SEGA Wins Bid; SEGA SAMMY Now Owns ATLUS!?!
Remember when Atlus was up for bidding after their parent company, and SEGA "we sued Level 5 and can't manage our own studios" of all companies was the only one named out of all the bidders?
On September 18th, 2013, it was confirmed that SEGA SAMMY has acquired Atlus for $140 million dollars via press release. This gives them access to the popular Megami Tensei and Persona brands, as well as all of the assets associated with Atlus. The date of transfer for the assets and liabilities is scheduled for November the 1st, and have established a new subsidiary called "SEGA DREAM CORPORATION" in order to acquire Index Corporation's assets and liabilities.
I be will discussing the positives (very few, mind you) and negatives of this acquisition in the future for SEGA SAMMY and Atlus once I stop seeing red, so instead, I will leave you with this happy image:
There is no issue.
I fail to see an issue with this.
Did they fire the Relic devs?
So you know who every bidder was and all of their plans for the ATLUS properties. Sources?
Not cool, they got bought by the second worst option available.
Still unclear, all we know is they're transferring assets and liabilities.
So are the devs that work on the Atlus games still working or is SEGA firing them all and taking the licenses?
Cool, ATLUS stays third party.