The lights are on
Today sees the formation of a new publisher bringing together Xseed Games and Atlus Online under one roof. Marvelous USA, formerly Xseed JKS, Inc., will see the Xseed label continue to publish on PC, console, and handheld platforms. The online component, purchased from Index Digital Media, Inc., will operate under the Marvelous Online name and handle mobile and social titles.
Consumers should see no change, as Xseed will continue to publish the same type of titles under the leadership of Ken Berry, who has been at the helm since 2004, prior to the publisher's incorporation. Most recently, Xseed published Pandora's Tower, and fans of Suda 51 have their eyes on his next title, Killer is Dead.
According to the press release, between the two branches of Marvelous USA, the company employs 40 people in its Torrance, California offices.
The full press release can be found on page two.
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It's nice to see smaller publishers and developers stay alive in the industry today. :) Hope that Marvelous also continues to localize games no one else will.
XSEED is a great company and I personally support them with my new game purchases. It's good to see they are continuing to grow and expand. Yea capitalism!
This is good to hear; I'm really interested in Killer is Dead.
I hope that this makes the both of them stronger. I love both of those companies.
hmm... I have a feeling a certain comic book publisher may have a problem with that name...
For the love of god give us Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Chapters 2 & 3!!! D:
This is great news to hear!
This is fantastic. It's great to see a studio like XSEED expand; good for them, and hopefully for us as well.
That's actually a bit surprising.
For anyone wondering about this, Atlus Online was a spin off company from Atlus US. They're known for 2 MMORPGs, Pandora Saga (which I personally play) and Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine, and 2 browser based games, Battle Space and Knights of the Sky.
Personally I'm hoping that this will lead to positive changes in the future.