Official word that Sega Sammy Holdings (Sega’s parent company) has acquired Index Corporation (Atlus’ parent company).
According to a press release issued this morning, Index Corporation has been bought by Sega Sammy Holdings for ¥14 billion (about $141 million USD). The fact that Sega Sammy Holdings’ creation left both Sega and Sammy as running separate entities under their umbrella means Atlus may remain an intact entity instead of folding into one of their divisions. This good news seems to follow with what Altus’ US branch stated earlier however; that they will be “unaffected” by the Japan proceedings.
Atlus is the company behind the Shin Megami Tensei series as well as the popular Persona offshoot.