We all saw the warning signs a fairly recently when Index, the company that owns Atlus, was investigated for fraud. At that moment, fans of Atlus’s work began to worry and even wonder what would happen to the company. But a few were calm and told us all to wait and see. I hate to say it, but the time for waiting is over. Index is set to start selling off it’s “operations,” and as such, we can only assume Atlus is on it’s way to a new home. Fans of Persona and Shin Megami Tensei, you now have permission to be nervous about your favorite franchises.
This is exceptionally cruel to fans of Persona, as it wasn’t so long ago that Atlus registered a domain for Persona 5. Let’s hope they can get the game out and the alleged misdeeds of their parent company don’t end the series before we get to see what their newest game would be.