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Atlus U.S.A. to Distribute Three NIS America Titles

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT

Atlus U.S.A. will serve as exclusive North American distributor for three titles from publisher NIS America. Launching August 26, 2008 will be Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice for PS3 ($49.99), while on Sept. 23, 2008, both Disgaea DS and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure will launch simultaneously on NDS, each with MSRP of $29.99.

“We are honored to continue working closely with NIS America and provide wide distribution in North America for these three great RPGs. The long-running relationship between our companies demonstrates our collective dedication to bringing the very best console and handheld RPG experiences to loyal fans,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Atlus.

“Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with Atlus,” said Harusato Akenaga, President of NIS America. “We have worked together on a number of great titles in the past and we are thrilled to partner once again to release Disgaea 3, Disgaea DS, and Rhapsody later this year. Please look forward to some of the most hardcore games to be released for PS3 and NDS!”

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (PS3)

Beautiful artwork, funny characters, and deep strategy gaming come to PS3 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, a new entry in the famed strategy RPG series, follows the exploits of Mao, the most honored student at Evil Academy, a school where the tardiest, laziest, and rudest demons receive the highest marks. The son of the school chairman, Mao has never once attended class nor opened a textbook. He longs to overthrow his father and assume the title of Overlord, which he decides he must become a hero to achieve. Join him on his zany adventure filled with witty dialogue, exciting events, and thrilling strategy battles!

Disgaea DS (NDS)

Completely remade to take advantage of NDS, Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention a brand new ending. Geo Cubes add special effects to the battlefield, completely shifting the balance in the blink of an eye. Using local wireless multiplayer support, take your friends on in grand battles of strategy and wit – or try different modes like Defeat the Leader and Capture the Flag. With support for touch screen control and excellent of use of the two NDS screens, Disgaea has never played better.

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (NDS)

Enter the world of Rhapsody, where music and action combine to create a charming adventure! A beautiful remake of the PlayStation original, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure for Nintendo DS delivers stunning high-resolution 2D sprites, innovative music-based RPG gameplay, and more features than ever before. New features exclusive to the DS version include dual screen navigation and unlockable characters not previously available. Experience a wonderful symphony of RPG fun!

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