ATLUS comments on Index Corp. bankruptcy, reassures fans
- Posted July 3rd, 2013 at 15:50 EDT by Will Robinson
With the recent news of ATLUS’ parent company Index Corporation allegedly facing bankruptcy, many fans are worried about the well-being of the prominent developer of favorites like Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. Atlus USA responded quickly following the initial news, stating that it was “unaffected” by the misfortunes of Index Corporation in Japan.
While this was relieving to hear, most of the games produced under the Atlus brand are from its Japan studio. So, what about Atlus Japan?
Today, Atlus Japan shed some light on its status through statements on the developer’s official website and Twitter account. “From hereafter also, the development and sales of the Atlus brand as well as the consumer business will continue," it said.
Atlus added that "Other retail and download titles that are currently on sale will continue to be sold as they are currently." Meanwhile, highly anticipated PS Vita sidescroller Dragon’s Crown will release in Japan on July 25 as planned.
The developer, however, did not release comment on whether or not the status of games currently in development--Persona 5, most notable--would be affected by Index Corporation’s troubles.