With current video game adaptations like The Super Mario Bros. movie, The last of usAnd Sonic the Hedgehog As Sega rakes in critical and commercial gold in theaters and streaming, it is looking to translate more of its intellectual property, including Yakuza/Like a Dragon And personain films and other spin-offs.
The revelation comes via a CNBC interview with Sega COO Shuji Utsumi. After citing the renewed success of Sonic the Hedgehog Thanks to the live action films and the latest Sonic SuperstarsUtsumi referred to both persona And Yakuza as franchises that could expand beyond traditional gaming. It is worth noting that Utsumi was referring not only to cinematic works, but also to platforms such as Roblox.
“As I said, we try to be represented in many different categories and areas Roblox, Movies,” he said. “All of these IPs may soon be somewhere other than games.”
He also teased that these efforts wouldn’t necessarily be exclusive to Sega’s blockbuster franchises. “We have other big IPs,” Utsumi said. “We are thinking about reviving other classic IPs as well.” This could indicate the restart projects for Jet Set Radio And Crazy taxi this was originally rumored last year.
The comments follow Sega’s unsuccessful attempts to bring this Shenmue Series brought back to life, initially with the delayed sequel Shenmue III in 2019 and then with an anime adaptation last year that was not renewed for a second season. However, the approach was fruitful for Capcom, as the company announced Dragon’s Dogma II released as part of the anime adaptation of the original game Onimusha just recently.
However, it sounds like there are new films in the Yakuza And persona Franchises are likely to be a long way off and there is no official announcement yet. However, fans still have a lot to look forward to Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth The start is planned for January 2024 Reload Persona 3 should arrive in February.