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Sony or Microsoft Should Acquire ATLUS

Andrew Weymes of The Nightly Gamer writes: "If you're a JRPG fan in North America, ATLUS is likely one of your favourite publishers. They have released three games for the Xbox 360, all of which have not been of the quality that the company is known for. Much like Square Enix stumbled until the release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope, the developers working under ATLUS may have just needed to get used to the Xbox 360 hardware. ATLUS has recently released the latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei universe entitled Devil Summoner 2. It's a game that will certainly appeal to fans of the series and genre, but it feels like a missed opportunity. On one hand, if Microsoft were to make an exclusivity with ATLUS regarding all of their games or even just the Shin Megami Tensei games, Microsoft would undoubtedly become the console to own for JRPG fans. Sony would still have the meagre support of Square Enix and exclusive support from Level 5, but both companies seem rather relaxed regarding the speed in which their games are released. North America has yet to see the release of White Knight Chronicles from Level 5 and Square Enix isn't likely to publish anything on the Playstation 3 until the release of Final Fantasy XIII."

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PirateThom3495d ago

Atlus don't make big enough games to make them attractive to buy.

MrWeymes3495d ago

Think about Persona 3 and Persona 4. They're better games than almost anything that Square Enix has come out with all generation. The other Shin Megami Tensei games are rather good as well. I'm not a huge fan of much else from ATLUS, but the Shin Megami Tensei series should be enough to garner the interest of both companies.

MasFlowKiller3495d ago

I think if they ever consider that i would love to see them work for sony, Big Persona Fan, plus sony is famous for supporting its developers more then any other companies

Darkiewonder3495d ago

Atlus is doing fine under their own wing.

callahan093495d ago

Atlus didn't develop any of the games that they published for 360. Atlus the developer is not the same as Atlus the publisher. They're parented by Atlus Co. but Atlus publications are not usually that great in my opinion. Atlus developed properties are always spectacular, though.

MrWeymes3495d ago

Yeah, I couldn't be bothered to play any of their games on the Xbox 360. I often wonder if they can make the jump to the current generation consoles. I really hope they can, because I would love to see a current generation Shin Megami Tensei game regardless of the console. Not the Wii, though as the visuals would be slightly better than those found on the PS2 which would be pointless.

LiquifiedArt3495d ago

I would rather have SONY aquire Level-5.

Sony Rep3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Sony+ Atlus+ PS3 +Persona 5+ e3

you hard it here first folks....

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