It has been two years since SEGA acquired Atlus, and at long last things have been sorted out. Although business will continue as usual for both companies, the former is now the publisher of Atlus USA’s games.
More importantly, though, SEGA explains that the move will make it easier to localize Japanese titles in western regions.
However, Sega does discuss how its acquisition of Atlus has positively impacted its own operations. “Since Atlus U.S.A.—renowned for the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, and Etrian Odyssey franchises—integrated with SEGA of America, the ATLUS expertise has allowed SEGA to localize and publish popular Japanese titles in the west, including the Yakuza series, Project DIVA series, and more,” the company says.
It seems SEGA’s initiative to “regain trust with fans” happened sooner than we thought.