Atlus Looking To Sega’s Past.

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When Sega acquired Atlus back in September the world and his dog began speculating on what the takeover would mean to both companies. Many concluded that Sega’s close ties to Nintendo would mean more games for them and that said games, due to Sega’s resources would get localized a touch faster. In a recent interview with Famitsu Sega Sammy chief operating officer Naoya Tsurumi has revealed the deal could instead see Atlus reviving some of Sega’s dormant classics.
“I believe that the addition of genres is a crucial factor,” said Mr. Tsurumi. “Especially with regard to the fact that Sega have never excelled in RPG titles. With consideration towards Atlus’ strengths, Japanese RPGs would be a prime example of an added benefit, and while we have no intention of forcing this, we’d definitely love to have Atlus utilize any of Sega’s dormant IPs,”
So there you have it, should Mr. Tsurumi get his wish the likes of Shining Force or a non online version of Phantasy Star could soon be in the works, heck Atlus could even go really obscure and bring back the likes of Beyond Oasis, King Colossus or even Rent-A-Hero, anything really is possible.

Atlus Looking To Sega's Past.

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5 Comments

    1. Shining Force would indeed be good but I’d also love to see Atlus do something with Golden Axe Warrior. A fun little Zelda clone from the Master System days.

  1. Come on Streets Of Rage! Even as a Nintendo fan boy I admit that was miles better than any side scrolling beat ’em up on the SNES.

    1. As much as I would LOVE to see a new Streets Of Rage Sega will have Atlus working on an RPG long before they let them loose on anything else.

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