[Rumor] Atlus Teases Catherine Follow-Up During Studio Zero Recruitment Live Stream

As previously announced, Atlus held a 30-minute live stream earlier today to recruit new potential employees at the new Studio Zero internal development team, dubbed the “Golden Recruitment Special Program.”

The live stream was “Golden Playhouse” themed, which was the narrative framework behind the 2011 release, Catherine.. Music from the puzzle platformer was played throughout the program. The introduction and conclusion of the live stream was given by Trisha, a character and host from Catherine.

At the very end of the live stream, Trisha seemingly speaks to Atlus directly, asking when she will get her turn next to the upcoming fantasy RPG Project Re Fantasy. She then teases that, for those awaiting this, there might be surprises in store, and expresses surprise when her “next job” might be discussed.

An English subtitled video of the Trisha segment during the live stream can be found below:

Trisha Studio Zero Live Stream Segments

The full archive of the live stream, in Japanese, can be found below as well. The live stream featured the following Studio Zero staff members, discussing their start in the industry and their work in Studio Zero:

  • Katsura Hashino (Atlus Studio Zero / Producer & Director)
  • Shigenori Soejima (Atlus Artwork Team / Designer)
  • Shoji Meguro (Atlus Sound Team / Composer)

The official Studio Zero website’s recruitment page was updated accordingly.

Studio Zero Golden Recruitment Special Program

Editor’s Note: This is labeled as a rumor not  simply because it is a tease, but because it is unlcear whether Trisha is simply joking, or if Atlus deliberately meant for the Catherine theme behind the program and Trisha’s dialogue at the end to make people think about a follow-up to Catherine. Both could be valid at this point.

  • Yes, please.

  • More Catherine? ewe

  • Thor Mjolnirs

    Port your shit to PC already. Jesus.

    • Max Smith

      Buy a console already. Jesus.

      • Thor Mjolnirs

        I spent my money on something that runs better than a console, thanks.

        • Dede Ogbe

          Then stop complaining and suck it. Jesus

          • Thor Mjolnirs

            Emulation is an inevitability in this day and age. I’m giving them a chance at letting me support them.

          • Tomes Linehan

            Someone needs to justify their £1000+ on a computer after all

          • Thor Mjolnirs

            When you’re driving a racecar, you don’t go driving it around the neighborhood for a reason.

          • Thor Mjolnirs

            By the way, it’s very presumptuous to assume people need to spend that much.

          • Vallen

            They don’t need you to give them a chance, their games are successful worldwide with our console fanbase, they’re fine without you, thnx.

          • Thor Mjolnirs

            Or Sega can give them a swift kick in the ass to port their shit already since they smell the money coming from Steam.

          • Thor Mjolnirs

            What, spend hundreds of dollars to play a single game on non-futureproof hardware that’ll be obsolete within a few years? Who’s going to be the sucker then?

          • Dede Ogbe

            Suckers would still be you guys, if the series remains a console exclusive. Because you would still be back here whining and bitching about the situation anyway, even though you made the ‘correct’ choice.

          • Thor Mjolnirs

            Yeah, no. Emulation is a thing.

          • Dede Ogbe

            And yet you’re still bitching on here….

    • Jeffrey B

      Welfare detected. you spend on money on shovelware games

      • Thor Mjolnirs

        You’re confusing Humble Bundle with Groupees.

    • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

      Or you could download the PS3 Emulator for PC, Catherine is available as well as Persona 5 :)

      Damn, toxic ass console dickriders, Im a console player but Im not this bad as the people below lol.

      • Vallen

        Can we report you for advocacy of pirated content?

        • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

          Lol you can try besides emulators aren’t illegal dumbass.

          • Vallen

            High intelligence at its finest

          • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

            Thanks man/ma’am, doing research helps one to gain knowledge over others that know little :)

  • OH MY-

  • ぽっぴっぽー

    Meh

  • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

    You realize how much of a moron you sound by saying emulators are ‘piracy’, they’re not illegal.