Atlus has released a statement remarking on its acquisition by SEGA parent company SEGA Sammy in which it reassures fans who might be worried about the company's future.
In addition to thanking fans for their support, the statement reads in part, "Above all, we, Atlus corporation, have had our consumer game business supported by an exceptional amount of fans. Regardless of the business itself rising to a much favorable position in recent years, lately, we have caused concern to our customers, to whom we deeply apologize," according to a translation by Siliconera.
The message, which was published on the homepage of Atlus' Japanese website, was written by Naoto Hiraoka, who is described as the company's consumer software director. Hiraoka was, at least as of earlier this year, the president and CEO of Index Digital Media (the former Atlus USA).
Hiraoka went on to talk about Atlus' existing relationship with Sega -- the two companies signed a deal in 2012 for Sega to distribute Atlus games in Japan -- and how it will be strengthened through this acquisition. "In terms of consumer games expertise, this relationship will be mutually benefitial for both sides," he wrote. "It is about the deep acknowledgement of wanting to further raise our brand."
"We feel that our ongoing business is in very good shape, and it brings us great pleasure to be able to report our continuing business, here, today," Hiraoka continued. "This has been made possible thanks to your patronage and support. On behalf of all the employees, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts."
Additional details on the company's "ongoing situation" will be revealed in the "near future," so expect to learn more about this deal and what it means for Atlus before long.
Source : ign[dot]com