SEGA Europe to Deny Atlus Localization Support

Atlus has had a bit of a patchy history with the European market, with frequent release delays and suboptimal service. With their acquisition by SEGA Sammy Holdings, there seemed to be small glimmer of hope for Europe. The potential for SEGA’s European branch to take over localization would allow for a more streamlined localization process,Continue reading “SEGA Europe to Deny Atlus Localization Support”

NIS America to Cease Partnership with Atlus

NIS America, the company responsible for publishing a wide range of Atlus games in Europe, has formally cut ties with Atlus. Due to a strained partnership following Atlus’ takeover by Sega Sammy Holdings, NIS America will no longer publish Atlus titles in Europe, nor will Atlus aid in American distrubtion of NIS titles. “Atlus becameContinue reading “NIS America to Cease Partnership with Atlus”

Fire Emblem Fates Outsells Awakening

Despite the controversy surrounding its release, Fire Emblem Fates has managed to launch to an overwhelmingly positive reception. In three days on the market, the title managed to notch up 300,000 sales across its two versions. The previous entry to the franchise, Fire Emblem Awakening only managed to break 100,000 units in a week, well behindContinue reading “Fire Emblem Fates Outsells Awakening”

KOEI Tecmo to Withhold Dead or Alive Xtreme 3

Fans of KOEI Tecmo’s beach volleyball/jiggle physics simulator Dead or Alive Xtreme may be waiting a while for a new entry to the series. With Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 heading to Japanese shelves early next year, a representative from Team Ninja explicitly ruled out a Western release of the game. This is following aContinue reading “KOEI Tecmo to Withhold Dead or Alive Xtreme 3”