Atlus goes for Baroque

Sting Entertainment's brutal postapocalyptic dungeon crawler coming to North American shores in February for the Wii and PS2.

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In August, niche Japanese role-playing game publisher Atlus Co. brought Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 stateside. Persona 3 gained notoriety for characters' penchants for self-inflicted gunshot wounds to aid them in their magic-making. Running with that theme, Atlus today announced that it would be bringing Sting Entertainment's Baroque, again a game where death helps push things forward, to the Wii and PlayStation 2 in February.

Give mama a hug.
Give mama a hug.

While most would argue that death is a pursuit worth avoiding, Baroque will apparently reward players for meeting their untimely demises. Atlus is promising a punishingly difficult, yet addictive, dungeon-crawling experience, where players search for items and power-ups as they attempt to unlock the secrets of the postapocalyptic world in which they have awoken.

Baroque is rated T for Teen. For more on the unusual dungeon crawler, check out the game's official Web site.

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