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Persona 5: How Atlus USA Localized an Instant Classic

Posted by on Apr 04, 2017

Hi, everyone! Since I first joined the company as a translator in 1999, I’ve been involved with the localization of all the Persona titles and their spin-offs, including Persona 5 — which is out today!

When asked to write about the localization of P5, I thought about my methodology and whether things have changed as I devoted myself to bringing Japanese games to the Western audience for the last 18 years, and I realized: my goal has always been to deliver games in the most authentic and enjoyable form possible.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth Confirmed for 2017

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

Say it with me: Ooh-tah-wah-ray-roo-mo-no. Now say that faster. Faster! Got it? Good. (I wonder if PlayStation.Blog gives out awards for “Most Difficult Game to Pronounce.”)

Get ready to dust off your trusty ol’ adventure boots and lose hours of sleep! Why? Because Atlus will be publishing the latest two of Aquaplus’ visual novel/SRPG epics, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (also known as The Two Hakuoro in Japan) in the Americas beginning Spring 2017 (Mask of Truth will be released later in the year).

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Persona 5 will Take Your Heart on Valentine’s Day 2017

Posted by on Jun 07, 2016

Take a deep breath. Ok. Ready? Persona 5 has a release date in the Americas. The Phantom Thieves are coming to take your heart on Feb. 14, 2017. Exhale.

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Happy Holidays from PlayStation.Blog and Friends

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015

Before we sign off for the year, we wanted to celebrate the creators who make not only PlayStation.Blog, but this industry in its entirety possible. It’s these studios who create the worlds we yearn to escape to, who write the stories upon whose every word we hang. It’s thanks to them that we can do what we love to do.

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night Out Today on PS Vita

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

Persona 4: Dancing All Night comes out today! Rejoin the cast of Persona 4 in their latest adventure on the PlayStation Vita!

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Lost Dimension Coming to PS3, PS Vita This Summer

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015

Hey everyone, John from ATLUS here. You know how in some RPGs, you spend all this time and experience perfecting your combat strategies, honing the best possible team imaginable to face off with the big bad boss at The End?

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Citizens of Earth: Retro-Inspired RPG Out Today on PS4, Vita

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Greetings, citizens of Earth — I’m here to talk about, uh… Citizens of Earth. Errr, right! Today, ATLUS and indie developer Eden Industries will put you in the role of the second-highest bureaucrat on the planet, the Vice President of Earth. But don’t let the politics fool you, because there aren’t any in the game. It’s a retro-inspired RPG through and through, where as the VP you have to go around and figure out why the world has gone mad.

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Season’s Greetings from the ATLUS Crew

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014

As 2015 (with massive emphasis on the “5” in 2015) approaches, we wanted to sit back, kick up a nice glass of nog, and reflect on the PlayStation-tastic year we had this year.

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