No Need To Worry JRPG Fans
Sega is completing its acquisition of Atlus, which began in 2013. In order to streamline its business operations, Atlus games will now be published by Sega. Don’t hit the panic button yet though!
From the user point of view, nothing is essentially changing. The Atlus brand will remain intact and Sega claims that Atlus will continue to act independently.
Sega discussed how acquiring Atlus has positively impacted its own operations. “Since Atlus U.S.A.—renowned for the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, and Etrian Odyssey franchises—integrated with SEGA of America, the ATLUS expertise has allowed SEGA to localize and publish popular Japanese titles in the west, including the Yakuza series, Project DIVA series, and more.”
2016 is a huge year for Atlus, with the fifth installment of its beloved Persona franchise set to launch sometime this summer. Atlus is also responsible for a majority of JRPGS that come to the US, such as Persona, Yakuza, and Demon’s Souls.