With the recent announcement that NIS America would no longer publish Atlus games in Europe, fans in the region have been understandably anxious about what that means for future releases like Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Etrian Odyssey V and Persona 5.

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Even after Atlus was bought by Sega, the company still handled the publishing of its own games in North America and Japan. It was only in March of this year that Sega announced it would be taking up the task instead, but that deal didn’t include Europe.

In light of the NIS America news, however, the Senior Vice President of Sega’s commercial publishing has expressed the company’s interest in handling future European releases as well, in an interview with U.K. gaming website MCV. Check out an excerpt:

“We’re very interested in bringing all of the group’s Japanese content not just to the West, but to Europe in particular. We are always trying to find a way. And that’s an on-going process. That’s something we are continually assessing and talking to and if there are really strong opportunities to support the Japanese content in Europe, we’ll do it.”

This is hopefully a good sign for future Atlus releases in the region, but the discussions are far from over. We’ll be sure to keep you informed of any future developments!


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