After wavering for a few hours with a bland “no comment” Sega Sammy Holdings finally sent a press release officially announcing the acquisition of Index Corporation as a wholly owned Subsidiary, including Atlus and its IPs.
i hope sega allows atlus to do what they really are according in their plans... if SMT remains to ninty so does Persona remains to SONY, hope it stays that way.. and can sega allow atlus USA to localized Yakuza, valkyria chronicles, phantasy star and any other titles that didnt leave japan if they do not want to do it by themselves?
make petition at change.org
I swear to god if SEGA dont localise their games I''m never buying any Sega product ever again - everyone knows that Sega are like with localisation
It's a good thing Disgaea is in the hands of Nippon Ichi Software. If they would have screwed that game up, ish would have gotten real. http://cdn.meme.li/i/ony3m....
One of the good things about buying Atlus is that Atlus does know how to sell niche titles in the West, so the chances of seeing a Yakuza 5 in the West did just increase.
Persona 5 now featuring Shadow the hedgehog. Persona 4S Chie falls in love with Sonic. Ettrian Oddesey after IV is dead the franchise sells even less then Valkyrie Chronicles III.
So it's finally over. It'll be interesting to see how this affects Atlus. I hope Sega localizes the more popular series at least.
yeah this wont be good lol atlus is done. they were a great publisher, sega will ruin it
oh god, i hope atlus doesn't own the demon's souls IP... i don't want to see sega ruin it.
thats namco mate
Actually that's Sony. Namco owns Dark Souls.
That's Sony, mate.
oh thanks my mistake
http://nooooooooooooooo.com... Worried about localization...
this sucks ass
I just hope things stay relatively the same. The good news is that Atlus stays 3rd party, but I'm kind of worried whether Sega will let Atlus do their own thing like they always have or not.
Well at least they will remain 3rd party which means that I will still be able to play future persona games on the PlayStation platform. I was worried that Nintendo might nab them but thankfully that didn't happen. Nexus 7 2013
Sony should have got them.
Would have been a hell of a lot better than Sega, that's for damn sure.
Say good-bye to localisations.
Goodbye :'C Damn you Sega!
Oh man ;,,,,( I know what you mean im both nervous and okay (not relieved) im nervous for the localizations also on how much free reign sega will allow atlus to have and okay because atleast it was bought by a japanese company. I am hoping for the best.
it was fun whilst it lasted so long atlus
What's the point of this? Sega reduced to a minimum game production and even handed Bayonetta 2 to Nintendo and now they are buying a producer of niche games? Doesnt make any sense.
Guys sega didn't buy Atlus. their parent company sega Sammy is the one who bought it which means that atlus will still be publishing their games. The biggest difference is that now they have gained 130 million dollars to do it
"Under the agreement Sega will take over all the operations previously conducted by Index." (first paragraph last sentence) That doesn't exactly sound like good news to me.
"...Sega doesn’t exactly have an excellent track record for localizing its niche titles. We can only hope that Atlus and especially Atlus USA will influence Sega on that front, instead of the other way around." I hope so too but that track record is just hard to ignore. :<
Let's hope that somedaY Atlus will be able to buy itself from Sega . They are the absolute king of mismanaged properties and forgotten IPs
OMFG NOOOOOOOO!!! Well guys When Persona 5 gets annunced we'll have to start a petition just to bring it over here. Ima go cry in a corner now.
Remember those extra costumes and weapons? They will be DLC now Sega is in charge. This is one of the worst companys to buy Atlus. Im gutted about this.
I dunno why you guys are worried about Persona 5 getting translated in the west , when its a very profitable western release . I'd worry instead about lesser atlus ips like Kuzunoha raidoh and the future of new ips under sega's thumbs
Phantasy star online made it over to the west all the time just like persona has...look at phantasy star now. This is just the beginning man unless Sega realizes Japan isn't the only place in the world which for awhile now they haven't seemed to care.
PH Online isnt nearly as important to Sega , than persona currently is for Atlus . Right now Persona "is" Atlus ... no way they'll ditch it , in the short to mid term future in the west . other Atlus properties however ? i'm very afraid for them
I'm actually hoping for a sonic and all stars racing transformed cross over featuring characters from the persona universe. The last game was quite excellent, a real challenger to Mario kart
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