NIS America Is Publishing Etrian Odyssey IV In Australia

By Ishaan . March 6, 2013 . 11:30am

Atlus haven’t been very consistent when it comes to releasing their games in Europe, with titles like Persona 4: Arena and Devil Survivor: Overeclocked seeing extremely delayed releases in PAL regions. Meanwhile, other games like Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey have skipped a European release altogether.


Of late, however, Europeans Atlus fans have been offered some respite. NIS America stepped up to publish Persona 4: Golden in European territories, and Nintendo revealed last month that Etrian Odyssey IV is being released in Europe as well.


While Nintendo didn’t reveal who the game’s European publisher was, a rating on the Australian Classification board lists NIS America as the publisher behind Etrian Odyssey IV in Australia. This likely means they’re the European publisher as well.


Etrian Odyssey IV will be released in Europe this Spring. NIS America also published Persona 4: Golden in Australia.


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  • Locklear93

    It’s kind of neat to me, the relationship NIS America and Atlus have. Atlus gave NIS its break in the USA with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, and later Disgaea, and IIRC continues to distribute Disgaea games for them here, and now NIS America, with its publication operations in more than just the USA, gives Atlus a lift elsewhere. I’d honestly be interested to read an interview or something about the NISA/Atlus relationship and how it works for each of them.

  • Brandon001

    They should pick up Eternal Punishment PSP.

    • Claud12

      Second that

  • $39420547

    good news for the land down under

  • Nas

    To NISA “WE ALL LOVE YOU” from everyone here in Europe.

  • SirRichard

    NISA have seriously stepped up their game for Europe lately. They pinched Way of the Samurai 4 from Rising Star, they’ve managed simultaneous/near-simultaneous American-European releases for their own stuff and are now doing Atlus’ job for them. Incredible stuff, fellas.

    • as Gladys explained I am blown away that some people can make $9361 in 1 month on the network.

      • Barrylocke89

        GASP! $9361?? On the network? Do tell mr. lionel.

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  • someone explain to me why atlus can’t do it please? is there some law?

    • SirRichard

      There’s no law or anything, the assumed official position (because Atlus themselves haven’t said otherwise, to my knowledge) is that they have no European branch, which as proven by this very article is no excuse any more. They just seem to think it isn’t worth the effort or cost.

      Saying that, they did publish Gungnir and Growlanser IV on the European PSN a few weeks back by themselves. And then told no-one about it, so I guess that shows their commitment.

      • ah i see, thanks for the explanation
        this makes the whole persona 4 arena issue even more “annoying”, to put it mildly >_>

        • Nas

          Well it’s true that the delay of Persona 4 Arena is annoying, but it gives other people (and me) a chance to play through Persona 4 Golden if they haven’t played it before.

  • Dyne

    Using healing items all the time is not drug use?

  • DesmaX

    Well, NISA does a great job publishing games in Europe. And, seeing that Atlus is quite found of them, I hope NISA becomes their “European Branch” or something…

  • landlock

    It would be great if Nippon Ichi err America could strike up a regular partnership with Atlus for Europe.

  • Cyrus

    Why bother? I imported Persona 4 Golden back in November, it costed me £30 with free shipping and I have completed it three times before December, I also bought the digital version of EOIV for a grand total of… £28. Seriously, screw European release dates. And forget Persona 4 Arena too.

    • DesmaX

      3DS Region Lock?

      • Cyrus

        I have a US 3DS.

        • DesmaX

          Lucky you

    • Claud12

      I import as well. Waiting god only knows how long for a game to come out in EU is absolute nightmare.

  • Detrimont

    the first etrian odyssey to even release in australia

    • Mullane

      I hope it wont sadden you to know that the first in the series had an
      Australian release. It’s in my hand right now, big green box with a G in
      it and all. Atlus and Nintendo.

      • Detrimont

        then it was a very limited release, but anyway, i live in nz, and it didnt come out here, and usually when a game releases over there, it releases over here

        • AJ

          Maybe the drop bears got the shipment.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Wow. NISA gas been impressing me recently with bringing Atlus’ titles to Europe/Australia. Good to hear ^_^

  • brian

    So is NISA global now?
    Or do they just have a really large reach?
    And that (Multi Platform) thing.
    Is that about retail and digital release?

    • DesmaX

      It think it’s funny how “NIS America” is publishing games in europe.

      I think it’s enough time for them to open “NISE”

      • SirRichard

        They had a European branch once, even if only in name, but they did away with it a while back for whatever reason.

  • exhume

    Atlus’ dodgy track record of releasing games in Europe/Australia is the number one reason I’ve been putting off buying a 3DS. Importing a US model might be the best option…

    • Claud12

      I did just that and I’m glad :)

  • Tom_Phoenix

    So who deserves the title of “Atlus of Europe” more, Ghostlight or NIS America?

    • Claud12

      Ghost :)

  • $29082171

    Pretty sure there’s lots of cases where there’s a different publisher for each of the 3 regions (US, Europe and Australia).

    • rdmx8

      Not usually with games. We’re generally parallel with Europe, because we were a PAL region back in the day.

      With anime it’s a different story however – we have many Australia specific distributors such as Siren Visual, Hanabee and Madman.

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