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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- FEBRUARY 26, 2010 -- Atlus Online, a premiere destination for online entertainment, and NHN USA, Inc. today announced a partnership to channel Neo Steam™: The Shattered Continent, a free-to-play massively online roleplaying game, through the popular online gaming portal ijji.com. The venture will allow ijji.com's over seven million users to convert "G Coin," the service's currency, into "Gears" to purchase in-game items and boosts to fully experience Neo Steam.

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"We are thrilled to partner with NHN USA, Inc. to bring the unique fantasy-steampunk MMORPG experience of Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent to ijji.com's over nine million users worldwide," stated Jamie Ortiz, Head of Business Operations at Atlus Online. "Since its launch in North America, Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent has steadily expanded its audience by clearly establishing an emphasis on providing the richest, most community-oriented online roleplaying experience possible. Partnering with ijji.com dramatically grows that user base, introducing a new host of gamers to its distinct, eventful MMORPG gameplay."

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is the only MMORPG of its kind, set in an imaginative steampunk world, where 19th century steam-based technology meets fantasy inventions. The game transports players to a land where two nations battle over a precious resource called Neo Steam. From the onset, customization is key to each player's experience, where they can choose which nation to join and select from a number of specialized classes. As players battle to expand their nation's resources and protect their borders from invasion, they must learn to harness the Neo Steam technology to upgrade their equipment, learn new abilities, and progress in their chosen class.

"Steampunk is another immersive experience we are thrilled to add to our current line-up of games. Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent offers the ijji community a class-A persistent world to get lost in," said Calvin Yang, vice president of marketing, NHN USA, which hosts ijji.com. "Atlus provides some of the best games in the business, andthat is just what we look for when it comes to our portal."

Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent is now available on ijji.com!

For more information about Neo Steam, please visit the official game website at http://neosteam.atlusonline.com

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