Atlus will be in charge of localising Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in the west, it has been revealed.
Nintendo of America has released a statement which points out that it will not be handling the localisation work itself, instead allowing Atlus to handle the job to ensure it "feels familiar" and "appeals to longtime Atlus fans".
Given the controversy regarding Nintendo's recent localisation work on titles like Fire Emblem Fates and Xenoblade Chronicles X - as well as the drama surrounding the western port of Bravely Second - it's perhaps understandable that the company wants to take a back seat in this case, especially as Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE arguably has more in common with Shin Megami Tensei than it does Fire Emblem.
Here's the statement from NoA:
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was localized by Atlus in a way that is consistent with the localization work they do on games they publish. It was a priority to ensure the game feels familiar and appeals to longtime Atlus fans. Any changes made to the in-game content were due to varying requirements and regulations in the many different territories Nintendo distributes its products.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE hits the US and Europe on June 24th.