Atlus, Gust, Namco Bandai, more talk future titles
posted on 08.08.12 at 01:48 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Persona developer planning surprise collaboration project.

Much like it did a couple weeks back, Famitsu this week features several exclusive interviews with key Japanese game creators. 

Persona series director Katsura Hasino said he is currently focused on the next numbered title. (He doesn’t mention a series, but we’re assuming he’s talking about Persona 5.) Atlus designer Shigenori Soejima has drawn sketches, and the project is steadily moving forward. Also, Atlus is planning a collaboration project that will surprise everyone. However, its announcement is still far ahead.

Gust’s Yoshito Okamura said he is working so his next game reflects both his company and their new parent company Tecmo Koei. His next title will have the image of a rule of right RPG.

Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi said there will likely be an announcement regarding the future expansion of the Sengoku Basara series at an upcoming event.

Namco Bandai producer Kay Hirono teased, “Since becoming a part of the team various things have been carried out, the time we can make announcement about that is coming sometime.”

Tales of Xillia 2 producer Hideo Baba, also of Namco Bandai, said, “Tales of Xillia was a chance to change things up and it caught the eyes of those involved in the industry.”

Marvelous AQL’s Keinchiro Takaki shared his thoughts on a possible Senran Kagura for Wii U. He has ideas about how the game can work with the system’s functionality, but they’re currently just in his head. He will continue to do his best to make games that don’t make sense. (His words, not mine!)

Yoshifumi Hashimoto, also of Marvelous, said Rune Factory 4 was received favorably, and that production on another installment has been decided.

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

  • PrinceHeir

    Shin Megami Tensei Arena with Digtial Devil Saga, and Devil Summoner characters??? :D

    or another SMT for consoles??? :P

    • whiteferrero

      naw. i think it’s cross company similar to P4A.

  • talesoffan

    Can’t wait to see Gusts next RPG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    -Yes Persona 5. I believe there will be some teaser at TGS!!!
     
    -Gust, please make Chinese novel / historical RPG just like Suikoden / Saiyuki Journey West

    -Senran Kagura WiiU. Do want and please somebody localize the game!!!

  • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

    Hmm, Catherine 2? 

  • stealth20k

    rune factory 4 here please

    why arent these games localized

  • bebestorm117

    I can’t wait to see P5! Ive been wondering if Atlus will stick to traditional turn-based or give us a hybrid.

  • Lorelai

    Persona 5 its what im looking for..i hope we see it before the next gens comes out

  • Kobracon

    EXPANSION OF BASARA SERIES!?!? YES PLEASE CAPCOM!

  • Pirate King

    Persona X Tekken?