A number of Japanese release dates for upcoming titles were recently divulged and revised. Kool Kizz Interactive has decided to postpone the forthcoming release of Atelier Marie and Atelier Elie for the Dreamcast. Originally scheduled for a May 31st release, the games are now slated to be in stores on June 14th, two weeks later. No reason was given for the change. As was previously reported, the titles are being ported from their PlayStation versions, and will contain additional cutscenes and improved graphics. Both games will ship in a single package. There was no word on whether the shift of their release date will affect the release of the next installment of the series, Atelier Lilie, intended to release for the PlayStation2 the following week, on June 21st.
As well, Atlus has announced the Japanese release date for the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei. The game, which is a remake of the Super Famicom title of the same name, will be available in Japan on May 31st, and will retail for 4800 yen (about $40). There is currently no information regarding a North American release for any of these titles.