Soul Hackers 2 Director is Working on an Unannounced Title

Atlus has a strong year ahead with titles like Vanillaware’s strategy RPG Unicorn Overlord and Studio Zero’s Metaphor ReFantazio. However, it’s possible that something that another title could be announced involving Soul Hackers 2 director Eiji Ishida.

Speaking to (translation via Gematsu) for its end-of-year interviews, Ishida discussed his ambitions for 2024. “I’m currently involved in an unannounced title. While the timing of its announcement has yet to be decided, I’m working hard alongside the director toward its completion. Please give us your support when that time comes.”

Interestingly, producer Shinjiro Takada, who has worked on the Growlanser series and spin-offs like Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, said “We will release Unicorn Overlord from Vanillaware, as well as one other title. At the same time, I would like to prepare for future projects.” It’s unknown whether this new title is the same as Ishida’s, but the two have worked together before on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, so it’s possible.

As for what this unannounced project could be, it may be a follow-up to Shin Megami Tensei 5, which launched in November 2021 for Nintendo Switch. On top of a positive critical reception (check out our review here), it sold over one million units as of April 2022. Time will tell, so stay tuned for more details in the new year.