Pinball-RPG Rollers of the Realm hits PS4, Vita, PC this holiday

Atlus announced that it will bring Phantom Compass' fantasy-themed pinball epic Rollers of the Realm to the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC platforms this winter.

Taking cues from digital pinball classics like Dragon's Fury and Odama, Rollers of the Realm includes multiple tables that each feature unique enemy characters, objectives, and secrets. The game offers a number of playable characters that each bring their own special abilities into battle, resulting in altered ball physics and other gameplay tweaks.

A beta version of Rollers of the Realm will be showcased at E3 this week.
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Get Flipped Off - Pinball RPG Rollers of the Realm coming to PS4, PS Vita and PC

ATLUS Rolls Multiball with Indie Phenom Phantom Compass to Publish Rollers of the Realm

IRVINE, Calif. - June 5, 2014 - PINBALL WIZARD. LITERALLY. Arcade pinball collides with fantasy role-playing in Rollers of the Realm, the new title from ATLUS and Phantom Compass. ATLUS will publish the title on PC, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, which is expected to be released in the holiday season of 2014 as a download-only title. Price and other details are still to be determined, but updates can be found on the official site, http://www.rollersoftherealm.com

In the game, static pinball tables are replaced by dynamic locations with objectives, secrets, and multiple areas. Along with the standard bumpers are AI-controlled enemies, who can attack and do damage to the pinball flippers. And the familiar shiny silver pinballs? Those become playable characters, each with different attributes, special abilities and even physics. The story opens up through an epic six chapters, where players will have to master the strengths and weaknesses of each character ball.

Along with compelling backstories and personal agendas that get revealed through main story progress, characters come to life in voice-acted cinematics and dialog scenes. New characters with new abilities can be unlocked and can browse the realm's item shop. Upgrades bestow enchantments and special abilities that will be needed to topple some of the game's tougher bosses.

Rollers of the Realm will be available in the holiday season of 2014 as a digital download title for the PC, PS4 and PS Vita. A beta version of the build will be available for hands-on impressions at the ATLUS E3 booth, #4810 in the West Hall.

About ATLUS

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has become known across the industry as a mark of
high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, Atlus is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences. www.atlus.com

About PHANTOM COMPASS

Phantom Compass is a Toronto-based, award-nominated game studio staffed by triple-A, web software & TV industry veterans.

For more information, head over to www.phantomcompass.com or check out Phantom Compass on Twitter (twitter.com/phantomcompass) and Facebook (facebook.com/wemakegames).

This article was originally published on Joystiq.