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Atlus on the brink?

Japanese software company could be on the brink of going out of business, with reports of Index, the parent company filing for bankruptcy. 

According to a report on Kotaku the company is entering "civil rehabilitation proceedings in order to cut off the corporate bloodletting before it becomes fatal." Apparently Atlus' Parent Company Is Under Investigation at the moment, which probably doesn't help matters.

Atlus is famous for quite a few JRPG's such as the Persona series. It has also published some pretty big titles over the world, such as Demon's Souls and Catherine. 

Edited On 27 Jun, 2013

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Deval 3 years ago
:( Not good news at all....
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
:( This will hopefully not effect Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem.
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Ryan 3 years ago
hopefully nothing bad happens we need more persona games as well as Shin Megami Tensei
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Another publisher going down is bad news, no matter how you cut it. Sad day.
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escaflowne2001 3 years ago
It will never happen index are in trouble so worse case Atlus and Madhouse will be sold off to another company like SquareEnix or Tecmo Koei for example.
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escaflowne2001 3 years ago
*to cover there debts that are like $250 million.
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Baiken_ 3 years ago
No way! I love the Persona games.
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Marc 3 years ago
Ideally this would mean Atlus could seperate and become their own company. If their games could support them anyway. Would much rather that over them getting bought up by Nintendo or Square Enix like a lot of people seem to think.
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Whitey 3 years ago
For some reason when I read the title, I thought of a new Brink game coming
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Hope this ain't gonna effect Persona
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SuperSaiyanShaun 3 years ago
hope it doesent effect DRAGONS CROWN for PS3 on the 7th of August ill be will super saiyan pissed
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Dude it won't affect Dragon's Crown since i think that game is pretty much gold
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Dragon's Crown isn't even dated for europe anyways....but when this was reported two weeks back it was stated that wouldn't affect Dragon's Crown, SMTIV, Soul Hackers or SMTxFE. Although I believe Nintendo are publishing the latter three anyways. Likely we'll see Atlus and it's IPs bought before it happens. Nintendo doing so would not surprise in the slightest
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
When I saw this last night my heart fell out of my chest. Hope this is not true or atlus can turn this around if it is true coz atlus is one of my favourite gaming company's & have been for many many years now. They have brought some of the best games in story & gameplay in the past & there art style is truly wonderful one of my favourites being persona 3. So fingers crossed this is not ture I really would like to see more gems come from atlus for many years to come plus lets hope persona 5 wont get canned coz of this & good hard working people wont lose there jobs at atlus also.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
A console maker buying ATLUS would be the absolute worst thing that could happen to the company. In one way or another it would mark the end of them as they are now. Gungho or Bandai Namco are probably the best, most likely options for purchasing them right now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Just for funsies I predict Micosoft will buy them XD
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Beazi 3 years ago
I have always wanted to give Catherine a spin. As a very westernised gamer, but one that loves Deadly Premonotion, God of War and Tomb Raider... Will I like it? I just don't know but I wanna play it, even if its just for the naughtiness ;)
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Datastatic 3 years ago
^ do you like Anime, particularly slightly odd anime? Do you like puzzle games ? Do you like REALLY HARD SHIT ? If so then go for Catherine. Its free on PS+. or was.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Yeah I think you need to know if you like Anime. Dunno why you think God of War and Tomb Raider are japanese tho. Both are made by American studios and are nothing like it. But Catherine really is a unique experience. Well worth getting

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