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We've already established that having the Atlus name on the front of a box is usually A Very Good Thing, and look! Somebody at Amazon must clearly have been listening to us, as the uber-retailer has the following Atlus-published titles up for sale: Rondo of Swords -- $19.99 Draglade -- $1...

July 8th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Now here's something so rare it's a little bit unsettling: an Atlus game going down in price. Usually they disappear from the shelves within a couple of weeks and start commanding ridiculous eBay prices. But Ontamarama represents that most unusual of occurrences, the price-dropped Atlus game. Both...

January 4th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Holy snaps, look at all the games this week! We're not even sure where to begin! Why, is that our surprise title of the year, Hannah Montana: Music Jam, finally hitting shelves? Maybe, maybe ... but let's see what else we've got. Rhythm games, check. All the war you could want, check. Language and...

November 5th 2007 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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We don't remember seeing a release date for Atlus's Ontamarama, but this 1UP page has one: November 15th. (Update: and GameStop shows November 6th! We'll go with theirs, because they want to sell it to people. Thanks, Matdredalia.) Ah, the holiday rush is soon approaching, when every game we've thou...

September 27th 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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We know some of you have some mixed feelings about Ontamarama, but we'll say this: the newly-revealed English-language site is pretty awesome. But then, we're suckers for any chance to color, so maybe we're biased. The new web site actually has a decent amount of content, and the overall design is...

September 14th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

We still kind of can't believe that Atlus has decided to localize Ontamarama. We're not used to this post-Guitar Hero US in which companies think it's a good idea to release rhythm games. We are, of course, happy with the development, as we have an insatiable hunger for rhythm games. In fact, we ac...

September 7th 2007 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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The more we hear about Ontamarama, the less like an inconsequential game for kids it sounds. We've already established that it has a challenging control scheme, but this rundown of the game's controls by Fanboy BFF Ludwig Kietzmann is the most detailed yet. Will we have the intelligence and dexterit...

July 21st 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Ontamarama! It really is fun to say, a polysyllabic power trip, if you will. Naturally, we were more than a little disappointed when the folks at the Atlus E3 booth proceeded to tell us about the game in a restrained and entirely professional manner. We think of "Ontamarama" as something you scream...

July 20th 2007 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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We were piqued by the puzzlish multitasking rhythm gameplay in Noise Factory's Ontamarama before its Japanese release as Ontama. But now that it's being localized and we may actually have a shot at playing the thing, we've graduated from piqued to some degree of interest that is a little greater tha...

July 16th 2007 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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With yesterday's announcement of three all-new (well, one is only half-new) games for the US from Atlus, we thought it might be a good time to ask which one sounds the most interesting to you. Do you want to do a little detecting with Mackenzie and her suspiciously-shaped sidekick? Are you more the...

July 11th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Quirky game champion, Atlus USA, today announced several new games to be shown during the E3 media summit. Featuring medical professionals, touchy-feely detectives and gyrating combatants (sadly not in the same game), the lineup focuses primarily on the Nintendo DS. Draglade (Nintendo DS)It's a bea...

July 10th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments