Earlier in the week, we reported on news that Index Holdings, the parent company of Atlus, would be merging Atlus and their Index mobile branch into the main company. This made many wonder if the move would affect the North American branch at all, after the Japanese branch stated nothing would change.
Shinichi Suzuki, President/CEO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc., just recently came out with this statement on behalf of the company's North American branch:
Recent news out of Japan that Index Holdings, the parent company of Atlus Co., Ltd. (and its wholly-owned private subsidiary Atlus U.S.A, Inc.), would be merging the Atlus brand into itself has created uncertainty as to the future of Atlus and its games. We want to assure our fans and affiliates that Atlus remains in operation and will continue, as always, to support our beloved community with the finest quality game experiences possible.
The Atlus-Index merger allows us to achieve greater synergy among the Index group companies and further strengthens the foundation of Atlus, both in Japan and here in the United States.
So, as expected, nothing will be changing with regards to Atlus USA's releases. If anything, this move should help them out as the Japanese branch no longer needs to worry about the shareholders as they are no longer listed on the Japanese stock exchange.