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Report: Atlus in trouble after parent company readies for bankruptcy

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Troubling news is coming out of Japan via CNET Japan and being reported by NeoGAF. According to the post, Atlus is at risk for restructuring after its parent company, Index, filed for civil rehabilitation proceedings in the face of bankruptcy. According to the CNET report, Index owes around ¥24.5 billion, which equates to roughly $244 million. Ochiai Yoshimi, the company’s president, is said to be hinting at resignation.

Atlus has not responded to these claims so far, but if this turns out to be true then the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem crossover that is said to be in development for the Wii U could be at risk. Atlus is well known for its 3DS published titles, such as Harvest Moon.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Oh wow… Hopefully everyone can keep their jobs :/

  • drybones09

    NINTENDO BUY ATLUS

    • Nintedward

      You beat me to it ;) . Match made in heaven.

      @Nintendo Hater – Shut the fuck up , now. What did Microsoft , Sony or Apple do to you , give you a BJ ?

      • Nintendo Hater

        I can’t wait , for the day to come when Nintendo faces bankruptcy and Apple decides to buy them. it’s gonna be so funny to watch all you stupid biased fanboys crying. Maybe then you’ll find out you don’t mess with big business companies, ie Microsoft,Sony,Apple…

        • cement

          STAHP!!!beain such an ass!!!!

        • Tyler Hilton

          look at when nintendo first started in the late 19th century , they have more experience and they wont go bankrupt so long as they make a profit which they are doing

        • drybones09

          How borring is your life that you have to sit around waiting for a news article to come up just troll. everyone is entitled to an opinion but everyone here can tell your not serious in what you say. no one with a right mind would think in the way your pretending too. i think you need to re evaluate what your doing in your life smh

        • Nothing5555

          Yup, Nintendo is gonna go bankrupt! I’ve said it for the past 10 years. Apple is gonna go bankrupt soon so they can’t buy Nintendo…

        • lozman1122

          Did Iwata kill your parents and Reggie rape your sister or something? Cause dude, your life must suck for you to bash a company like this. My advice? Play some zelda. Or Mario. Maybe smile a little more? Give to charity? I don’t care, just get out.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Screw you man i cant stop laughing. Your comment is hilarious

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Nah… He made fun of someone playing Mario Kart one time and then that person kicked his ass in a game of Mario Kart and he has been butthurt since because he sucks at video games.

          • Christopher Coonan

            Metroid Prime Trilogy might make him understand a little more, at this point.

          • Nothing5555

            Dude didn’t you know ninteno hater is the illegitimate child of Iwata?! He is just pissed Iwata hasn’t payed any child support. :(

        • Nintendude

          Nintendo: Doomed since 1889.

          • Nothing5555

            Yup, they sucked back then at making cards just as they do now at making consoles and games. Not sure how they stuck around so long, they must have a Genni that grants wishes.

          • Thomas Vienna

            Wow, Nothing5555, you must be Japanese and over 70 years old to remember waaay back when what it was like when Nintendo was a card-making company.

            Either that, or you’re talking out of your rear end.

          • Nothing5555

            Mostly out of my rear-end but then again I’m so old i can’t tell my ass from my face.

          • brian murphy

            thats pretty ugly lol

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            I think he is being sarcastic

          • Thomas Vienna

            I know he was being sarcastic, I was trying to call his BS.

          • Rafael Saldana

            I love nintendo games, only ones I’ll never trade in

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Blatant trolling, why must so many people give these guys the satisfaction and reply – Don’t feel the need to point out the irony of me responding to this comment too, I was merely taking the opportunity to post this to the haters: http://gimmegimmegames.com/2013/06/stop-asking-nintendo-to-go-third-party/
          See this? there’s a better chance of seeing uncharted on Nintendo platforms than Mario on XBox, and to be honest Sony pulling out isn’t too unlikely but I hope it never comes to that.

          • Jeffery02

            I am happy that you posted that article. I love that pic and I wish more people would realize how much profit that Nintendo is sitting on. They could fail an entire generation and still be able to afford 2 more. I don’t see the problem here. They even have that Virtual Boy to attest to and look how much money the “lost” that year.

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          LOL that’s actually sad dude, you really made an account only to post the total of 6 comments and all in this article to spread your hate. Haha that’s the most hilarious thing I have seen in a long time :D

        • Shaise Mughal

          Uhhh, Nintendo is extremely rich, actually more than Microsoft, Apple & Sony. Nintendo was around since 1889 ya know!

        • The Clockwork Being

          Nintendo was in the console business longer than anyone else. They have seen other companies come and go but they still remained.

        • Wonkoo

          What reason is there to hate on Nintendo other than the fact that they make games that are different from what Microsony makes? Hating because something is different. Sounds like you’re worth listening to. You probably have strong opinions about certain ethnicities, orientations or creeds.

        • ChrisGazz

          Dude do you realize how much money Nintendo has? Regardless of their less than stellar performance over the last five years they have made enough on initial console sales and in the handheld market to sustain themselves for another decade. You wont even care by then, you’ll be too busy masturbating in your mothers basement to porn you found in your grandfathers old spank bin

        • Sora Morp

          your name says it all..

        • Wanderlei

          Nintendo are the most profitable console manufacturer.

          Nintendo have 812.8 billion Yen (£6.7/$10.5 billion) in the bank

          Enough cash to lose $257 million every year until 2052.

          Then there’s almost 469 billion Yen (£3.8/$6.0 billion) held in premises, equipment and investments.

          When that runs out,we’re in the year 2075 by this point

          They’ve got some of the most valuable intellectual property in gaming to sell off before the company goes out of business.

          Nintendo are not going 3rd party or bankrupt in our life time.

          Sony have posted eight consecutive quarterly loses.

          Sony have lost 90% of their value since 1999, $100 billion to just $10 billion company.

          They had to sell their US and Japanese headquarters to raise money.

          Sony still has 87 cents in liabilities for every dollar in assets

          Sony stocks and credit rating still at junk status.

          Hasn’t seen a profit since 2007.

          TV division hasn’t turned a profit in eight years and they’ve conceded drastic smartphone share

          Firing people at a rate of 10 000 people per year for the past 5 years.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I think Microsoft has become irrelevant to this conversation with their “spybox.” As much as I hate Nintendo’s direction of late, even I found that comment beyond stupid and to even think they’ll go bankrupt. They have billions in the bank, it won’t happen for many years to come. Get over it.

      • MasterPpv

        Leave luck to heaven ;)

        • The Clockwork Being

          I see what you did there Nintendo litteraly means that.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          They could use a prayer.

      • Shaise Mughal

        Yay! And next buy rare back!

        • DragonSilths

          No. Buy the Rare IP’s back. Rareware is literally a Kinect ONLY developer now. Not a single developer from the original team works their anymore. None of the current Rareware guys have ever touched Nintendo.

          • ChrisGazz

            I heard they are charging per character for KI remake, really gay

          • DragonSilths

            Yup, you get 1 character to start with, every other character costs extra lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Do you really think Microsoft will sell off Rare’s IP’s to a rival? Think again.

          • DragonSilths

            More like when the Xbox One fails and Microsoft decides to leave the gaming industry then Rares IP’s go up for grabs, Nintendo swoops in boom done.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Wishful thinking there, but we can all dream. Xbox One will probably be successful since a lot of Microsoft fanboys will buy it anyway.

        • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

          All of rare’s old employees moved to retro studios.

          • DragonSilths

            False. SOME DID. The old Rareware employees are all over the place. One guy made his own Dev Studio called Gory Detail. He made Conker way back then. But Rareware guys are all over the map, some are with Nintendo, some are indie devs now, some are at 3rd party devs.

    • Nintendo Hater

      Sony should buy Atlus, the Big N can’t afford anybody

      • cement

        y u do this??? big N is worth more tha sony…..

        • Nintendo Hater

          Hahaha, No their not you fool

          • cement

            i like sony… but fanboys like u…. r the reason ppl think usgamerz r shit….. t-.-t

          • zerooooo

            Man I don’t know these people threw numbers at you which favors their debate and your going to let ignorance blind you? Please just keep your shitty comments to yourself especially if you can’t back them up…

          • BLACKendTiamat

            the only idiot right now is you dumbfuck.

            do society a favor and dont breed.

      • Alex

        Excuse me, Nintendo is the most richest Video Game Company in the world, Sony can’t afford because their at Junk Status.

        • Nintendo Hater

          Microsoft & Sony both have more money then Big N

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Microsoft Maybe but Sony may make more money but they have less to burn. In case you have missed it Sony has been struggling for several years.

          • Alex

            Microsoft doesn’t care much about video games, they don’t take good care of their companies like Rare Ware.

          • Nothing5555

            Yup Microsoft + Sony has more assets than Nintendo.

          • Veries Seals

            lol, Microsoft yes, Sony….ummm no not even close.

          • Agent721

            Wrong again…NTDOY (Nintendo) has $11.4 billion in cash. Sony (SNE) has $10.8 billion. Yet Nintendo doesnt sell movies, music or crappy tvs…do they? Just games bitch! Once again, you’re made out to be the idiot troll you clearly are. MSFT makes the vast majority of its money from Windows and Xbox is too small to mean much of anything to them.

          • Nothing5555

            No Xbox does mean a lot to Microsoft as they are trying to build a whole Microsoft ecosystem. Not sure if you guys are familiar with IPTV middleware, but Microsoft was one of the first middleware vendors to require the RGs to be routed/nat’d while other middleware vendors stuck to the bridged RG deployments. The reason they MS had different requirements is so your STBs, PC, and Xbox can communicate of the local LAN with each other and with the IPTV servers.

          • DragonSilths

            Microsoft as a WHOLE COMPANY has more money. But Nintendo has more money then both Sony and Microsofts GAMING DIVISIONS COMBINED. Not sure if Sony has more money as a whole company then Nintendo…highly doubt it otherwise they wouldnt have sold their North American HQ for $1.1 billion to pay off debt and are still in debt. Nintendo is not in debt.

          • Squirrel09

            *waves Big N flag* I’m on your team, but Nintendo does have debt they are paying off… Either way, Go NINTENDO!

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            ^This.

          • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

            Good, I’m gonna bookmark this to use as ammo.

          • Tecpedz94

            Lol i thought the same but before you gotta check if the facts are true :p But rest assure that Nintendo does make more money in terms of gaming. They have no dept while Microsoft and Sony do. Its also simpler for Nintendo cuz they stick to one thing”GAMING”. The other two do not. I guess when u get greedy u want more money and try to make more stuff but cant handle it thats what happens, its great Nintendo sticks to what their doing. They are really smart, care for there customers and will succeed.

          • BLACKendTiamat

            youre an idiot.

      • QuizmasterBos

        Your username has completely destroyed your credibility.
        In terms of videogames only, Nintendo IS the most succesful, Nintendo has almost always made a profit, Sony and Microsoft kept making a loss.

        Sony and Microsoft are just able to siphon money from other, more profitable divisions (Windows for M$, Phones and such for Sony).
        Nintendo easily has enough to buy Atlus, so I’d say to Nintendo: Go for it! And buy Sega too while you’re at it!

        • Veries Seals

          Hell yeah! Way to go! I would love to see an updated Altered Beast!

        • Luke Fon Fabre

          Sega is already a Trademark of Nintendo. that one step before actually owning their company.

        • BLACKendTiamat

          hes not even replying. obvious troll is obvious.

          • QuizmasterBos

            It was obvious that he was a troll starting from his username.
            And how are you supposed to reply to that? It’s cold hard facts, mixed with a hint of opinion. So the best thing to do it to give up, I’d do too in such a case.

          • BLACKendTiamat

            reply to it by telling him he loves the D. which is another fact. :P

          • QuizmasterBos

            I prefer keeping it civil. Insulting doesn’t get you anywhere, facts and logic do. When people ask, make sure you can back up your statements and you have an airtight case. THAT’S how you shut a troll up!

      • Veries Seals

        Actually Nintendo has more money than Sony and their financials are in the Green. Don’t get me wrong I like Sony and Microsoft, Sony is the one of the big three that is in financial trouble. Nintendo should just buy Sony and Atlus.

      • Agent721

        Sony lost over $7.0 billion last year. If your gonna hate, at least get it right. Theyre doing so bad, they might be broken up into 3 different companies as stock holders are sick & tired of that company losing money hand over fist. On top of it, Sony has over $130 billion in debt! Theyre not a big boy and havent been for years.

        • DragonSilths

          Sony’s Investors have not been happy with them since 2006 when the PS3 wasnt selling lol.

      • DragonSilths

        Sony cant afford anybody. Nintendo has Money. Sony is running on fumes. They dont even own a North American HQ anymore. GTFO.

    • Wayne Beck

      Couldn’t agree more. They should make an offer immediately. Even if the company has not decided to sell.

    • cement

      i would love this!!!!! plz!!!! glob up in the sky!!!! make ninty!!! buy atlus!!!

      • Christopher Coonan

        I get that (and understand why) you’re excited, but could you perhaps use a few less exclamation points and better capitalization?

        Just maybe?

        • cement

          quite possibly… old sport!

    • Joyous Killer
    • Archiq09

      if nintendo buy altus nintendo will have all anime game >:3

      • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

        They’re not going to outsource everything to them.

        • Archiq09

          I know but nintendo will make as SEGA if you understand

    • ChrisGazz

      Excellent call, fingers crossed

    • John

      Nintendo better buy atlus!!! I WANT DAT FIRE EMBLEM X SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI!!!!!!!!:-)

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It’s fun to dream, huh?

  • Shawn Spitler

    Well that’s not good. Maybe Nintendo can bail them out?

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      I hope so.
      On the one side, because those guys shouldn’t lose their jobs and on the other hand because of the damn game :/

  • DingoWalley

    Nintendo should definitely buy Atlus. Otherwise, we may end up loosing Shin Megami Tensei x Final Fantasy…

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      Shin Megami x Fire Emblem. Or did I miss something?

  • Mario

    Poor guys! I hope they don’t lose their jobs.

  • Jon

    I think Nintendo buying them would be a good move as this company provides a good high quality games that are popular to a lot of Nintendo Fans. If they bought them, it would be another great company for release great titles on their systems.

    • The Clockwork Being

      And this would mean more people in Smash brothers

      • Christopher Coonan

        Remember: Sakurai stated that they were giving no special leverage to add other 3rd-party characters.

        • QuizmasterBos

          True, but if Nintendo would buy Atlus, then it wouldn’t be 3rd-party anymore. Kirby and Marth for instance are seen as 1st-party characters, but they actually are owned by different companies working FOR Nintendo. The only difference is that these companies have been a part of Nintendo for so long, we see them as Nintendo’s. With Atlus, that would be quite different.

          Nevertheless, I don’t think Atlus characters would be at home with Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. I’d still like to see Nintendo take some Atlus IPs at least.

        • The Clockwork Being

          Oh yeah thats true but if Nintendo bought them then the would become first party dev

  • Jack5221

    Head over to Miiverse now! Make your voices heard, Nintendo listens!

    • Christopher Coonan

      Well, it would be more believable if they removed region locking, but yeah; they do for the most part.

  • Nintendo Hater

    Thank you, Nintendo for bankrupting Atlus. you piece of $hit

    • Alexander Kleinwechter

      Your the biggest fail hater i have ever seen, other then my and someone other no one is caring what you say and everyone is just to happy to notice you. Once again fail

      • Nintendo Hater

        ONLY saying! what every 3rd party publisher thinks of Nintendo

        • Nothing5555

          Hell yea, just like that Darksiders 2 developer said…Nintendo has shit stuffed so far up their noses they can’t smell the roses.

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          You have to be some sort of special loser to make up a display name emphasizing hate of a company and then go to a website that talks about that company just to troll. You’re parents must be proud that you have no life.

    • cement

      u need 2 STAHP being a troll… now take ur ps4 n go shove it up ur mother ass

      • giggi

        You need to stop being such a (fanboyish) bitch, too…

        • cement

          ok… i will STAHP!!! but 1st….. i need 2 queef!

    • Nothing5555

      HighFIVE….Yea, stupid Nintendo..besides bankrupting Atlus they are also causing the USA’s national debt to go up and are selling nukes to North Korea…Damn it!!

      • Nintendude

        Don’t forget that they started WWII.

        • Nothing5555

          Oh yea thanks for reminding me..If Japan wasn’t already nuked I’m sure Israel would nuke Nintendo’s HQ for revenge during WWII

  • Mikeike54

    I think it would be a great move for Nintendo to buy Atlus and add it to their roster of owned studios. I really think it would be better for them as a company to create or buy more studios that are experienced and have IP that Nintendo could use as well as even out the workload because it seems many of their studios are not really hard at work: Retro isn’t even being challenged with a stupid DK game, HAL supposedly isnt working on anything, Brownie Brown/ 1-UP studios hasn’t done anything since co-developing fantasy life with Level 5. Obviously only Intel. Systems and Monolith Soft are actually working on quality games while Nintendo EAD creates the majority of their software.

    • Ice Climbers

      HAL is probably working on a Kirby game for 3DS.

  • iceazeama

    wouldnt expect nintendo to by them, they are all ready shitty enough with localizing any of there japanese games. its true, look at the record. ahhhh what do i give a fuck most of you are probably to white night for nintendo that you dont see it or want to see it.

    • Nothing5555

      Can you give me an example of a shitty game they localized? Just curious…

      • iceazeama

        sorry let me clear that up. they suck at localizing the many great games stuck in japan. they dont bring the best games for their systems west, noa is the worst. nintendo sucks at localizations.

        • Nothing5555

          True, but I did enjoy at least some of the games they brought over. I rather have them bring 10 games over with one being good then to never receive the good one at all. IMO

        • Arthur Jarret

          Atlus could help with that if bought… they did bring SMT games and my favorite DS game: Radiant Historia to the US, which allowed me to import it.

          Shame if they would even restructure, really – I was hoping they’d open a european branch for once to give us the games we’ve been missing out on here.

  • Tyler Hilton

    nintendo should buy them , and i think we ignore the trolls on this forum that way we dont give them ammunition to troll more , we know who is wrong anyway ;)

  • Nothing5555

    Nooo….Atlus brought so many great games over to the US I really hope they do well.

  • mojack411

    I wouldn’t worry too much about SMT x FE being cancelled. I’d imagine Nintendo (or at least Intelligent Systems) has a heavy hand in the funding and development.

  • ?????

    every one go to miiverse and tell Nintendo to buy Atlus and trend #NintendobuyAtlus

  • Sidney Majurie

    Nintendo X Atlus :D

    • Nothing5555

      I’m going to say no o this. Atlus is more of a publish who will also localize games here in the US. Nintendo does not seem to gain much from this acquisition. Its better Atlus stays independence of the console manufacturers.

  • Matt Lambourne

    Well, I just looked at a list of Atlus games and the only one I’ve even heard of is Snowboard Kids, and even then Atlus were only the publisher. No big loss.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    I would hate it to see Atlus go, I have very good memories of them dating back to the NES and SNES days, prefer for them to stay independent, else they should be bought by Sony(if they can afford it) or by Nintendo. So N just buy Atlus and Sega as others mentioned, you guys can afford it.

  • Agent721

    Their PS3 Zelda remake 3Ddot game heroes, which is literally a new take on Zelda, was phenomenal. Any Zelda fans out there who missed this game should try it out. I hope they survive.

  • Super Buu

    Nintendo, buy it, buy it when it still breathes!

  • ludist210

    “Atlus is well known for its 3DS published titles, such as Harvest Moon.”

    You’re thinking of Natsume. Atlus did games like Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey, and Shim Megami Tensei.

  • ?????

    I need Etrian Odyssey millenium girl to come to the west Nintendo please buy atlus

  • DragonSilths

    Hmm. I was actually hoping to get Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem…hope it all works out.

  • Joyous Killer

    Nintendo Published Harvest Moon??!?!?!?!?? YES!!!!!!!!!

  • brian murphy

    damn altus and xseed put out some great games hate to lose any of them

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Nintendo should buy them. This secures the future of Atlus, expands Nintendo and gives Ninty SMT and other franchises. If this happens then Wii U could become a great platform for JRPGs.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Tweet Nintendo, start a petition, go to MiiVerse about this. If Atlus fail or Sony buys them or whatever, then forget SMT/Fire Emblem. This is a great opportunity for Ninty to expand, help out a 3rd party (like Platinum and Bayonetta 2) get new IPs and all that stuff!

  • Mikeike54

    Oh Nintendo how I dream of every troll to be murdered in their sleep… and you buying Rare’s IP, SEGA, and Atlus of course.

  • Dez

    Micro$oft and Apple, really. The fact people love them so much just proves how stupid the average consumer is. These companies always screw with you at every turn and every idiot analyst is so busy riding Apple’s c*** that they don’t even realize how stupid they are. Really, Apple releases the same crap over and over yearly with minor tweaks to it yet everyone is ready to spent like $500 for a tiny upgrade and act like the product the bought last year was garbage. Micro$oft doesn’t know how to make a gaming console nor a good OS apparently.

    Need I remind anyone of the retarded Windows phone, how horrible Windows 8 is, or that their prior gaming console had a ridiculous mortality rate well in the upper 90s, and their new one has a spy cam, was going to have some extremely anti-consumer restrictions, and it is an overpriced Tivo. How the hell anyone likes Micro$oft is beyond me. Their 360 was garbage and all it did was ruin this generation with SHOOTERPALOOZA!

    Every first person shooter to needs to go die in a fire! People say RPGs are overdone, but hell I’d rather play a new full RPG every year over hearing a bunch of nerd-raging 13 years olds have a Halo/CoD/Gears of War orgasm everyone you go. Sigh, still it is disappointing to see Japanese gaming shrink, but Nintendo should definitely pick up Atlus.
    Nintendo just needs to start gathering up some new development studios the same way Sony does. The only reason people are so lenient with the competition is because they have either purchased or have close relations with other development studios giving them a crap ton of time to work on first party titles. Nintendo still someone seems to put out way more games than its competition though even though that often leads to delays.

    I look forward to the holiday season when the Wii U really takes off.

  • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

    Hey um, guys? Instead of talking about what could be, maybe this is a good opportunity to start a campaign and talk to Iwata about this. If SMTxFE will be in some way effected by this, then I think Nintendo may want to take action. :/

  • Tecpedz94

    I dont get it i thought Natsume made Harvest moon?

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      They do, it’s a mistake.

      • Tecpedz94

        Ahh good to know but still its a pity that their in trouble….

  • sd

    Great time for Nintendo to buy them then…..Just a suggestion.

    • ByteManNeo

      Only if they would make Thousand Arms 2

      • sd

        Well Nintendo could always buy their IP’s and then re-mploy some of the staff to work on their projects. They need games and without third party they also need to expand.

        • ByteManNeo

          My point exactly. Thousand Arms was my 3rd favorite JRPG on the PS1, because it was quirky and imaginative. Plus, the setting provided a lot of ability for return visits.

          If Atlus won’t sequel it, Nintendo should. Might even help shake off that “kiddie” image they were so wrongfully branded with…

          • sd

            I get the kiddy image thing. But its a big misunderstanding. For me Nintendo will be the only console I will allow my children to use until they are much older. But its not because the console is for kids. It is because the console makes great games that can be enjoyed by pretty much everyone without worrying about censorship etc. Most people don’t seem to understand this. I have never played thousand arms, but they should acquire it and makes a ton of good games. Then I will play it.
            They should also release all games globally. How simple of them to just release some in Japan. if the game is made get it translated and released ASAP.

          • ByteManNeo

            True, but let’s not get off-topic. Thousand Arms 2 would be a hallmark of hilarity, and a much-needed JRPG, since the first was PS1-only. Not to mention, like a lot of indies, Atlus isn’t afraid to take risks. Seriously, Watch a Let’s Play of Thousand Arms, if there is one. It’s HILARIOUS, and a bit touching, too. And any fans of Inuyasha might love the soundtrack, as Ayumi Hamasaki contributed 2 songs for the title.

    • Your money

      Nintendo isn’t exactly the type to buy other companies. They often make their own IPs. But if they save atlus, that will be pretty cool.

  • Madmagican

    ATLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!
    Please don’t go bankrupt; you guys are amazing

  • URTV

    Sega still makes games for other systems, so maybe Sony or Nintendo would still give Atlus some freedom. If Atlus ends up like Monolith Soft I’d be pleased but I’d feel bad for whoever doesn’t get them.

  • TaintedXGamer

    Atlus don’t fade AWAY! I love your Persona series!

  • Michael Jurado

    Nintendo please save harvest moon D:

  • Nothing5555

    Really, you don’t consider Bonk’s Adventure or Ogre Battle classics?!

  • Jimmy D. Fugate

    Didn’t you say you were leaving a long time ago?

  • Nothing5555

    Ahh, but you admit Bonk’s is a classic, now I don’t have take off my rose colored glasses.

  • Nintendude

    Yes he did. I’m glad he is still here though, he makes the comments section fun.

  • Nothing5555

    He doesn’t always Troll but when he does he always drink Dos XX…wait that didn’t come out right. At least when he Troll most of the time they are not vulgar one liners..

  • Nothing5555

    Am I the only one who thinks it better if they stay independent?

  • Nintendude

    Judging by the comments, yes.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Yeah with all the shit you talk you probably need a lot of boxes to pack all that shit up.

  • Eric Degrechie

    Packing fudge like the closet case you are. Go back to your sad little cave you worthless piece of dog shit.

  • Jimmy D. Fugate

    Must be a huge-ass suitcase…

  • Nothing5555

    Well what would Nintendo gain from acquiring Atlus? Its not like Nintendo couldn’t localize some games on their own and would Nintendo localize games just because they have Atlus?

  • QuizmasterBos

    Well, the instant effect that takes place regardless of localization can best be described as “screwing Sony out of Persona 5″. Basically, Nintendo would be able to stop any Sony exclusives titles from Atlus coming to their system, giving Nintendo more power even IF they don’t localize the game. It’s like a super troll move. Of course it would be far better when Nintendo would also localize Persona, increasing their chances of Wii U sales.

    That doesn’t mean Nintendo OR Sony has a good chance of buying Atlus though, videogame companies rarely buy up other companies. Even THQ wasn’t sold in its entirety.

    So, what I think what will happen is that Atlus sells off each of its IPs. Sony gets Persona and other Sony exclusives and Nintendo gets Shin Megami Tensei. Other IPs can be bought up by either company, or by other videogame companies like Sega, Namco Bandai, Square-Enix etc.
    So, what I am saying is: Don’t get your hopes up for Nintendo to buy the whole deal.

  • Luke Fon Fabre

    Persona is a snin-off of Shin Megami Tensei which is infact apart of the Shin Megami Tensei Franchise. So if sony wereto buy Persona Which is more than likey not to happen then they will get both Persona and Shin Megami Tensei.