Atlus’ New JRPG Project Re-FANTASY Gets First Teaser; Video Reveals Core Staff of Persona Veterans

on December 23, 2016 7:10 AM

Today Atlus hosted a livestream on Nico Nico, introducing its new development studio named “Studio Zero,” created to give birth to a new JRPG IP code named Project Re FANTASY.

During the livestream, they showcased a video including an introduction of the studio’s core staff and, at the end, a teaser trailer for the new game. It doesn’t show any gameplay, but it sets the mood rather nicely.

You can watch both videos below, meeting the men and women who will create the new game, including many veterans of the Persona series and of other Atlus games.


Below you can find out the list of the core staff, including some of the games they worked on, as revealed by the video.

Director and Producer – Studio Zero: Katsura Hashino (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, 5, and more)
Character Designer – Atlus Art Team: Shigenori Soejima (Persona 3, 4, 5, and more)
Sound Composer- Atlus Sound Team: Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, 5, and more)

Scenario Planner: Yuichiro Tanaka (Persona 3, 3 FES, 4, 5 and More)
Scenario and System Planner: Azusa Kido (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, 5, and more)
System Planner: Atsushi Watanabe (Persona 3, 4, 5)
System Plannner: Kenichi Gotoh (Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Persona 3, 4, 5, and more)
Programmer: Yujiro Kosaka (Catherine, Persona 4, 5, and more)
Programmer: Toshiyuki Niida (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, 5, and more)
Programmer: Hirotaka Mizuno (Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2, Persona Q, and more)
CG Designer: Yasuhiro Akimoto (Catherine, Persona 5)
CG Designer: Hiroki Fujioka (Persona Q, Persona 5, and more)
Project Manager: Akiyasu Yamamoto (Dragon’s Crown, Persona 4 Golden, 5, and more)

If you want to read more, including some of their messages, you can find an in-depth article on the new team right here, with some really spiffy bonus illustrations depicting the mood of Project Re FANTASY.

You can also read more in a press release on the topic from the good folks at Atlus USA.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.