Atlus says it's going to be OK after merger

by: Chuck -
If you were concerned that Atlus was going to be gutted when the company was dissolved last week, you may have nothing to worry about, at least according to this official statement the company which was released on Friday

"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."
-Shinichi Suzuki, President/CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

I hope that this is true but I worry when cool, but quirky companies like Atlus go through massive transitions as what make the company special is lost in the shuffle (usually when the word "synergy" is involved).  Hopefully they leave Atlus alone so they can continue producing great, but odd RPG's and other cool games.
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.

-Shinichi Suzuki
President/CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
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