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Old 2013-08-05, 15:10   Link #21
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Some good news apparently: Sega bids on purchasing Atlus.

I just hope it's true and it follows through. Sega has been pumping out good to decent games consistently lately and I think they might just be a decent enough house for the SMT/Persona series.

Now if only they don't pull a Valkyria Chronicles 3 on us...
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Old 2013-08-05, 15:25   Link #22
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Some good news apparently: Sega bids on purchasing Atlus.

I just hope it's true and it follows through. Sega has been pumping out good to decent games consistently lately and I think they might just be a decent enough house for the SMT/Persona series.

Now if only they don't pull a Valkyria Chronicles 3 on us...
you mean bad news. sega got a pretty bad track record
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Old 2013-08-05, 15:43   Link #23
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you mean bad news. sega got a pretty bad track record
Curiously they have a pretty good track record with their last purchases: The Total War Series and Football Manager have been left mostly alone since being acquired by them and the addition of the stable of Atlus IPs would make Sega a stronger player in the publishing game.

Of course one could argue that Sega has been absolutely appalling in handling it's own house-built franchises like Shinning Force, Shenmue and Sonic but as an old Sega fan I want to believe.

At least Sega is better than any of the hardware makers when it comes to which platforms we can expect games developed for.
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Old 2013-08-05, 16:44   Link #24
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I'd rather just look at the positives if that's how it turns out. At least Sega can still keep working with Nintendo and Sony just fine. If they are smart enough to leave Atlus to do their own thing the games will keep flowing just fine. While I wonder about some of Sega's decisions they have brought out some interesting RPGs over the past few years so it's not the worst option.

All in all seems like this wouldn't be a bad option. Maybe the best chance to just keep things as status quo.
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Old 2013-08-11, 05:54   Link #25
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so how the bidding go?
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Old 2013-08-11, 06:56   Link #26
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so how the bidding go?
It's too early to say. I reckon we've got months of waiting before any news surfaces from this whole situation.
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Old 2013-08-11, 07:00   Link #27
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just search around and wow, from the list of bidder, Production I.G. is the second highest bidder there

http://japanimate.com/Entry/3048

Attack on Titan aside, had they have any big hit recently?
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Old 2013-08-11, 07:43   Link #28
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just search around and wow, from the list of bidder, Production I.G. is the second highest bidder there

http://japanimate.com/Entry/3048

Attack on Titan aside, had they have any big hit recently?
Er... I think you're mistaken.

If I'm not wrong, that list is the companies the Index/Atlus in debt to, not the bidders list.
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Old 2013-08-11, 07:46   Link #29
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just search around and wow, from the list of bidder, Production I.G. is the second highest bidder there

http://japanimate.com/Entry/3048

Attack on Titan aside, had they have any big hit recently?
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Er... I think you're mistaken.

If I'm not wrong, that list is the companies the Index/Atlus in debt to, not the bidders list.
That... Would be awkward
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Old 2013-08-11, 07:53   Link #30
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Er... I think you're mistaken.

If I'm not wrong, that list is the companies the Index/Atlus in debt to, not the bidders list.
this guy said that I don't know.
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Old 2013-08-11, 11:00   Link #31
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Who the hell is he?
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Old 2013-08-11, 11:31   Link #32
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From what I can glean from online translators, it is talking about creditors, not bidders. Sorry girl, it is not a bids list.

It might signal even a worse plan being brought to the table : Index is planning to send Atlus to any company that can give it complete debt amnesty.

Probably that they don't think Atlus is worth much seeing how many stalled games they have in line thanks to proper liquidity.
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Old 2013-08-11, 20:29   Link #33
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J Trust makes bid for Atlus parent

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J Trust, the Japanese financial services firm five percent owned by Goldman Sachs, has made an offer to purchase Atlus parent company Index, currently up for grabs.

The company, according to Bloomberg, aims to use cash raised through a record rights offering to fund takeover bids, including Index, as part of a client-boosting strategy. During an interview, J Trust CEO Nobuyoshi Fujisawa said the company can spend as much as 130 billion yen (approx. $1.3 billion) in cash on buyouts without seeking external financing.
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Old 2013-08-12, 00:07   Link #34
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Not too bad. Atlus getting bought by a none-publisher is the ideal situation.
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Old 2013-08-12, 06:53   Link #35
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This is the data for J Trust.

Not surprising. J Trust specialises in lending to businesses banks don't want to lend to; if such a financier comes in, someone must have been pulling strings from behind or it has been recommended as a undervalued purchase - usually companies like that ignore game markets because of its inherent risk.

The company is rather.....meh. I don't know what to say, I am not good at analysing financial companies because I don't know how to look for creative accounting.
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Old 2013-08-13, 22:12   Link #36
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It's not officially revealing anything, but the director of the Persona franchise has recently posted a statement asking fans to be patient, and revealing there will be some big announcements in celebration of Atlus' 25th Anniversary in 2014.

Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/13...tles-and-more/

While it certainly suggests Persona 5 is being planned for a release next year, keep in mind it's the entire Atlus brand's anniversary, so don't get your hopes up too high.
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Old 2013-08-14, 05:47   Link #37
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Kinda wondering how the contract between Atlus and Dept. Heaven going.

Really wonder how Atlus want to keep Dept. Heaven on the bay or not.. After seeing Atlus's current status which makes Dept. Heaven kinda doubt of releasing another games.
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Old 2013-08-14, 09:54   Link #38
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I actually support Atlus to become private and independent again. Screw the investors, be a private company.
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Old 2013-09-04, 09:09   Link #39
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I don't know anything about business, but this entire topic is giving me bad vibes like Mega Man Legends 3
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Old 2013-09-04, 20:10   Link #40
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I don't know anything about business, but this entire topic is giving me bad vibes like Mega Man Legends 3
I don't think Atlus has any officially announced games in development that could be cancelled.

I suppose there's that Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem crossover announced around a year ago with no news, but I'm not sure whether Atlus was in charge of the project or Nintendo/Intelligent Systems.
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