Kudos to Atlus
I’m currently in the process of enjoying Trine 2. It’s a neat puzzle platformer that I don’t think will ever gain any sort of mainstream traction, but I’m glad that it exists. After putting in a few hours into it, I realized that the game was published by Atlus.
Atlus may not have the name brand recognition of Nintendo, EA, or Activision, but they’ve won a spot in my heart over the years for publishing niche games that most other publishers wouldn’t give a chance. Some of the awesome games that come to mind when I think of Atlus includes the Trauma Center series, River City Ransom, Demon’s Souls, and In Third Person’s 2011 game of the year, Catherine. I had no idea going into it that Trine 2 was them as well, but I’m not surprised in the least.
Thank you Atlus, for your commitment to publishing games that other major publishers may not deem commercially viable. If it weren’t for them, a number of franchises we know and love may never have seen the light of day.