“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.”
NIS America are responsible for the publishing of games such as Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and The Legend of Legacy in Europe. It leaves in doubt the fate of Persona 5, which is set for release this summer in Japan. It is unknown who will publish the game in Europe, whether it be self-published by SEGA/Atlus, or distributed by another published such as PQube.