Atlus U.S.A. today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Contact, an action role-playing game for the Nintendo DS. Developed in Japan by Marvelous Interactive, Contact is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006. Gameplay activities include animal-training, item-collecting, monster-hunting, and old-school mini-games. Character design is done by Atsuko Fukushima, whose credits include the PSP hit PoPoLoCrois.
“Contact is the rare breed of quirky RPG that attracts a rabid fanbase with its whacked-out story, setting, and characters,” said Tomm Hulett, Project Lead for Atlus U.S.A., Inc. “I’m excited that gamers will be able to spread the fever to thousands of others with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.”