The new Wii U game will be co-developed by Atlus and Intelligent Systems (Fire Emblem, Advance Wars).
… And that’s about all we know for now! The title was just announced on a Nintendo Direct broadcast earlier tonight.
No details were given on the new game, so we don’t know when the game is expected to come out, or even if this is a straight-up RPG title (Shin Megami Tensei style) or an SRPG (strategy role-playing-game) more akin to the Fire Emblem games. I’m hedging my bets on the latter, since an SRPG environment would more easily accommodate a large cast of characters.
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem may not be the actual title of this game. For the moment, however, it is what Nintendo has opted to call the game, as evidenced by the following teaser video they put out:
Although no details on the new Wii U title was given, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata described the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem cross-over game as an example of a new approach in games development that the console maker and games publisher is taking to push out more quality titles for their newly-launched Wii U platform.
“Because the scope of development for each title is getting larger and larger, we cannot have enough titles for Wii U using the same approaches we have taken,” Iwata said on the Nintendo Direct netstream.
Iwata also said that they are working with “many more partners” on additional collaborations as well, and that he will announce those projects in future Nintendo Direct broadcasts.
Source: Nintendo Direct