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    It looks like like long-time publishing partners NIS America and Atlus are cutting ties. This means instead of NISA publishing Atlus titles in the EU, they will now probably be self-published by SEGA EU in European territories, while NISA games will not be distributed by Atlus in the United States. According to NISA's managing director, Takuro Yamashita, since being acquired by SEGA, Atlus has been difficult to work with, and the two companies' relationship has become strained.

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  3. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.
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    D: but I love Atlus
     
  4. Reploid

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    Sega's killing atlus?
     
  5. migles

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    it happears to be sega is now a zombie... or one of thoose demon\vilains from video games\movies that tries to press the trigger in the last breath...
    sega wants to bring other people into it's grave
     
  6. CeeDee

    CeeDee Oh, fishsticks. I'm nauseous...
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    Less weeb games! Oh no!

    It's not like people actually like translated NA releases of anime-ish games anyways, they always complain about shitty translations and censorship...
     
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  7. Arras

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    Huh. So now the EU will get Atlus games 5 years late instead of 4?
     
  8. Chary

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    No, but going by SEGA's track record, they're definitely making it harder for Atlus to get games out in Europe.

    But NISA and Atlus games are usually well-translated...
     
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  9. CeeDee

    CeeDee Oh, fishsticks. I'm nauseous...
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    Oh, okay. I dunno though as I don't follow too many of these type of games.
     
  10. Supster131

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    Will this affect Persona 5's release in the West in anyway?
     
  11. Chary

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    It could impact the EU's release of the game, (North America will be unaffected) but it's not like Europe would have gotten the game on time to begin with, going by past experience.
     
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    That's good to hear! I'm still hoping for a simultaneous release for Japan and America :P
     
  13. Brunho

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    NISA will probably find another publisher for their games in US.

    Although NISA´s director comment makes me worry a bit, because I thought that ATLUS and Sega partnership was going smooth and even being beneficial...it looks like things are not so good.
     
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    In the words of Darth Vader.... "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
     
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    What I don't understand is why can't NISA publish themselves??
    They publish lots of other games in NA but their own. except Disgaea of course, they need to publish Disgaea at least.

    Or maybe this is a plan of Sega-Sammy to convince NISA of letting them publish their games.
     
  16. Reploid

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    Why NIS America cant publish their games in -America-, but could publish Atlus' games in EU?
     
  17. sarkwalvein

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    Oh, yes... Less weeb games, now we have nothing of value left.
    Not because of there being "less weeb games" we will get a real Metroid released, or whatever.
    Those weeb games were one of the few interesting things in portable consoles in the last several years.
     
  18. Lumstar

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    Publisher and distributor aren't exactly the same thing. Atlus distributed US games published by NIS America.
     
  19. jimmyleen

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    Well time to translate games that get released earlier in other countries instead of waiting extra months or years. Fuck em, they want to act childish? So be it.
     
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  20. XrosBlader821

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    Sounds like the perfect opportunity to create a European branch.
    It's been overdue for way too long.
     
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    Says the person with the Alphys avatar. I do agree, to some degree. It did seem like people complained about their translation work when it really wasn't too bad compared to other companies. For people like me, who doesn't really get into the Japanese culture or take things too seriously, it was nice to get some smaller obscure games in English.

    That said, it's just the end of a partnership, it may not hurt regional releases to a significant degree.
     
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