We’ll take it
Back in August, Sega expressed interest in bringing us more remakes and remasters after Persona 4 Golden sold like hotcakes on Steam. As we all know in the gaming world: one statement is often a dalliance to placate fans, and multiple statements can lead to reality.
Speaking on a financial results briefing that has just been released (as translated by Gematsu), Sega CEO Haruki Satomi once again explained to investors that the company was pursuing more “remasters or remakes.” Persona 4 Golden was used as the shining example for the strategy, which could lead to a string of Atlus re-releases.
Here’s the full statement: “As for Steam, while we haven’t been actively releasing Atlus titles on PC, we felt that there was much potential there and put out a direct port of Persona 4 Golden for PC, and the user response was far beyond our expectations. That being said, we hope to release Atlus catalog titles across various platforms, whether as direct ports or in the form of remasters or remakes.”
With Sega joined up with Atlus, the possibilities are endless. Sega has hinted again and again that retro re-releases are always in the cards. As long as I can remember, Sega was remaking or porting the games from my childhood, so that strategy will never change. But with Atlus? There is an earnest chance to really dig into their history there and reintroduce some of their classic games. Like a complete remaster of the first Shin Megami Tensei. Or remasters of classic Persona titles.
While remakes are generally Capcom’s thing rather than Sega, we should at least get some remasters out of this.