Published 5 August, 2013 | by Sam Hewitt3
Atlus’ parent company files for bankruptcy
If you are a fan of JRPG’s, then you have almost certainly stumbled across an Atlus game in your time. The company is well known for their Shin Megami Tensei franchise. They also developed one of my favourite RPG’s of the last generation,Persona 4 and the publisher of another in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.
NeoSeeker released this article earlier today. The article states Atlus’ parent company, Index, has filed for bankruptcy. It also goes on to say an Auction process is already in process purchase the Japanese developers. It is said that there are as many as twenty bidders in the race, one of which is Sega.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see Square-Enix on the list of potential bidders. The JRPG giants of gaming have published Atlus games in the past. Maybe Nintendo can snap them up and bring some more exclusive titles to the Wii U.
I just hope the winner of the auction allows Atlus to carry on developing games in their own unique way. You can see a list of Atlus games by clicking here. Check out the Persona 4 trailer below.
You heard of Atlus? If so, what games of theirs do you like? Please leave a comment below.