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TOKYO, JAPAN -- JANUARY 26, 2013 -- Index
Corporation (headquarters: Setagaya, Tokyo, CEO: Yoshimi Ogawa) has
announced a collaboration with Nintendo Co., Ltd. on a new RPG for
the recently launched game console, Wii U™. The
collaboration was unveiled as part of the Nintendo Direct
presentation on Wednesday. The title is a joint effort
between the ATLUS brand and the Nintendo Fire Emblem series.
The ATLUS brand has released many popular titles including the
Shin Megami Tensei series and Persona series. Recognizing the
raving fan base of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and considering
ATLUS brand's commitment to high quality content and game
development, the partnership is a natural fit for the two
Currently, Index is earnestly proceeding with development, while
Nintendo will deliver news out to the customers.
Prior to this announcement, Index had only developed and
released games from its own brand, ATLUS, but this collaboration is
intended to be a new step for multimedia expansion.
From this joint development, Index hopes to expand its own
brand, as well as optimize the efficiency of its resource placement
and increase revenue.
About the Fire Emblem series:
The first of the series, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragons and the
Blade of Light, was released in Japan in 1990 by Nintendo. The
series has since reached its 13th title and has become a benchmark
for the simulation RPG genre. The newest title, Fire Emblem:
Awakening, was highly acclaimed by its users and has become a long
seller since its Japanese release in April 2012.
About the Shin Megami Tensei series:
One of ATLUS' most acclaimed IPs, the first Shin Megami Tensei
game was released in Japan in 1992, and spunoff the popular series,
Persona. The most recent title, Shin Megami Tensei IV, is set for
release on Nintendo 3DS in 2013, and will be the first true entry
in the series in 10 years.
Index Digital Media Inc.'s ATLUS brand has become known across
the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely
Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that
reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin
Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games,
the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™,
and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, ATLUS is
committed to offering the highest standard in interactive
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Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo.
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