Atlus To Take Back Control Of Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine MMO

The Shin Megami Tensei series was a fan favorite back on the Playstation 2 and the series has found a healthy following with their Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine MMO that was headed by Aeria Games. Rather than the hundreds of cookie cutter fantasy MMOs out there, Shin Megami has retained the original game’s slick futuristic style while still creating an immersive world that is full of magic, demons, and technology.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — MARCH 1, 2012 — ATLUS ONLINE, a division of ATLUS dedicated to massively online gaming and entertainment, today revealed that it is taking over operation and management of Shin Megami Tensei®: Imagine™, the popular free-to-play MMORPG set in the company’s critically-acclaimed SMT universe.  The migration, which will result in a short period of maintenance downtime but will carry over all characters and player data–allowing for seamless continuation of play once operation resumes–is set to occur in April.

Shin Megami Tensei is synonymous with the ATLUS brand,” said Tsuyoshi Onozuka, Director of Online Games at ATLUS ONLINE.  “While the popular MMORPG has been available for some time in North America via a different portal, we are proud to announce its transfer to ATLUS ONLINE management, a move that feels very much to us like a homecoming.  We’re taking every care to ensure that apart from a very short period of maintenance downtime, that every aspect of existing players’ accounts is preserved.  Moreover, our series of loyalty events, a celebration of ongoing player commitment, promises to reward SMT: Imagine users for their patience and support.  We’re very excited for SMT: Imagine to join the ATLUS ONLINE library of massively online entertainment this April.”

Atlus has been at the very top of Japanese RPG’s over the last year, taking the cult stratus that Squaresoft once comfortably reigned over. With titles like Demon’s Souls, Catherine, and the upcoming “Game Of Thrones” Atlus is building a substantial stable of quality titles and their move to begin supporting SMT: Imagine is sure to only strengthen their line-up.

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