ATLUS Reassures Fans On Future Releases After Bankruptcy Filing

ATLUS’ mother company Index Corporation filed for the Japanese equivalent of a soft bankruptcy procedure this morning, but the software house took it to twitter today to let people know that things aren’t as bad at they sound, and fans can expect at least the most immediate future releases to continue as planned.

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clearelite1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

I will be showing my continued support for Atlus, which is easily one of my favorite publishers. I really hope as more and more people learn about true gaming quality they will do the same.
I hope that if they every do become massively successful that they don't let greedy vultures send them on the path that Capcom took.

fredrikpedersen1939d ago

So how about that Haze, huh?

clearelite1939d ago

I never forget the classics.

justastranger101939d ago

Another company goes down due to used games. If there only was a system in place to protect developers. *coughXboxonecough*

miyamoto1939d ago

Dragon's Crown Day One Digital for me!

VileAndVicious1939d ago

Dragons crown wasn't really on my radar before. But I will definitely be checking it out on release. I kind of dig vanilla ware

VileAndVicious1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

please please PLEASE dont let anything happen to the Persona heart cant take it lol.

BitbyDeath1940d ago

Nintendo should snag em, they would make for a great fit.

Lord_Sloth1940d ago

More Sony's speed than Nintendo's.

Abriael1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

To limit them to outdated consoles? No. Thank you very much.

Besides, ATLUS loves its adult themes, that definitely aren't in tune with Nintendo.

edit @below: there's a large difference between releasing on a company's system and being owned by that company. The first option does not involve abiding to that company's philosophy, the second does.

NihonjinChick1940d ago

They've done tons of games on Nintendo systems before.

LOGICWINS1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

The Persona series isn't known to push hardware. All of them have ended up on Sony handhelds.

And they've released plenty of games for Nintendo systems.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1940d ago

I think they should continue to be third party. They've released amazing games on every platform they've touched.

Seriously stoked for SMT4!!

AdvanceWarsSgt1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )

Outdated hardware = bad games?

God current gamers have such terrible opinions on what makes games good.

edit: Gotta love the die-hard Sony fans on this site. They'll disagree with any comment that doesn't paint Sony as our Lord and Savior.

OhMyGandhi1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )


Outdated hardware does not constitute to "bad games" but, why should developers limit themselves when there are better options?

I've owned tons of Nintendo Consoles, all Playstation systems, and have had both Xboxs, I consider myself entirely unbiased, as every system has it's strengths and weaknesses, I just wish your opinion was a bit more constructive as to how Abriael was being unreasonable for his own opinion, as he continued with stating the very NATURE of Atlus's game may not stand with the family-orientated values of Nintendo.
Nothing at all against them.

AdvanceWarsSgt1939d ago (Edited 1939d ago )


I have no problem with Abriael's opinion on Nintendo's core demographic, as I would agree that Nintendo doesn't cater much, if at all, to the mature gamer. My only issue was with his first statement, in which there is an implication that the technical performance of the hardware translates to better games.

For instance, would anyone really say the PS3 made SSX 2012 a better game than SSX3? Because I would say no, and I would also say that, despite being on the PS2, SSX3 is the superior game, "outdated hardware" and all.

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BitbyDeath1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

Sony needs competition to keep them grounded.
Nintendo needs to hang around and hopefully mature a bit.

Xof1939d ago

I think it would b best if ATLUS would remain independent.

But if they do have to be bought up, I agree--Nintendo would certainly make a much better parent company than most others.

Tewi-Inaba1939d ago

These same people think Teddie is Atlus mascot

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kewlkat0071940d ago

That really sucks...I've liked their games...More devs continue to plummet, I'm not that confident when next-gen comes around, all the decent ones will only survive with publishers funding. The smalls ones will wither away.

Publishers with lots of money will take less risk. We will see games that only cater to the majority. Sorta like what happened to TV and reality shows.

LOGICWINS1940d ago

No, the small devs will simply revert to handhelds due to the much lower dev costs. Persona 5 could be a Vita exclusive.

Abriael1940d ago

Atually ATLUS itself is doing well. It's the mother company that had money troubles.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1939d ago

Not even money troubles. They were involved in a scandal apparently, which made it seem like they were earning far more than they actually were.

Either way, hopefully Atlus lives through this because they are probably one of the best JPN studios currently.

Abriael1939d ago

@Vashlion: mostly it was money troubles generated by the bankrupcy of a Japanese bank that killed a lot of the small companies of their network and caused a lot of credit insolvency in their disfavor.

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