SEGA, Atlus announce European publishing deal with Deep Silver
In late April, we learned that NIS America would no longer publish Atlus games in Europe. At the time, many surmised that SEGA of Europe would take over these publishing duties, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case.
SEGA and Atlus have announced a new publishing deal with Deep Silver to bring several upcoming SEGA and Atlus games to Europe in both physical and digital release.
“We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to using all our pan-European publishing network to maximize the potential of the Atlus and SEGA games” said Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver.
These games include Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, but more SEGA ant Atlus games will be included in this publishing deal.
“In entering this partnership with Deep Silver, I am truly delighted we will be able to release our titles in the European regions,” said Naoto Hiraoka, the CEO of Atlus U.S.A. and senior vice president of publishing for SEGA of America. “Not only does the deal span multiple titles, but Deep Silver has a strong presence in European and PAL retailers. They have a strong passion for being able to deliver physical games to our fans in those territories, which we hold in high regard.”
Unfortunately, there are no release dates for these games, but Atlus/SEGA PR did say 7th Dragon III Code: VFD wouldn’t likely have a simultaneous release.