NIS America will no longer be publishing titles for Atlus in Europe.
The news comes from NIS America MD Takuro Yamashita, who, in speaking with MCVUK stated the following:
“Around ten days ago, we terminated our alliance with Atlus in Europe and the US.” He continued, “Atlus became very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega. It always cherry picked its EU publishing partner based on who offered the highest minimum guarantee on a title by title basis. I noticed that it was very difficult for NIS America to establish an equal-partnership with Atlus.”
“Atlus and its European games have contributed a lot to the expansion of NIS America in Europe. I would like to express my greatest appreciation to them for that.”
The news comes as a shock to many fans, as NIS America was responsible for bringing great hits like Persona 4 Golden, Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight and Persona Q to the region.