This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1570 features New Year’s cards and aspirations for 50 Japanese developers for 2019, including Atlus.
These cards include statements from the developers for the coming year. Atlus has their own paragraph, however the notable passage highlighted by sources is the following:
Starting with Catherine: Full Body, we are steadily preparing unannounced new titles. Please look forward to a follow-up report of Shin Megami Tensei V, as well.
This statement teases the possibility of reveals for several unannounced games in 2019.
The card itself features Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, Catherine: Full Body, and Shin Megami Tensei V.
Existing Teases for Unannounced Atlus Titles
The following are teases for unannounced Atlus games which have been made previously:
- Vanillaware Game: In September 2017, the Vanillaware website was recruiting staff for the unreleased 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, as well as an unannounced game. Additionally, an unknown “13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue” was recently rated in Korea.
- Mitsuru Hirata Game: In December 2017, director Mitsuru Hirata (Radiant Historia, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE) stated that 2018 would be a year of preparation, and that what he’s working on would be revealed later on.
- Etrian Odyssey Game: In July 2018, a teaser trailer was released for the next game in the Etrian Odyssey series.
- Persona Series: Kazuhisa Wada has talked about mid-to-long term projects in the Persona series—including numbered entries—in May 2018. In December 2018, he reiterated that P Studio was working on multiple projects. Additionally, indications of an announcement for a “Persona 5 R” have recently surfaced.
Similar Statement in 2016 for 2017
In 2016, Atlus’ New Year’s card stated that they were working on “several unannounced titles,” and that they were hoping fans would look forward to their announcements.
The Atlus games announced in 2017 were then:
- Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
- Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
- Shin Megami Tensei V
- Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
- Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
- Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
- Dragon’s Crown Pro
- [Tangential] Shin Megami Tensei: Dx2 Liberation
- Catherine: Full Body