SEGA Purchases Atlus (Index Corp) for 14 Billion Yen

After the revelation came about that popular Japanese game publisher, Atlus, and its parent company, Index Corp, were facing fraud allegations and had filed for bankruptcy, speculation began to fly about what would happen to the beloved game company. After just a few months, however, it looks like Sega Sammy Holdings has purchased Index Corp for 14 billion yen. The acquisition will happen in November, as reported by Japanese news site Nikkei, and will involve a restructuring of the company.

Additional details are scarce, but we’ll make sure to follow this story as it unfolds. No word what this means for Atlus USA.

  • RHF

    I figured Sega would get them. Though I wonder what it’ll mean for future titles from Atlus, if Sega would bother publishing them out of Japan.

  • ninjabenja

    I’m happy Atlus will still be around. Hopefully Sega doesn’t mess this up.

  • Jbumi

    What worries me is they’ve said they bought Atlus to increase revenue in their PC Online games & pachinko businesses. Hopefully, those will only be sidelines & we’ll continues to get great games on consoles (& handhelds, but I really want console games).

  • Justin

    I’m fine with SEGA as long as it doesn’t get ruined and they don’t fire the entire Localization Team.