In late February Sega announced that it would split Atlus away from its parent company, Japan-based Index. Sega acquired the original North American publisher of Tactics Ogre, Disgaea, Steambot Chronicles, Trauma Center, the Persona series, and many other popular Japanese games in September 2013 in a deal that cost the company an estimated $140 million.
This week the company announced that the split is official and unveiled a new logo for Atlus. The new logo looks a lot like the old one, to be honest.
The two new divisions are Atlus, which develops, publishes, and localizes Japanese games for North America; and Index which will handle the advertising and business operations for Atlus. Former Sega managing director Yukio Sugino is in charge of Atlus, while former Index executive vice president Yasuhiko Hamada will take the reins of Index.