New RPG from Sega and Atlus to be announced at Tokyo Game Show 2021
Tokyo Game Show, the biggest video game tradeshow from Japan, is just around the corner, and two of the most-awaited companies to show off their games are Atlus and Sega – and they seem to be teaming up for a new JRPG title.
A mysterious teaser showed up, featuring a quill drawing onto some parchment to create an idyllic scene with three characters overlooking a vast landscape, all in an anime-esque yet painterly art style. Then follows several cuts of different characters in varying situations – including one possible death.
Sega at Tokyo Game Show: October 1, 2021
There is also an official website up for the game, with the URL simply being “sega-new-rpg” giving us no clue as to more details about the game. According to GameInformer’s report, the translation of the video’s description reads as the following:
“This is a teaser trailer for Sega’s new RPG, whose information will be unveiled online at the Tokyo Game Show 2021 on October 1, 2021 (Friday).”
However, there’s already an outcry about the game being a mobile title, with a dislike count of around 5,000 against a like count of around 1,000 on the YouTube teaser trailer. Despite us not having any details about just what kind of game this will be. There are several people assuming it will be a gacha game of some sort, but there is currently no conclusive proof to give that theory absolute credence right now.
It certainly doesn’t look too similar to Atlus’ current franchises – Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, or Etrian Odyssey, so this is most likely a new IP. The art style is vaguely reminiscent of Akihiko Yoshida’s (of Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII fame) painterly style, and the clothes on the characters suggest a more medieval high-fantasy setting.
It is still quite premature to draw conclusions right now though, so we have no choice but to wait for more details. Sega will hold its segment at the Tokyo Game Show on October 1, 2021.
In other Tokyo Game Show news, Square Enix has already announced their lineup – you can check out our article to know which games to expect from the Final Fantasy developer.