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    Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

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    The American subsidiary of Atlus primarily localizes and/or publishes games for the North American market.

    Short summary describing this company.

    Atlus U.S.A., Inc. last edited by Mento on 03/16/22 07:05PM View full history

    Overview

    Atlus USA's headquarters are located in Irvine, California. Atlus is a privately held company and subsidiary of Sega.

    The company was founded in 1991 as Asuka, with the mission of publishing high quality role-playing games for a North American audience. The most important part of this mission was the localization of these titles and the company gained a reputation for it's excellent translations and ability to speak to the North American game market.

    Shin Megami Tensei is the leading RPG franchise for the company, developed in-house by R&D Studio 1 at Atlus' parent company. The franchise is known for it's mature themes in each installment.

    Popular Franchises

    Popular Atlus franchises include Shin Megami Tensei, Disgaea, Etrian Odyssey, Trauma Center, and Wizardry.

    Persona is one of the most popular SMT series outside of Japan
    Persona is one of the most popular SMT series outside of Japan

    SMT: Persona 3 and Persona 4 were successful overseas for innovating within the traditional JRPG formula while still keeping what makes JRPGs appealing. The Persona franchise is one of Atlus's highest selling outside of Japan. Be sure to check out the Giant Bomb Persona 4 Endurance Run played by Jeff Gerstmann and Vinny Caravella!

    Catherine - Atlus's newest first-party title and their first multiplatform release
    Catherine - Atlus's newest first-party title and their first multiplatform release

    In July 2011, Atlus published Catherine for PS3 and Xbox 360, which was developed by the same team that made Persona 4. It was featured in Giantbomb's Quick Look EX and the Giantbomb Quick Look Catherine Reveal. It has been the company's largest release to date, and their first multiplatform release of the current generation.

    Current Management Team

    Shinichi Suzuki

    President & CEO

    Sixteen years industry experience

    Tim Pivnicny

    Vice President

    Sales & Marketing

    Bill Alexander

    Vice President of Production

    Business Development

    Mitsuhiro Tanaka

    General Manager

    References

    http://www.atlus.com/corporate.php

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