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Soriku
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(07-03-2013, 05:39 PM)
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http://kotaku.com/the-atlus-brand-wi...e-hq-656284642

Atlus's parent company is in trouble. It's being investigated and going through what sounds like bankruptcy. Scary times. But wait!

The good news is that Atlus USA previously told Kotaku that it was "unaffected" by the Index Corporation proceedings in Japan. Index Corporation is Atlus' parent company. But what about Atlus Japan? You know, where they make the games? That's the better news.

Today, Atlus Japan's official website and Twitter account and thanked everyone for the concern, adding, "From hereafter also, the development and sales of the Atlus brand as well as the consumer business will continue."

So, as the Japanese brand confirmed, the retail and download sale of Shin Megami Tensei IV will continue. Ditto for Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, which was released on June 27. "Other retail and download titles that are currently on sale will continue to be sold as they are currently."

Atlus Japan also confirmed that Dragon's Crown will go on sale in Japan as planned on July 25 and 3DS game Devil Survivor 2: Break Record is still slated for release. Details regarding that release are scheduled for a later date.

And finally, Atlus Japan tweeted that the Persona Music Fes 2013, a Persona music event at the Nippon Budokan, will continue.

All of this is good news. Hope titles in development, announced and unannounced, are likewise not effected by Index's troubles.

Atlus Net [Official Site]

Silky
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(07-03-2013, 05:40 PM)
Hooray!
javac
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(07-03-2013, 05:41 PM)
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Good news. They have to exist! I still haven't see Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem!
DMPrince
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(07-03-2013, 05:41 PM)
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Persona 5!
Dedication Through Light
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(07-03-2013, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

Persona 5!

Hopefully they take a bit longer...Ive only just got into p4g.
.JayZii
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(07-03-2013, 05:42 PM)
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Immaculate
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(07-03-2013, 05:43 PM)
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what a relief. I was honestly a little worried for a second
Soriku
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(07-03-2013, 05:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dedication Through Light

Hopefully they take a bit longer...Ive only just got into p4g.

2014 sound good?
Tenki
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(07-03-2013, 05:43 PM)
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Yeah, but under whose wing? Index?
Mauricio_Magus
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(07-03-2013, 05:44 PM)
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Best news, even better if it's not under Index.


Now give me EO5
Last edited by Mauricio_Magus; 07-03-2013 at 05:46 PM.
injurai
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(07-03-2013, 05:44 PM)
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This is good news. Anyone know how their stocks have been through all of this thus far?
Hattori
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(07-03-2013, 05:44 PM)
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best news I've received since $399ton so happy right now T_T
zewone
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(07-03-2013, 05:44 PM)
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Persona 5 needs to exist.
Gilgamesh
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(07-03-2013, 05:45 PM)
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An explanation of how it will carry on would have been nice.
Parakeetman
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(07-03-2013, 05:45 PM)
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Yes I know its not an atlus title, but still conveys my feelings perfectly
Aostia
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(07-03-2013, 05:45 PM)
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great news if true and legit.
I also hope they'll be able to put effort into FE x SMT
Interfectum
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(07-03-2013, 05:45 PM)
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Every day's great at your Junes!
Wynnebeck
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(07-03-2013, 05:46 PM)

Originally Posted by .JayZii

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anexanhume
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(07-03-2013, 05:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dedication Through Light

Hopefully they take a bit longer...Ive only just got into p4g.

Ok cool. Let them know when you're done so they can get started. Thanks!
Xiul
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(07-03-2013, 05:47 PM)
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Good, and all is right whit the world.
Galang
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(07-03-2013, 05:47 PM)
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Yesssssss! So glad
DMPrince
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(07-03-2013, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dedication Through Light

Hopefully they take a bit longer...Ive only just got into p4g.

lock yourself in your bathroom and play.
SatelliteOfLove
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(07-03-2013, 05:48 PM)
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Everyone! The heros need our help! Let not another brave Japanese game design team fall to bullshit circumstance! Send them good vibes! MAX LEVEL SLINK GO!

Seriously though, I hope it's because their fate is known in-house and stable rather than drumming up support by strong sales of these next 3-4 titles to look good to a buyer that'll be good to them...
wsippel
(07-03-2013, 05:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Gilgamesh

An explanation of how it will carry on would have been nice.

Yep. As it is, it could be essentially meaningless damage control, and Atlus might still shut down or get absorbed in a couple of months.
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mclem
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(07-03-2013, 05:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Soriku

2014 sound good?

Heck, I'm thinking early 2015, and that's if it's on *current* gen. If it's on next gen, add an extra year or two.
Andrefpvs
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(07-03-2013, 05:50 PM)
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Today has been a good day so far.

The storm is not over yet, though...
Parakeetman
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(07-03-2013, 05:51 PM)
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Maybe this fits the thread a bit more.
kayos90
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(07-03-2013, 05:52 PM)
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It was known that development of unannounced titles and already confirmed releases would be fine even if Index was in trouble. This happens with any company. It's when they're bought by another company or some outside factor influences the situation that things would be affected.
9thwonder
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(07-03-2013, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by mclem

Heck, I'm thinking early 2015, and that's if it's on *current* gen. If it's on next gen, add an extra year or two.

:lol
El Sloth
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(07-03-2013, 05:57 PM)
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Fatlus is resilient.
miladesn
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(07-03-2013, 05:58 PM)
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you guys are too quick to believe...

They're just trying keep face, will believe when Index situation is sorted out. This doesn't mean anything long term, that was the problem. Don't think anybody thought they'd would fall apart in a couple of months or something.
dramatis
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(07-03-2013, 05:58 PM)
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That's not quite as splashy at the Teddy Japanese twitter, which posted a fantastic ATLUS WILL NEVER DIE! last week.
daveo42
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(07-03-2013, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gilgamesh

An explanation of how it will carry on would have been nice.

Yeah, not sure how Atlus wouldn't be affected if it's parent company went under, even if all the happened was they were snatched up by another one. I just hope that if this does happen, they'll continue to let Atlus do their thing.

For upcoming releases, this is still good news for gamers.
ShogunDarius
(07-03-2013, 06:03 PM)
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Did Atlus get bought or sponsored?
Linkhero1
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(07-03-2013, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

you guys are too quick to believe...


They're just trying keep face, will believe when Index situation is sorted out. This doesn't mean anything long term, that was the problem. Don't think anybody thought they'd would fall apart in a couple of months or something.

Pretty much. They're just reassuring us that titles that are in development or already out won't be affected but nothing more than that.
Snakeyes
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(07-03-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Is SMT x FE still safe, then?
kayos90
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(07-03-2013, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snakeyes

Is SMT x FE still safe, then?

For the time being yes just like every other developing title. It's a matter of what happens in the coming months that will determine to currently-in-development titles.
Zonic
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(07-03-2013, 06:08 PM)
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Phew, glad to hear things worked out. Here's to their future games.
ShockingAlberto
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(07-03-2013, 06:08 PM)
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I am pretty sure this basically says nothing we didn't already know.
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(07-03-2013, 06:10 PM)
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Indeed, the situation is going to be unchanged while Index is looking for a buyer.
kayos90
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(07-03-2013, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I am pretty sure this basically says nothing we didn't already know.

Yup. This is news of non-news. lol.
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(07-03-2013, 06:11 PM)
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This is exactly what they said a week ago, only in English this time.

It's not some great new news that resolves the situation.
Snakeyes
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(07-03-2013, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by kayos90

For the time being yes just like every other developing title. It's a matter of what happens in the coming months that will determine to currently-in-development titles.

Oh, so the studio is still in limbo? That's kind of a bummer.
kayos90
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(07-03-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snakeyes

Oh, so the studio is still in limbo? That's kind of a bummer.

The teams will basically function as per usual yes.
FluxWaveZ
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(07-03-2013, 06:44 PM)
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Regardless of what happens with Index, this most probably means that the Atlus name will live on with hopefully the same people attached to it, so that's good.
kayos90
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(07-03-2013, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by FluxWaveZ

Regardless of what happens with Index, this most probably means that the Atlus name will live on with hopefully the same people attached to it, so that's good.

That's not always true. If some company buys them they can halt/cancel projects in development, remove figureheads for games or whatnot. It wouldn't always be the wisest thing to do on the latter part but it happens.
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Inorigo
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Originally Posted by kayos90

That's not always true. If some company buys them they can halt/cancel projects in development, remove figureheads for games or whatnot. It wouldn't always be the wisest thing to do on the latter part but it happens.

Hell, they can pull a Black Isle and just use the name and IPs with none of the original staff, if they want to.
kayos90
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(07-03-2013, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inorigo

Hell, they can pull a Black Isle and just use the name and IPs with none of the original staff, if they want to.

Or they can just shelf it if they really want to. Not wise to shelf something like Persona though imo considering it would make quite a bit of money.

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