There’s been a bit of a rocky shake-up with Atlus and its potential publishing partners following the company severing its ties with NIS America. Following this many weren’t sure what would be happening with the company’s games, until they were acquired by SEGA of America. But what about Europe?
Well this week SEGA of America and Atlus announced a partnership with Koch Media’s Deep Silver to publish many of Atlus’ games in Europe, including the upcoming Persona 5.
SEGA of American acquired Atlus in April this year with a commitment to publish Atlus titles under the SEGA banner, but this wouldn’t include Europe. From here Atlus was on the look out for an European publisher, and found Deep Silver.
Deep Silver, as you may know, is the publisher behind the Saint’s Row series, the recent release, Homefront: The Revolution, and of course Dead Island. They’ll also now be the publisher behind Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and Sega’s 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Deep Silver will also ensure that physical releases, such as Persona 5’s upcoming Collector’s Edition would also be available in Europe.
As for past titles, Neither Atlus or Deep Silver have said whether they’re planning to reinstate titles, like Dragon’s Crown, which was made unavailable following the NIS America/Atlus break up.