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Atlus Brings 'Contact' (NDS) To North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 10:41 a.m. PST

Atlus U.S.A. today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Contact, an action RPG for the NDS. Developed in Japan by Marvelous Interactive, Contact is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006.

"Contact is the rare breed of quirky RPG that attracts a rabid fanbase with its whacked-out story, setting, and characters," said Tomm Hulett, Project Lead for Atlus U.S.A., Inc. "I'm excited that gamers will be able to spread the fever to thousands of others with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection."

The klaxon alarm is shrieking! Something is wrong! The Professor wrestles his damaged spaceship to a crash landing on a mysterious planet.

In the aftermath of the crash, The Professor discovers that the power sources of his ship, known as Cells, have been scattered across the surface of this strange world. To retrieve them all, The Professor enlists the aid of a brave young man named Terry--and a brave video game player known as you! The Professor and Terry will ask for your help during the course of the adventure, using the Nintendo DS to "contact" you along the way.

Will The Professor gather the Cells and return to outer space? Will you learn the goal of the mysterious organization that seeks to gather the Cells for itself?

The future of an entire world has been placed in your hands!

Contact Features :

  • Abundant gameplay activities including animal-training, item-collecting, monster-hunting, and old-school mini-games!
  • Dual-screen functionality with mission maps, interior/exterior viewpoints, and more!
  • Real-time combat with special abilities and powerful "Decal Attacks"!
  • Character design by Atsuko Fukushima, whose credits include the PSP hit PoPoLoCrois!

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