The good news is that Atlus is including a digital copy of Yggdra Union with the purchase of "each and every launch copy" of Knights in the Nightmare. You may not know all about the Dept. Heaven series, so keep in mind that these are the two episodes of the series continuing where Riviera: The Promised Land started out, all produced by Sting Entertainment. In essence, you'll get two obscure Japanese genre mashups for the price of just one. Aren't you glad we told you the bad news first?
Pre-order to secure two awesome RPGs for the price of one!
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- SEPTEMBER 08, 2010 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today gave fans double the reason to be excited about Knights in the Nightmare™ for PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system, because each and every launch copy, including PlayStation® Network purchases for a limited time while supplies last, will include a digital copy of Yggdra Union™ at no additional cost. The upcoming tour de force of bullet-hell action and strategy roleplaying game is now slated to release slightly later, on November 9, 2010.
"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," said Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales. "Fans won't want to miss out on this tremendous value, essentially getting two captivating, innovative RPG experiences for the price of one."
Yggdra Union was originally released for Game Boy Advance to warm praise, and then beautifully remade for PSP system in 2008, loaded with enhancements. GamePro called it "...a rare gem that manages to stay interesting after hours and hours of playtime," scoring it 5/5 on their review. In addition to adding more replay value with Princess Yggdra as a third character, this new release of Knights in the Nightmare is enhanced to take full advantage of the power of PSP system, featuring remastered visuals and sounds, optimized controls, and a new opening movie from visionary director Yukio Takatsu (Persona 3, Persona 4, Yggdra Union).
Knights in the Nightmare is now scheduled for release in stores and via PlayStation Network on November 9, 2010 with an MSRP of $29.99. Each launch copy (including PSN purchases for a limited time while supplies last) will include a free digital copy of Yggdra Union. To guarantee your free copy of Yggdra Union, pre-order Knights in the Nightmare today! For more information, visit the official website www.atlus.com/knightspsp.
About Knights in the Nightmare (PSP)
Somewhere between heaven and the underworld-in the center of a quiet lake-stood an ancient castle known as Aventheim. Without warning, denizens of the netherworld emerged and slaughtered the kingdom; nary a soul was left alive.
Within an abandoned, long-forgotten church deep in the woods, the Wisp is set free. Bereft of memory, it is drawn toward the monster-infested castle and re-awakens the souls of the vanquished knights, leading them back towards the fallen stronghold to confront the very forces of evil that took their lives.
* An experience unlike any before it--Incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you've never experienced a game like this. Control the Wisp and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in destroying foes on the map. Enemies fire bullets in multiple directions, making it vital for players to master the precise controls.
* Over 100 characters to recruit--Find and recruit the ghosts of seven different classes of knights from your kingdom, and learn of their pasts, hopes, dreams, and untimely deaths. Sacrifice their souls to one another to balance their skills and create your ultimate party.
* A tale thrice told--Exclusive to the PSP system version, the addition of Princess Yggdra as a third playable character means that gamers can experience the game's dark and brooding tale through three unique perspectives, making for more replay value than ever before.
About Yggdra Union (PSP)
Ruled by a royal family believed to be descended from the gods, Fantasinia is a prosperous and tranquil land - until the peace is shattered by the invading forces of the Empire of Bronquia. Led by the young Emperor Gulcasa, who seized power in a brutal coup d'etat, Bronquia's Imperial Army cuts a bloody swath through the people of Fantasinia and the Royal Armies of King Ordene. Princess Yggdra Yuril Artwaltz, the sole survivor of the royal family, escapes with the kingdom's only hope: the holy sword Gran Centurio. Fleeing to the southern tip of the continent, she encounters an unusual thief named Milanor, a young man destined to help liberate the people of her kingdom...
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Demon's Souls, 3D Dot Game Heroes, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.
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Knights in the Nightmare has been rated "T" for Teen with Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Suggestive Themes by the ESRB.
Yggdra Union has been rated "T" for Teen with Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Partial Nudity by the ESRB.
©2010 STING Licensed to and published by Atlus U.S.A., Inc. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. Yggdra Union offer valid for qualifying North American PlayStation®Network accounts only. Free copy redeemable via PlayStation®Network. Voucher included inside retail launch copies of Knights in the Nightmare; digital purchases at launch will be provided with digital copy following transaction. Offer only valid while supplies last.