Atlus’ New JRPG Project Re Fantasy Teaser Video
Today Atlus hosted a livestream on Nico Nico, introducing its new development studio named “Studio Zero,” created to give birth to a new JRPG IP code named Project Re FANTASY.
The project comes from a new production studio within Atlus called “Studio Zero” led by Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino, who is also the project’s producer and director. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, due out on December 22, will feature an interview with Hashino and Atlus consumer software department supervisor Naoto Hiraoka, who will discuss the new studio and project.
The video also showcased new artwork from Shigenori Soejima that is seen above. Project RE Fantasy’s official website is also live and the URL is very nice. Staff for this project include Hashino and Meguro from P-Studio. Atlus’ Studio Zero will be handling this game. As of now there are no platforms announced but they want to make it for fans of Atlus games on home consoles.
Check out the Trailer:
“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.
“We take seriously this goal of creating a game with the care and detail expected by the people who love ATLUS games and home console games,” said Hashino. “We haven’t determined yet what platform our new game will be, and I imagine this project will take a long time until completion. But we’ll be working hard at this challenge to truly deliver something new and incredible for all our fans.”
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