Microsoft announced today the Xbox One will launch in Japan on Sept. 4, and SEGA and Atlus are listed among the 48 Japanese companies registered to develop software for the system.
Currently, the only announced Xbox One release SEGA has in development is Alien: Isolation, which will be released Oct. 7. This could signal plans to release the Creative Assembly-developed, survival-horror title worldwide.
It could also mean SEGA is developing an unannounced Japanese title for Microsoft’s new system, although that is a less likely scenario.
This generation has been one of the only instances SEGA has missed releasing software during a major hardware launch, which I pointed out in an article titled “SEGA’s big next-generation blunder.” It will be interesting to see if SEGA indeed has anything available for the Xbox One’s launch in Japan.
Also worth noting is Atlus on the list, as well. In November 2013, Atlus announced Persona 5 and a bevy of other Persona-related games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. No mention of Atlus releasing any Xbox One games has been made for Japan or any other territories at this point.
Of course, it should be said that SEGA and Atlus have only been registered as Xbox One developers and doesn’t necessarily mean they have anything currently in development for the system.