Atlus issues a press release regarding its upcoming JRPG.
Now that Atlus, the development team behind Persona 5, has announced that it is working on a new title it’s time to figure out just what the new project is all about. That project, codenamed Re FANTASY has not had the beans spilled entirely but the team did put out a release where it talked quite a bit about what this new game won’t be.
It appears Atlus is looking to go in a different direction than its other projects. In the announcement the company said this new secret project is going to be a “complete departure” from the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series.
“For the game itself, though not much information is available as it is in the earliest of stages of development. But a few things are apparent from the outset – it will be a complete departure from the SMT and Persona series, and a return to the roots of where the Japanese games industry began with fantasy role-playing games. However, as ATLUS has always challenged the prevailing styles of RPG design, it is at the core of Studio Zero’s mission to do this again, imbuing the traditional fantasy RPG with a distinctively ATLUS flavor. Hashino is tapped to be the game’s director, along with other legendary ATLUS names. Along on the journey will be Shigenori Soejima from the ATLUS Artwork Team, responsible for creating the character art of the denizens of this new fantasy world, and Shoji Meguro from the ATLUS Sound Team, who will breathe life and depth into the new world as music composer.”
“While Hashino is focusing entirely on building Studio Zero from the ground up, Soejima and Meguro will maintain their responsibilities to the Persona series. Likewise, P-Studio, the production team in charge of Persona, will continue to operate at full strength to develop new entries to fulfill demand for the series. As the startup, Studio Zero will be a driving source of innovation for all ATLUS development.”
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