In this month’s Atlus fan letter, Hello Hello (who I think comments here too!) asked, “How long does Atlus U.S.A. plan to keep localizing PS2 games?”
Atlus responded with, “While we can’t get into specifics, we can say that Atlus will continue to support the PlayStation 2 into 2008. While the next-gen platforms hold a great deal of promise and potential, much of which is already being explored at present, it is very often the case that viable platforms with large install bases are for the most part abandoned when the new generation of consoles appears. The PlayStation 2, with its tremendous user base, is one of the first platforms in industry history to defy this trend. As long as developers continue to design great games for the system, Atlus will continue its support.”
So the next question is what can Atlus bring over next year? Super Robot Taisen Original Generations, Persona 3: Fes and Growlanser VI are the obvious possibilities. But over at Siliconera we like to look at the obscure possibilities like Dragon Shadow Spell and Summon Night 4 from Flight Plan and Shining Wind from Sega.