NIS America no longer publishing Atlus games in Europe as relationship terminates
Posted on April 25, 2016 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
MCV has received word from NIS America that the company will no longer be handling the release of Atlus’ titles across Europe. Additionally, going forward, Atlus won’t be distributing any NIS games in America.
NIS America MD Takuro Yamashita said in a statement:
“Around ten days ago, we terminated our alliance with Atlus in Europe and the US. Atlus became very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega. It always cherry picked its EU publishing partner based on who offered the highest minimum guarantee on a title by title basis. I noticed that it was very difficult for NIS America to establish an equal-partnership with Atlus. Atlus and its European games have contributed a lot to the expansion of NIS America in Europe. I would like to express my greatest appreciation to them for that.”
NIS America has handled several of Atlus’ titles in Europe. The lineup includes the Etrian Odyssey 3DS titles, Persona Q, nad more.