This week’s Famitsu (via Hachima) has revealed the first details for the recently announced fantasy RPG, via Atlus.
Tentatively titled Project Re Fantasy, the new game is being developed by a new studio within Atlus, headed by Persona series producer and director Katsura Hasino, series artist Shigenori Soejima, and series composer Shoji Meguro. The new studio is called Studio Zero.
Development platforms, a release window, etc. are still unconfirmed. The game takes place in a fantasy world, contrasting it to Atlus-made RPGs like Shin Megami Tensei and Persona.
The creation of this game coincides with their forming a new internal studio, with Atlus company director Naoto Hiraoka saying their goal was creating an entirely new IP and set the bar even higher for the company as a whole.
While fantasy themes have become popular over the years, Atlus challenged this by creating games set in contemporary times. Now, they’re looking at the fantasy genre in the hopes of challenging it and producing a game that is through and through “an Atlus game.”
Hiraoka also teased the above visual, saying that the character shown isn’t confirmed as the protagonist – so it’s anyone’s guess at this point.
That’s all we have to go off for now. Atlus is going to host a live stream on December 23rd at 20:00 Japan time. Following this, the company is going to start hiring many positions for the new RPG.