Deep Silver to publish Atlus and SEGA titles across Europe
Deep Silver has announced they are entering a collaboration to publish multiple Atlus and SEGA branded titles on consoles and handheld devices across Europe. The deal will cover multiple games including Persona 5.
According to an email from Deep Silver, “The publishing deal will cover the wide array of future titles for both physical and digital versions across PAL territories, including the SEGA title 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, and the ATLUS titles Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and the hotly anticipated Persona 5. “ So, Persona fans living in Europe, it is finally ok to stop worrying as the game finally has a European publisher.
Below are statements from the CEOs of the companies involved.
“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 Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver.
”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, CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc., and senior vice president of Publishing, Sega of America, Inc. “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.”
The news that Atlus has found a new European publisher is welcome information for fans of their games as those living in Europe were left in limbo after Gematsu revealed that NIS America would no longer publish games in Europe. Hopefully, this collaboration will extend to all future games from Atlus and Sega as I am sitting here impatiently waiting for Sega to announce a European release for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X.