It’s been about a year since we last heard something sizable about the new game codenamed Project Re FANTASY by Atlus’ new team Studio Zero and its helmsman, Persona 5 Director Katsura Hashino. The latest issue of Famitsu had a small update from Hashino-san himself, and Catherine: Full Body Game Director Kenichi Goto.
Hashino-san mentioned that the game is finding direction and is gaining a sense of “This really makes for something interesting.” That being said, he also explained that many have been responding enthusiastically to the studio’s call for applications of additional developers. Yet, they’re still short on manpower among programmers and designers. Which is why he would really appreciate if more in that lines of work would apply.
Goto-san added that it’s very important for the developers at the studio to work on the newly-announced Catherine: Full Body together, in order to gain creative unity. He encourages fans to pay attention to the game, as it will have a positive effect on Project Re FANTASY as well.
Hashino-san also explained that at first glance the two games may appear completely different, but the developers feel that they’re connected in the way that you can say “In this world, even this kind of games can exist.” At the core of both titles, there is the desire to overcome a challenge in a way that is typically Atlus-like. The studio is working hard so that the fan can be surprised and enjoy the game, so he asks for their support in the future.
If you’re curious about Project Re FANTASY, you can check out the hilarious message by NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro about it, read the messages from Studio Zero’s own developers, watch the first teaser trailer, which doesn’t include any gameplay or even CG, but it does set a nice mood.
At the moment we have no further information on Project Re Fantasy, no release date, or platforms, even if Katsura Hashino himself heavily hinted that it could be on consoles.