December 5, 2022

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Sega Interested in Turning the Atlus Universe into Live-Action Movies and TV Shows

No one can dispute that there is a sizable market for video game-based films at the box office, despite claims to the contrary. It has become obvious that fans want to see their favorite video games turned into movies after the great success of films like Warcraft, Detective Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many others. Sega seems to have noticed this, too, especially after the success of Sonic 2 at the box office.

IGN revealed that Sega is ready to adopt some Atlus games to live-action movies and television shows. In the Atlus collection, the famous developer has worked on games like Catherine, Aegis Rim, the Shin Megami Tensei series, and the Persona series. All these are said to be suited for adaptations. Sega acknowledges that it is now collaborating with some producers and studios. However, the developer does not specify which specific titles will be adapted or even the production companies with which it will collaborate.

Why Atlus?

Atlus is a Japanese video game company with headquarters in Tokyo. Atlus develops, publishes, manufactures, and distributes arcade games. The company is a subsidiary of Sega. Atlus is renowned for its character- and story-driven JRPGs. One of its most well-known franchises is Persona, who has high school kids who come across occult powers that pose a threat to the planet in different episodes.

The lead producer of the Sonic movie, Toru Nakahara, says, “Atlus’ worlds are filled with high drama, cutting-edge style, and compelling characters.” This, we believe, is the reason the company chose Atlus games. And undoubtedly, these two companies are ready to give their audiences the best experience. Toru confirms that. He said, “Together, Sega and Atlus are working to bring these stories and worlds to life through new mediums and for new audiences.”

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Persona Series

The Persona game series is one of the most talked-about games the company has produced. Persona 5, the latest franchise, is one of today’s top-rated RPGs.

The company recently announced the worldwide release of a slot machine based on the game. The slot was revealed during the Persona 25th Festival in Saitama, Japan, earlier this month but the international release date has yet to be announced. Keep an eye out for the latest news and check out the best offers and many benefits of trying the game online to prepare yourself for the launch!

Toru Nakahara said about Persona, ‘’Stories like those from 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’’. New mediums and audiences are being explored by Sega and Atlus for these stories and worlds.

It will be intriguing to see who chooses to produce a prospective Persona TV show or movie and how it will turn out. Surely, Persona fans will eagerly await their favorite game in the cinema. We have good news if you haven’t played the Persona series but would like to try. Persona 5 Royal will be accessible on all platforms, including Xbox, PC, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch, by October 21.

The Future?

Is video game adaptation the new future of entertainment, especially in the movie industry? As it is, the desire to adapt video games for television and film is not exclusive to Sega. Sony is introducing its video game brands for television adaptations War since of its games, including The Last of Us, Horizon, and God of War.

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Sega, however, is expecting to replicate Sonic’s popularity and success with video games like Persona, given its track record of success with live-action adaptations.