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And the new owner of Atlus is...

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Let's pray that Atlus' great localization streak remains unaffected.

[Update #2: Sega Sammy have confirmed their acquisition of Atlus. Sega Dreams, a new division formed by Sega, will be the ones to handle Index Holdings.]

[Update #1: Sega Sammy have initially denied reports of the purchase.]

The intense moment that we have been waiting for has finally arrived! That's right, people; it's time to see who the new owner of Atlus is going to be. Ironically enough, the winner happens to be one of the companies from our JapanaTen about Atlus that we did a month back.

Anyways, the highest bidder that won is non other than the main representatives of the House of Sonic. With their finishing bid of 14 billion yen (around US $141,092,000.00), Sega Sammy will be the new owners of Index Holdings -- which includes Atlus -- when the deal is fully sealed during the month of November. 

Well, I guess it's time to be super concerned, since Sega Sammy's ownership of Atlus might affect the amount of Atlus games that get localized in the west. Hopefully, this won't be the case, and Sega Sammy will let Atlus do what they do best -- a man can dream.

On the other hand, the company is denying the reports about their acquisition of Atlus, so we can assume that Atlus' fate might be different from the original news post. And speaking of which, it seems that Atlus' fate will be handled by Sega Dreams, a new division formed by Sega. Since Sega Dreams is an entirely new group that was made to handle Index, there's a slight chance that Atlus will be allowed to continue their great work. Interestingly enough, we might see more of their games on more platforms such as PC, mobile, and Pachinko Machines, since the company will get access to these platforms as well. With that being said, I'm looking forward to seeing how Sega Dreams will handle Atlus. Long story short, my concerns have been calmed for now. 

[via Destructoid, @AnimeNewsdotbiz, image by t0kiwa]


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