This one is likely to be a little bit confusing so stick with me on this one. Today XSEED Games’ parent company Marvelous AQL purchased Atlus Online from Index Digital Media, the parent company of Atlus. By doing this they have created Marvelous USA in North America, but don’t worry, XSEED Games remains itself and their plans for publishing titles remains unchanged.
For example, any games published on PCs, consoles or handheld gaming systems will still be labeled as XSEED Games while Marvelous USA will instead be the brand for mobile games and online social games. This means that the company as a whole is expanding, but XSEED will remain unchanged and in fact may even benefit from this acquisition in the long run and who knows, maybe we’ll see more Marvelous AQL titles in the West sometime down the line.
To be a bit more specific, the announcement contained the following statement from XSEED Games’ president and CEO Shinichi Suzuki, who is now actually the President of Marvelous USA:
“Marvelous USA unifies our US operations under the global Marvelous brand while giving our customers topnotch products and support for both traditional and online social and mobile games. Our Xseed Games console and PC brand will continue to offer the quality games and service for which it is known, and Marvelous Online gives us expanded reach into mobile and online social gaming markets.”