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Atlus Promises Continuity and Looks Forward to New Challenges Under New Sega Ownership

Following that announcement of Atlus' Purchase by Sega, Atlus itself released a statement of its own by Consumer Software Director Naoto Hiroaka, promising continuity and looking forward to new challenges.

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nrvalleytime1431d ago

Let's hope the press release is more than just an initial promise. Sega and Atlus, on paper, sound like a great fit, but a smooth transition can't be guaranteed given how volatile the game market has been in the past few years.

Blastoise1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

It's sort of good news. On the one hand, seemingly neither Nintendo or Sony players get screwed over and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem should still be in the works.

On the other hand though, SEGA don't bother to localize a lot of things and we don't even know what platforms Atlus' games are going to be on... I just really want Persona 5 on Vita

If the next Atlus game is on smartphones...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/...

adorie1431d ago

I don't care. I just want P5 on my Vita or PS4.

If they can guarantee that, then my money is already theirs.

AntoineDcoolette1430d ago

Well good for Sega on the acquisition.

Hopefully everything transitions smoothly and this proves to be a fruitful partnership for Sega, Atlus, and fans alike.

Sega has been making some good acquisitions recently, having also picked up Relic not long ago.

thehobbyist1430d ago

The problem with all these articles is that it's actually Sega Sammy. Which if you google it. Will soon find it's not Sega. It may be a part of the company. But it's functions are primarily independent.

awi59511430d ago

All i want from them is a online multiplayer bomberman for PC .

fsfsxii1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

Sega... shieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeet.

I think i'm gonna cry. we'll be lucky if Persona 5 comes over seas.

dc11431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

I wanted to agree with you at least 30 times. Sega is primarily a profit margin company. Meaning (pay attention folks), their algorithm requires that a game projects a higher percentage above profit for localization than Atlus.
...regardless of the fact that the game will return the investment.

Sheeeiiit! Indeed!

sonic9891431d ago

sega wont waste their money sega has changed ( for the better )

pinkyxyz1431d ago

why do i get a really bad feeling about this.....dammit...sigh

ritsuka6661431d ago

Merger are not good IMO. Square enix *cough*

KonsoruMasuta1431d ago

Square Enix has made some spectacular games.

Blastoise1431d ago

I agree Final Fantasy 12 was incredible

wishingW3L1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

but FF12 was probably the only decent game that was made by Square-Enix in like 7-8 years and even then, it wasn't that good. The story was prettty bad and the main character was just random and irrelevant.

torchic1431d ago

@wishing

Crisis Core, Birth by Sleep, Type-0, A Real Reborn etc...

don't let your hate of Final Fantasy XIII get in the way of other amazing projects by Square Enix (I actually enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII but whatever)

not to mention SE published Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex Human Revolution & the Tomb Raider reboot

kalkano1431d ago

@torchic:

Crisis Core, and Birth by Sleep were decent, but that's it. SquareEnix has STILL not matched the quality of games that SquareSOFT made. They haven't even come close.

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sonic9891431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

great move sega i am sure they will provide a great environment for atlas to work probably
now bring sonic to the PS4 ( soon )

SoulSercher6201431d ago

That is if they even give Atlus an environment to work in.

sonic9891431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

yeah sega is a great place to work in and i am sure they bought them ( atlas ) to provide originality its that simple they are interested in their work

SoulSercher6201431d ago

Umm where is the originality at then? Every game we want over here has not been localized.

Valkyria Chronicles 3
Yakuza 5 & HD Collection
Phantasy Star Online 2
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f on Vita

And plenty others I'm sure. But I barely see anyone requesting a new Sonic because we don't need to. It's all they keep feeding the West.

sypher1431d ago

Isn't Sonic tied up on the Wii U with some exclusivity deal? If you want Sonic soon, think you might be best off buying a Wii U if you haven't already of course!

As for Atlus. It can be good or bad depending on how much SEGA get involved into Atlus's affairs.

We know Atlus as a standalone were profitable under Index. So left alone they could slowly make a profit for SEGA. But i don't think that will happen. I'm expecting SEGA to focus Atlus in certain markets/devices and even try cross-branding (SEGA characters in Atlus stylised games). All of it not released in the West of course :D

sonic9891431d ago

i know 3 games only and i dont have a wii u
1- mario and sonic ( Olympics ) .
2- sonic lost world .
3- still not announced but it feels like it will be a racing game.

after that sonic will come to my beloved PS4

ok about atlas sega paid money for something good so they can provide better games look at the most recent sega purchases you will notice that sega doesnt interfere and i am sure sega will do the same with atlas
i mean its a game development company no need to worry .
they know how to run their business sega became aggressive and they want to succeed unlike lets say 5 years ago so its not only sony who wants to rise .

kalkano1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

The last good game from Sega was in 1998.

Edit: Actually, Skies of Arcadia was good...whenever that was released.

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