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Sega is getting help from a company with strong resources in Europe to help release some of the most anticipated Japanese role-playing games.
Sega announced today that it has partnered with publisher Deep Silver to release digital and physical versions of games in Europe, including releases from Atlus (a subsidiary of Sega), Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The deal also includes Sega’s 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. This is great news for European fans of Japanese role-playing games. Persona 5 is one of the most anticipated JRPG releases in some time, and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is a meaty RPG for Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console that surprises as you dive deeper into it.
“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, chief executive officer of Koch Media/Deep Silver, in a press release sent to GamesBeat.
“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, chief executive officer of Atlus U.S.A., Inc. and senior vice president of publishing, Sega of America, Inc., in the press release. “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.”
Sega does not have any European release dates for any of the games yet. Persona 5 releases in the U.S. on September 15.
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