Last month we learned that a number of Japanese companies were bidding on Atlus’ parent company, Index Corporation, who found itself in major financial difficulty earlier this year.
Now Japan’s leading business news publisher Nikkei reports that the floundering company will be purchased by Sega’s parent company, Sega Sammy Holdings, for around 14 billion yen/$141 million as early as this November.
Atlus previously said it would be “unaffected” by Index Corporation’s financial troubles and subsequent buyout, although Sega is itself in the process of restructuring its videogame business which could affect the types of projects Atlus is ‘allowed’ to work on or publish.
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Source: PlayStation LifeStyle