EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Jan. 21, 2016 – GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. (GOEA) and Seattle-based development studio Camouflaj announced today that the critically acclaimed stealth-action masterpiece République will release on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system digitally and in retail stores on March 22 in North America and later this spring for Europe. On the same day, the fifth and final episode, Terminus, will be available for download on PC and mobile devices. The PS4 version, distributed by ATLUS, will include the complete series for $24.99/CA$39.99. NIS America will also distribute a limited “Contraband Edition” of the game for $44.99 in their online store, which includes République-themed physical goods such as the soundtrack and The Manifesto, a 160 page book detailing about life inside Metamorphosis.
Unique to the PS4 version of République is a new control scheme allowing players to control Hope, a young woman held captive inside Metamorphosis, a shadowy totalitarian state ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. By hacking into the secret nation's elaborate surveillance network, players guide Hope on a treacherous and thrilling journey to freedom.
“The evolution of the series from the mobile one-touch control to the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is a monumental achievement and ensures our captivating stealth story reaches a truly massive audience,” said Ryan Payton, founder of Camouflaj. “What began as a small project has become a landmark title that has expanded creatively and technically throughout all five episodes. It’s been quite a journey for our studio and we are confident that fans will find the conclusion well worth the wait.”
République’ shighly anticipated fourth episode - “God’s Acre” - released on PC and mobile devices in December and is available for purchase with the full season on Steam for $24.99 or by episodes on mobile devices for $4.99 each on both the App Store and Google Play. Those who purchased the full season will receive Terminus on March 22.
The PS4 version is available as an entire season on March 22 at North American retailers and digitally through the PlayStation Network. The Contraband Edition is available on NIS America’s online store in limited quantities.
ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA GungHo Online Entertainment America is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment America's content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GungHo Online Entertainment America publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GungHo Online Entertainment America is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.
ABOUT CAMOUFLAJ Founded by former Halo 4 creative director and Metal Gear Solid 4 producer Ryan Payton, Camouflaj is a Seattle-based boutique game studio. Comprised of industry veterans from such award-winning franchises as F.E.A.R., Red Dead Redemption, and S.O.C.O.M., Camouflaj is a nimble team of experienced developers and talented newcomers, dedicated to bringing high quality, focused game experiences to the broadest possible audiences.
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 NIS AMERICA In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America. NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do. As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement. NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, and Natsume’s Book of Friends.
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