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Atlus USA, Inc announces Polarium Advance for US market

Posted by: Ben Berry at 9/6/2006 11:21 PM
Hey, it's a new puzzle game. Well, not new. New to the US market. It's kinda like when I watched Grey's Anatomy Season 1 on DVD after the season was over. It was good, it was fun, the lead character chick is hot, but it wasn't new, except to me. These puzzle game announcements make me miss Tetris. Well, not really. I liked Tetris, but I'm the kind of person who peeled the stickers of a rubics cube to solve it the easy way. Why should i spend all that time cramping my fingers, when all I get in the end is an oversized d6 with basic colors on each side? Well, Polarium Advance has at least one thing going for it.... no stickers.


ATLUS U.S.A., INC. ANNOUNCES
POLARIUM ADVANCE FOR GAME BOY® ADVANCE
Tricky Puzzles Guaranteed to Stump the
Most Advanced Problem Solvers!
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 — Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a leading publisher of interactive
entertainment, today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Polarium Advance,
an addictive puzzle solving game for the Game Boy® Advance.
About Polarium Advance
As a new and improved tile-flipping puzzler, Polarium Advance, for the Game Boy® Advance, offers all new
features that sharpen the brain and accelerate reflexes. Fans of Polarium Advance’s predecessor, Polarium DS,
will notice you can now use the control pad to move the cursor and also switch to new color schemes…no more
black and white! In addition, Polarium Advance has improved playability by utilizing the action buttons and
control pad as opposed to only using a stylus! So easy, you can play with only one hand… perfect for gamers
on the go! Polarium Advance also features a totally new variety of tiles, making it one of the trickiest, skill-filled,
puzzle games of all time!
Polarium Advance: Game modes
Daily Polarium Mode- Players can use this mode to have a new puzzle set up every day for an entire year,
guaranteeing the game to last for at least 12 months! Players can also try to solve 365
puzzles at their own leisure; each time a player solves a puzzle, they unlock a new one!
Meet all puzzle solving requirements to earn a gold medal!
Time Attack Mode-
Challenges players to complete a set number of puzzles within the shortest time
possible. There are two difficulty settings allowing players to compete against the clock
and improve their ranking!
Edit Mode-
A creative mode allowing players to be the architects! An inventive challenge for any
gamer to imagine and construct their own puzzles… up to 100 different choices!
Players can send their new creations to their friends to test their skills too!
Polarium Advance, developed by Mitchell Corporation of Japan, is scheduled for release in November of 2006
and has an ESRB rating E for Everyone with no descriptors.
Polarium Advance: Key Features
● Daily Puzzle: 365 days worth of new puzzles for year round entertainment!
● Featuring 3 new types of tiles: Hurdle, Solid, and Joker Tiles for challenging new game play!
● Create up to 100 new puzzles and challenge your friends!
● All new color feature allows tiles to come to life!
About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a publisher of compelling video games for
a variety of platforms, including the Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, Xbox 360™, PSP™, and
PlayStation®2. Atlus U.S.A, Inc.'s library of critically acclaimed video games includes Riviera: The Promised
Land, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, and the award-winning Shin Megami
Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.