Famed composer Shoji Meguro, known for his work on the Persona series, has left Atlus after nearly three decades. He will now work as a freelance composer but will continue to work with Atlus.
Meguro joined Atlus in 1995, working on both Shin Megami Tensei and also the Persona series. He will appear on November 6 at the INDIE LIve Expo Winter 2021 to reveal music for an indie game he is working on.
— 目黒将司(Shoji Meguro)@MegaRock (@s_megarock) October 27, 2021
The digital showcase will feature over 500 indie games and can be streamed on YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter but you’ll need to wake up early to tune it – the event kicks off at 3:00 AM ET.
Meguro will appear as a special guest performer and will premiere a new, exclusive music composition as part of the Indie WAVES showcases.
“I know this is quite sudden, but I, Shoji Meguro, resigned from Atlus Co., Ltd. at the end of September 2021,” says Meguro. “I’ve been creating role-playing games by myself during my spare time for the past five years now, and I applied for a Round 1 Kodansha Game Creators Lab recruitment and was selected as one of the finalists. Then staff from Kodansha was assigned to work with me.”
“I decided to leave Atlus and focus on my dream of developing indie games.”
Under the Megarock pseudonym, Meguro has been working with Unreal Engine 4 to make video games. With support from Kodansha Game Creators’ Lab, the composer’s first indie game will be revealed on November 6 and leans heavily into the sci-fi aspect.