See, this is why Atlus might win the game maker award for Best At Catering to its Fans.

Two pieces of news from Atlus USA today- the first involves a big bonus for early adopters of their new action/RPG for the PSP, Knights in the Nightmare . All launch copies of the game, including those purchased on the PlayStation Network, will come with a free copy of Yggdra Union . So, what Atlus has dubbed a "tour de force of bullet-hell action and strategy role-playing game" will come with one of the more original yet still traditional RPG titles out there.

Originally released on the GBA and then remade for the PSP in 2008, it was called "a rare gem that manages to stay interesting after hours and hours of playtime" and given a 5/5 from GamePro. Said Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus:

"One of the features exclusive to the upcoming PSP system release of Knights in the Nightmare is the ability to play as Princess Yggdra. How appropriate then that everyone who picks the game up at launch will receive a free copy of Yggdra Union. It's the perfect bonus at no extra cost. Fans won't want to miss out on this tremendous value, essentially getting two captivating, innovative RPG experiences for the price of one."

The second piece of news is a solidified release date for Knights in the Nightmare : it will release in stores and on the PSN on November 9, with a standard retail price tag of $29.99. To learn more about the unique adventure (what else does Atlus do besides "unique?"), head on over to the game's official site .

Related Game(s): Knights in the Nightmare

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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

slow news day…yawn

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Apparently some commentators are a little 'slow' in the comments section too.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

These guys drop masterpieces like they're the Michelangelo of game development. Anything Atlus is blockbuster news friend.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Well, with only 48 trophies, I doubt this guy plays more than MW2. The exact number of trophies a friend of mine has… guess which games he ONLY ever plays?

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

@Underdog15: Make that 52. Most of them are from Bioshock Madden NFL 11, NCAA Football 11, and just started Red Dead Redemption. I don't even play Call of Fags Modern Crapy Fagwar 2

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Calling out a guy's trophy count. Wow! You are hard cOOOre.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

@Alienange: I ment my own i now have 52 not Underdog15's i don't even know how many trophies he has.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

@alienange
isnt that the point of trophies and achievements? gaming isnt about playing amazing games anymore, well mostly, its about who has more of those trophies/achievements. the exact reason that some people pass on games like metal gear solid 4 and valkyria chronicles.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

@ jetstosuperbowl – Yeah, I was talking about Underdogs comment to you.

@ johnld – I guess so and I certainly know some who act that way. I for one view my trophies as a kind of "gaming history" if you will. A way to remember epic moments of gaming.

In fact, I'll even go so far as to say trophies make gaming more fun. Would I have played Cabela's Outdoor Adventure for more than an hour if it hadn't been for the trophies? Not likely. With the trophy support, I found myself using the bow more and caring about the integrity of the kill. All of a sudden it was fun.

The same can be said about many games. Wetworks on Vet? Yup. been there done that, got the … trophy.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Slow first comment….yawn.

Anyways, this combo should be a great deal for any RPG'ers, especially since it'scoming from Atlus.

I'm not a RPG'er, but even I know that much.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 9/8/2010 5:04:42 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

@Alienage

I too view trophies as gaming history, although I am a perfectionist which makes me motivated to platinum games I particularly like.

But that was my point in commenting the trophy count. His gaming repertoire is not that deep, hence his comments about a yawn at Atlus. In other words, I was pointing out that his appreciation of gaming is skin-deep to specific genres like sports and shooters.

My apologies to anyone who thinks I would compare my trophy count to someone elses. Mine isn't that large either, but they do come from a variety of genres. If I was comparing, I would have bragged about the trophies I have. With only 48 trophies, my point was that there's no way he plays a variety of games or appreciates a plethora of genres.

EDIT: My count is actually only slightly over 300 or so which isnt impressive. Some ppl in psxextreme are well over 1000. My only 4 platinums are FFXIII, MW2, ModNation, and Assassins Creed 2… So lots of different genres there!


Last edited by Underdog15 on 9/8/2010 9:29:50 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

@BikerSaint
A man with a video game collection like yours doesn't need to like a genre to understand it! lol

(I'm still and forever a lil' jealous!)

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

@underdog
you platinumed FF13? Respect. i know i can platinum that game, i'm pretty close too with a few trophies left. none of them is pretty hard to do. but after i've beaten the game, i couldnt get myself to play the game again. especially since i maxed out all my characters and can still get owned or have trouble with marks. i dont even want to think about that mark where theres those two guys that are immune to physical attacks. so that game is shelved and forgotten now which is kinda weird since i never had a final fantasy game like that.

Anyway, my favorite platinum i got has to be arkham asylum. i got all but 1 trophy fairly easily. but getting that last trophy after beating the shock and awe challenge with the right amount of points felt awesome. especially since i've been trying for about a day. platinumed Arkham Asylum in less than 3 days since i had to return it to gamestop. never had the money to spend on it but i just cant pass on playing it. money was tied up in another game.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Underdog15 – Absolutely. It's tons of fun to get trophies and talk about trophies. I don't think bragging is always the goal. You ever want to tell me about a trophy you're proud of, you just go ahead. I love gaming stories.

RebelJD
RebelJD
10 years ago

I'm liking the recent love PSP has been getting with RPG games. RPGs aren't the type of game I commonly play, but I know they're great for system support and fans out there. It reminds me of all those RPGs that were coming out on the DS and never on the Wii.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Underdog15,

LOL,

Yeah maybe, but if the collection get's any bigger, I'm either going to have to knock out all my apartment walls so I have just one humungous sized living room, or I'll just have to start heaving out all my living room furniture.

And would you believe I don't have not 1 platinum or any fully completed achievements on my PS or MS consoles?
I guess the reason that I never became a big trophy hound just because of my long back log of games I still have to(and want to) play, there's just not enough time left in the 2nd half of my century to plat them all & still have time to play all my future purchases too.

But I am getting close to plat in 3 PS3 games.
I'm already got 60% of the trophies completed in just the good-sided Cole" in infamous", 87% in "Saboteur" & 81% in Terminator Salvation, So I'll go back & try to get the rest.

Plus I'll going to see what 360 achievements I still have left to do on GTA4 I just picked up recently. Been doing some heavy playing on that game the last 1 & 1/2 weeks.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

This is awesome! I've been humming and hawing over a lot of PSP titles, debating about how many I might actually purchase. Incentives like this are just awesome though. I feel a little under famine in the RPG department as of late, so this kind of news is refreshing for me!

With those kinds of reviews, I'm bound to give the 2-for-1 deal a shot!

Kingdom Hearts, 3rd Birthday, now this! Man I love my PSP…

EDIT: Also, the news of a second Dissidia!


Last edited by Underdog15 on 9/8/2010 1:28:17 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

I love mine but I really want a PSP2, Sony needs to hurry the hell up.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

no kidding. D1P for me.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

i'm so deprived of rpgs this gen i actually played pokemon pearl. my brother had it in his ds and i just started playing. its sad i had to resort to a pokemon game for my turn based fix. and i hate gaming on small screens.


Last edited by johnld on 9/8/2010 4:24:13 PM

Jordahn
Jordahn
10 years ago

So this free Yggdra Union… Will it be UMD or digital download…?

coverton341
coverton341
10 years ago

Grrr…I seriously need to buy a PSP. I keep putting it off thinking the minute I buy one I'll go to the interwebs and find out Sony just announced a new PSP and they're slashing the price of the original.

Does the PSP have HK:IA on it? If so I'm getting it.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

You can get a used PSP off Ebay for under $100, I suggest you do it.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

The idea of good RPGs on my PSP is certainly an interesting one, but seeing as how the flippin' battery only lasts TWO HOURS, how does a gamer really get into it?

Oh wait, I can plug it in.
*plugs it in*
Never mind this sucks.
*Plays on PS3*

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Get a better battery? Mine lasts 12+ hours.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Alienange, I get at least 6hrs of gameplay out of my PSP3000 and 4-5hrs out of my 1000 without having to recharge the battery. Sounds like you have a defective battery.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Yeah, I'm running a 1000 with the heftier battery. You know, the one that doesn't quite fit? That one.

I never really looked into it, but I guess it makes sense that the newer models last longer.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

I already have Yggdra Union (fantastic game by the way) So not much incentive to get this… Other than of course KitN is also a fantastic game.

Seriously, anyone that has not played either of them should pick this up.