Europe has had a tumultuous relationship with the release of Japanese games. Many of these titles would not see the light of day for months or even years after being released in NA Regions. And many of these games would often be plagued with frame rate and bug issues. Hopefully, this will now be no more, at least with Sega and Atlus games.
**Munich, Germany, July 6 – Deep Silver, SEGA® of America, Inc., and Atlus U.S.A., Inc.are entering a collaboration to publish multiple ATLUS- and SEGA-brand titles on consoles and handheld devices across all European & PAL territories.
The publishing deal will cover the wide array of future titles for both physical and digital versions across PAL territories, including the SEGA title 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, and the ATLUS titles Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and the hotly anticipated Persona 5. **
Both Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver/Koch Media and said Naoto Hiraoka, CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. and Senior Vice President of Sega of America, Inc. expressed joy and excitement at this new agreement. Dr. Klemens Kundratitz said:
We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to using all our pan-European publishing network to maximize the potential of the ATLUS and SEGA games.
Agreeing, Naoto Hiraoka stated:
In entering this partnership with Deep Silver, I am truly delighted we will be able to release our titles in the European regions. Not only does the deal span multiple titles, but Deep Silver has a strong presence in European and PAL retailers. They have a strong passion for being able to deliver physical games to our fans in those territories, which we hold in high regard.
Atlus plans on announcing more news about 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and Persona 5.