title iconAtlus Games Like Persona Could Be Adapted to Live-Action Films and TV Shows By Sega

Adaptations of video games have for a long time been passable, at best, and mind-numbing at worst. Sonic the Hedgehog movies made by Sega have been well received and faithful to the source material, making it one of the more successful publishers to adapt its works. Having achieved this success, the company now plans to adapt some titles developed by Atlus, one of its most acclaimed studios. Toru Nakahara, the Sega Lead Producer, said Atlus games would be well suited to non-gaming platforms. Atlus' worlds are filled with high drama, contemporary style, and compelling characters. People like stories from the Persona franchise, and we believe we have a chance to expand the lore in a way no one has ever seen - or played - before.

With Atlus, Sega is bringing these stories and worlds to life for new audiences and through new media."Sega did not provide any hard facts about specific adaptations or production companies, but everything currently under the Atlus banner is up for discussion. In terms of the studio's gameography, Persona, Catherine, and Shin Megami Tensei could be candidates. Storytelling and style have been praised in all three films. Besides video games, Persona and Shin Megami Tensei have also appeared on other platforms. As an example, Persona: Trinity Soul was a spin-off of the third game, and Persona 4: The Animation, Persona 4: The Golden Animation, and Persona 5: The Animation were loose retellings of those corresponding games.

Here are some other Shin Megami Tensei-related non-gaming media. Although most of these adaptations were animated (except for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, which ran for two seasons between 1997 and 1998), Sega now seeks live-action adaptations too. Not only Sega but also many other companies use their gaming IP for traditional media applications. Several Sony games are being adapted, including The Last of Us, Gran Turismo, Twisted Metal, Horizon, and God of War. Nintendo's most famous plumber is getting another chance at the silver screen in 2023 after a shaky first season premiere on Paramount.