Is Atlus’ P Studio Connected To Persona? [Update]

By Spencer . January 11, 2013 . 4:35pm

The Persona brand is arguably the strongest brand from Atlus and their parent company Index Corporation. While we haven’t seen a brand new Persona title for a couple of years, the Persona team went on to develop the unique block climbing game Catherine.


It looks as though Index could be taking the Persona team and giving them their own studio. A trademark for “P Studio” and a logo was discovered by Siliconera in Japan’s trademark database.


pstudio-1 image


Index filed the trademark for use with video games and online games so we can rule out their animation department.


Update: Siliconera reader, Combo, points out that the P Studio logo is on the back of the Persona 4: Arena box. That confirms that the studio is indeed connected to the Persona games and that it’s been around for a while now.

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  • Leon_Tekashi

    The persona team getting it’s own studio huh? That’s pretty cool.

  • “I have to P!”

    • Testsubject909

      And so Yosuke expressed himself in the most eloquent manner possible.

  • Shadowman

    That’s pretty awesome I like the logo too.

  • DesmaX

    How funny. I was just thinking about a new Persona game

  • Combo

    That logo’s on the back of both the P4A and P4G boxes, so… old?

    • DesmaX

      lol, I just noticed it now

      Btw, just took a look on my Catherine copy. There isn’t a logo on it.
      Is probably a new studio, or a studio exclusively for Persona games

    • DongT

      no way…..*checks box* O__o

  • ragingmerifes

    I tried looking at the logo through many angles, and maybe it is… just a shadow. A mask of the unknown. The dark representation of a future to come. Distorted by the fear of new things… I’m pretty sure it’s a new Persona.
    Or PoPoLoCrois.

    • Isaac Newton

      PoPoLoCrois oh my god it’s been ages since I’ve heard that game

    • Colonel Custard

      Its not fun to tease about PoPoLoCrois too many feels from the PS1 years…

    • …It’s the side of a 3D P in a boxed font.

  • DongT

    i swear, if you’re trolling us atlus!

  • DudeOnly

    Is it me or it looks like a mustache :P

  • Isaac Newton

    Do you think that Persona series is slowly getting away from the Megaten series????

    • AkuLord3

      If it stops using demon personas sure~

      • Isaac Newton

        What I’m is Kazuma Kaneko the Demon Designer for all main SMT series is not present on SMT 4 instead working on the Persona and then this news. ARRHRHHGH Why I can’t explain it cleaaarly on the Keyboard. ARRRHG!

        • LightZero

          He is present. He’s the Scenario planner for SMT4. If Kaneko return to doing character designs for P5 then it would mean it’s to his liking. He didn’t really like the direction Atlus took with P3/P4. I doubt he has much to do with P5. Although I could see him doing something for the next Devil Summoner title.

          • Isaac Newton

            As far as I know he will be the Demon Designer for P5. Which will be awkward because he should be the demon designer for SMT 4 not some Kamen Rider or Rangers Designer…….

    • Guest

      persona 5 is under development since 2011

    • LightZero

      No because it’s a spin-off of the main SMT titles. That will never change nor will ever become a main title. However, the Persona spin-off is their more popular games. They are still niche as a whole but they have more recognition.

  • AkuLord3

    ” While we haven’t seen a brand new Persona title for a couple of years”
    Wasn’t that long : p, wish to see Raidou return in a game

  • Thinking back to Persona 3’s release date, it came to PS2 after the PS3 was already out, so I’d say we’re just a couple years away from P5 on PS3…. :P

    • ringwaldhaze

      I actually think it’ll be multi-platform. Seems odd to release Arena on the 360 and not the next game in the series.

      • Pyrofrost

        Depends, Persona 5 will be MEGA huge. Sony may pay for exclusivity.

  • If this is true then Atlus just got even more badass.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Who says the P stands for Persona? It could also stand for…….em…..pancakes! Yes! Pancakes Studio!

  • KiTA

    Still hoping in vain for Persona 2 EP 2 PSP. :(

  • Lester Paredes

    Very interesting.

  • Hidayat246

    the logo P studio can be found behind box Persona 4 Arena

  • This has been in use for quite awhile…..

  • P! “P” is for “Probably”.

  • Riseabovethesky

    P-Studio… at least I will not forget the name!

  • edit: oops someone else caught it

  • benhofb

    If the next new persona title is on PS3 and Vita, I’ll kiss Aram Jibbari. (Even though he has nothing to do with P-Studio).

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