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Tecmo Koei Purchases Atelier Series Developer Gust

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4 years ago#1
Hungry to merge more, Tecmo Koei announced plans to purchase Atelier series developer Gust through stock acquisition. Soon, Gust will become a fully owned subsidiary. Tecmo Koei cited the popularity of the Atelier series as one of the reasons for the acquisition.

Prior to the purchase, Tecmo Koei (more specifically Koei) have been working with Gust for years as their game distributor. The relationship between Gust and Koei extended overseas where Tecmo Koei distributes Gustís games in North America and Europe. Itís unclear how this will affect the relationship between NIS America, the company that localizes the Atelier series in the West.

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland is slated for release early next year. If the Tecmo cameos in Warriors Orochi 2 are any indication, we expect Rorona will be a guest character in Warriors Orochi 5 (if not earlier).

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/12/07/tecmo-koei-purchases-atelier-series-developer-gust/

Atelier Ninja Gaiden anyone?
4 years ago#2
When a new Atelier is announced, expect Hayabusas outfit as dlc!

Callin` it now!
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4 years ago#3
Dynasty Warriors : Atelier?
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4 years ago#4
Zeik_Yamato posted...
Dynasty Warriors : Atelier?

Sounds a lot better than what they have been making so far.
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4 years ago#5
Um...

Okay, I'll say it right now, while I'm not really a fan of the Atelier Series and it's game play style, I'm shocked honestly. How the hell is this going to effect the games, if it has any effect at all? This is equivalent to Square-Enix buying the rights to Call of Duty. It's a very strange marriage.
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4 years ago#6
Hmmm.... =_=;

I actually like NISA because they localize games despite sales (correct me on this). With Tecmo Koei, would they still keep localize GUST games...? I don't really like this :/
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4 years ago#7
Sangoku Musou (Dynasty Warriors) and Atelier together? Sounds like Koihime Musou might find itself a very tough competition. :D
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4 years ago#8
Alltra posted...
Um...

Okay, I'll say it right now, while I'm not really a fan of the Atelier Series and it's game play style, I'm shocked honestly. How the hell is this going to effect the games, if it has any effect at all? This is equivalent to Square-Enix buying the rights to Call of Duty. It's a very strange marriage.


ermmm....Square Enix owns the rights to publish all CoD games in Japan.
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4 years ago#9
good news, maybe they'll start making some good games now instead of crappy ones.
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4 years ago#10
could be good or could be bad, but its 100 percent bad for nisa
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