Sega has purchased Atlus from its financially troubled parent company Index Corporation. Atlus is known for JRPGs such as the successful Persona and Megami Tensei series.
Atlus’ acquisition means that Sega now owns some mighty fine IPs including the Megami Tensei series, Persona series, and Etrian Odyssey series. In an official document about the purchase, Sega notes that the IPs are important and indicates interest in making content for mobile devices.
Last year, Sega, which served as Index’s distributer in Japan, acquired Relic Entertainment after THQ went bust. Relic is known for the acclaimed Company of Heroes series, and now that Sega has got their hands on the Persona and Megami Tensei series, things are starting to look pretty good for Sega.