PRESS RELEASE: Atlus Announces AquaPazza for North America

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Atus has announced that they are bringing the 2D fighting game AquaPazza to North America. The game, developed by AquaPlus, will be available for PlayStation 3 in both physical and digital formats for a price of $29.99. You can read the full press release below and check out the screenshots at the bottom, then let us know what you think in the comments.

PRESS RELEASE

IRVINE, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2013 – AquaPazza is a dream matchup that puts the characters from developer AquaPlus’ previous titles, including Tears to Tiara, ToHeart and Utawarerumono, in a no-holds-barred fighting game. With a cast of 13 playable characters and 13 partners to choose from, and an additional hidden character, AquaPazza uses flashy combos, partner attacks, and deadly chains to keep competitive. Moreover, the Japanese voice track will be left completely intact. AquaPazza will be available for the PlayStation®3 at the special price of $29.99.

For the first time in North America, AquaPazza will be available in English, with the localization and publishing done by ATLUS. The North American version of the game will feature all the content through the current Japanese arcade spec of AquaPazza (ver. 2.01), which includes several new characters and improvements for tournament-grade action.

AquaPazza features include:

  • Eclectic cast of characters: The combatants in AquaPazza are a diverse bunch – from the studious bookworm Manaka who — no kidding — attacks with a bookshelf to the lance-wielding, shield-carrying Sasara.

  • Partner system: Players select from one of the thirteen partners to accompany them. Partners assist players as one of three classes with one of four different actions. Players get rewarded for aggressive play styles and the partners add an additional skill element to help break defensive play.

  • Tournament-level competition: Developed by Examu and Aquaplus, AquaPazza has a strong backbone of fighting game mechanics with twitch response times and super attacks.

  • Variety of gameplay modes: Each character has a storyline of their own, which unlocks the “another story” mode and an alternate ending. There’s also a time-attack mode, training mode, and a gallery mode.

  • Online play: Take to the internet to challenge players in ranked, unranked, and friends-only matches.

Available exclusively on the PlayStation 3, AquaPazza will be available beginning this holiday season. More information will be available on the game’s official website: http://www.atlus.com/aquapazza. AquaPazza will sell for $29.99 in stores and as a digital download, and is not yet rated by the ESRB.

About ATLUS

Index Digital Media, Inc.’s ATLUS brand 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.

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About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.




  • Stealth

    yessssssss

  • Pyrotek85

    Glad this is getting a release over here, though I admit I’m a bit surprised. I know that some of the franchises included in the game have had their anime adaptations localized, but I didn’t think they were popular enough to take the chance of localizing a cross over game.

  • Dominic St-Jacques

    How nice of Atlus…even though they’re in legal limbo they still go and publish games like they always have…I wonder if they’ll be able to do that after being purchased by another company.

    • Xaxal_Ravenguard

      Technically, they’re not in legal limbo, and if anything, we Can take their word for it when they say that their operations won’t be affected.

  • Pancakes

    Wow, they butchered the Utawarerumono characters names. Or at least compared to the fan translation of the Visual Novel.

  • RagunaXL

    man, I jumped out of the fighting game biz around he dreamcast/ps2 days. this game runs a bit stiff like rumble fish. love the art though.