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Atlus “unaffected by the Index Corporation proceedings”

Friday, 28th June 2013 03:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Atlus USA has said financial drama at its parent company Index Corporation isn’t having any effect on its day to day business, with upcoming releases still on track.

“Currently, Index Digital Media, Inc. and the Atlus brand are unaffected by the Index Corporation proceedings in Japan,” a representative said in a statement published on Kotaku.

“We’re carrying on day-to-day activities, business as usual. Shin Megami Tensei 4 and Dragon’s Crown are still releasing on July 16 and August 6 respectively, and we’re licensing and publishing third-party titles such as R.I.P.D: The Game and Daylight. We want to thank all of our fans for their outpouring of support.”

Index Corporation is in all sorts of difficulties lately; it’s also being investigated for fraud.

Atlus tends to keep its schedule fairly close to the chest until it has release dates locked down, so we don’t know how many future releases may be at risk should Index Corp go pear-shaped after all.

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3 Comments

  1. Francis O

    Good, cause I need to play Shin Megami Tensei 4 and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Hopefully Persona 5 isn’t affected either.

    I’m sure Atlus will be fine.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. dizzygear

    Atlus USA and Atlus JP/Index are separate entities. Atlus USA is just a publisher and does not do any development.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. locus2k1

    With still no confirmed date for a UK release of SMTIV and owning a region-locked 3DS this is good news! Echo #1, Persona 5 is hopefully still in development if all true :)

    #3 2 years ago

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