'Persona 5' already confirmed for Europe.
Today, Deep Silver has confirmed that they have entered into a publishing agreement with Sega of America and Atlus USA to publish various Atlus and Sega titles throughout Europe. Deep Silver has stated that this means they will be publishing digital and physical versions of these titles, and have already confirmed that they will be publishing 'Persona 5', 'Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse', and '7th Dragon III Code: VFD' across PAL territories. You can read the full press release below:
Munich, Germany, July 6 - Deep Silver, SEGA® of America, Inc., and Atlus U.S.A., Inc.are entering a collaboration to publish multiple ATLUS- and SEGA-brand titles on consoles and handheld devices across all European & PAL territories. The publishing deal will cover the wide array of future titles for both physical and digital versions across PAL territories, including the SEGA title 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, and the ATLUS titles Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and the hotly anticipated Persona 5. "We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to using all our pan-European publishing network to maximize the potential of the ATLUS and SEGA games" said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver. "In entering this partnership with Deep Silver, I am truly delighted we will be able to release our titles in the European regions," said Naoto Hiraoka, CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc., and senior vice president of publishing, Sega of America, Inc. "Not only does the deal span multiple titles, but Deep Silver has a strong presence in European and PAL retailers. They have a strong passion for being able to deliver physical games to our fans in those territories, which we hold in high regard." More news to follow shortly on these exciting titles!
While NIS America was the previous publisher for Atlus titles in Europe, NIS recently broke off their agreement, citing complications within Atlus after their acquisition by Sega. While I admit I'm not terribly fond of Deep Silver as a publisher, it is good to see that a bunch of highly anticipated titles will see the light of day in Europe, and hopefully won't take too long getting over there, as a great deal of Atlus titles have in the past.
Source: Deep Silver