Atlus (Developer)

The developer/publisher Atlus USA was first founded in 1991 in Irvine, California as a subsidiary of Atlus ltd of Japan.

Official Site: http://atlus.com/
Company Location:  Irvine, CA
Region(s): JA-NA-EU-AU
Year Founded:  1991
Phone Number:
1-949-788-0353
Email: service@atlus.com

Celebrated for their publishing of niche and obscure games in America, Atlus is best known for developing the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series. While Atlus develops most of the games they publish, other developers such as Sega, Hudson and Taito have also made games under the Atlus name. The company’s mascot is a snowman-like character called Jack Frost who has appeared in several Shin Megami Tensei games as well as more obscure titles such as Snowboard Kids and Etrian Odyssey II. Atlus has made games for nearly every major home console and handheld system since the early 90s and are still a renown and beloved company to this day.
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Monolith Soft

Formed in 1999, Monolith is known for its deep RPGs, most notably the Xenosaga and Baten Kaitos series.

Official Site: www.monolithsoft.co.jp
Company Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Region(s): JA-NA-EU-AU
Year Founded: 1999
Phone Number: 
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Email: N/A

Founded by ex Squaresoft employees, Monolith has been the developer for such companies as Nintendo and Namco. After working with Nintendo on such titles as Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baiten Kaitos: Origins Nintendo purchased the entirety of then owner Bandai Namco, making them a first party developer for Nintendo. Since then Monolith has helped develop for such games as Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Xenoblade Chronicles.
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