Following the termination of the agreement between SEGA and NIS America to distribute all of the Atlus games across Europe there was concern amongst Vita owners about the future as to whether or not further releases would be available outside of Japan and America. It’s now been announced that SEGA are partnering with European publisher Deep Silver to ensure that these games continue to reach our shores for the long term future…
The publishing deal will cover the wide array of future titles for both physical and digital versions across PAL territories, including the SEGA title 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, and the ATLUS titles Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and the hotly anticipated Persona 5.
“We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to using all our pan-European publishing network to maximize the potential of the ATLUS and SEGA games” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver.
”In entering this partnership with Deep Silver, I am truly delighted we will be able to release our titles in the European regions,” said Naoto Hiraoka, CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc., and senior vice president of Publishing, Sega of America, Inc. “Not only does the deal span multiple titles, but Deep Silver has a strong presence in European and PAL retailers. They have a strong passion for being able to deliver physical games to our fans in those territories, which we hold in high regard.”
One thing I would hope will continue is physical releases for the PS Vita which NIS America did remarkably well and I would hope that Deep Silver don’t switch to a digital only approach in the way that Koei Tecmo has for the EU market.