There was a lot of speculation over who would purchase Index Holdings, the parent company of Atlus, and many even speculated that Nintendo would be at the top of that list due to a strong relationship including the recent Shin Megami Tensei / Fire Emblem collaboration. However, that spectacular scenario was not to be. Sega Sammy has been confirmed to purchase Index Holdings for a reported •14 billion (roughly $141 million USD... IE less than the budget of GTA V), giving them full control over Atlus and all of their many properties. What does this mean for Nintendo fans?.
Atlus has many well known franchises, including Shin Megami Tensei, Etrian Odyssey, Trauma Center and more, with the summer 2013 release of Shin Megami Tensei IV on the 3DS as their latest Nintendo platform release.
What do you think? Good news? Bad news? Just news?
UPDATE: Sega had this to say: Although itís been reported that this firmís subsidiary Sega has bought Index Corporation, this has not been officially announced by the company. Maybe not quite official yet?