Sega is in the bidding for Atlus

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  1. KingVamp
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    Well liked game developer/publisher Atlus have been facing an uncertain future after their parent company filed for bankruptcy in late June of this year. At the time and shortly after there were rumours of all sorts of companies looking bring Atlus under their wing including the likes of Sony and Nintendo; either of those companies mentioned would at best spell interesting times for several of Atlus' key franchises as they have traditionally lined up with the corporate images of either. Now Sega have seemingly shown an interest and as such are the first named party in offers that are up around the $200 million USD. The one time console manufacturer has at best been treading water since it stopped making consoles, though that is better than dying a slow death making them, but they have proven themselves shrewd operators on several occasions and many of Atlus' games would be a good fit among those of Sega's current and past stable.

    What do you think? Will this be more of a good thing or bad thing if Sega wins Atlus?

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  2. GameWinner

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    Sega doesn't like to localize their games though but it's better than a first party getting them I guess.
     
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    Atlus are doomed.
     
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    They don't? Not disputing you but I can't think of an example off the top of my head.

    And I doubt a first party would buy them, they're far too niche. In order to really do well they need to release worldwide on as much as they can.
     
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    We still have no word on the next Yakuza game and Valkyrie Chronicles 3 is out.
    They gave us that Hatsune Miku game but ummm...
     
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    Atlus is bankrupt?! Damn, that's sad. Such a quality company :/
     
  7. dgwillia

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    As long as Microsoft doesn't get them, anything is better by comparison. Either way, aren't most of their releases here selling decently? If so, I doubt any new company that purchases them would just put a stop to releases here.
     
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    I don't care if World War 3 happens. Just keep making MegaTen games, Atlus!
     
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    Microsoft better not get them
     
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    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

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    Don't worry, Microsoft only caters to the dudebros, and that's not the Atlus demo.
     
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    To be fair VC3 was on the PSP which was basically dead outside of Japan for a long time before even VC3 came out. And Yakuza has made its way over for every entry so it'll probably be there for the next.
     
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    who cares.


    Atlus is a weeaboo HQ.



















    ..... still better than call of duty(and the company which owns them), tho.​
     
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  13. Armadillo

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    Sega have an EU branch, so if they get them, maybe we will see Atlus games in Europe in a timely manner.
     
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    I still don't know what a weeaboo is. But I know it's an insult. If I had a gauntlet, it'd be lain. Layed? Laid? Lain.
     
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    I still don't know what a gauntlet is, But I know it's an insult. If I had a black hole machine, you will be 1st weeaboo in it.
     
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    Once more, Sega does what Nintendon't... or won't.
     
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    Nintendo better not
     
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    I'd prefer nintendo or sony to buy atlus.....
     
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    They've already shown interest in Atlus, and/or vice versa, considering how many of their recent games are on the DS/3DS, their SMTIV and FE:A promotion, and the upcoming SMTxFE. I don't care who buys them, so long as they let Atlus be Atlus.
     
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  20. dragonblood9999

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    Yes but what about Persona 5? I doubt that Nintendo would let Atlus sell any games on Play Station.
    Hell if they did (and I hope they don't) buy Atlus P5 would probably come out for the wii u and that is basically forcing me to buy one to play my favorite game series and any other game/spin off that they make.