Thursday, November 19, 2015

Atlus And GungHo Partner For Retail Distribution Deal of Stealth Game République

GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc., a multi-platform publisher for the online gaming community, is partnering with Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a publisher of deeply immersive and unique game experiences, in a North American retail distribution deal for the acclaimed episodic stealth action game République for the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system . Atlus U.S.A.’s expertise will bring a wide physical release of the game to a variety of retailers. Previously available on PC and mobile, PS4 players will be able to experience the entire season—including the fifth and final episode, Terminus—in one complete package when it releases early 2016 on the PlayStation®Store and in participating retail stores in North America for a MSRP of $24.99/CA$34.99.

“With nearly a quarter-century of experience working with retailers to bring games to the masses, we are eager to lend that expertise to République and Gungho Online Entertainment America,” said Tim Pivnicny, vice president of sales and marketing, Atlus U.S.A. “The mystery and excitement in the stealth gameplay of République is so unique, we’re certain that gamers would love to have a physical copy in their collection, and we’re honored to be able to bring it to them.”

In République on PS4, players finally take full control of Hope, a young woman held captive inside Metamorphosis, a shadowy totalitarian state ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. By hacking into this secret nation’s elaborate surveillance network, players and Hope begin a treacherous and thrilling journey to freedom. Seattle-based Camouflaj developed the game and has received numerous awards including “Excellence in Storytelling” from the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). République has 87 percent positive user reviews on Steam. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB.

“As one of the most celebrated gaming companies, Atlus U.S.A. is the perfect distributor to bring République to retail in North America,” said Jun Iwasaki, CEO of GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. “Their vision to bring the mysterious world of République to store shelves will excite gamers nationwide.”