Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in Buying Atlus

August 5, 2013 -

Sega is one of twenty companies interested in buying out Atlus from Japanese parent company Index Holdings, according to a Blomberg Japan report (by way of CVG). Index Holdings purchased Atlus in 2006, but last month was forced to file for bankruptcy in the Tokyo District Court for over millions of dollars in debts it faced.

Founded in 1986, Atlus is best known for localizing popular Japanese franchise for America and Europe including the Persona series, Steambot Chronicles, Demon's Souls, Trauma Center, the first Disgaea game, and more.

Bloomberg Japan also claims that the highest bid so far for the company has been $203 million, though which one of those twenty companies placed that bid was not disclosed.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Source: CVG

 


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Re: Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in ...

I want to know who the other 19 companies are. 

Re: Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in ...

Rumor has it Nintendo is one of them.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in ...

Nintendo would be good if they just let Atlus USA keep doing what they're doing.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in ...

I'd like to think it learned its lesson after Rare and Silicon Knights.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in ...

Nintendo has learned a lot of lessons over the years, and it seems they applied them.

Re: Report: Twenty Companies Including Sega Interested in ...

I would be happy with Nintendo or Sega buying them. I would be downright depressed if EA, Activision, Square or Ubisoft bought them.

 
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