Fellow Americans, if you’re reading this note that the following information doesn’t pertain to you.However, if you’re a European reading this, it’s time to get your shindig on.
For years, Europe had to sit in fear, wondering if Atlus’ next game would be available to them. That fear ends today.
It has been revealed that going forward, Deep Silver (publisher of Mighty No.9, Saints Row, the Metro series, and more) will now be distributing Atlus and Sega games in Europe and the UK. You can breath now Europe — don’t worry — Persona 5 is coming to you.
Now, I know what some of you are wondering: why doesn’t Sega just use its Sega Europe distribution operation? Well curious internet user, Sega also recently explained that SOE is focused mostly on distributing the company’s western titles — like the Football Manager Franchise — not it’s Japanese developed titles.
“With the majority of those titles being released on PC, we’ve seen an evolution of SEGA Europe into a more digitally-centric business over the last few years. For any packaged releases of SEGA Europe Western IPs they already partner with Deep Silver to bring those titles to market in Europe. It made sense to mirror that partnership with the SEGA of America-managed Japanese IP titles which currently have a heavier bias towards physical release. Sega Europe will still be publishing Yakuza 0.”
This is great news for European gamers, who will no longer have to sit up late at night, wondering in fear if their most anticipated Atlus games will be out of reach come release. Heads up Romania, it’s time to Persona 5 baby!
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.