Ys Net posted a new update on their Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page, announcing that they have signed a global publishing contract with Deep Silver for their game. This means that Deep Silver will apparently be in charge of publishing Shenmue 3 worldwide. SEGA and Atlus fans in Europe already know Deep Silver, given that they’ve been handling publishing of their titles there for a while now. At the same time, …read more
A few years ago, SEGA and Gumi announced a partnership to bring SEGA’s mobile games to the West, beginning with SEGA’s biggest mobile hit in Japan: Chain Chronicle. Unfortunately, things apparently didn’t work out between the two companies, and Gumi ended up shutting down Chain Chronicle on Feburary 29th, 2016. A fan petition was created to try and save the game, but seemingly to no avail. At least until now, …read more
SEGA Interactive have announced a new arcade racing game for Japan, titled SEGA World Drivers Championship feat. Super GT. The game uses the official license of the Super GT Series, a highly popular sports car racing championship in Japan. The game will be running on the Unreal Engine 4, which is proving to be increasingly popular among game developers in Japan. Nationwide online multiplayer will also be supported, and SEGA …read more
SEGA of America have uploaded a new gameplay trailer for Yakuza Kiwami, showing both the game’s combat system and a range of mini-games Kiryu can participate in. You can view the new trailer below. SEGA have also released a third comic on their Yakuza Experience website.
PlayStation EU has launched their new “Big in Japan” sales, its counterpart to their PlayStation US Store’s “Golden Week” sales. It’s a very long list of games, but below you can find an overview of all of the discounted SEGA and Atlus games per system. We also included a few games from different publishers, but which have some connection to either SEGA or Atlus. Persona 5 is technically on sale …read more
Recently, the official PlatinumGames Twitter account announced a new @platinumGames_j Twitter account, intended for their Japanese audience. Where things get interesting is the artwork, designed by Yusuke Hashimoto, which was embedded with the tweet. Fans were quick to point out that the blue & red color scheme and the mirrored view of Bayonetta (in her outfit from the 1st and 2nd game) are reminiscent at the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. On …read more
Return to console While we recently got a remastered version of Valkyria Chronicles for the PlayStation 4, Valkyria Revolution marks the first real return to console for the Valkyria Chronicles series. But as the game’s title already hints at, this isn’t actually a sequel to Valkyria Chronicles 3, nor is it a strategy RPG like its predecessors. Instead, Valkyria Revolution is an action-RPG which actually has very little in common …read more
Following the launch of SEGA Forever, SEGA’s new mobile service which aims to revolutionize retro gaming on mobile, it quickly became apparent that the emulation of their first batch of games was less than optimal. In particular, DigitalFoundry’s John Linneman told people to stay away from the games altogether, noting the poor performance of the new Unity wrapper used in 90% of the games. Now, SEGA’s Mike Evans has addressed …read more
Sega of America have uploaded a new video for their upcoming action-RPG Valkyria Revolution, featuring an interview with composer Yasunori Mitsuda and vocalist Sarah Àlainn, where they explain the creative process behind the song “Eternal Rest”.
SEGA have officially launched SEGA Forever for iOS and Android today, a service that will offer a growing collection of free (ad-supported) retro SEGA games from a large number of old SEGA platform, with the option of buying each game for $1.99/€1.99 to remove the ads. The games also include new additions like leaderboards, cloud saves and controller support. In an interview with MVC UK, Mike Evans explains how SEGA …read more