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Atlus
Type Public (JASDAQ: 7866)
Founded 1986
Headquarters Japan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Industry Video games
Products Jack Bros, Megami Tensei Series, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Series, Trauma Center, Etrian Odyssey Series
Revenue ¥21.34 billion (2007)[1]
Parent Japan Index Holdings
Website www.atlus.com

Atlus (株式会社アトラス Kabushiki-gaisha atorasu ?) is a Japanese computer and video game developer, publisher, and distributor headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is known for developing the role-playing series Shin Megami Tensei which, counting spin-offs, has dozens of installments. The first Megami Tensei was a NES game published by Namco based on a trilogy of novels, but after the second, Atlus took over publishing the series. Atlus also released Shin Megami Tensei for the Super Famicom. Its corporate mascot is Jack Frost from Shin Megami Tensei. Atlus is headquartered in Shinjuku, Tokyo.[1]

Atlus also published Growlanser, a real time strategy/RPG from the creators of the classic Langrisser series, Career Soft. After the success of the first game, they acquired Career Soft, who developed the second through fifth installments in-house.

In January 2004, Takara acquired them.[2] In October 30, 2007, Atlus was acquired by the Index Holdings enterprise by buying a majority of its stock.[3]

Atlus U.S.A.

Atlus U.S.A., established in 1991, is the American subsidiary of Japanese video game publisher Atlus. Atlus U.S.A. publishes games created by Atlus Co., Ltd. as well as by other developers. Atlus U.S.A. is strictly a publisher, ofttimes localizing obscure or niche titles from other Japanese developers. Atlus U.S.A operates from Irvine, California.

They released Revelations: Persona for PlayStation and Revelations: The Demon Slayer for Game Boy Color, translations of their parent company's main series, Shin Megami Tensei.

One of Atlus U.S.A.'s most known work in the United States is their localization of the cult classic Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, which was created by Nippon Ichi Software. They are also known for publishing the tactical role-playing game Tactics Ogre and Game Boy Advance remakes of the Kunio-kun and Double Dragon games for Million (a company composed of former Technos Japan Corp. employees). Other notable titles include Snowboard Kids and Snowboard Kids 2 for the Nintendo 64 and most recently, Odin Sphere and the Trauma Center series.

In 2004, in collaboration with Sting and Bandai, Atlus U.S.A. released Riviera: The Promised Land, an RPG for the GameBoy Advance, which they had previously released for t. In the Fall of 2006, Atlus U.S.A., once again along with Sting, released Yggdra Union, a strategy RPG for the GameBoy Advance.[4]

Atlus USA also recently opened an online division, Atlus Online, who is currently servicing Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent.

Jack Frost

Jack Frost used as part of one version of the company logo

Jack Frost is the mascot of Atlus. He resembles a snowman, but has teeth, a tail, no nose, and wears a joker hat and shoes. His catchphrase is "Hee-Ho". He has appeared in several Atlus games, including several entries in the Shin Megami Tensei series and Jack Bros. He is a hidden character in both the American and Japanese versions of SBK: Snowboard Kids, but has a larger role in the Japanese version.

Jack Frost has derived a family in its universe and more relatives were created since Shin Megami Tensei II. Such as King Frost, Frost 5 Senshi, Ja-aku Frost (Black Frost), etc.

Jack Frost also makes a cameo appearance as a button/brooch on the clothing of the gunner class in Etrian Odyssey II, another game by Atlus.

Games developed by Atlus

  • Megami Tensei Series
    • Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
    • Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
    • Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II
    • Gaiden Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku
    • Jack Bros.
    • Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei
    • Majin Tensei
    • Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis
    • Majin Tensei: Ronde
    • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
    • Shin Megami Tensei
    • Shin Megami Tensei If...
    • Shin Megami Tensei II
    • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
    • Shin Megami Tensei Nine
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children: Black Book/Red Book
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children: Messiah Riser
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Series
      • Revelations: Persona
      • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
      • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
      • Persona 2: Innocent Sin
      • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
      • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
      • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
      • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Trauma Center Series
    • Trauma Center: New Blood
    • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
    • Trauma Center: Under the Knife
    • Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
    • Trauma Team

Games published by Atlus

Arcade

Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Boy

  • Amazing Tater November 24, 1989 (Puzzle Boy in Japan)
  • Kwirk 1990 (Puzzle Boy II in Japan)
  • Cosmo Tank June 8, 1990
  • Pocket Stadium December 18, 1990
  • Spud's Adventure 1991
  • Wacky Races March 27, 1992
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II November 13, 1993
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Another Bible March 3, 1995
  • Purikura Pocket October 17, 1997
  • Purikura Pocket 2 November 29, 1997

Game Boy Color

  • Purikura Pocket 3 December 18, 1998
  • Hamster Paradise February 26, 1999
  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer March 19, 1999
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II April 16, 1999
  • GuruGuru Garakutaz September 10, 1999
  • Hamster Paradise 2 March 17, 2000
  • Tanimura Hitoshi no Don Quixote ga Iku August 11, 2000
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children November 17, 2000
  • Robopon Sun December 14, 2000
  • Hamster Paradise 3 December 15, 2000
  • Devil Children: Card Summoner July 27, 2001
  • Hamster Paradise 4 September 28, 2001

Sega Genesis

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Sega Saturn

Virtual Boy

PlayStation

Nintendo 64

Dreamcast

PlayStation 2

  • Maken Shao: Demon Sword June 7, 2001
  • Tsugunai: Atonement November 19, 2001
  • Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land December 10, 2001
  • SkyGunner June 25, 2002
  • Dual Hearts September 23, 2002
  • Hard Hitter Tennis November 8, 2002
  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness August 26, 2003
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne October 14, 2004
  • Choro Q October 27, 2004
  • Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity April 26, 2005
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga April 5, 2005
  • Samurai Western June 7, 2005
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 October 4, 2005
  • Magna Carta: Tears of Blood November 16, 2005
  • Metal Saga April 25, 2006
  • Steambot Chronicles May 23, 2006
  • Rule of Rose August 29, 2006
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army October 10, 2006
  • Odin Sphere May 28, 2007
  • Persona 3 August 14, 2007
  • Growlanser: Heritage of War September 18, 2007
  • Baroque April 8, 2008
  • Arcana Heart April 8, 2008
  • Persona 3 FES April 22, 2008
  • Dokapon Kingdom October 18, 2008
  • Eternal Poison November 11, 2008
  • Persona 4 December 9, 2008 [5] (Japan: July 10, 2008)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon May 12, 2009

Game Boy Advance

  • Super Dodge Ball Advance June 11, 2001
  • Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis May 6, 2002
  • Robopon 2: Cross Version June 12, 2002
  • Robopon 2: Ring Version June 12, 2002
  • Lufia: The Ruins of Lore May 6, 2003
  • Devil Children: Puzzle de Call July 5, 2003
  • Shining Soul September 16, 2003
  • DemiKids: Dark Version October 7, 2003
  • DemiKids: Light Version October 7, 2003
  • Double Dragon Advance November 18, 2003
  • King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood December 15, 2003
  • Shining Soul II April 20, 2004
  • River City Ransom EX May 25, 2004
  • Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon June 8, 2004
  • Devil Children: Messiah Riser November 4, 2004
  • Super Army War February 22, 2005
  • Riviera: The Promised Land June 28, 2005
  • Battle B-Daman July 25, 2006
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story July 25, 2006
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation August 8, 2006
  • Battle B-Daman 2: Fire Spirits September 26, 2006
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 October 17, 2006
  • Yggdra Union October 24, 2006
  • Polarium Advance November 14, 2006
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 November 21, 2006

Xbox

  • Shin Megami Tensei: NINE December 5, 2002
  • Galleon August 4, 2004
  • Pro Fishing Challenge August 31, 2004

Nintendo GameCube

  • Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest November 11, 2002
  • Go! Go! Hypergrind November 18, 2003

Nintendo DS

PlayStation Portable

  • Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner February 13, 2007
  • Riviera: The Promised Land July 10, 2007
  • Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone September 16, 2008
  • R·Type Command May 6, 2008
  • Hammerin' Hero April 7, 2009
  • Crimson Gem Saga May 26, 2009
  • Class of Heroes June 9, 2009
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona September 22, 2009
  • Metal Slug XX February 23, 2010
  • Hexyz Force May 25, 2009
  • Persona 3 Portable TBA

Wii

  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion November 19, 2006
  • Trauma Center: New Blood November 20, 2007
  • Baroque April 8, 2008 (Originally published by Sting Entertainment in Japan)
  • Dokapon Kingdom October 18, 2008
  • Shiren the Wanderer 2010 (Originally published by Sega in Japan)
  • Trauma Team 2010

Xbox 360

PlayStation 3

Anime published by Atlus

References

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  • SBK: Snowboard Kids
  • Shin Megami Tensei
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

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  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion

Gaming

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Atlus Inc.
Image:Altus logo.gif
Type Public
Founded 1991
Headquarters HQ in California, USA
HQ in Tokyo, Japan
Products
Parent Company N/A
Website http://www.atlus.com/

Atlus Co. is a developer/publisher of many titles, a lot of which are RPGs. They develop for most, but not all consoles.

Noteworthy Games

Okay, so, Atlus has developed a lot of games. They've published even more. For this reason, I am going to only attempt to list the noteworthy ones. Ones that were known, ones that sold, ones that have a cult following, ones that made it to the US, etc. Somer Assault for the Turbo-Grafx 16? No, sorry. If you'd like to alter this list and make it a complete directory of everything Atlus, be my guest. I just want to make all the red links blue.

Developed by Atlus Japan

  • DemiKids: Dark & Light Versions
  • Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
  • Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
  • Devil Survivor
  • Etrian Odyssey
  • Etrian Odyssey II : Heroes of Lagaard
  • Persona
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
  • Persona 2: Innocent Sin
  • Persona 3
  • Persona 3: FES
  • Persona 4
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
  • Snowboard Kids
  • Super Dodge Ball Advance
  • Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
  • Trauma Center: New Blood
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • Trauma Center: Under the Knife
  • Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2

Published Only

  • 101 in 1 Explosive Megamix
  • 101 in 1 Party Megamix
  • Arcana Heart
  • Baroque
  • Battle B-Daman
  • Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits!
  • Bomberman Land Touch!
  • Bomberman Fantasy Race
  • Bomberman World
  • Brigandine
  • Class of Heroes
  • Crimson Gem Saga
  • Cubivore
  • The Dark Spire
  • Deep Labyrinth
  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
  • Dokapon Journey
  • Dokapon Kingdom
  • Double Dragon Advance
  • Draglade
  • Droplitz
  • Drone Tactics
  • Eggs of Steel
  • Eternal Poison
  • Galleon
  • Go! Go! Hypergrind
  • Growlanser: Heritage of War
  • Guilty Gear
  • Hammerin' Hero
  • Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
  • Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns
  • The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood
  • Kartia: The Word of Fate
  • Knights in the Nightmare
  • Legacy of Ys Books I & II
  • Luminous Arc
  • Luminous Arc 2
  • Magna Carta
  • Master of the Monster Lair
  • Metal Saga
  • Monster Kingdom Jewel Summoner
  • My World, My Way
  • Odin Sphere
  • Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen
  • Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
  • Ontamarama
  • Operation Darkness
  • Polarium Advance
  • Pro Fishing Challenge
  • Puyo Pop Fever
  • Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
  • River City Ransom EX
  • Riviera: The Promised Land
  • Robopon
  • Robopon 2: Cross & Ring Versions
  • Rondo of Swords
  • R-Type Command
  • Rule of Rose
  • Samurai Western
  • Shining Soul
  • Shining Soul II
  • Skygunner
  • Snowboard Kids DS
  • Spectral Force 3
  • Steal Princess
  • Steambot Chronicles
  • Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament
  • Stella Deus
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2
  • Summon Night: Twin Age
  • Super Army War
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2
  • Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Endless Frontier
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
  • Tail Concerto
  • Tokyo Beat Down
  • Touch Detective
  • Touch Detective 2½
  • Trackmania DS
  • Tsugunai: Atonement
  • Yggdra Union
  • Zoids Assault

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