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Amara Tenoh



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:00 am Reply with quote
What an interesting acquisition.
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falcon.punch



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:12 am Reply with quote
I hope they still working in localization of other small games.

Not surprising after the 2013 buying honestly.
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doctordoom85



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:17 am Reply with quote
Ever since this was talked about, people who would know said this shouldn't affect Atlus' usual routines in any noticeable way. So nobody should be worried for now.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:39 am Reply with quote
Here's hoping that this acquisition results in Sega debuting more new games...
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Renasviel



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:57 am Reply with quote
I'm guessing this is an April Fool's joke.
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sillyfudgemonkeys



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:03 am Reply with quote
Renasviel wrote:
I'm guessing this is an April Fool's joke.


Nah this was announced yesterday (or even the day before) on Personacentral, aka not April 1st. So nope, no joke!
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:25 am Reply with quote
Wouldn't buying Atlus also mean they own the NA branch?
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Greed1914
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:53 am Reply with quote
Atlus pretty much confirmed that this was the intention back when Sega bought out Index's debt. The publisher might have changed formally, but nothing changes for how Atlus will operate going forward.
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doubleO7



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:47 am Reply with quote
Huh, I could've sworn this was already the case. Regardless, nothing should change aside from perhaps SEGA's logo appearing when you boot up an Atlus game.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:51 am Reply with quote
Da Fuq. Okay, this don't make sense at all all.
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Ambimunch



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:25 pm Reply with quote
Conspiracy theory: What if P5 was delayed in order for this acquisition to be finalized?
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LinkTSwordmaster



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:50 pm Reply with quote
Atlus was always one of my favorite companies. I'm really hoping this Sega stuff is a joke and doesn't start causing content cuts with Persona like we got with Yakuza. As horribly as PSO2 stuff has been handled, I'd hate to see Megami Tensei stuff start getting the same crappy treatment.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:25 pm Reply with quote
LinkTSwordmaster wrote:
Atlus was always one of my favorite companies. I'm really hoping this Sega stuff is a joke and doesn't start causing content cuts with Persona like we got with Yakuza. As horribly as PSO2 stuff has been handled, I'd hate to see Megami Tensei stuff start getting the same crappy treatment.


What happened to Yakuza 3 was a one time thing though and half of what got cut was unimportant.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:45 pm Reply with quote
So it is true. I guess it's a lot more special to take what seems like a joke and state it on April fools. Wow. Just Wow.
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CoreSignal



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:57 pm Reply with quote
Not really a big deal. It's just means that Sega is the publisher now. Atlus will still do what they've been doing all this time.

LinkTSwordmaster wrote:
Atlus was always one of my favorite companies. I'm really hoping this Sega stuff is a joke and doesn't start causing content cuts with Persona like we got with Yakuza. As horribly as PSO2 stuff has been handled, I'd hate to see Megami Tensei stuff start getting the same crappy treatment.


I doubt it either. Persona is a much bigger franchise than both Yakuza and PSO, Sega wouldn't hear the end of it if they messed with any of the MegaTen games.
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