Atlus to Publish its Own Titles in Europe Going Forward
posted on by Karen Ressler
Video game news website Gamesindustry.biz reported on Thursday that game publisher Atlus (Persona, Etrian Odyssey series) will publish its own titles in Europe going forward. Atlus USA Senior PR Manager Jacob Nahin told the website that the development will mean "parity for launch and premium editions" for fans in Europe and North America.
According to Gamesindustry.biz, the new team will operate out of the London-based office of Sega Europe. Sega of America acquired Atlus USA last year, though the two companies continue to operate independently.
Atlus games have previously been released in Europe by third party publishers such as Deep Silver (Persona 5).
Atlus' former parent company Index Corporation came under suspicion for improper accounting in June 2013. The former heads of Index were later arrested in 2014 for allegedly improper accounting via fictitious transactions.
Index Corporation filed for civil rehabilitation bankruptcy in summer 2013. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Index selected Sega as its sponsor from a group of about 20 bidders to transfer its business operations and maintain its value. Sega Sammy Holdings and Index Corporation confirmed Sega Sammy's takeover in September 2013. After the acquisition, Sega split Index into two different subsidiaries: Index and Atlus.