Shoji Meguro Discusses Working With Atlus and Persona in the Future

From the left: Shoji Meguro, Kasuhiza Wada, Shigenori Soejima

Gematsu had an interview with former Atlus composer Shoji Meguro at Tokyo Game Show 2022 about his upcoming indie sci-fi RPG, Guns Undarkness.

As confirmed when Meguro had left Atlus at the end of September 2021, he will continue to work with Atlus on new titles moving forward. Shoji Meguro has expanded on this partnership with the following statement:

Now that you’re not working at ATLUS anymore, does that mean you could work with other companies?

Shoji Meguro: “I have a good relationship with ATLUS, so I don’t think I’ll work with other companies for a while. That’s not to say I cant do a collaboration on a song or two with other people, but in terms of doing a full soundtrack, I would only do that with ATLUS right now. But that’s also no promise that I’ll be the composer for future Persona games.”

The full interview can be read here.

Meguro had been confirmed as the sound composer behind Project Re Fantasy when the game was announced in December 2016, which is an upcoming Atlus project that will feature him.

For Guns Undarkness, Meguro bought the rights to one of its songs—”Thirst“—which was from an Atlus title previously in development, according to the game’s Kickstarter page.

I put my heart and soul into this song. It’s actually a theme song I wrote while I was working on the predecessor to Guns Undarkness when I was still at Atlus, and it’s so important to me that I negotiated and bought the rights to it when I left. (The lyrics were rewritten by Lotus Juice to fit the atmosphere of the current game.)

Meguro has collaborated with projects outside of Atlus in the past including his collaboration song “The Metaverse: First Story of the SeelishTact” with Sega composer Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, or what was supposed to be the anime live action movie called Mint.