Back in 2013, SEGA announced that would begin their acquisition of Atlus. In order to make business more efficient. Atlus games will now be published by SEGA, but there is nothing to worry about.
According to SEGA, nothing from the end-user point of view will change and the Atlus brand will remain visible and act independently. While Atlus will largely remain the same, SEGA has stated that the full acquisition of developer has positively impacted SEGA’s operations.
“Since Atlus U.S.A.—renowned for the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, and Etrian Odyssey franchises—integrated with SEGA of America, the ATLUS expertise has allowed SEGA to localize and publish popular Japanese titles in the west, including the Yakuza series, Project DIVA series, and more.”
In addition to the full acquisition of Atlus, SEGA has announced that Ivo Gerscovich has been named as the new head of of the Sonic brand and its other subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Gerscovich will be Sonic’s chief brand manager and will also serve as senior vice president of Sega of America.
Via Game Informer