Atlus may be on the market soon. Where is the best fit?
Sony would be there best bet.since they give there developers freedom when it comes to making games. @Dad Oh god dont even just thinking about that gives me chills.They would be shut down quickly.
Imagine if Microsoft actually bought out Atlus? I wonder their future might bring to the market...
The amount of salt that would make...
Hahaha, I want to hurt you just for saying that. MS with ATLUS? No way.
That will be the ONLY time I would consider buying an Xbone
@dasbeer88 Their future would consist of being closed down if M$ obtained ownership. That would be a disaster.
Microsoft wouldn't know how to market Atlus games and would just kill off the studio. In there mind, that would take away sales from Nintendo and Sony. Realistically it would just make people hate Microsoft even more.
Microsoft would force them to make Kinect games probably
They would be forced to make an endless amount of kinect games!
@Majin: Wow I'm actually agreeing with u for once
I would think Sony would do a better job at making use of Atlus so as long as they don't cost more than they're worth and slowly start a trend that goes downhill. because you never know, it may seem fruitful one moment, but then end up being like what happened to the developers behind SOCOM(Zipper Interactive) or Wipeouts developer(Sony Liverpool). If Sony grabs them up, I just hope Atlus continues to shine or become even better than they were since Sony would be able to back them up and fund whatever they need as well as grant them actual freedom. ANYONE who says Microsoft? Yea, let me bring up ONE WORD for a response about that idea: "RARE". The answer? NO. Also I'd alert any people saying Sony should pick Atlus up because there's a herd of Nintendo fanboys who're also getting hectic over this proposition due to that highly-flamed article at the main page right now, they're getting all crazy and hectic and calling out everyone who's saying Atlus should be bought by Sony and lashing at them about calling them all Sony Drones/Slaves.
Aksys games or sony
Arc Systems? That's a great idea. But do they have the money? I also would like (for 3rd parties) Namco or maybe even Bethesda Japan (they are working on The Evil Within). I dunno. But if it's a first party, I believe that only SONY would let ATLUS do whatever they want. No worries about censoring them, or forcing them to go mainstream. SONY would be fine with them only being able to move a mere 500-700k units. Twitter is on fire today #sonysaveatlus
I wouldn't mind if Atlus became first party for Sony. It worked well when they published on the PS2 with Persona 3 & 4.
I thought Bethesda Japan's merely publishing the game, while Tango is actually developing it?
I'd rather they have a way they can stay third party, where they can do whatever they want and put it on any system they want. Them being bought by Sony or Nintendo is bad. Think about it this way (SIBAF means "Should it become a franchise") Nintendo fans will lose: SMT x Fire Emblem The Devil Survivor series The Etrian Odyssey series Code of Princess (SIBAF) The Trauma Center series Radiant Historia (SIBAF) etc Sony fans will lose: The Persona series Any other SMT games Dragon's Crown (SIBAF) Catherine (SIBAF) etc Them being bought by Sony or Nintendo is bad as it will hurt the people who have supported these series on their respective systems and will also limit Atlus themselves in terms of what they want to do. Some the games and franchises I listed may even disappear entirely and I don't think ANYONE wants that. Let Atlus stay third party, let them be free to do what they want.
Arcsys is even smaller than atlus , i dont them buying it
Get em' Sony.
Get em' Sony. Sony is a great company. Get em' Microsoft. Evil company wanting to buy out games. Double standard much.
Hopefully they stay third party.
Yeah right. All day you were saying that Nintendo should buy it. Now your saying multiplat. GTFO. Anyway, I think it should be multiplatform too. But I just had to make sure I pulled your card, Lopez.
Link me where i said Nintendo should or will buy them,It will be hard because i never actually said that. I was however saying that if Nintendo Did happen to buy them the quality of their games would not suffer like many of the dumb fanboys seem to think.
Its gonna be Gungho they are looking to expand and they have more then enough money to buy Atlus.
The best thing would be for them to remain 3rd party but if they become first party I prefer Sony to be the buyers. Motorola RAZR i
Sony, Namco (if they promise to localize), Aksys, Konami, Platinum, Gungho, regardless of who it is, I think it should be a Japanese company.
I think if it comes down to it, either sony or nintendo might snatch em up. The only reason I don't say MS is because imo they don't seem like the kind of company that would be interested in Atlus considering they are so western focused. Atlus doesn't necessarily make the kind of games that xbox fans play too often I think
There's still a possibility they will separate from Index Corp and go independent. Atlus themselves are not in trouble. But if they get bought then my bet is on Nintendo since Atlus has released plenty of games for DS and 3DS over the years.
They made a whole lot of PlayStation games as well (maybe even more). So what's your point? Stop trying to drop subtle conjectures.
My point? Just look at recent games developed by Atlus: DS/3DS: SMT SJ SMTIV Soul Hackers Devil Survivor 1-2 Etrian Odyssey 1-4 Radiant Historia PSP/PS3/Vita: Catherine Persona 1-4 ports I honestly don't care who buys Atlus. I was just pointing out that Nintendo seems likely choice if it comes to that. Ultimately I hope they stay independent.
@Firan: According to GameFaqs: Atlus games of 2013: PlayStation 3 God Mode 04/23/13 North America PlayStation 3 R.I.P.D. The Game 07/16/13 North America PlayStation Vita Dragon's Crown 08/06/13 North America PlayStation 3 Dragon's Crown 08/06/13 North America PlayStation 3 Zeno Clash II TBA 2013 North America 2012: PlayStation 3 Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena 07/26/12 North America PlayStation Vita Persona 4: The Golden 06/14/12 North America PSP Persona 2: Batsu 05/17/12 Japan PlayStation 3 The Testament of Sherlock Holmes 09/25/12 North America PlayStation 3 Rock of Ages 05/15/12 North America 2011: PlayStation 3 Trine 2 12/20/11 North America PlayStation 3 The King of Fighters XIII 11/22/11 North America PlayStation 3 The Cursed Crusade 10/25/11 North America PSP Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded 08/18/11 North America PSP Gloria Union 06/23/11 Japan PSP Gungnir: Masou no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou 05/19/11 North America PSP Persona 2: Tsumi 04/14/11 North America PlayStation 3 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (Reprint) 03/01/11 North America PlayStation 3 Catherine 02/17/11 North America 2010: PSP Blaze Union: Story to Reach the Future 05/27/10 Japan PSP Hexyz Force 06/02/10 North America PSP Tokyo Mono Harashi: Karasu no Mori Gakuen Kitan 04/22/10 Japan PSP Knights in the Nightmare 04/22/10 North America PSP Metal Slug XX 02/23/10 North America PlayStation 3 3D Dot Game Heroes 05/11/10 North America Stop lying Firan.
@doogiebear comment 9.1.2 He said developed, you listed mostly published. That'd be like if he said 'X makes hamburgers for this restaurant more' and then you go and say 'But look at all these steaks! You're lying!'
Firan: "My point? Just look at recent games developed by Atlus" DEVELOPED You really think Atlus would publish other developers games after they've been bought by Nintendo or Sony? No. They would become 1st party and 1st party never publishes other games on their own. Those other devs would go for another publisher like NIS for example.
@Firan and Brucis (alt accounts of each other I presume since you both always answer at near identical times): Keep nitpicking all you want, but there are still more developed games in that list I provided, than there developed one's in the one you provided. @Brucis (below): If the shoe fits, right? Of course, you'd deny it though. :)
@doogiebear comment 9.1.5 Did you seriously just resort to alt account accusations? LOL @Dougiebear's edit If I wanted an alt/sock account to bump myself up I wouldn't have my disagree ratio now would I? I could just make more until I had a positive ratio. Stop being a child.