If you're in Europe and you're hoping to see Catherine , you had better give Atlus a publisher recommendation.
It has been reported that Atlus' ambitious drama won't be released in Europe, and Atlus PR and sales manager Aram Jabbari told Joystiq there are "no plans at this time" for one big reason: the developer needs a publisher for that region. Atlus doesn't have the European infrastructure so they need someone to distribute the title; Jabbari reminds us of Persona 4 and 3D Dot Game Heroes as other examples. The former was released by Square Enix and the latter by SouthPeak, so European gamers got those titles. If Atlus can find a partner, our friends overseas will have a shot at this cinematic puzzler. If not…
Well, these difficulties tend to happen when trying to launch a game worldwide. Just because a developer nails down a publisher doesn't mean they have access to the globe; maybe that publisher only distributes in one territory. So anyway, if you're in a PAL territory and you want Catherine , just have patience…if it's successful here, Atlus will try harder for a European publishing partner, right?
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