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It’s been a pretty good time for Sega on the non-video game front — both Sonic movies have done gangbusters, and they’re looking to expand their influence even further on that front. And which properties they’re considering hardly come as a Last Surprise — Atlus titles, specifically Persona, but potentially the wider Shin Megami Tensei series and more as well.

This comes from Toru Nakahara, Sega’s producer on the Sonic movies, the upcoming Sonic prime, and more. “Atlus’ worlds are filled with high drama, cutting-edge style and compelling characters,” he stated. “Stories like those from the Persona franchise really resonate with our fans and we see an opportunity to expand the lore like no one has seen — or played — before. Together, Sega and Atlus, are working to bring these stories and worlds to life through new mediums and for new audiences.” 

So while it’s nothing super concrete, it certainly seems that something is in the works. Obviously the first and primary question is which Persona they’d adapt — 1 & 2 seem very unlikely (F), 3 and 4 are slightly more low key now but still hugely popular, and 5 was practically a blockbuster in its own right. 3, 4, and 5 have each previously received anime adaptations, and Nakahara seems focused on working with Western studios, so the idea of a Hollywood Persona movie is not nearly as farfetched as it may have once been. Sega hasn’t named any companies and is currently searching around for partners.

Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal are all headed to Nintendo Switch. P5R will be coming on October 21st, with the other two games’ release to be announced.




Via: Eurogamer


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.