Persona 5 or Shin Megami Tensei 4? Hashino’s next numbered title will soon hit production

 

Development on Persona director Katsura Hashino’s next numbered title will soon move at full speed, he teased.
 
“Currently, the preliminary work towards developing the next numbered title [in the series] is pretty much over – we’re about at the point where the game’s development will proceed at full tilt,” Hashino said during a magazine interview when asked what his next numbered title will be.
 
Considering Hashino has only worked on the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series (he also worked on Catherine), it is likely this next numbered title is either Persona 5 or Shin Megami Tensei 4.
 
We’ve heard bits and pieces on Persona 5 before, so it is much more likely. The sequel was first teased in Famitsu in August last year, and was said to use a new internal engine. For the new year, Atlus teased “that long-awaited title may be announced.”
 
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.