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Introducing Atlus USA’s First Nintendo DSi Title


image Apart from console games and publishing Marvel Comics, Atlus Japan used to make a chunk of change from sticker photo machines or “purikura” in Japanese. They left the business in April, but haven’t forgotten their sticker picture roots.

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According to the ESRB, Atlus USA is publishing a “game” called Photoworld for the Nintendo DSi where players use the camera to take pictures which they can customize with stamps and effects. Sounds a lot like DSiWare purikura.


Wait, Atlus already developed a print club program for DSiWare and Nintendo of America published it under the name Sparkle Snapshots in November. PhotoWorld is going to be a direct competitor. Perhaps, Atlus can capitalize on their North American fanbase by throwing in Persona frames and Amazing Tater stamps. Would you buy a DSiWare game that lets you take a picture with Jack Frost?

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