Atlus has announced that they’re currently working on a brand new fantasy RPG, and the first details will be revealed via Famitsu on December 22. The project is being worked on by a new department called Studio Zero, and is being led by Persona series director Katsura Hashino. For now, here are a few details about the project, taken from the Studio Zero website, via Gematsu:
’25 years ago, the Atlus RPG uttered its first cry. Speaking of RPGs in those days, the stories in so-called “fantasy” worlds were mainstream. The Shin Megami Tensei series was released as an “opposition” to such a “common” world view, and the Persona series was released as its spin-off. Both series, even today in their latest entries, have always been made with the concept that it will be a counter to the times. And now, in addition to continuing the titles within those series, what will our approach to a new RPG be? That is, to challenge the norms of the genre gamers have been consuming for decades. The challenge is about to begin. We would be happy if you would stand by for the moment we began from zero and the moment we began our challenge from zero.’
We will, of course, keep you updated as more info comes our way.