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.
At the beginning of the livestream, we saw a timelapse of Persona 5 Character Designer Shigenori Soejima as he drew an illustration based on the studio’s new logo. You can see the finished result below.
Soejima-sensei will be directing the art department of the new studio, and has also been tasked with taking care of the newly created Atlus Art Team.
As mentioned by Producer and Director Katsura Hashino, Studio Zero’s logo represents the Fool of the tarots. He also explained, going in more detail, that it’s a foolish person that doesn’t know anything yet as he departs for a new adventure.
Under the direction of Hashino-san, and with the help of Soejima-sensei as Art Director, and Shoji Meguro as Sound Director, Studio Zero is working on a new fantasy JRPG code named Project Re FANTASY.
At the moment, the timing for the launch of this new project is unknown, and we have no idea on which platforms it will be released, but Hashino-san heavily hinted to the possibility that it might come to home consoles.
Of course, we’ll keep you posted here on DualShockers on any new details that Atlus and Studio Zero will share in the future.
Update: a direct feed version of the illustration was provided by Atlus, and you can find it here, in convenient wallpaper format.