The first year for Atlus has been a great year: per its most recent financial statement (for the period ending March 31), we discovered that the sales of games from the beginning of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 were above and beyond what the developer was expecting.
So, with the Western release of Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster, the international release of Shin Megami Tensei V, and the worldwide remastered release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the company has managed to get it involved. It''s the best year the company has had since joining Sega, and has finally been able to contribute to the parent company''s profits (in previous years, Atlus has reported overall losses).
What''s the long and short of it all? Atlus wants to continue as it has been for the last few years, making games players want to play, and reintroducing legacy titles to new forms (via PersonaCentral).
Sega has certainly been making a lot of money with its live-action Sonic the Hedgehog endevours. The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film is now the greatest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, and the desire it has created for other Sonic projects is unbeenwinable.
Sega appears to be planning to sell more of its properties in Hollywood, thanks to Atlus'' profits and the performance of the blue blur on the silver screen. It''s possible that Persona will help you.
Toru Nakaharaon, the lead producer of the live-action Sonic movies, said in an interview with IGN that Persona is ripe for adaptations due to its bizarre lore, its deep and engaging cast of characters, and its overall structure.
According to Nakaharaon, high drama, cutting-edge techniques, and compelling characters in Atlus worlds are ecstatic. Stories like those from the Persona franchise truly resonate with our readers, and we see a way to expand the lore like no one has seenor played before.
Through new medias and for new audiences, Sega and Atlus are collaborating to bring these stories and worlds to life.
Sega and Atlus should be able to ride the wave of its popularity after seeing the Persona series hit a broader audience when it launches on Xbox later this year.
If you haven''t played Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable, you should do yourself a favor and play them (ideally in order, so you start with the best one first). The characters are sharp, sharp, and powerful structures, and when you''re done, go back and play the SMT games. Because they''re even better.