E3 06: Rule of Rose headed to US

Atlus imports creepy PlayStation 2 horror game for release by the end of the year.

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LOS ANGELES--Sony Computer Entertainment International's horror game Rule of Rose was released for the PlayStation 2 earlier this year in Japan, but apparently it was too much creepiness for one country to contain. While Sony might have passed on extending Rose's rule around the world, Atlus has announced that it is stepping in and bringing the game to the US.

Atmosphere is key to any frightfest, and Rule of Rose features 50 minutes of prerendered cutscenes (much like those seen in the game's trailers), and a musical score by Yutaka Minobe (Panzer Dragoon Saga, Skies of Arcadia) to help set the mood. The story follows a teenaged schoolgirl caught up in the social machinations of a group of young women, and the players' actions in the game will determine which ending they see.

Rule of Rose is slated for release by the end of the year.

Discussion

47 comments
headexpl0dy
headexpl0dy

About time this game comes here. Any word on when the US site'll be up?

ZeldaFalcon
ZeldaFalcon

Interesting. I'm hoping it's similar to Silent Hill, but also original in its own way. Dont disappoint me Atlus.

nekohiro09
nekohiro09

THIS GAME LOOKS AWESOME!!! HOW CAN SOME OF YOU SAY IT LOOKS LIKE EVERY OTHER GAME OUT THERE?! IT'S DIFFERENT FROM THE VIRUS OUTBREAK,PEOPLE ARE TURNING INTO MONSTERS THING. when i watched the trailer i thougt,"wow....it looks like a fairly normal place,so where are the monsters coming from? are the girls sending them? but they're just children...." ya know?

bradyh
bradyh

Well, if it's akin to the games at right (REC:VX, RE4, and SH4) I'll be right at home with this game.

Alvirage
Alvirage

well, i've played this game the other day and i just can say that this game is awesome. Not just the cruelty of the kids (girls and boys), but all the details on the game, for example, the jerarchy of the girls and the meaning of the Rule of Rose... it's a great game, and I want to play with it NOW. :)

LiK
LiK

creepy teen girls = winner

CobaltJewel1
CobaltJewel1

So, are is this an occult or scientific type of horror game? Are these the same people who did ICO and Shadow of the Colossus?

blazewind191
blazewind191

i dont get it. what's this game really about??? what does it involve?

SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

Is that Rose from Silent Hill 2 as a kid?

big2006
big2006

I just saw this game last night on G4. It was on a show where they show cutscenes and trailer (I forgot the name) It look so creepy and good (should the two word really be together?) I had to look it up. And what do I find? It's coming to the US! It must be fate...

bebebebebebe123
bebebebebebe123

Got a chill right down to spine when watching it. Good stuff too bad I can't play it...

gustavoleite
gustavoleite

i've already have the japanese version, but i didn't play yet. i think i'll wait for the US version, download it and then play. it's really very cool...and CREEPY

gametester1424
gametester1424

Thank you Atlus! Can always count on you guys to pick up great Japanese games (RPG andn others) and bring them to us here in the States. This game looks great. I own the OST and it has some very creepy moving tracks on it. Now if only we could get Siren 2 (with Japanese voice track in tac) for a US release. * keeps fingers crossed*

jakule2000
jakule2000

hhmmm will this game be more weirder and creepier than silent hill?

mrblah00
mrblah00

If it was already done in english then that just proves japan takes things more serious that the idiots who do localization. Siren was one game that should never have been dubbed since it was a japanese town with japanese people who would have spoken JAPANESE(!!!). Yet they ignored all that, dubbed it with horrifying voice acting and just beat the game with a rusty pipe untill it was in a coma. They need to stop giving video game jobs to idiots who dont take video games as seriously as movies.

gibb1
gibb1

it "smells" like a weak game...

buffysummer
buffysummer

I want this game now and wii should make more games like this one

heavenwaits
heavenwaits

I'm absolutely extatic to hear this - I've been praying this game would come to the U.S. since before its release in Japan.

redwinder
redwinder

very creepy game,i wonder what type of gameplay the game has?,is it like clock tower?

fei85
fei85

Yeah, I was expecting it too.

OPOLO
OPOLO

Give me Silent Hill 5

ewjim
ewjim

I think it will be good, but not for me, because i don't play in horror games! ;)

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Even the voice acting of Japanesse version was in English and really great. Cheers to Atlus.

Smartiepants
Smartiepants

This is such good news - the game is seriously disturbing. Can't wait!

Banned_Account
Banned_Account

Yes. I've been following this game forever. Can't wait to play it.

Dirk359
Dirk359

This game looks to be hella creepy. Go Atlus you're the best!

forcesofhabit
forcesofhabit

The voice acting is just fine and already in English. Watch some of the trailers or cut scenes on youtube... but only do that if you want some of the story spoiled for you.

joeamis
joeamis

you gotta love atlus

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

NICE, now do the voice acting localization RIGHT for a change.

Mista_Sal
Mista_Sal

Looks like a game that'll really catch my interest. I'm going to keep an eye on this game.

mrblah00
mrblah00

Maybe it will turn out like Siren, a potentially great game COMPLETELY destroyed by inexplicably bad voice acting.

forcesofhabit
forcesofhabit

I'm glad you guys are finally covering non next-gen stuff. I can't wait to play this game.

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

sweet. i've been following this game for a while