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Sega finally decides what to do with Atlus
Sega finally decides what to do with Atlus
February 18, 2014 | By Mike Rose




Back in September last year, Sega confirmed that it had acquired Index Corporation and video game subsidiary Atlus. Today, the company held a shareholders' meeting to reveal its future plans for the companies.

It's a tricky state of affairs to follow along with, truth be told. On April 1, Sega will rename Index to Atlus Co., and rename Index Digital Media (Index's overseas subsidiary) to Atlus U.S.A. Both will focus on game development, and will be made up of 121 staffers.

At the same time, Sega will also form a brand new non-game subsidiary which will be known as Index Corporation. This new company will focus on system development and content distribution, and will employ 166 people.

In other words, Atlus will now be the video game development arm of this acquisition and not be a subsidiary of Index anymore, while the newly formed Index company will focus on non-game business solutions, and not be involved with Atlus.

According to Gematsu, current Index company director Yukio Sugino will be Atlus' new representative, while Yasuhiko Hamada, currently EVP for Index, will be in charge of the new Index company.


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Dave Kay
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Huzzah, Disgaea might continue to exist! Sadly I don't imagine they'll go multiplatform with it...

evan c
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Sega and Atlus has nothing to do with Disgaea.

Mark Kilborn
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Disgaea is NIS, not Atlus, no threat there.

I just hope Atlus are left alone to do their thing. Love them as they are, afraid Sega will screw it up.

Stephen Horn
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Myself, I'm hoping this means more Etrian Odyssey games.

Justin Kovac
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Continue to localize 3rd party titles and development their current series.

And with Sega's focus on PC, bring some titles to PC. We can hope!

Christian Nutt
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Surprised but gratified that Atlus USA is continuing, and that the whole shebang also isn't being folded into Sega, either, which implies it will have some autonomy to pursue what it's done so far -- making its own games.

evan c
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Does Atlus USA have their own dev team?

Christian Nutt
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Not as far as I am aware!

Jonathan Murphy
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Dear Sega, port PSO2 to the PC and consoles in the USA/Europe. Don't forget Yakuza.

Ed Alexander
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This has been a really, really long time holding one's breath.


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