Today Sega and Atlus reached out with a press release announcing the games that they will showcase at E3 2018 next week in Los Angeles.
First of all, The Creative Assembly will showcase Total War: Three Kingdoms (which just received a new in-engine cinematic trailer today) with a series of gameplay presentations that will happen through the show.
In terms of games that will be playable on the show floor, we’ll have Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Shining Resonance Refrain, and Team Sonic Racing. Interestingly, the demo of Shining Resoance Refrain will also be released online for everyone to enjoy.
On top of that, there will be “a duo” of new games that will be announced by Atlus tomorrow. The press release included a statement by Atlus USA President and CEO Naoto Hiraoka, hintings that those might be new localizations.
“During the past year, we’ve seen a strong response from fans to key western releases in the Yakuza series and have heard their voices for more Valkyria Chronicles. As part of the wealth of IP owned by SEGA, it is our pleasure to bring Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Valkyria Chronicles 4 to fans at the show. This E3 also represents an important moment for ATLUS as it nears its fifth year with SEGA, and as part of that, we will have something to announce very soon for the west.”
The “duo” wording is pretty interesting, as we don’t know whether it’ll be two separate announcements, or just Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night.
A second statement also came from Sega Europe Executive Vice President John Clark, underlining the upcoming fifth anniversary of the marriage between Sega and Atlus:
“With ATLUS approaching its 5th anniversary as part of the SEGA family, we’re delighted to finally have one unified stand at one of the most important gaming events of the year. We’re very excited to be showing the first romanticised Historical title in the Total War series alongside Team Sonic Racing on the very same booth as some of the most awaited Western releases of Japanese titles. I have no doubt that everyone will find something to their taste on the SEGA/ATLUS booth this year.”