Deep Silver partners with ATLUS and SEGA for European publishing


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Fellow European region gamers, raise your hand if an instalment in your favourite niche or cult-favourite JRPG series has arrived in your country nearly a year after its American release, and possibly more than a year after the Japanese release.

Raise your other hand if this has happened to you even though localisation (particularly adding in all those beautiful Us to words like favourite and armour) has more or less ceased and been handed to you at American standard.
I’m with you. When you’re a gigantic JRPG fan like I am, being in Australia can suck. Hell, even getting our hands on non-JRPG new releases often requires a few days of waiting, if not a month or more.

But hey, good news, everyone! Atlus USA and SEGA of America have partnered with Deep Silver to release multiple upcoming (*cough*Persona5*cough*) titles (*cough*Persona5*cough*) in Europe. Why yes, that does include the highly anticipated next instalment in the Persona series, currently due for release in North America on Valentine’s Day 2017.7th-Dragon-3-Demo-Now-Americas
Not only are Deep Silver planning to release Persona 5 in Europe, but also ATLUS’ other upcoming title Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. On the SEGA side, Deep Silver will be handling the European release of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. All of these games will be released in both physical and digital form, so here’s hoping European gamers will see some beautiful collector’s editions and I won’t have to pay premium USA shipping prices to get that Morgana plush.

ATLUS and SEGA have promised that even more works from their studios will be included in this publishing deal. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any timetables made public for release dates, though it’s safe to say 7th Dragon III Code: VFD won’t ship simultaneously, but we can expect more information in the coming weeks.

Fellow PAL region gamers, please join with me in bristling with delight as we await more news on this exciting development!