ATLUS, the company that developed Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and the recently released Shin Megami Tensei IV, has hit hard times since their parent company (Index Corporation) filed for bankruptcy and is working towards selling off its subsidiaries. During the auction, July 28th, ATLUS will be up for grabs. The International Business Times believes that Nintendo’s close working relationship (With Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei IV) makes them a forerunner to purchase the company.
“The single most likely bidder for Atlus in the Atlus bankruptcy case is Nintendo. As a matter of fact, I’d like to suggest that a Nintendo-led acquisition of Atlus may actually have been in the works for some time. That’s because Nintendo has been working unusually closely with Atlus lately, treating them practically like an in-house studio. That may be because Atlus is about to become one.” – International Digital Times
How do you feel about this possible merger between the two companies? Is ATLUS a missing piece of Nitnendo’s puzzle? If the purchase happens, what would you expect from the deal, more RPG’s for Nintendo, maybe some new IPs? Or, do you expect another developer, such as Square Enix, Ubisoft, or maybe even Sony to jump in for a claim?
SOURCE: The International Business Times