Following yesterday’s news that Sega treats Atlus as an independent label, including who they choose to publish their games in Europe, Sega Europe’s senior vice president has made a new statement.
Sega Europe SVP John Clark has told MCV UK:
We’re very interested in bringing all of the group’s Japanese content not just to the West, but to Europe in particular. We are always trying to find a way. And that’s an on-going process. That’s something we are continually assessing and talking to and if there are really strong opportunities to support the Japanese content in Europe, we’ll do it.
This is in addition to the news in March 2016 that Sega of America would be assuming publishing duties for Atlus USA titles in North America, and also the news in April 2016 that NIS America would no longer be a publishing partner for Atlus games in Europe.
The upcoming Atlus USA published title in North America that will be releasing in Europe will be Odin Sphere Leifthrasir on June 24, 2016 by NIS America. On May 19, 2016, The King of Fighters XIV was announced to be published by Deep Silver in Europe.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and Persona 5 have not been announced for a European release as of yet.
— MCV UK