As of March 10, 2009, Sting has formed an exclusive publishing agreement with Atlus for the Japanese market. Sting is the Japanese game studio known for creating RPGs such as Riviera: The Promised Land, Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone, and Baroque. Atlus will now publish all of Sting's titles in Japan. Sting self-published most of its recent releases before this agreement. One of the purposes of the partnership is to increase the sales of Sting games by fifty percent.
Atlus and Sting have already had somewhat of a relationship, with Atlus USA previously localizing many Sting titles for the North American market. Atlus USA is currently in the process of bringing two of Sting's Nintendo DS titles to North America: Knights in the Nightmare, scheduled for a June 2, 2009 release, and Dokapon Journey, scheduled for April 14, 2009.