Atlus teases “scary” game for tonight’s GameTrailers TV
posted on 06.06.13 at 07:01 PM EDT by (@salromano)
"Big news" for a title coming early next year.

Atlus—its U.S. branch, at least—will have some part in tonight’s GameTrailers TV pre-E3 special.

“If you like scary things, stay up late for tonight’s GTTV episode at 1 AM on Spike TV,” the company teased on Twitter. “Atlus has big news 4 a title coming early next year.”

A scary title from Atlus? What could it be?

Update: It’s possible this might be R.I.P.D. from God Mode developer Saber Interactive. The unannounced title was rated in Australia today under Atlus’ parent company Index Digital Media.

  • Eclipse

    I really have no idea what this could be, but it’ll be awesome if it involves SMT. Maybe it’s that crossover for the Wii U?

    • KnifeAndFork

      def not that

  • bloodiOS

    Please let it be the next installment of Golden Playhouse.

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Maybe that horror from Climax?

  • YourAshyAss_Elbows

    Bring back Maken X!

  • DarthBrian

    Do they do the Fatal Frame series or anything like that?

    • KnifeAndFork

      Tecmo

      • Farid Belkacemi

        Tecmo Koei AND Nintendo ;)

        • Budgiecat

          Well…..kinda. I mean….if Nintendo had a lock on Fatal Frame than Sony wouldn’t be able to put the PS2 versions up on PSN…

          • Farid Belkacemi

            They have a lock on new FF games I guess.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I wonder if it’s even a Japanese game, considering GameTrailers TV. Seriously, I never thought I’d see the combination.

    If it is, though, I’d say Catherine 2. Nightmares are scary, right?

    If not, it’s probably something they’re publishing from another developer.

    • DesmaX

      “Atlus has big news 4 a title coming early next year.”

      Notice the 4

      And, yeah, I think it will be some western game

    • chibidw

      I don’t know about you guys, but Wacky Races 2 would scare the hell out of me.

  • GODDUKEMONEXA

    PERSONA 5?????!!!!!!!!!

    • Awnye

      I wish :c

  • yuina

    Definitely not going to be anything from the Persona team, but of course that won’t stop people hyping themselves up.

    Fatal Frame is a good guess, I think.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Fatal Frame is TecmoKoei dude

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Catherine 2

  • KnifeAndFork

    I’d like them to take over SCEI’s Hungry Ghosts. That seem like an Atlus type game..

  • Solomon_Kano

    That 4 wasn’t random. Couldn’t be. It means something…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Actually, they reached the character limit. If they wrote “for,” they would’ve went over.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oh. That makes sense. Guess years of following Kojima teases has got me skeptical of anything that could be a reference haha.

  • almostautumn

    The only game of theirs that would be going onto its fourth iteration is I think Snowboard Kids— which is not a horror game.
    But boy would I scream like an effing child if there was a new snowboard kids coming out!

  • Ultros

    That 4… yeah, this is for sure something about SMT4.
    I don’t care, I just want July 16 to come already.

  • chibidw

    Rule of Rose 2?

    • Charlie

      I would do unspeakable things to get a Rule of Rose 2.

    • bloodiOS

      It’s SCEI’s property though…

      • Sevyne

        But Published by Atlus and it’s usually the publisher that does the promoting of the games.

        • bloodiOS

          It was published by SCEJ in Japan though. It’s a similar situation to Demon Souls.

          • Sevyne

            Yes, but this article is talking about Atlus USA specifically. For all we know, something is going to be shown in Japan as well and we have not been informed of it. Who knows really? All anyone can do is speculate until later tonight!

            I don’t think that’ll be what it is, but I wouldn’t exactly Rule it out either!

            • bloodiOS

              I guess we can always hope, but after the Rule of Rose, Punchline pretty much went MIA so I’m not sure if we can count on that.

              • Sevyne

                Honestly, my only guess is that it’s actually going to be something nobody would think to guess.

                • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

                  -it’s actually going to be something nobody would think to guess.

                  SRW OG 2nd?

                  ………..

                  Yeah. Like that’s ever going to happen. Not getting my hopes up. D:

            • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

              Some insiders on GAF are saying Demon’s Souls 2 is in development for PS4. It’s a bit off though. Obviously, just a rumor until confirmed, but I’ve seen a good couple of people echo it.

              Also, I would think after seeing the success of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, and now with the upcoming Dark Souls II, Sony would take control over western publishing for the franchise.

              • Sevyne

                That would be pretty awesome if PS4 got a Demon’s Souls 2. Love Dark Souls, but Demon’s Souls was just a better game to me for some reason.

    • $3582264

      Rule of rose was goddamn awesome!

  • DesmaX

    Update on Atlus facebook page:

    “We don’t want this to get too personal, it’s going to be a lot scarier
    than Catherine too. So scary, we won’t be able to console you in the
    morning. We hope you enjoy the episode, but don’t stay up too late, or
    you’ll be a zombie for work on Friday.”

    • bloodiOS

      “Episode”!!!
      I hope it’s the next episode of Golden Playhouse. The previous episode (Catherine) was awesome. If this one is scarier, it would very very cool.

    • Raoni Marques

      Really wanted to see it, but like they said, gotta sleep, or I’m gonna be a zombie for work tomorrow. Gotta wait til’ morning for the (hopefully) good news.

  • dior

    It’s not going to be a new title, this is Atlus USA. Why would an Atlus game be announced on Western programing? Hoping for Corpse Party Dead Patient Vita port.

  • Derpazu

    Brace for massive disappointment.

    • dior

      Atlus never disappoints

    • Sevyne

      Why would we? It’s Atlus. It could be something average, but I don’t think they’ve ever disappointed me.

      Edit: Well don’t I feel foolish? So it seems they’re about to chalk 1 disappointment up on my board. R.I.P.D.? Come on now!

      • Elvick

        I never cared about God Mode, so it’s not the first time Atlus has not interested me with something.

        • Sevyne

          Oh I didn’t care for God Mode either, but they didn’t tease a big announcement over that one so it didn’t really set me up for any disappointment.

          • Elvick

            Good point.

            :p

    • bloodiOS

      Atlus =/= Squenix
      They don’t disappoint!
      (Most of the time anyway…)

      • Namekaze_Minato

        Overtime Persona will be the new Final Fantasy. Watch out Square Enix.

      • Derpazu

        I was pretty disappointed when I had to wait a year to get my hands on P4A, because Atlus was too lazy to develop a EU code from the get-go.

  • Charlie

    I’m over the moon to the fact that horror games are making a come back.

  • Brandon001

    Person 5, im calling it now.

    lol.

    • bloodiOS

      Persona games are scary?

      • chibidw

        ….Scary awesome.

        • Brandon001

          def scary awesome, that was sarcasm btw lolol

          • bloodiOS

            And I was just being the sarcastic Captain Obvious.

            • Brandon001

              Cool it there, boyo, no need for hostility, everyone is friends here

              • Sevyne

                Hug it out!

                • Brandon001

                  *bro shake* instead, share the love with my persona fan brethren

              • Charlie

                Most of the time. I’m glad to see a decline in unnecessary confrontation on this awesome gaming site.

              • bloodiOS

                Wait… you thought I was hostile? I apologize if that’s what it seems like but I was joking around, too.

                • Brandon001

                  Well, it holds true that the internet isn’t the best place to convey sarcasm hahah

                  but yeah i love Persona

                  • bloodiOS

                    I do too, but I wouldn’t expect to see it till TGS.

                    • Charlie

                      Hopefully.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Or maybe next TGS…

                    • Charlie

                      Don’t jinx us!

                    • Namekaze_Minato

                      Says in Dark Vaider voice: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

                  • Charlie

                    Who doesn’t?

                    • Namekaze_Minato

                      Word Bro!

                    • Charlie

                      Snap!

                • Sevyne

                  I knew you weren’t trying to be, but I can see how it could be easily mistaken for hostility. Some things don’t work very well in text.

      • Charlie

        They definitely touch on themes that would be considered horror.

        • Namekaze_Minato

          most likely; a new IP; one thing I learned from Atlus’ games is that you should never understimate the Underdog. Atlus has performed well as a small company over the years.

      • Namekaze_Minato

        No.

    • Sevyne

      That is something I really doubt. That is a game I’d imagine them saving for a big event. That and those aren’t scary.

    • chibidw

      While it’s pretty much a guarantee that we’ll get Persona 5 eventually, I doubt at this point that it’s going to be this announcement, since it’s their US branch, and not a big enough stage for them to make that announcement.

    • dior

      I doubt P5 will be “scary”. I also doubt it will be announced at an event other than TGS, unless Atlus decides to hold an event of their own sometime this year. Way too early for a P5 announcement imo anyway.

      • Namekaze_Minato

        I agree; P5 is far from scary; it’ll be announced randomly; or at TGS. But either way; I hope Atlus takes their time making P5; all I am asking for is some details like release window or the platforms it will support.

  • disqus_umA3Q0AYus

    MEGATON!? Doubt it but if it is I’m hype. Hope the 4 isn’t subliminal

  • kuusou yume

    O.M.G

  • papermario

    probably nothing to worry about

    • Charlie

      I certainly will worry about it. An ATLUS horror game in the works? Count me in.

  • Emdimian

    Catherine 2 >:D

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      I actually want a sequel to that game now.

  • uhawww

    R.I.P.D.

    Meh.

    • Sevyne

      Wut?

    • DesmaX

      Oh, same makers of God Mode. That game looked interessing

  • tubers

    “Atlus has big news 4 a title coming early next year.”

    4? Fatal Frame 4?

  • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

    What ever it is, I hope its coming to Wii U/PS4/XboxOne.

  • PrinceHeir

    ehh not expecting much from Atlus US, plus on GT tv?

    no just no.

    better yet and just wait for Atlus Japan to actually announce something in TGS. since they are the ones that develop the games

  • Sevyne

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=61859781&postcount=705

    There might be a little hope yet….Maybe.

  • Namekaze_Minato

    Come on Atlus! I love your games; but its high time you mention something about Persona 5!

  • dior

    daylight for PS4 and PC?

  • xMCXx

    2 spooky 4 me.

  • kenshee

    Playstation 4 title, scary (kind of hints at something SMT imo, could just be my fanboy goggles though)…

    Well the ps4 game I would’ve most wanted from them can’t be coming early next year: SMT V.

    So let’s go down the list!
    New SMT IP for ps4: possible… But the next one kind of feels more obvious:

    Persona 5. It’s been in the works, we knew that. Persona popularity is still high now and I don’t think they can wait more than a year or it will cool down considerably.

    So yeah, my bet is either persona 5 or something entirely unrelated and uninteresting to me, haha.

  • artemisthemp

    Fatale Frame HD Collection? or Persona 5 for Vita