2016 is fast becoming a monumental year for Atlus, with the summer release of long-awaited JRPG sequel Persona 5 flanked by the likes of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir and “several unannounced titles.”
That’s according to Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka, who featured in this week’s issue of Famitsu to map out the publisher’s plans moving into the new year. Indeed Hiraoka-san believes 2016 is an important year for the more popular series lining the company’s prestigious roster of IP.
“In 2015, we were able to develop existing IP on the side, such as Persona 4 Dancing and Etrian Mystery Dungeon,” said Hiraoka. “As for 2016 we’ll start out with Odin Sphere, then plan to release numerous titles.”
“This summer will have the long-awaited Persona 5,” he continued. “And of course, there are several unannounced titles, and it will surely be a year of gathering for Atlus’ popular series. While the release period is still undecided, I also hope you look forward to 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim by VanillaWare.”
Exactly which titles Atlus is yet to reveal remains to be seen, though the fact that Hiraoka mentions a summer release window — one which will hopefully be international — for Persona 5 ought to pique the interest of long-term fans of the Shin Megami Tensei series.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, meanwhile, is heading to PlayStation systems in North America on June 7.