of Valkyria Chronicles 4's medic dog, Ragnarok! Games were brought to life with a green screen photo booth; hundreds of attendees posed with their favorite scenes and characters, which you can view by searching the #SegaAtlusE3 hashtag on Twitter.

Shining Resonance Refrain Gets a New Story Trailer

Following hot on the heels of E3 proper, a brand new story-focused trailer for Shining Resonance Refrain was just released. Familiarize yourself with the ancient story of the holy island of Alfheim in the new trailer.

About SEGA® of America:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's website is located at www.sega.com.

About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.:
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a leading Western publisher of Japanese video games, celebrated for high-quality localization across a multitude of genres and platforms. With a wealth of award-winning titles, such as the Game Awards 2017 "Best RPG" winner and "Game of the Year" nominee, Persona® 5, the legendary cult classic JRPG Shin Megami Tensei® series, the groundbreaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and many more, ATLUS delivers unforgettable, story-driven gameplay experiences to enthusiastic and dedicated fans around the globe. Learn more about ATLUS at www.atlus.com.

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