NIS America No Longer Publishing Games For Atlus in Europe

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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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.

  • Dgnfly

    Just hope SEGA themselves do the publishing and make it decent and not go 360 and rams it into the ground.

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  • Razorfall

    I’m not surprised. NISA has been terrible lately. Seems like every LE i get is either delayed, has something broken, or some other BS (like copyright issues). All of this on top of their questionable localization/translation methods.

  • DDD-kun

    I can’t say this is actually good news, despite my quiet mirth of the situation. Business-wise, this could just be Sega being exceptionally stingy about what it expects of returns out of that region.

    Granted, I want NISA to change their ways or go away (either is good), but this does NOT necessarily mark any improvement concerning quality of distribution or localization.

  • Mr0303

    Well that’s it then. No more Atlus games in Europe. At least I’m still going to get Odin’s Sphere and with any luck somebody else will pick up any newer Atlus projects.

  • Wolfe

    I am very concerned about what this will mean for NIS titles now. :