By Operation Rainfall Contributor / April 25th, 2016
NIS America has announced that the company will no longer be publishing games for Atlus in Europe.
In a conversation with MCV, NISA MD Takuro Yamashito admitted that it they’re relationship with Atlus has become difficult since they were purchased by Sega.
Yamashita told MCV:
Around ten days ago, we terminated our alliance with Atlus in Europe and the US
Atlus became very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega. It always cherry picked its EU publishing partner based on who offered the highest minimum guarantee on a title by title basis. I noticed that it was very difficult for NIS America to establish an equal-partnership with Atlus.
Atlus and its European games have contributed a lot to the expansion of NIS America in Europe. I would like to express my greatest appreciation to them for that
Additionally, the termination of the partnership means that NIS America will not be distributed by Atlus in Americas.