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News: SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

Sega went and got itself some RPGs

Fans of popular Atlus games like Shin Megami Tensei IV and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan can start to turn that sigh of defeat into a sigh of relief. In mid-September, SEGA Sammy Holdings obtained Atlus's parent company, Index Corporation, after Index was forced to declare bankruptcy — an event that...

News: Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Harvest Moon this is not

Atlus has never been a company afraid of bringing some of the more unorthodox titles to western shores. This… looks to be one of those. The company, in partnership with Spike Chunsoft, has announced that Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be localized and released in North America this spring for both the...

Review: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS)

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS)

Don't call it a comeback

When Etrian Odyssey arrived on the DS in 2007, it was something of a revelation. A dungeon-crawler that traded in dusty catacombs for organic, open-air environments and prized cartography and character customization over narrative, it combined the best of pen-and-paper RPGs with Nintendo's new touch-screen hardware to create...

News: Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

“Sega understands our drive to achieve quality”

With news that Sega Sammy has acquired Atlus’s parent company, Index still being freshly digested by many, Atlus President and CEO Naota Hiraoka has released a statement addressed to the company’s fans and customers. Hiraoka gives a brief recap of Index’s troubles and how Atlus will continue...

Video: Getting To Grips With Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

Getting To Grips With Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

We give you an exclusive first look at the new 3DS RPG classic

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl arrives in North America on October 1st, but we've been granted early access to the game thanks to our good friends at Atlus. Below you'll find our exclusive "First Look" video which details the opening moments of the game, from the animated...

News: Atlus Knocks 10 Bucks Off Code of Princess, Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV in The North American 3DS eShop

Atlus Knocks 10 Bucks Off Code of Princess, Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV in The North American 3DS eShop

The games will be discounted until the end of August

Atlus has amassed quite a catalogue of games on the 3DS and the publisher has now announced three of them will be put on sale in the North American eShop until the end of August. Code of Princess, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will...

News: Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Looking forward despite parent company problems

It's been a tough summer for Atlus, as it's had to absorb its share of pressure over its parent company's financial difficulties. As we've reported previously, Atlus' owner Index has begun the process of selling its operations following its slide into an equivalent of bankruptcy; rumoured potential...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Troubled Atlus

Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Troubled Atlus

Could the esteemed Shin Megami Tensei developer become an in-house studio?

Atlus may be riding high on the success of Shin Megami Tensei IV, but its parent company Index is in serious financial trouble and is likely to begin auctioning off its assets — Atlus included — as early as this week. Interestingly, there are rumours circulating that...

News: Atlus Parent Company Reportedly Preparing To Sell Operations

Atlus Parent Company Reportedly Preparing To Sell Operations

Process could begin next week

As we reported recently, Atlus' parent company Index is in financial difficulty, having "civil rehabilitation proceedings" in Japan to resolve problems with substantial debts. To date the operations of Atlus have been unaffected by these issues, yet the process with Index is now reportedly moving onto significant next...

News: Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Shin Megami Tensei IV still on track for release

Yesterday we reported that the parent company of developer/publisher Atlus, Index, was in the midst of financial difficulties in Japan and had entered "civil rehabilitation proceedings". Some have compared this to bankruptcy, though the law in Japan means that it's not an exact match, with the general...

News: Developers Reveal Information on Shin Megami Tensei IV

Developers Reveal Information on Shin Megami Tensei IV

Q&A held during Atlus event

Developers of Shin Megami Tensei IV fielded questions from the curious during the Atlus Live 2 Days extravaganza in Japan this weekend, and the folks over at Siliconera were able to glean information on the upcoming title from their answers. According to developer responses, Shin Megami Tensei IV should clock in at more...

News: Etrian Odyssey IV Coming To North America In Early 2013

Etrian Odyssey IV Coming To North America In Early 2013

More JRPGs for the 3DS? Sounds good to us

Atlus has announced plans to localize Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, the latest entry in the long-running JRPG franchise. Legends of the Titan marks the series' arrival on the Nintendo 3DS, which utilizes an improved graphics engine to provide improved 3D visuals. Like previous titles, players...

News: Atlus Launches Code of Princess Site, Confirms Release Date

Atlus Launches Code of Princess Site, Confirms Release Date

Pre-order bonuses revealed, along with new trailer

Atlus has today confirmed the final release date for its 3DS action RPG Code of Princess. 9th October 2012 is the special date — for North American players, at least, as the European launch has yet to be confirmed. Pre-orders will recieve a rather attractive art book, which also contains a CD with...