Sega has announced that it is looking to develop live-action movies and TV shows based on Atlus’ game franchises, which include the Character, Katherine and Shin Megami Tensei series. Sega wants to partner with Atlus to “expand the tradition” of these games with several film and television projects and these projects are already being explored with various studios and producers.
Toru Nakaharathe main producer of sonic the hedgehog 2 and Prime Sonicrecently spoke with IGN and shared, “The worlds of Atlus are filled with intense drama, cutting-edge style, and compelling characters. Stories like those in the Persona franchise really resonate with our fans. and we see an opportunity to expand the lore like no one has seen – or played – before.”
Nakahara added, “Together, Sega and Atlus are working to bring these stories and worlds to life through new mediums and for new audiences.”
It has not been revealed which studios or producers Sega and Atlus are currently working with. If you are unfamiliar with the games mentioned, here is a brief explanation of each.
Perone follows groups of high school students in various settings of modern Japan. Its overall theme “is the exploration of the human psyche and how characters find their true selves. The series’ recurring concepts and design elements draw inspiration from Jungian psychology, psychological characters, and tarot cards, as well as themes and influences from religion, mythology, and literature.
Katherine follows Vincent Brooks, “a man who is beset by supernatural nightmares while torn between his feelings for his longtime girlfriend Katherine and the beauty of the same name Catherine.”
Shin Megami Tensei follows a “protagonist who lives in the near future of Tokyo. When a portal to the demon realm is accidentally opened by a scientist named Steven and is grabbed by Gotou, a military commander who believes he can control demons, the United States government orders a nuclear attack on Tokyo.
These have the potential to create cool and fun movie and TV projects!