Tecmo Koei buy Gust, plan to make Atelier social game.

#1 Posted by Icemael (6355 posts) -
http://andriasang.com/comz8b/tecmo_koei_gust/ 

Koei Tecmo Holdings announced today that it will be making Atelier series developer Gust into a subsidiary. 
 
Koei Tecmo Holdings will be acquiring all 495 shares of Gust stock from current 100% shareholder Keiken Holdings, making the small independent publisher into a wholly owned subsidiary. 
 
The involved parties signed a deal for the stock purchase earlier today. The transfer is planned for the middle of this month. The purchase price for the stock will be 22 million yen.


http://andriasang.com/comz8f/atelier_social/

In a brief report on Tecmo Koei's buyout of Gust, Nikkei writes that the publisher plans on turning Gust's Atelier series into a social game. 
 
Atelier has most recently appeared on the PlayStation 3 through the Arland subseries, which includes games like Atelier Meruru, Atelier Totori and Atelier Rorona. The games combine adventure, RPG and item synthesis elements. 

For fans worried that the Atelier series as we know it may be coming to an end, it should be noted that Nikkei's report did not say that the series will be exclusively social from here on out. It's possible (and likely given recent sales) that Tecmo Koei is planning social developments in addition to standard games.


Well, this is... unexpected. I never thought we'd see cutesy JRPGs and social games with the Tecmo label.
#2 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

Atiler Warriors!!!!!

#3 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4700 posts) -

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

#4 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

you can't find any? they do make a lot of games.
#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

What the hell does this mean? That the series will become Persona 4? Or a dating sim? Or a Facebook game?

#6 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

@Icemael said:

Well, this is... unexpected. I never thought we'd see cutesy JRPGs and social games with the Tecmo label.

Actually, Koei's already done this. They created a social game called Nobunyaga no Yabou, which is basically a social game version of Nobunaga's Ambition, but all of the officers are cute anthropomorphic cats.

#7 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4700 posts) -

@kingzetta said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

you can't find any? they do make a lot of games.

Granted I do live in a small isolated town with few stores to purchase games.

#8 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

What the hell does this mean? That the series will become Persona 4? Or a dating sim? Or a Facebook game?

social gameing means facebook games
#9 Posted by Beforet (2931 posts) -

A social game is one of those Japanese cell-phone games students play on the trains, right?

#10 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@Beforet said:

A social game is one of those Japanese cell-phone games students play on the trains, right?

either that or a facebook game
#11 Posted by Beforet (2931 posts) -

@kingzetta: Well, I'm thinking within the context. I'm not sure how popular facebook is in Japan.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@kingzetta:

Well, shit. I'd be pissed, but I've never played an Altair's Iris game.

#13 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@kingzetta said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

you can't find any? they do make a lot of games.

Granted I do live in a small isolated town with few stores to purchase games.

You basically have 3 choices for new. NISA's own website, Gamestop or Amazon. And Amazon doesn't always keep them around long. Individual Gamestops don't always get copies.

#14 Posted by Chop (1999 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

 
Fuck no. Stay away from Gust...unless you're a big fan of underage naked cartoon pussy.
#15 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

@Chop said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

Fuck no. Stay away from Gust...unless you're a big fan of underage naked cartoon pussy.

Uh...way to stereotype?

#16 Edited by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

They make some cool niche JRPGs. Atelier Iris 2 on the PS2 is one of my favourite JRPGs. Some shit can be said about the Ar Tonelico games too but I had a good time with the first one. Not so much the third...

I've been meaning to get Hyperdimension Neptunia for awhile too. Everywhere I looked had it for $60-$100 :(

Also, I really hope this doesn't turn into GUST being shut down. The Tales studio was shut down recently, right? If GUST goes I'll have to play Final Fantasy or something for a JRPG fix.

EDIT: Aww shiiiit. I just checked out NIS's store and they have some mother effing copies of Hyperdimension Neptunia! $30! Brand new! Maybe because the sequel is coming out, they are printing more? That shit is $65 minimum on amazon right now. Some prices as high as $180 but that is effing crazy. Crazy people would pay that.

#17 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

@Chop said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

Fuck no. Stay away from Gust...unless you're a big fan of underage naked cartoon pussy.

They are Rated T for Teen, not quite sure what games you have been playing.

#18 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

@Vorbis said:

@Chop said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is unexpected. Are Gust game any good? I've been wanting to play one for a while but can't find any.

Fuck no. Stay away from Gust...unless you're a big fan of underage naked cartoon pussy.

They are Rated T for Teen, not quite sure what games you have been playing.

Ar Tonelico 3 is rated M and is, I believe, the second most recent release by GUST (I'm probably wrong about that, BUT it was recent). It is also one of those games that knows who it is selling to and pulls no punches...

The main point in the battle system is to strip your female companion to make her stronger. Also, each character who doesn't normally strip, strips down to their undies after performing a special attack. Dudes too, not just the ladies.

#19 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

@SuperWristBands: My mistake, I wasn't aware Ar Tonelico was made by Gust and was talking about the Atelier series. Even so I highly doubt there is any "naked underage pussy" even as an M rated game.

#20 Posted by Icemael (6355 posts) -
@SuperWristBands said:

Also, I really hope this doesn't turn into GUST being shut down. The Tales studio was shut down recently, right?

No. It was just absorbed by Namco (it was previously a subsidiary).
#21 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

@Vorbis said:

@SuperWristBands: My mistake, I wasn't aware Ar Tonelico was made by Gust and was talking about the Atelier series. Even so I highly doubt there is any "naked underage pussy" even as an M rated game.

Nah, you are totally right. It's a giant bomb "thing" to write "naked cartoon pussy". I doubt he meant it literally. If he did, then, yeah, he is wrong.

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