A few months ago, it was revealed that the long standing deal between NIS America and ATLUS to bring their games to European shores was no longer in place. Until earlier this week, it was feared that due to this decision, some titles such as Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse would not be officially released in Europe. Thankfully, Deep Silver, the company known for publishing Dead Island and ATLUS’s sleeper hit Catherine, have taken the mantle from NIS America, and will be taking over publishing rights in the region for their mainstream titles.
It was expected that SEGA could take over the publishing rights, as ATLUS’s holding company Index Corporation was bought by the Japanese development giants in 2013. This was quickly denied by SEGA, stating that the company have shifted their main focus is to be on PC titles. No official release dates have been announced for any of the titles included in Deep Silver’s latest partnership, but as the North American street date for Persona 5 is set for Valentine’s Day next year, it is highly likely that we will not see the game on European shores until 2017.
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