FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Irvine, CA, February 23, 2005 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, announced today its plans to publish Riviera: The Promised Land another superb Role Playing Game scheduled to ship in the Summer of 2005 for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance.
Long ago, a war between gods and demons -- Ragnarok -- erupted, and the world was thrown into a state of chaos. Asgard, the realm of the gods, was overrun by demons and was on the brink of destruction. In desperation, the gods sacrificed their very lives to create fierce warriors known as Grim Angels. Each wielding a godly weapon known as a "Diviner," these angels quickly brought the war to an end. The demons were sealed away, but the gods would soon follow. However, the gods were able to leave behind their power in the heavenly isle of Riviera.
A thousand years have passed since the gods' demise. Signs of the demons' return have brought fear to this peaceful land. Without the gods, Asgard cannot withstand another war. And so, fearing their own demise, the Seven Magi, proxies of the gods, have made the fateful decision to actuate the Retribution, a cataclysmic event which will destroy both Riviera and the demons. To execute the plan, the Seven Magi have again called upon the power of the Grim Angels, born anew for the first time since Ragnarok. Now, two angels shall descend to the sacred soil of Riviera... Little do these angels know of the darkness that will follow if they should succeed...
Riviera Key Features:
- Exquisite hand-drawn graphics with over 100 character expressions and event scenes!
- Over 30 hours of intense RPG gameplay with multiple endings!
- Five exciting varieties of mini-games that unlock rare items and secret paths!
- Unique item system that allows items to function differently depending on which characters equip them!
Riviera has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, CA, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a publisher of challenging and engaging video games for a variety of platforms including Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation®2. Atlus is best known for releasing unique RPGs and Strategy RPGs such as Ogre Battle, Tactics Ogre, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Wizardry, Persona, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, and SMT: Digital Devil Saga. For more information visit: www.atlus.com