Atlus vor dem Aus?

      Atlus vor dem Aus?

      Atlus at risk after parent company announces bankruptcy

      Zeno Clash publisher Atlus is at risk of sale or restructure following today's announcement that parent company Index has filed for civil rehabilitation proceedings as it faces bankruptcy.

      According to a report from CNET, Index owes debts of ¥24.5 billion — roughly $224 million — and the company's president Ochiai Yoshimi has hinted at his resignation.

      Index Corporation states that its previous attempt to acquire businesses targeted at both domestic and international interests did not work as planned, while overseas acquisitions was particularly unsuccessful in creating the necessary increase in revenue to justify the purchase.

      We have contacted Atlus for comment and will update the post when more information is available.

      CNet Japan


      Quelle: Atlus at risk after parent company announces bankruptcy | Polygon

      Die Meldung macht mir schon ein bisschen Angst. Ich hoffe, dass Atlus nicht dadurch beeinträchtigt wird... :/

      Ehrlich gesagt kann ich mir gut vorstellen, dass das große N sich gerne an Titeln wie Persona "vergreifen" würde — und vieleicht gäbe das sogar ganz interessante Ergebnisse (unwillkürlich muss ich hier an die Richtung Kingdom Hearts denken, obwohl das mit alldem natürlich nicht wirklich etwas zu tun hat), aber in jedem Fall wäre das ein Verlust für die ursprünglichen Werte des Franchise. So weit, sich an derartiges zu wagen, ist Nintendo imho noch nicht, auch wenn es sich ja aktuell sehr ums "Erwachsenwerden" bemüht...
      Hoffen wir das beste.
      No weapons.
      Just words.
      Index Corporation, the parent company of Persona series developer Atlus, registered the domain "" on June 25. Before throwing your hands up in glee, take a breath and look at the big picture: Index doesn't own "," "" or other similar constructions, and snagging a domain for Persona 5 doesn't, on its own, confirm the existence of the game. Index could simply be protecting its brand against potential squatters.

      Or Team Persona could be close to announcing Persona 5. (OK, now throw your hands up in glee and with full acknowledgement of all the information.)

      In August 2012, series producer Katsura Hashino said Team Persona was working on "the next numbered Persona game," but it wasn't specified to be Persona 5. After all, a Persona 2 remake is still a numbered Persona game.

      Quelle: Atlus parent company registers Persona 5 domain | Joystiq

      Ich bevorzuge die "or..." Variante... :D